A Very Nice iPhone Lockscreen

You might remember my post about TypoPhone 4 last month, which I think is a very nice iPhone lockscreen. Turns out a developer has decided to improve it by adding some colors and tweaking the layout a little bit. This new lockscreen theme is called Slanted Lock and is available in Cydia under the ModMyI repo.

The result is very nice and quite colorful. It displays the weather of your selected location, and the background changes with the weather. Very neat!

What’s great about this theme is that it is customizable without getting your hands dirty editing files in your iPhone. To make it look like the screenshot, you do have to edit a few settings…

Here is what you need to download from Cydia to make this theme work:

  • Slanted Lock
  • Lockscreen Clock Hide
  • file:// for MobileSafari
  • Winterboard

Before activating the theme in Winterboard, you need to open Safari and go to file:///Library/Themes/SlantedLock.theme/config.html.

From there you will be able to tweak the settings of the theme. You can choose to use Yahoo Weather of AccuWeather. If you want to use Yahoo, go to this page and enter your zip code, then get the URL of the page and save your ID. For example, my URL for my zip code is http://weather.yahoo.com/united-states/california/encinitas-12796206/, then my ID is 12796206.

You’ll see a bunch of different settings you can play with. When you’re done, tap “Set Config” and it will save your settings. Now you can launch Winterboard and activate the theme. After the respring, your new lockscreen will show on your iPhone.

What do you think? Isn’t it a nice and original lockscreen?