MultiLS is a brand new jailbreak tweak that just appeared on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. The tweak, which is a $0.99 purchase, allows its users to hide the notifications that would normally appear on the Lock screen.
An iOS 6 only tweak, MultiLS completely moves the entire Lock screen notification list off of the primary Lock screen. When you receive a new message while on the Lock screen, MultiLS will display a pulsating blue bar on the right-hand side of the screen. This glowing bar lets users know when new Lock screen notifications have arrived.
We’ve taken the initiative to create a video walkthrough showcasing MultiLS in action. Have a look inside for all of the details. Read More
One of the biggest differences between the Lock screen in iOS 7 and the Lock screen found on previous firmware, is the way one goes about unlocking the device. Gone are the days where you had to position your finger in just the right location in order to do so.
With iOS 7, users can slide their fingers anywhere on the Lock screen to unlock, as long as the motion is from left to right. Unlock7 is a recently released jailbreak tweak that seeks to mimic this functionality for devices not running iOS 7. How does it work? Have a look at our hands-on session inside. Read More
I know what you’re thinking. “But Jeff, we don’t need any more walkthroughs of Lock screen launchers, we’ve already been inundated with them.”
To be honest, I thought the same thing.
We went through a period where it seemed like there was Lock screen launcher, after Lock screen launcher, after Lock screen launcher. And it’s not that any of the releases were bad, the niche just got a little too crowded.
Well, you’ll be happy to know that Simple Mode, although it falls firmly within the genre, adds an original flavor to the typical Lock screen launcher. Simple Mode will actually learn your app usage patterns, and adjust the apps available on your Lock screen automatically. Read More
Once again, another Lock screen vulnerability has reared its ugly head, this one right on the heels of Apple’s 7.0.2 update to fix another vulnerability.
Dany Lisiansky has posted the steps on a YouTube video he recently uploaded, and we’ve verified that the steps, albeit a bit involved, do work.
If there’s one bright spot about this latest vulnerability, it is that it doesn’t expose anything outside of the Phone app to would be snoopers, and you can nix the bug by disabling Siri access from the Lock screen. Still, Apple’s security team can’t be happy about this. Read More
The highly-anticipated iOS 7 update just started hitting iPhones and iPads yesterday, and already a major vulnerability has been discovered. Just like iOS 6.1 before it, the exploit involves a sequence of touches that allows a user to bypass a device’s Lock screen.
The bug isn’t easy to reproduce, but I was able to replicate it on my iPhone 4s. And despite having a passcode, it gave me access to a number of apps that contain personal data like photos, email, text messages, and both my Facebook and Twitter accounts… Read More
Yes, indeed. We’ve been graced with the likes of yet another Lock screen launcher, this one being inspired by Android no less. GingerLock emulates the style of Android’s now long outdated Gingerbread release, and brings it to iOS. It’s not as heavy on features like other Android inspired Lock screen launchers, but it does feature a few areas of customization that may pique your interest.
Per the norm, we’ve taken the opportunity to go hands on with GingerLock. Have a look at our full video walkthrough inside. Read More
Over the years, we’ve seen some pretty cool jailbreak tweaks that allow you to unlock your device in unique ways. There’s PatternUnlock, which allows you to unlock your device by drawing a pattern, and Piano Passcode, which lets you do it by playing a tune.
And today we’re adding a new one to the list, which might just be the coolest of them all. It’s called NESUnlocker, and it’s a new jailbreak tweak that allows you to unlock your iPhone by entering in a custom sequence of button presses on an NES controller… Read More
Folks who have yet to find a Lock screen-settings-toggle tweak that suits their needs will be happy to know that another one has been added to the pile this weekend. LockToggle, by developer Haifisch, gives you quick, one-touch access to some of the most common iOS settings, without you having to unlock your device… Read More
It seems like every time I post a screenshot of my Lock or Home screen, I’m inundated with tweets, Facebook messages and even the odd Google+ message asking how I created the minimalist, clean effect. It looks very different to the stock iOS experience, and offers some features that Apple refuses to offer, and I rather like it!
After the most recent flurry of questions I thought it best to put together a short blog post together detailing what apps or tweaks I used, along with the important settings required to recreate my Home or Lock screen.
So, without further delay, let’s get started… Read More
Are you getting tired of the old ‘slide to unlock’ bar on your iPhone’s Lock screen? Tough. It’s been like that since Apple unveiled the original handset back in 2007, and I doubt it’s going to be changing it anytime soon.
But the good news is, if your iPhone is jailbroken, Cydia has hundreds of slider replacements to choose from. In fact, a new one just recently hit the store called FXOSLock that completely changes the way the slider looks… Read More
Folks looking to spice up their device’s Lock screen will be happy to hear that there’s a new jailbreak theme out that can help with that. It’s called LS Squares, and it adds 4 tiles to the empty space that each provide you with useful information at a glance.
Sure, there are already hundreds of tweaks and themes available in Cydia that have similar premises. But what sets LS Squares apart from the rest of them is its sharp, Metro-like tile design that can completely change the look of your Lock screen… Read More
It’s tough sometimes to get excited about a jailbreak tweak that performs the exact same function as several others before it. Today’s tweak, for example, adds system toggles to your Lock screen. I can’t even count how many others there are that do this.
But that doesn’t mean you should ignore LockBar Settings Lite all together. In fact, it’s actually a pretty handy little utility. You see, its toggles stay hidden on your Lock screen until you swipe up, or double tap, on the ‘slide to unlock’ bar to reveal them… Read More
JellyLock has been my Lock screen launcher of choice for a few weeks now. Up until now, the jailbreak tweak was available on the developer’s private repo only, limiting its availability to the masses, but the developer recently decided to move the package to the ModMyi repo.
Still labeled as a beta release, JellyLock packs some interesting features that take this tweak to yet another level while giving more customization options to users… Read More
LockscreenToggles is a very interesting tweak that we reviewed earlier in the week. An update to the tweak was just published on Cydia, which brings a variety of new options to the fore.
The biggest update to LockscreenToggles is the new dropdown toggle functionality. This new type of toggle, aimed at improving compatibility with other tweaks such as Forecast, Pluck, and others, provides you with a row of toggles under the stock Lock screen clock. Read More
When Ryan Petrich releases a new tweak, people take note. And that’s the case with his latest creation, Grabby, which is currently available as a beta in his personal repo.
Based on a concept by UI designer Sentry, Grabby is a customizable camera grabber tweak, and it allows you to slide the Lock screen’s camera grabber to launch more apps. Take a look inside for a further description and screenshots… Read More
Pluck is a recently released tweak that places a dedicated button on the iPhone’s Lock screen for selecting Music. To view the button, simply invoke the iPhone’s music controls by double pressing the Home button while on the Lock screen. Tapping the button allows you to “pluck” a new track from your Music Library, instead of forcing you to unlock the device and venture into the Music app just to select a specific song.
Once the button is tapped, a new sheet featuring your Music Library is pulled in from the bottom of the screen. This sheet can also be accessed by means of an Activator gesture, which is configurable in Pluck’s preferences. Check inside for a few more details. Read More
Trying to find a decent Lock screen theme in Cydia is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. There are thousands of them in there, and there are way more bad ones than there are good. So you’re forced to spend hours browsing.
But what if I told you there was an app in the App Store that, when coupled with a jailbreak theme, allowed you to either create your own custom Lock screen themes, or download hundreds of free themes, with a few quick taps?
Well, such an app exists. And if you haven’t seen it yet, this post is going to make your day… Read More
If you’re not the type of person who takes pictures with their iPhone very often, you’ve probably looked into alternative uses for the camera grabber on your Lock screen. After all, if you’re going to have a button there, why not make it useful?
Luckily, there are a number of jailbreak tweaks available that allow you to change the functionality of the camera toggle to do other things like launch an application or toggle Airplane mode. And today, we’re adding another one to the list… Read More
It seems like there’s been a lot of tweaks updated lately to support iOS 6 and the new 4-inch display on the iPhone 5. There’s Mail Enhancer Pro, ToDoNotes 2, and iBye. And today, we are adding another one to the list.
LockLauncher, a jailbreak tweak that lets you launch multiple apps at once from your lockscreen, has been updated to version 2.0. The update includes several improvements, including iOS 6, iPhone 5 support and more… Read More
Well it’s Monday and most of you are returning to work or school and gearing up for the week ahead. What’s going to help, you ask? Well another theme post from your friends over at iDB of course! In this series we lay out instructions on how to turn that boring stock Lock or Home screen into a beautifully crafted setup. The Lock screen has been neglected by Apple long enough so lets make it feel special for once.