Rename ATT to <your choice>

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  1. raborn

    raborn New Member

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    Rename ATT to &lt;your choice&gt;

    Here's a way to replace ATT on the HomeScreen for the Smartphone Home Screen.

    I used XML Notepad 2007.

    1. Retrieve a copy of motorola.home.xml from the phone.
    Using AciveSync's "Explore" function you will find that there are many .xml files in the main <Windows> folder, including cingular.home.xml and motorola.home.xml.
    (In the <Application Data/Home> folder of the stock AT&T Q 9h you will find cingular.home.xml also, but not the motorola.home.xml.)​
    2. Open motorola.home.xml in XML Notepad.

    3. Rename the text in the "tile" from 'Smartphone' to something else. (In this example, 'Smartphone - custom')

    4. In the "carrier" plugin change the label type to 'text' from 'element'
    (Right click 'Carrier"...Change To ---> 'Text')

    5. Replace '<carrier />' with the text of your choice. (Such as "myphone"')

    6. Save the file in another location on your PC. (In other words, I retained the motorola.home.xml name.)

    7. Copy the new motorola.home.com to the <Application Data/Home> folder.

    8, Cycle POWER.

    9. Go to Settings and select your new Home Screen Layout.

    Edit: All credit of this guide goes to GraemeCR and to see the original post complete with screenshots please visit

    http://www.maximus.ws/forum/showthread.php?t=823
  2. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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  3. jdfonline

    jdfonline New Member

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    Thank you so much...it worked!

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