‘LiveWire Pro’ brings new unlock animations to iOS

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It’s been a while since we’ve seen a new jailbreak tweak that brings new unlock animations to iOS, but LiveWire Pro is trying to reinvigorate the once popular trend. Not to be confused with the peer-to-peer music sharing service, LimeWire, this is a tweak that brings 7 new unlock animations to iOS. Have a look at our video walkthrough inside for more details on what makes LiveWire Pro tick.

Once you install LiveWire Pro, you’ll find a new preference panel for the tweak nestled inside of the stock Settings app. The tweak’s preferences contain all of the necessary settings used to configure the unlock animations.

There are three basic settings contained within LiveWire Pro: a kill switch, a menu to select between seven different animations, and a duration slider. All of the settings can be changed and take effect on the fly, and hence; no respring is required.

The seven included animations are as follows:

  • Elevator
  • Vault
  • Fade Out
  • Zoome & Fade
  • Shrink & Fade
  • Rotate 360 and Fade
  • WhirlPool

The latest update to the tweak adds a new Random option as well, allowing you to receive any one of the seven animations at random anytime the device is unlocked. The included duration slider is there to adjust how long the animation takes to complete. Setting it to the furthest end of the scale results in an animation that takes longer to complete, and vice versa.

Personally I find that the Elevator and Vault animations are the best to be included with LiveWire Pro. In fact, the Elevator animation comes bundled in with the free version of LiveWire, which is also available on Cydia’s BigBoss repo.

With so many other jailbreak tweaks that accomplish a similar task, it’s a bit difficult to recommend that you spend $0.99 on LiveWire Pro. It’s not a bad purchase by any means, but I suggest you check out what else is out there before you make the move.

LiveWire Pro, like its free version, is available on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. Let me know what you think about it in the comment section below.