LockGlyphX puts a nice twist on your Touch ID unlocking experience

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 4, 2017

If you’ve ever used Apple Pay before, then you’re likely familiar with the visually-appealing Touch ID animation that appears on the Lock screen when accessing it.

Now if you’ve ever thought to yourself that this animation would be nice to look at when unlocking your device, then a new free jailbreak tweak called LockGlyphX by evilgoldfish is just what you’ve been looking for. Read More

 

LockMusic makes subtle changes to your Lock screen’s Now Playing interface

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 3, 2017

If you use your iPhone to listen to music a lot, then installing a new jailbreak tweak called LockMusic by fl00d might be worth adding to your to-do list.

This tweak redesigns the Now Playing interface on the Lock screen to make it more user-friendly, especially when you have incoming notifications. Read More

 

ColorBanners 2 adds a splash of color to your notification banners

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 1, 2017

When iOS 10 launched, there was quite a bit of gasping at the appearance of the new notification banner style throughout the operating system, including those that appear in apps, on the Lock screen, and in Notification Center.

Fortunately, a jailbreak tweak called ColorBanners 2 by David Goldman can help you to make your notifications a little easier to look at, as it lets you to colorize them in nearly any way you’d like. Read More

 

This tweak shrinks and relocates the Lock screen’s date and time indicator

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 27, 2017

A few years ago, a popular jailbreak tweak called SubtleLock rearranged some of the Lock screen’s information pieces to reduce their visual footprint and put more emphasis on the wallpaper you’ve chosen. Unfortunately, despite its popularity, it hasn’t been updated for iOS 10.

Despite the lacking support for those who have recently jailbroken iOS 10 with Yalu, users can now flock to an alternative: a jailbreak tweak called SimpleLSiOS10 by XCXiao. This tweak carries on the minimalist legacy SubtleLock started and never finished. Read More

 

LockPlus: an upcoming WYSIWYG Lock screen theme maker

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 26, 2015

One of the most difficult things that jailbreakers can do is put together a decent looking theme. Sure, all in one themes like Ayeris make it easy, but building a fully themed iPhone piece-by-piece is a little more challenging.

And then there’s the fact that there are so many type of themes. There’s SpringBoard themes, Lock screen themes, app-specific themes, etc. There’s really a lot to plan out and think about when it comes to successfully theming a jailbroken iPhone.

Well, a new theming solution is aiming to change this—at least when it comes to theming the Lock screen. LockPlus is a soon-to-be-released theming solution created by @JunesiPhone and based on Cydget. It allows you to create full Lock screen themes using a simple WYSIWYG web editor. Read More

 

Aeuria LS is a beautiful Lock screen tweak for iOS

By Jeff Benjamin on May 26, 2015

Great standout tweaks seem to be few and far between as of late, but the developer of Aeuria LS obviously has other thoughts about the matter. Aeuria LS is an original and wonderful-looking Lock screen tweak for jailbroken devices, that presents the current time in a unique manner.

Conceptualized by Zach Williams and programmed by Bryce Pauken, Aeuria LS is one of the best looking jailbreak tweaks that I’ve seen in a while. It brings a Lock screen clock interface to the iPhone that features customizations by clock type, time format, clock face font, color, blur, and more.

It’s a simple looking tweak that you’ll find to be incredibly deep, and a technical work of art once you delve into its preferences. Have a look at our video overview of Aeuria LS for more details. Read More

 

Hexaclock is a Lock screen theme featuring a stylized clock

By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 2, 2015

Looking for a way to spice up your iPhone’s Lock screen? If so, have a look at Hexaclock, a Lock screen theme that uses the GroovyLock theming platform.

Hexaclock brings a fully-stylized working clock to the Lock screen, and it can replace the stock Lock screen clock. We’ve taken Hexaclock for a spin on video in order to showcase it to you in action… Read More

 

3 colorful iOS theme setups to check out

By Joe Rossignol on Jun 7, 2014

A few weeks ago, I shared three beautiful iOS theme setups for the iPhone. Judging by the amount of readers that left comments, including those that shared their own setups, I would say it was a resounding success. A few readers asked that we follow up with another similar post, so here we are with three more colorful iOS theme setups to go along with the summer season. The setups come from the /r/iOSthemes community on Reddit, and we’ve included the jailbreak tweaks and themes used where possible… Read More

 

Convergance takes your Lock screen in a bold new direction

By Joe Rossignol on Jan 29, 2014

Apple has always exercised fine-tuned control over iOS by making it a relatively closed platform, at least compared to Android. That is one of the main reasons why jailbreaking exists in the first place, with a major draw being the ability to customize an iPhone or iPad far beyond what is traditionally allowed. Convergance is an upcoming project for iOS 7 that aims to do just that, taking the Lock screen in a bold new direction with a crisp design, quick toggles and more…  Read More

 

How to customize the Lock screen on iOS 7

By Joe Rossignol on Jan 11, 2014

One of the biggest advantages to jailbreaking an iOS device is the ability to customize nearly any aspect of the user interface. In fact, being able to customize or theme is one of the primary reasons that I jailbroke my first-generation iPod touch over six years ago—and I’ve been doing so ever since.

An important and sometimes overlooked element is the Lock screen. It can be a lot of fun to customize your Lock screen, and the results often look beautiful, so look inside for a few tips on how to perfect yours…  Read More

 
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