Mix up your iPhone’s Lock screen with ‘Vexil’

By , Mar 8, 2013

Vexil

Vexil is an upcoming jailbreak tweak that adds a ton of features to your iPhone’s Lock screen. If you can see it on the Lock screen, you can probably change it by means of this tweak.

Virtually nothing is off limits here, from the Lock screen clock to the Slide to Unlock nub. It’s not the prettiest, or even the most useful tweak in the world, but with a little effort you can come up with a certified original look for your device.

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As I stated, nothing is off limits here. As you can see from the screenshots above, there are settings that cover virtually every aspect of the Lock screen. Everything from colors, to text, to the appearance or disappearance of certain elements, i.e. the Lock Screen clock, is included here.

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For those of you who prefer a bit more visual flair, there are animations included that can impact the top or bottom half of the Lock screen interface. My primary complaint with the tweak is the amount of options. There are just too many of them, and they’re scattered about in a confusing manner. Although there is a small FAQ included with Vexil, I found myself having to guess at how some of the features worked.

Overall, I think Vexil could perhaps be a worthwhile addition to the Cydia store…but much of the depends on whether or not the developer decides to charge for it or not. What do you think?

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  • nfun45

    Anything similar for iPad?

    • http://twitter.com/DevSk0re DevSk0re

      It will be compatible with the iPad

  • AlukaRulz

    WOW amazing Folds nice cydia app… WHO AGREES!!!!

    • Bob

      How can you say it’s amazing when you haven’t seen it in action? It’s just a picture, what a noob.

      • AlukaRulz

        i was saying that the folds are cool style … whats ur problem!!!

      • Bob

        You just went full retard, never go full retard.

      • AlukaRulz

        dude are you drunk!!!!

      • Curtis

        lmaoo he really got mad tho

      • http://twitter.com/rud0lf77 rud0lf77

        What the fuck is your problem, dumbass? Shut the fuck up and leave the normal people here alone. That guy did nothing but say something’s cool and you offend him because “it’s just a picture”, it makes no difference whether he has seen it in action or just on a screenshot, in both cases one knows how the product is.

      • AlukaRulz

        im just a fan of @iDownloadblog

      • Agrizy

        Only freaking losers say noob anymore. Just quit son. And quit being a fucking dick. You just went full retard mode for that shit bro. Haha I made a funny ⬇⬇⬇

  • http://twitter.com/wmyolo William Melendez

    I hope the initial release is not buggy ! I like the concept …

  • http://www.facebook.com/moises.espinoza.73 Moises Espinoza

    You guys should review some Siri themes.

    • Chuck Norris

      How bout no.

      • http://www.facebook.com/eric.briscoe1 Eric Briscoe

        Chuck Norris wins again…

  • Kurt

    nice

  • crazy_moo

    if app shortcuts could be added it would be awesome, like maybe two shortcuts or a line of apps

  • http://www.facebook.com/mottieliyahu1 Motti Eliyahu

    the real question is will it be compatible with ios5 I am not upgrading to ios 6 bec there is a way to bypass the lockscreen

    • Brian Burns

      That issue is fixed on iOS 6.1.2.

      • http://www.facebook.com/mottieliyahu1 Motti Eliyahu

        no it’s not I tried the bypass on ios 6.1.2 and it works on a iPhone 5 and a iPhone 4s if someone made a cydia tweak that won’t let u go into emergency dial without putting in the passcode I will upgrade to ios 6 and I’m sure many others will upgrade also

      • http://www.facebook.com/mottieliyahu1 Motti Eliyahu

        @jeffbenjamin im sure u know people who make cydia tweaks since u had the idea of the messaging tweak that lets people know when someone is typing can u ask around for a tweak that disables the emergency dial since u need that to bypass the login screen

      • Icecoolg

        That was fixed in 6.1.2, and it’s illegal to remove the emergency dial thing, but no one really cares anyway :P

      • http://www.facebook.com/mottieliyahu1 Motti Eliyahu

        I just now tried it on a iPhone 4s 6.1.2 and it still works there is 3 ways to bypass the login screen I tried all 2/3 and they work

      • EpicFacepalm

        Sadly, if you have jailbroken the idevice, it is really easy to bypass the lockscreen. Just install QuickUnlocker, VUnlock, QuickUnlock etc. There are tons of different ways to unlock the device without entering password on Cydia. So removing emergency call is highly unrecommended, especially you never know when it may be needed.

      • http://twitter.com/joshfofer Josh

        Yeah but you can’t install those without unlocking the iDevice first.

      • EpicFacepalm

        You can if you make a custom ramdisk at least on pre A5 devices.

    • Icecoolg

      That was fixed ages ago by Apple, and anything that is compatible withe latest iOS, is usually compatible with the one before it for quite a while, until that version of iOS becomes old and useless, and is used by almost no one :)

  • Sentry

    Another one of “those” tweaks. :p

  • http://twitter.com/MichaelJDelaney Michael Jay Delaney

    Might make up for what Springtomize is lacking.

  • http://twitter.com/0plank0 Freek Holkers

    Works great. but after use supermode with my iphone 4.. its crashes to safe mode, and after reinstall of the tweak it still does. i cant reset the settings, and put it to default so i prefent it then from crashing. annybody a solotiun ? how i can reset the settings of this tweak in safe mode or beforie i installed it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Sholowz83 Ethan Ibarra

    How do you save it?