Pfft, lock screens, who needs ‘em anyway? With this latest tweak from Tom Zickel, you can say sayonara to that annoying lock screen for good. Of course for those of you who use your lock screen for various widgets for e-mail, weather, and the like, this may not be for you.

But for those who want to get right down to the action without delay, NoLockScreen fulfills its promises, but not without some caveats… 

The main issue with NoLockScreen is of course security, or lack thereof. Installing this tweak completely bypasses your lock screen, hence bypassing any passcodes you may have enabled on your phone as well. I’m not really sure how “intelligent” this really is.

The only time the passcode feature does happen to kick in is with a respring or a reboot. Of course if your phone is lost, stolen, or just falls into the hands of a devious mastermind bent on taking over the world, this could spell trouble.

You can download NoLockScreen for free from Cydia. If identity theft doesn’t raise an eyebrow with you, then go ahead, it works great. It’s just not something I would enable if security was of any concern. What do you think?

  • my iPhone is my dearest of gadget and I would not let it get out of my sight at any time. I would go to the end of the world to save it from being stolen. In any case if its stolen, I would be much worried about lost of my iPhone instead of my data. Do you get my point?

    This app is useful and I would definitely give it a go

    • Hamid, I understand your point, but I guess it really depends on whether or not you keep critical information on your phone or not. If not, no big deal, the loss of the phone hurts the most. But if so, the potential of identity theft can be much more costly and stressful over the long-term. Just saying. Either way, lets hope neither scenario happens, shall we? 🙂

  • Burge

    Got this about a hour ago and forgot I did it. Thank for the reminder. It’s a cool tweak straight to the springboard… Nice 

    • Z

      Is it a keeper?

      • burge

        give it ago its free . you can turn it on/off in settings if you wish

      • Burge

        There is also sbsettings on/off that comes with the download

      • Z

        Gonna test it now

  • Shazard

    You can toggle this feature on and off in your SBS settings. I absolutely love using this when I work out! I can select songs much quicker, constant unlocking gets annoying. Other than that, I would normally keep the lockscreen active.