‘AndroidLock XT’ Ice Cream Sandwich Theme Brings Android 4.0 Lock Screen to the iPhone

AndroidLock XT has been out for a very long time, but for some strange reason I never got around to trying it. Recently, an Ice Cream Sandwich aka Android 4.0 theme was released for AndroidLock XT, so I was compelled to give it a go.

Check inside for a hands-on demonstration of AndroidLock XT, along with the new theme that makes your iPhone’s Lock screen look and feel like Ice Cream Sandwich…


First and foremost I have to state that AndroidLock XT is a very well thought out Lock screen alternative to the iPhone’s passcode or password lock options. It obviously doesn’t feel as secure as a password, or even a passcode, but it’ll do unless you require the security.

The Ice Cream Sandwich theme, while not an exact pixel by pixel replica of a real Android 4.0 device, is pretty spot on. The developer of the theme has been releasing small updates to make it more closely in line with the real thing.

If you’re interested in turning your Lock screen into a pattern based unlocking experience and your device is jailbroken, you can purchase AndroidLock XT on Cydia for the reasonable price of $1.49. The Ice Cream Sandwich theme, and many other themes for that matter, are free downloads.

What do you think about adding a pattern based unlocking scheme to the iPhone? Do you like it, or do you think it’s just not right?