Aslock Cydia

Aslock is an interesting new jailbreak tweak that brings new functionality to the swipe-down gesture used to invoke Spotlight search. Along with being able to invoke Spotlight as you normally would, you can now access the App Switcher and lock your device using Spotlight swipe gestures.

It’s the type of tweak that’s a little difficult to explain in writing. With that in mind, we’ve created a video walkthrough so that you can see how the Aslock works in action.

Once you install Aslock, venture to the stock Settings app and find the tweak’s preferences. Inside of the preferences, you’ll find a kill switch, a toggle to immediately trigger the locking action, a trigger length slider, and a toggle for displaying the spotlight search box.


Each of the settings can be mixed, matched, and adjusted to come up with an ideal balance that allows you to retain the normal Spotlight functionality, while enjoying the benefits of two additional actions. It must be said, however, that even if you do come up with an ideal balance, the usefulness of the tweak is still a bit questionable.

If you’re someone with a broken Home button, Sleep button, or both, then I can perhaps see a use for the tweak. Otherwise, it seems to add more complexity to actions that already have dedicated gestures to begin with.

Aslock can be downloaded from Cydia’s BigBoss repo for $0.99. What do you think about it? Have you tried it?

  • Straw hat

    Seems nice but i feel the activator option for the 2 finger icon pinch to lock your device is way more simple and better.

    • Nirvana

      Agree, sometimes Activator can handle these things well, Aslock here may well be an additional option.

    • Peter

      I do that too! And I also have TVLocker Pro to add a great effect.

      • Straw hat

        Oooh just tried that tweak and it does make it look sexy.

  • Joey

    I soooo wanna say Asslock lol. That’s what I think of when I see the name. Haha!

  • mike

    Thank you so much for reviewing this Jeff, I was a tad confused by the package description and have been a little hesitant about buying it without knowing for sure. Appreciate all the things you guys do, big and small.

    • No problem. Stay tuned for a deluge of new tweaks soon.

      • Rahimo

        Hey Jeff, you and the iDB team are doing a very great favor to iDevice users !!! I really appreciate what you do guys !! I rise my hat for you !! Keep serving the world !!

      • Andy

        Jeff, can you review mikoto (from Karen’s Pineapple Repo) and browserswipe?

  • miphone

    Hi Jeff, this is somewhat off topic, but what’s the name of that weather tweak in your status bar?

    • kron1k 

      It’s statusbarweather7 just came out a day or so ago free on big boss I believe

      • miphone

        Thanks 😉 It’s installed on all of my devices already and I’m waiting for its bugs to be fixed.

  • Fevostone

    Anyone now if there is any sound packs that work on iOS 7.1.1 I would like the change the sound of my keyboard and lock and unlock..???

  • Muhammad !

    Guys I want help please .. I have a MacBook Pro and it’s stuck in safe mode ! I tried using (command+R) to fix drive using drive utilities but it didn’t work .. I tried (command+option+p+r) and it didn’t help .. I can’t even reinstall mavericks !!! What can I do !!! I’m totally frustrated !

    • j0hn4lakes

      Google it, motherfucker.

      • Muhammad !

        I did .. I couldn’t find an answer .. So I thought you guys could help ! And why are you insulting me !!!!

  • Shingo

    guys what are tweak name so that i can put weather info on my status bar like in the screenshot?

    • Varun Soi

      Its StatusbarWeather7.!

  • Rasmus Halvarsson

    Hmm I can’t get it to invoke the app switcher, what am I missing? Someone?

  • Inseltraeumer

    I wish it either opened Spotlight or locked the device…I’ve got Auxo to invoke the app switcher.

    • Inseltraeumer

      Ah the dev just added that feature in today’s update 🙂 great

  • Mounish MN

    i am uninstalling auxo 2 finally