Have you ever glanced at someone else’s Android 12 device and thought to yourself, “I wish my iPhone’s Lock Screen looked that cool?”
If you answered yes, then you might be excited to learn that there’s a new jailbreak tweak for that.
The jailbreak tweak we speak of us called Lucient by iOS developer Lucy, and if you’ve ever seen an Android 12 device before, then you’d likely concur that it clones the aesthetics particularly well in most respects.
As you’ll see for yourself in the screenshot examples above, Lucient displays the time loud and proud in the center of the display. It’s complemented with the date just above and to the left, along with your current location’s weather conditions outside.
As you receive notifications, Lucient makes room for the banners by pushing the time information up to a configurable point on the screen. It will be accompanied by upcoming reminder events, among other things.
Once installed, Lucient adds a dedicated preference pane to the Settings app where users can configure a variety of options to their liking:
Options here include:
- Toggling Lucient on or off on demand
- Choosing between iOS, Android 12, or Custom font styling
- Enabling or disabling separate colors
- Selecting a color mode:
- Distinctive color
- Background primary
- Background secondary
- Background color
- Choosing between 12 or 24-hour time format
- Choosing between left or right clock positioning
- Adjusting the size of the large clock via a slider
- Adjusting the large clock offset via a slider
- Adjusting the small clock size via a slider
- Hiding or showing the weather information
- Cutting off longer reminders
- Adjusting the date & weather font size via a slider
- Adjusting the date & weather offset via a slider
- Adjusting the date & weather/reminder flip timer via a slider
- Adjusting the weather data refresh timer via a slider
- Importing or exporting configurations
- And much more…
One thing worth noting about the preference pane for Lucient is that some of the options can be reset to their defaults with a double-tap. We found this to be a unique and useful feature, as users would typically need to reset all options to their defaults with a button or try to dial the options back themselves.
Lucient isn’t a perfect carbon copy of the Android 12 Lock Screen, and we would t expect it to be since the rest of the user experience is tailored around iOS rather than Android. Still, the aesthetics evoke an Android 12-esque vibe, and it’s a great way to get your friends asking how you did that with your jailbroken phone.
Its worth noting that a separate package called snowcone was also just recently released on the Packix repository that brings an Android 11-inspired Lock Screen to pwned handsets by way of XenHTML. It’s half the price and offers some different features, however Lucient is a standalone tweak that doesn’t require XenHTML as a dependency.
If you’re interested in trying Lucient, the you can download the free one-hour trial from the Packix repository via your favorite package manager app. If you decide that you like it, you can purchase the unlimited version of the Lucient tweak for $2.00 from the Packix repository. Both support jailbroken iOS 14 devices.
Do you like what you see with Lucient, or will you be keeping your iPhone’s stock Lock Screen user interface? We’re interested to know in the comments section down below.