LockGlyph, a tweak that we reviewed last month, was met with a ho-hum response due to some of its shortcomings. It’s a tweak that brings the Apple Pay authentication animation and sound to the Lock screen. It was slow, a little clunky, and lacked many of the customization options necessary to make it great. However, some recent updates have quickly changed the perception of this jailbreak tweak.

First and foremost, LockGlyph is way faster to use. The first version suffered from lag that basically made the tweak completely unusable. Now, the tweak has been updated to make its animations and unlocking much faster. In fact, LockGlyph’s options even have an additional switch to speed up the animation even more.

LockGlyph Settings

The next big thing to be found is glyph color customization. You can now use RGB sliders to completely customize the color of both the idle and scanning glyphs. To take it a step further, the developer even included the ability to use hexadecimal color values for precise and accurate color representation. That’s something that you don’t see too often, and it’s a feature I wish more jailbreak developers would adopt.

LockGlyph Hex

Then there’s the ability to move the unlock glyph and animation. You can add custom X and Y axis values to move the glyph to a specific area of the screen.

And there are other options to be found in LockGlyph’s settings as well. You’ll find the ability to quickly reset color values to default, options to toggle the tick and shine animations, and an option to disable the unlock sound that accompanies said animations.

It’s safe to say that developer evilgoldfish01 has gone beyond the call of duty when it comes to updating LockGlyph. It’s definitely one of the best recently released jailbreak tweaks that you’ll find on Cydia. And believe it or not, given the recent trend of paid tweaks, it’s absolutely free of charge on the BigBoss repo. For these reasons, it deserves the love it receives.

What do you think? Do you use LockGlyph?

  • Sohrab Rafie

    Any improvements on battery consumption???!

    • It’s just an animation (no more than the default “slide to unlock gleam effect” that shows when you see your lockscreen, hardly any impact unless you stare at it for hours!

  • Scotow

    I removed it when i saw the additional time it takes before but now I installed it back due to the fast animation settings. Thanks for the informations iDB.

    • Yeah, it’s a lot better now and it’s just lovely!

  • Guest

    ladies and gents, boys and girls, cats and dogs… a poll to see which is better: LockGlyph vs SubtleLock (iOS 8). by a show of reply, which one do you like best?
    heres a beta subtlelock running on my 6:

    • Chris Buck

      I have Lockify Pro for custom color clock and Stepper 2 (step count on lock screen). Wonder if they would conflict. LockGlyph at moment doesn’t like 4 of my fingers but BioProtect has no problem so wonder why that is. Had to disable it for now as would not unlock.

    • zeekfizz

      love subtle lock, though not looking forward to buying it again. but i will. no need to pit these 2 tweaks against each other. hopefully they don’t have a conflict and work together

  • Anyone have a list of perfect centered x/y for different models? Personally using 5s with upscale to 6 reso.

    • Simon Larivière

      I need it too

  • Yunsar

    Everyone, what are your favourite colour combinations for this?

  • nic0n

    compatible with iOS 7.1.2 ??

  • James G

    Looks awesome. Installing it now that it’s been improved!

  • simpledisaster

    Even though you move the Lockglyph on the y axis, the lockslider text still doesn’t show with me.. With this update I was hoping for having both the Lockglyph and DynamicText

  • Mohammed Gurain

    Very nice tweak i like it

  • Duso Betty

    attt-iphoneunlocking is able to unlock any At&T phones in significantly less than in less than a day. Their facebook page is really wonderful too!!