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One of the biggest differences between the Lock screen in iOS 7 and the Lock screen found on previous firmware, is the way one goes about unlocking the device. Gone are the days where you had to position your finger in just the right location in order to do so.

With iOS 7, users can slide their fingers anywhere on the Lock screen to unlock, as long as the motion is from left to right. Unlock7 is a recently released jailbreak tweak that seeks to mimic this functionality for devices not running iOS 7. How does it work? Have a look at our hands-on session inside.

After installing Unlock7, I was fairly impressed with what I found. I could now slide my finger anywhere on the screen from left to right, and the Lock screen would move very similar to the way it does on iOS 7.

Unfortunately, Unlock 7 isn’t a fully encompassing tweak for those who want the complete iOS 7 Lock screen experience. Unlock7 is only for the functional part of the equation, and as such, includes no visual tweaks in order to further mimic the look of iOS 7’s Lock screen.

With that in mind, I recommend checking one of the many WinterBoard themes that closely aligns the visual style of the Lock screen with Apple’s latest and greatest firmware. You’ll definitely want to do this, because the new slide functionality doesn’t mesh well with the look of iOS 6 and below.

I should probably mention that there are no options to configure when using Unlock7, it’s totally an install and go affair. If you want to take it for a test drive, then venture over to Cydia’s ModMyi repo — yes, that’s ModMyi, not BigBoss — and download it for free today. Be sure to share your thoughts and comments about Unlock7 in the section down below.

  • sdcwwqedq

    iOS 7 would be amazing w/ iOS 6 icons!

    • Cameron Chao

      i fully disagree.

      • sdcwwqedq

        De gustibus non disputandum est.

      • Cameron Chao

        excuse me? English?

      • Chuck Finley

        Apparently you’re still in kindergarten then, as iOS7 icons look like baby’s first phone.

    • marcus1324

      It would look awful with iOS 6 icons…

    • smtp25

      I bit the bullet and ‘upgraded’ from my JB’d iOS6 – not impressed at all. Turned off the motion straight away, the zoom transistion is cheesey and sickening. I wouldn’t recommend the ‘upgrade’.
      Starting to get used to the appearance of email and that but really prefer the old still.

      • Diego Gastón Milano

        I expect some iOS 6 themes coming up once the iOS 7 jailbreak is released, although I heard all the stories behind Winterboard hardly becoming available for iOS 7, but whatever…

    • Nathan4321

      iOS 7 would be ugly with iOS 6 icons. I’m tired of the iOS 6 and the iOS 6 icons and I am stuck with them since I have a 3GS.

  • Brandon Weidema

    not to be annoying, but i think you guys are using the word “lesser” wrong in your title. “lesser: not so great or important as the other or the rest.”

    • sdcwwqedq

      you’re right, it should be lower

      • Vince Reedy

        or previous

      • jocastro

        previous should be the world your looking for..

      • Tom Brady


  • :(

    No good tweaks lately. The well has dried up because no jailbreak and STILL waiting for Activator update

    • totempole90

      What’s wrong with the current version?

  • DopamineAddicted

    I want a tweak for iOS 7 that makes the ‘click’ sound when i open my phone. i miss my click sound

    • Vince Reedy

      +1 this

    • And i need a dubble tap to open camera, because sliding up is a pain in the ass.

  • chumawumba

    Doesn’t work with androidlockXT

    • marcus1324

      AndroidlockXT isn’t very good, its hardly updated and has lots of bugs

      • chumawumba

        That is true

      • Jonathan

        I used to have it several years ago. Meh, nothing much.

  • landryb06

    Jeff, what is the name (and creator) of your Winterboard theme in Cydia? There are so many iOS 7 Lockscreen themes…

  • wonderboydave

    this tweak conflicts with another tweak called ‘lockscreen settings’ if u have it dont install.

  • Kenny Woodard

    Any updates on the 6.1.3 untethered jailbreak? I was able to downgrade my iOS 7 and now I’m on 6.1.3 but, in no way, want a tethered one. That sounds like a headache, especially with an older device.

    • marcus1324

      How did you manage to downgrade from iOS 7?

      • Kenny Woodard

        There’s an article and YouTube video. The website is evasionjailbreak(dot)org

        You must have saved SHSH blobs from 6.1.3 or lower if you want this to work. Good luck.

      • Tyson Boyer

        1) download your iOS 6.1.3 firmware
        2) download sn0wbreeze
        3) go to iFaith Mode
        4) choose 6.1.3 and saved shsh
        5) let it build
        6) restore in pwned dfu mode (ONLY ON iTUNES 11.0.5

      • marcus1324

        Hmm thanks I have a Mac though so I’ll have to make a Wineskin to run that stuff

    • Jo

      go to ih8sn0w’s blog.

  • Jo

    It looks really nice!

  • Diego Gastón Milano

    I’d rather have Activator actions assigned to those gestures rather than being limited to the ‘slide to unlock’ action.
    Very well done from a aesthetics perspective nonetheless. And on that note, I’d pick that iOS7-inspired theme for the lockscreen if only it looked good alongside the native music controls.

  • Sleetui

    Unlock7 works fine with iPhone 4 (iOS 7 Theme LS) but for iPhone 4s doesn’t work. Instead, half the LS is all black?

  • Cameron Chao

    Its also true that you have bad taste.

    • sdcwwqedq

      So it is that you don’t understand

  • Ethan Xsv Hensley

    Is there any real jailbreaks for 6.1.3 I can do from my phone?

  • Aarab Mohamed

    how to get the bubble numbers on lockscreen like ios 7??