Spin 2

Spin is a just-released jailbreak tweak that adds a new look and feel to the Lock screen music controls and interface. Once you install the tweak, you’ll need to head over to the stock Settings app to enable it and respring.

Whenever you play music and go to the Lock screen, you should notice a new remixed music interface. Check out our video walkthrough inside for a deeper look at Spin.

Unfortunately, Spin stumbles pretty early out of the gate. The interface, as you can see, is very nice, but that’s where the goodness comes to an end. Spin is plagued with bugs and lag, which equate to a fairly unpleasant user experience when it’s all said and done.

One of the tweak’s more glaring flaws, the way it fails to mix properly with the “slide to unlock” text on the Lock screen, can thankfully be fixed by enabling the Background Artwork toggle via Spin’s settings. Sadly, however, this setting is what contributes to much of the tweak’s lag.

Spin Settings

As if to add insult to injury, the tweak really doesn’t bring any new functionality to the Lock screen. In fact, you can’t even scrub through a song using its circular interface, which is a bit baffling.

At the end of the day, Spin is a nice looking concept that never really made it out of the concept phase. It’s like the alpha version of the tweak somehow sneaked on to Cydia’s BigBoss repo.

But if you still want to try out Spin for yourself, then feel free to head over to Cydia and download it for $0.99. After taking it for a, ahem, spin, let me know what you think about it down below in the comments section.

  • Lance Baker

    Doesn’t it drive anyone else crazy that the progress bar for media on the lockscreen is black when it should be white? This bug was introduced I think in 7.0.2 or 7.0.3. It’s fixed in the 7.1 betas. Glad I’m on a jailbroken beta 3. Anyway, someone should fix that with a cydia tweak.

  • Capirexz

    Just WOW.

  • Diego Milano

    Not bad but I’m keeping my original one plus Spectral, thanks.

  • Eyal^S

    Does any one know if it works with jellylock7?

    • Marnix Robyns

      i wanted to ask the same thing

    • NaSty

      I heard it doesnt work with JellyLock7

    • Ishaan Malhotra

      Cant pause music.

      • Eyal^S

        I guess well just have to wait

  • Ishaan Malhotra

    Cant pause music when jellylock7 is enabled!!

  • Nirvana

    Looks nice and that’s about it!

  • Micaiah Martin

    Awesome tweak….I wish that the circle would be a tad smaller on my 4S.

  • lemonhead

    the update fixed lots of problems, absolutely lovely tweak now !!!

    Two things I would like to see:
    – 24 hour clock option
    – seconds option

    like this for example: 16:37:43 :D!

  • It work with SubtleLock?

  • TheDude

    This is pretty off topic, but I was wondering if I can delete a repo and still keep the tweak I downloaded from that repo? There are just so many tweaks coming out that require a single repo and I don’t want to waste space on a repo for just one tweak. Will I keep the tweak but just not be able to update?

    • a man with wings

      no, if you delete the repo, you wont be able to have any tweaks from the repo