If you’ve updated your device to iOS 7.1.x, you might have noticed that the Lock screen keyboard looks quite different than the default keyboard that pops up when you’re typing. The new keyboard appears only on the Lock screen when you’re entering an alphanumeric passcode, and it is not available for other parts of iOS 7.1. A new tweak appropriately called LockKeyboard allows you to bring the iOS 7.1 Lock screen keyboard to your entire device.

If you haven’t seen the Lock screen keyboard on iOS 7.1 yet, it features a transparent background and keys with a thin white border around them rather than the default keyboard which sports a light grey background with solid white keys.

The HASHBANG Productions team has now released a jailbreak tweak that’s exclusively available on their own Cydia repo and allows you to replace the default keyboard with the iOS 7.1 Lock screen keyboard. Currently, the tweak is still in the beta phase so it might have some bugs but I was able to use it without any issues.

After installing the tweak, no settings are required to configure. Simply launch the Messages app or anything else and you’ll notice the new keyboard design. Unfortunately, the tweak only supports devices running iOS 7.1 and above, so if you’re running on a firmware that is not supported, you’re out of luck.

To install LockKeyboard, go to Cydia > Sources > Edit, tap on the ‘Add’ button in the top left corner and type in the following repo: cydia.hbang.ws . The tweak also works perfectly with AdaptiveKeyboard.

  • Tarek


  • Corey Lake

    Added repo but getting 404 not found error at install. :-/

    • Andy

      working like a charm for me
      iphone 5s, 7.1.2

    • Merman123

      They posted on reddit that their server was taking a hit. They should be updating stuff on their end , so try again every now and then.

    • Maybe you’re having bad connection loading the repo. Try adding the repo again and make sure you have good internet connection.

  • Elias

    typing this with the tweak 😛

  • Hmm

    What happened to Hashbang releasing. TypeStatus Plus? Is that dead in the water?

    • GuyWithTheThings

      What was/were the added benefit(s) of TypeStatus Plus?

      • Diego Milano

        They would be adding more app support such as WhatsApp and I believe a few others. Who knows, they may even add support for Facebook’s Messenger.
        What I’ve read recently and so far is that they plan to release it before iOS 8 is released in September however and as usual they didn’t claim any ETA. 🙂 Sounds pretty much what A3tweaks does- no ETA means you can wait until 2015.

    • TypeStatus Plus is still in the works as far as I know. I’m personal friends with the owner of HashBang Productions, Adam D. (TheKirbyLover on Twitter), and he’s told me multiple times about his development with it.

      • This is correct. The first preview for my testing group is due out really soon.

  • Aziel

    It’s working weird for me. Some keys are partially white and some as should be o.O

    • h4nd0fg0d

      Works just fine with Bytafont.

      • Aziel

        Yes, I read your comment and tried it again. Maybe a cache issue…?
        Anyway, I’m fine with this tweak 🙂

      • Skips_Immortal

        hey bud im still having trouble. how did you fix i have Bytafont 2

      • Aziel

        Try using the “BytaFont Backup” then respring and everything should work fine. Then you can go back to your custom font with no issues.
        If that doesn’t work try cleaning caches using iCleaner.

  • אביאור רוקח

    Blur Keyboard Pack the best keyboard for iOS (Cydia)

  • Martin

    That is one sexy keyboard! :O

  • Chun-Li aka ThunderThighs

    7.0.x this been in iOS7 since beginning

  • jalexcarter

    Working great on my 5, pretty neat keyboard, a nice break away from the stock keyboard

  • I tried out the keyboard but it’s not that great. Can you guys post some more keyboards for iOS 7.1? That would be amazing!

  • im2slick4u

    Guess who is updating to 7.1

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  • Marcus Rodriguez

    Does anyone know what’s going on with mine it just comes out with some keys grey and some keys with just the outline! HELP!!!!

    • Might be conflicting with other keyboard tweaks.

      • Marcus Rodriguez

        I don’t have any other ones

    • help

      same here

  • Giacomo Castellucci

    is it compatible with altkeyboard 2 ?

  • gittlopctbi

    How ironic that there is a typo in this article related to keyboards and typing. (“when you’re tying”) 🙂

  • Chun-Li aka ThunderThighs


  • Chun-Li aka ThunderThighs


    • I don’t at all recall ever seeing that on 7.0. You’re certain you’re not using some other tweak for that? (Still appears when in safe mode?)

      • Chun-Li aka ThunderThighs

        Yup still appears in safe mode. Only difference is that Altkeyboard is gone.

      • Huh, well, I’ll see what I can do for 7.0 then.

  • gabby.

    i recently downloaded lock keyboard from cydia, and in all the stock apps which include text entry (for me, specifically messages) it was working fine. Then, later on the next day I was trying to search for music in my music app and once I tapped the searchbar the app crashed. As when I was trying to reply to a kik message, make a tweet, tried making a post on instagram, basically all non-stock apps that need text entry would crash when trying to type. Mind you, it was working fine until I downloaded this. does anyone know how i could fix it?