Spice up your device’s unlock animation with LiveWire

By , Mar 28, 2013


Tired of the standard zoom out animation that you see when you ‘Slide to Unlock’ your iOS device? You’re not alone. Developers have created a number of jailbreak tweaks to spice up the unlock animation. And today, we’re adding another one.

Introducing LiveWire, a new jailbreak tweak that modifies your device’s behavior as it moves from the Lock screen to the Home screen. Where the default method kind of uses a zoom out effect, LiveWire looks more like stage curtains opening…

Here’s a clip of the tweak in action (yes, I realize it’s not as good as Jeff’s video work. But it does the job):

The effect is actually pretty cool. I like it better, at least, than TVLocker and some of the other ones out there. And it’s super easy to install too. Once downloaded, there’s no Spring board icon to hunt down, or options to configure. It comes ready to go.

LiveWire has also been extremely stable from what I’ve seen—there’s been no stuttering or noticeable battery drain. And as you saw in the above clip, it’s compatible with a wide range of other Lock screen tweaks including Unfold and ClockFade.

If you want to try out LiveWire for yourself, you can find it in Cydia, in the BigBoss repo, for free.

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  • tariq haidari

    i saw this same vid. on another website…

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    • Mustang5Oh

      Quoted from last sentence…

      “If you want to try out LiveWire for yourself, you can find it in Cydia, in the BigBoss repo, for free.”

      It helps to read the entire article. :)

  • Chuck Finley

    “Yes, I realize it’s not as good as Jeff’s video work. But it does the job”

    Hey man, I’m sure the majority of us just appreciate you showing off awesome tweaks for us :]

  • Chuck Finley

    Also, will this work with lockscreen themes running?

    • Chuck Finley

      Update: Yep, it works with themes. Also works with Stride.

      • http://twitter.com/igno7um ignotum nomen

        hey so i’m not the only one replying to myself! that’s good to know

  • QuarterSwede

    Wow, just installed this tweak and it is sliiiiiiick. Just wish you could change the transition speed. It’s about twice as slow as the native transition.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jamie.tilden.9 Jamie Tilden

    It’s pretty nice on iPad

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  • Vvbreaker

    Seriously? no one considered the tweak UnlockFx??It’s way better than livewire

    • http://twitter.com/igno7um ignotum nomen


  • Isa Altintas

    I like this one, thanks Cody

  • Guest

    That Video is so much better than Jeff’s. No really, if I don’t see an actual device and the hands using it, I prefer having a video like this instead of Jeff’s annoying blurred Background.

  • http://twitter.com/_moose239 Max Jarrett

    Background please?

  • Robes

    i notice this doesnt work so well with Intelliscreen X for iOS 6. When I tap on a notification from my lockscreen the animation unlock happens but does not go directly into the respective app, it just unlocks to the home screen. Is there a fix or a possible update to this?

  • http://twitter.com/_moose239 Max Jarrett

    Thank you

  • http://www.facebook.com/justin.thurmond Justin Thurmond

    Why isnt this working for me? I have androidlock xt and a few other tweaks

  • Guest

    how do i change to other style of unlock?