blurslide

One of the many reasons that users jailbreak their iOS device is to customize the various UI elements. BlurSlide is yet another customization tweak that brings a new look to the ‘Slide to Unlock’ slider.

Developed by CP Digital Darkroom, BlurSlide allows users to change the original Slide to Unlock design to that of iOS 7.1.x’s power off slider style, which features a round movable knob with a blur background. Yet, the best thing about this tweak is that it provides a lot of options to customize the slider the way you want. Although the tweak is still in the beta phase, it worked smoothly without any issues on my iPhone 5s running 7.0.4.

With BlurSlide, you can no longer swipe any part of the Lock screen to unlock your device. The only way to unlock is to slide the knob from left to right just like in iOS 6.

Once you install the tweak, head to its preferences pane in order to customize it. From there, you will be able to enable or disable the ‘bottom box blur’ which appears right behind the slider. You can also enable or disable passcode lock as well as select a blur style. The tweak offers over 8 different blur styles as follows:

  • Light
  • Ultra Light
  • Notification Center Style
  • Dark Low
  • Ultra Dark
  • Control Center Style
  • Flat Semi Light
  • Ultra Colored

You can also change the style of the knob as well as replace the “Slide to Unlock” text with a text of your own. But, the developer warns that the tweak will crash if an unsupported language is used. I tested it with Emoji icons and it crashed my device so I recommend that you stick with the English language instead.

If you want to give it a try, you’ll have to first add a new repository. To do so, open Cydia and go to Sources > Edit > Add and type in the following repo: http://repo.cpdigitaldarkroom.com/

What do you think of BlurSlide? Does it look better than the original Slide to Unlock’ slider? Let us know in the comments section below

Update: BlurSlide is now available on Cydia’s BigBoss repository for $0.99.