NEVERMIND I GOT IT. the carrier images on my ipod are screwed up, and ive tried to restore my preferences and customize apps. im not completly stupid when it comes to fixing my ipod and know quite a bit about the files and ssh etc, and i am completly stumped. when i am on my home screen, for some reason the fake carrier is like this Please Register or Log in to view images and when im in an application it goes back to normal Please Register or Log in to view images AND in my customize it used to have a fake carrier srting, and now its gone. Please Register or Log in to view images could someone please help me out? i have no idea anymore how to fix it. PS. the fake carrier icon isnt even installed on my ipod anymore, so im guessing that it somehow got written into the system? anyways your help would MORE THAN BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. thanks a lot.