ClassicLockScreen is a brand new jailbreak tweak that debuted on Cydia recently and allows you to replace the current Lock screen style on iOS 7 with one of the four different styles supplied by the tweak.
The tweak offers four different Lock screen styles: classic, ‘Modern Mode’, ‘Dark Mode’ and ‘7.1 Slider Style’. The classic mode ports the exact iOS 6 Lock screen style to iOS 7 and brings back the iOS 6 media control buttons, lock keypad as well as the unlock sound. The Modern and Dark modes feature a stylish ‘Slide to Unlock’ slider with a blur background and top bar. The difference between the two styles is that the latter sports a darker look.
On the other hand, the ‘7.1 Slider Style’ is quite similar to the BlurSlide tweak we reviewed earlier, but is more complete. It changes the original ‘Slide to Unlock’ slider design to that of iOS 7.1.x’s power off slider style and adds a blur bar behind the time.
After you install ClassicLockScreen, the classic mode will be enabled immediately and you’ll view the iOS 6 Lock screen style. To choose a different style, head to the tweak’s preferences pane from the stock Settings app. You’ll find a kill switch toggle to enable or disable the tweak as well as a few other toggles that let you enable or disable the Lock screen Camera, album artwork as well as Lock screen seconds.
There are also three other toggles that allow to choose the style you want. The developer notes that switching from the classic mode to the Modern mode requires you to respring your device.
The tweak looks great on paper, but it kept on crashing constantly on my iPhone 5s running iOS 7.0.4. When I installed it on a different device running 7.1.2 instead, the classic and Modern modes worked perfectly, but the remaining two modes failed to function properly. So I won’t guarantee that it would definitely work smoothly on your device as well.
Developed by CoolStar, Jeremy Goulet, and Phillip Tennen, ClassicLockScreen is available in the BigBoss repo for $0.99.
What do you think of ClassicLockScreen? Did it work properly on your device? Let us know in the comments section below.
— Alfonso Dingo Torres (@DingoTech) September 4, 2014