If the first thing you though was: “Hey, that looks like UnlockFX,” then you’re not alone, I thought the same thing too.

But after a little bit of testing, I’ve confirmed that there just may be enough differences between UnlockFX and iUnlock to warrant a look.

While its animations aren’t as original and inspired as that of UnlockFX, iUnlock does feature a few more bells and whistles to make it worthy of your consideration…

There’s also the matter of a 3-day free trial, which I believe more developers should adopt. Not only would this help eliminate those who pirate to “test” an app or tweak, but it also makes it easier to compare when another tweak borrows so heaviliy from an original idea.

At any rate, you have nothing to lose by trying iUnlock. As long as you have a jailbroken iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 5, you should be good to go.

Again, iUnlock comes with a free trial, but a full license will set you back $1.99. If you’re interested, head over to Cydia’s BigBoss repo where you can download it today.

Also, be sure to check out our UnlockFX coverage if you’re still sitting on the fence as to which one to purchase. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

  • I personally like this better than UnlockFX because of the execution of the animations, but then again there are more choices with UnlockFX

  • Cool 🙂

  • I loved lots of tweaks when they first came out, till my iphone and ipad could not handle the load anymore lol

  • Dean Gibbons

    very nice little tweak, I think I shall purchase this after my 3 day trial is up. 🙂

  • Dan

    I get sick on unlock/lock fx, I just want my phone to turn on quickly and without a fuss

  • Does unlockfx,barrel and move2unlock
    Lowers battery life.

    • No. I have unlockFX and barrel and don’t notice any significant battery loss at all.

      • Thanks for reply
        No battery drain than I will download it

  • Really like this tweak, though there are a few serious bugs that need resolving, jumbled springboard icons after a respring, pausing of music when unlocking and most seriously a totally black springboard with no icons, need to hard reset to recover!

    • I had the same problem playing pandora in a locked phone, after unlocking pause the music!

  • Really nice app but there is a bug that don’t deserve paying 1.99 like switching the original unlock sound to a costume one… Everytime u unlock it stop ur music or there is not way to go back to the original unlock sound without using the costume sounds!

  • At last a tweak with a free trial..it’s not the first but at least you get a trial..come on Devs more like this..

  • Nice tweak. But it’s almost impossible to use with a passcode lock. If the developer resolve this problem, I’ll pay 2 bucks.

  • O. Bakerman

    Unfortunately, does not turn of a ringing alarm.
    Once you unlock the alarm keeps ringing and you want to respring soon. 😉

  • I like it ..!!