It looks like Tyler Nettleton saved one of his best jailbreak tweaks for last. His swan song, Custom Lock, allows iPhone jailbreakers to add their own custom message to their lock screen.

Custom Lock is the seventh and final entry for this round of TweakWeek and it allows you to use your iPhone’s lock screen as a virtual billboard.

A quick venture into your iPhone’s Settings app reveals a settings panel for Custom Lock that lets you add clock replacing text along with subtitle text.

Want to see what the results look like? Check inside for a brief video demo of Custom Lock in action…

All in all, I really like this tweak. It adds a nice custom element, and you can even change the color of the text. It works well to spruce up your iPhone’s otherwise boring lock screen.

Again, if your iPhone is jailbroken you can download this from Ryan Petrich’s repo ( if it hasn’t appeared on the default Cydia repos as of yet.

Do you like the idea of adding text to your lock screen?

  • Mick

    Can you insert spaces to have a completely blank area instead of text or clock and date ?? Much like LockscreenClockHide does but without actually making the bar the time and date are on transparent ??

    • kokhean

      You can leave the text field blank.

      • Mick

        Cool, thanks !

      • Mick

        It seems you can leave it blank but the clcok still shows, the date doesn’t but the clock does.

  • Omarjk13

    are you on ios 5

  • anon

    love it

    this blog just keeps getting better and better

  • Stara

    When i do this on my ipad it it whont let me exit out of safe mode,
    Can any one help

  • mikel

    go to cydia remove the mobile substrate then restart ur iphone 🙂

  • rachel

    is there somewhere i can find this app now? it is no longer on his repo

  • Stacey Hill

    Get a Samsung Galaxy people…lol