We’ve seen a flurry of lockscreen tweaks over the past few weeks. There was StyleUnlock, which adds multitouch gestures to your lockscreen. And then there was FlashCam, which adds quick access to your camera.

Next up on the chopping block is a package called PowerLock. This jailbreak utility adds system toggles to your lockscreen, allowing you to do things like respring and restart your device without unlocking…

PowerLock embeds 5 icons into your iDevice’s lockscreen. The buttons enable you to unlock, turn off, respring and reboot your iDevice, or kick it into Safe Mode.

The default UI isn’t too shabby, so it doesn’t clash with anything on my lockscreen. It’s even theme-able, so if the stock look doesn’t work for you, you can make or find something that fits.

PowerLock’s major downfall, however, is that it only supports low-level system settings. So that means no bluetooth or Wi-Fi access, which seriously cripples it against competing utilities.

I’m a SBSettings user, which also works on the lockscreen, so chances are I won’t be switching. But the tweak does work as advertised. If you want to check it out for yourself, PowerLock is available in Cydia for $0.99.

Have you tried PowerLock yet? What do you think?

  • Bard

    What kind of lockscreen did you use to display mail items below that powerlock?

  • Will


    I use SBSettings too but hate not having a passcode on/off shortcut toggle. Do you know if they have one on SBSettings? I have a lockdown shortcut toggle but would like a passcode lock one.

  • Lii

    What tweak you use to display the mail next to battery, please

    • Frankie

      I wanna know that too

      • Nick

        LockInfo has that option too. For more options for Icons in the status bar, OpenNotifier is the best (imho).

  • Pugalenthi

    What Wallpaper was that ?

  • alex

    Does anyone know of a way to manually change between SBSchedule profiles from the lockscreen? I hate having to unlock my phone to change between profiles if I want to make the change manually

  • Wow