The lockscreen has always been an interesting area of the iPhone’s interface for jailbreak devs to experiment with. You’ve got LockInfo, AndroidLock, awesome themed lockscreens, and weirder experiments like RecognizeMe that are all available in Cydia.

The newest addition to the lockscreen enhancement category looks to be SlideAway by popular jailbreak developer, Filippo Bigarella. Filippo has brought us several jailbreak apps in the past, including Springtomize, CleverPin, MyVolume, and NowPlaying for Tweetbot. SlideAway looks to be his greatest creation yet…

SlideAway is an upcoming enhancement for your iPhone that brings more functionality to what you can do with your lockscreen. Instead of using the Android-like gesture method for unlocking, SlideAway allows you to interact with apps and slide through notifications.

The bar at the top of your lockscreen has two assignable apps that can be launched with one tap from each shortcut. Under the slidable top bar, you have controls for screen brightness and a look at your iPhone’s dock. The apps in the dock can be launched straight from the lockscreen. Sliding down again will unlock your iPhone (or prompt you to enter a password, if you have that turned on).

SlideAway is a little difficult to explain in words, but luckily we can show you a great video that fellow iDB writer, Jeff, put together for his own site, JailbreakMovies.

As Jeff demonstrates in his video, SlideAway offers some great enhancements for your iPhone’s lockscreen. Filippo says that he plans to release this tweak publicly very soon.

Here’s some more screenshots, courtesy of ModMyi:

What do you think of SlideAway? Can you not wait to get your hands on this tweak? Looks very promising. We’ll let you know when it goes live in Cydia.

  • hmm interesting, wonder if it will become as useful/supported as lockinfo.

    I like the new(ish) favourites section of lockinfo, I have the week forecast drop down weather clock at top, notifications with app icons, my ToDo list and especially love the quick interaction with emails.

    Could this take over those?

    How about security?

  • Op

    Looks useful.

  • BLiNK

    i want this. NOW

  • Oh I love you Jeff(no homo) you said o_own again!!!

  • Romie

    Jeff wats that cloud icon for? Top right hand corner of status bar?

    • Carter

      The cloud icon is for the weather. I believe it’s the weather icon tweak in cydia.

      • Yataman

        weather icon changes the default icon for weather app and it doesn’t show up in the status bar.

      • Yataman

        correction, it shows up in statusbar but it looks it’s not available anymore in cydia.

      • mplsboywonder

        wow Yataman, I never knew some could be as absolutely wrong as you in THREE STRAIGHT COMMENTS!!!

        1) Yes it is the Cydia tweak WeatherIcon

        2) There is the ability to show an icon in the status bar

        3) It is readily available in Cydia

        Why would you even comment in the absolute when you have no idea what your talking about? #serenitynow

  • Silent screamer

    Looks great!

  • LT916

    I LOVE IT!!!!!!

  • mripod64

    I’d love to try that out!

  • dan

    I just wish the slider bar was at the bottom of the screen like the standard ios one. With the notifications above instead of under, so they stack. It would use much less space on the screen & leave no empty ugly gap at the bottom.
    Another nice option would be to disable the brightness slider because frankly i would never need it.

  • MB234

    I guess this is why nothing is getting fixed in Springtomize. So over this developer. Releases bugware like…like it’s his job.

  • Jacksparrow

    I’ve been using no lock screen app at the moment which eliminates the screen. I got nothing valuable to hide on me phone and figure What is the point of fighting with a lock screen if no one will ever be satisfied with it. Or am I missing a key point in this discussion?

    • thanks so much…just installed this on my ipad…next ill put it on my iphone. the lockscreen is just a pointless step to get into my device.

      thanks for sharing!

      • Jacksparrow

        Cool if you do so just make sure to also add in the toggle in sbsettings. Their are a few instances where you do need to lock screen and the toggle makes it easy to switch.

  • Looks nice but not sure my battery is going to enjoy this.

  • Ins0mnihack

    As smooth as it is, it doesn’t come close to the many features, themes and plugins that LockInfo provides. Plus LockInfo has been constantly updated, improved and very well supported since release. It just keeps getting better and better.

    • BLiNK

      i do not believe this is supposed to be a LI competitor. it appears to have just enough info for what i need on a lockscreen

  • Chris

    If I entertain this tweak i’m going to have to modify something on my iPhone to keep that fugly slider bar transparent.

  • DebTym

    i agree. their is an empty ugly gap at the bottom. i wish the shortcuts are just on the lower part of the screen somehow similar to xperia mini. And i think that is the biggest downside of it.

    • Usersean

      Yea, if it just hides that empty section when there are no notifications it would be excellent.

      I also think it’d be better if instead of tapping the shortcut button you had to slide it across to activate the desired app.

      And biteSMS quick compose/reply option for the message button would make it perfect.

  • apples

    have this been released

  • Fl0wingfire

    What’s the tweak for getting the black badges called?

  • drublic

    Looks nice, I like more LockInfo though…
    By the way, anyone knows if lockinfo causes battery drain? I’m trying to figure out which of the apps I have installed are causing this…
    Thanks!