Access iOS 5’s Notification Center from your Lock Screen with Bulletin

By , Feb 11, 2012

One of my favorite features about IntelliscreenX is the fact that you can access your notification center from your lock screen. I don’t use the popular tweak anymore, it was too much for me. And that’s really the only element I miss.

Since I dropped Intelliscreenx, I’ve been looking for a developer to come up with a standalone jailbreak tweak to enable lock screen notification center access. And finally, it’s here. Introducing Bulletin…

From developer Ma Jun comes Bulletin, a simple utility for enabling iOS 5’s notification center from your lock screen. This way you can access all of your useful notification center widgets without needing to unlock your device.

The tweak comes with a handful of options, accessible from the Settings application. You can turn lock screen notification center access off and on, and enable/disable window transparency.

For the most part, Bulletin works as advertised. I’ve noticed that the notification center sticks from time to time, but it’s nothing in comparison with the convenience of having access to my notification center widgets from my lock screen.

If you want to check out Bulletin, it’s available in the Cydia Store, BigBoss repo, for $0.99.

Have you tried out Bulletin yet?

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  • Anonymous

    what is the sbsettings theme?!?!

    • Anonymous

      notificationcenterSBS I believe.

  • Daniel

    Can’t get it to work on the lockscreen

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-Cooper/100000164561256 Matthew Cooper

      I had same problem. Try disabling it ant then re enabling it in the settings.app

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DXQQP3XQ5DPW5D2D6F3CT3VB54 mark

      as with any other cydia tweaks, i always respring or reboot, and things will work….

  • http://twitter.com/tuoithin64 tuoi thin

    Works fine for me…and much cheaper than either LockInfo or IntelliscreenX… :-)

  • http://twitter.com/GXGOW Nicolas Loots

    Not needed. IntelliScreenX already takes care of it.

    • https://twitter.com/#!/alexjdz Alex Diaz

      The first paragraph. Please read it.

    • https://twitter.com/#!/alexjdz Alex Diaz

      The first paragraph. Please read it.

    • Anonymous

      Retards who only read the title then jump straight to commenting.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-Cooper/100000164561256 Matthew Cooper

    I agree i dropped InelliscreenX yesterday cause i felt it was a memory and battery hog. I picked up Bulletin out of luck searching for something else. And i noticed it sticks to but i got use to it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Reginald-Jean/65400240 Reginald Jean

      Since dropping IntelliScreenX my iPhone seem to be running a lot smoother. So I’m replacing it with Bulletin. Thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Adam-Pettitt/559603438 Adam Pettitt

    Just got it, there are so many bugs my head is spinning. If I get a notification while the screen is locked, it lights up and vibrates like normal, but no notification is shown. Half the time I can’t get it to pull down in the Lockscreen, I would love an option to disable the clock when it is pulled down when transparent. Also, I have a couple widgets in NC, and every time I press something (from my flashlight to an open app) it just goes blank and unlocks the phone as if I pressed swipe to unlock. Idea is awesome, and I totally support this, it’s just not feasable as it’s implemented now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Reginald-Jean/65400240 Reginald Jean

    Hey Cody, what widget is that? The one where it shows Jay-Z and the album cover with the name and what does it do?

    • http://www.facebook.com/blackth0rne Eyal Rotem

      Music Center

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Reginald-Jean/65400240 Reginald Jean

        Thanks! Is it in Cydia? I did a search but nothing comes up.

      • Sina

        Not sure, but seems like a rss reader … :-)
        (Because of font size diff between Title and other part)

      • Anonymous

        The music widget is MusicCenter. It shows the currently playing track/album title and a shuffle button in the main window. And when you swipe to the right, it shows play/ff/rw/pause functions.

        The widget above that is RSSWidget. It will only show stories from one source, and it doesn’t always update properly. But other than that it’s pretty solid. ;op

  • http://twitter.com/MrMESTIRI MESTIRI Ahmed

    I’m enjoying it..! I’m waiting for a tweak for NC paging to complete the picture…

  • http://twitter.com/oneBurge Burge

    So you pay for intelliscreenx…you don’t want all the features..so you take it off your device…and pay for this…..why on earth did you not just disable the features on intelliscreenx ..And just have the notification centre on your lockscreen …….waste of money ,you might at some point want intelliscreenx back on your device..and you payed for this….
    And can I just say that this Discus is now pissing me off.. I’ve had this popup the whole time on my iphone screen since starting the comment

  • http://twitter.com/oneBurge Burge

    the moment I hit post it goes..I didn’t even get a screen shot ..next time i will though…

  • http://twitter.com/eddie878 Eddie

    It works good on my 4 but some cydia tweaks don’t work. Favorite contacts when touched just unlocks the phone while no options pop up to call/text/etc. Same issue with YouTube in NC shortcut as the keyboard doesn’t pop up to type in search terms.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-Cooper/100000164561256 Matthew Cooper

      I dont have alot of tweaks in my NC so i cant really say its bad. I like a slim OS. Ive found all the bulk slows the phone down. All i have is weather widget and just notifications. I tried every add on possible but they arent really useful to me. Bulletin is good for a simple user.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DXQQP3XQ5DPW5D2D6F3CT3VB54 mark

      a lot of NC tweaks does not work well anyway…..but i tested bulletin, musicenter, calender, weesearch, flotation. flashlight etc……works good

      • Kok Hean

        KillBackground and WeeFlashlight don’t work.

  • Anonymous

    Cody, what toggles app are you using in the NC? SBSettings shows 5 1/2 toggles, UISettings only 4. Yours is 5, clean and centered.

    PowerCenterPro?

    • Anonymous

      I use SBSettings and disable the window option so that it’s only viewable in my notification center. I tweaked some other settings to get it down to 5 icons and I can’t remember what theme that is, but I’ll look. I’ve tried a number of options that give you settings toggles in the NC, and this is by far my favorite.

      • Anonymous

        I use SBSettings in NC also, but get irritated that the sixth toggle is cut off. For the life of me can’t figure out why the dev didn’t just center five, the way yours is. Tried searching for an editable plist, but no luck. Mind sharing how you tweaked it?

      • Anonymous

        Don’t let the picture fool you, there is noticeably more space on the right side of the row than there is on the left. I too would like it to be more centered, so if you find a solution, be sure to share ;op

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=615373923 Mariano De Belva

    Top shelf feature on IntelliscreenX is the reason i cant drop it.

  • http://twitter.com/EmanuelReyes24 Emanuel Reyes

    I think IntelliscreenX does better job handling notification alerts, but hey for $0.99 its not so bad.

  • Anonymous

    Nice tweak. Works perfect on iPad 1

  • http://www.facebook.com/minhaaj.qureshi1 Minhaaj Qureshi

    rubbish

  • Gus Me

    A question since ISX was brought up ;)
    Is there a way to get ISX to open up tweetbot or any other client when clicking on a tweet? Before it opened official twitter app, i deleted the app and now it opens Twitter on Safari… Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks

  • http://twitter.com/meemster meemster

    my problem with this tweak was that it would cause my springboard to crash and i’d have to exit safemode and respring several times a day. also, it sticks.

  • Anonymous

    Definitely worth the buck imo.