If youíve ever done a respring, or a reboot, then you might be familiar with the way that the Apple logo appears until your lock screen finally appears. Itís simply that Ė a boring, non-animated, Apple logo.
A new jailbreak tweak called Beacon by iOS developer Evan Swick enables the animated Apple boot animation that appears on the display the first time you turn on your iOS device after a fresh restore. This way, youíll see this awesome animated Apple logo right before you see your lock screen, rather than a dull, non-animated Apple logo.
The animated Apple logo appears every time you reboot your device, or respring it. The tweak comes with a preferences pane in the Settings application, where you can choose the transition style from the basic Apple logo to the animated one:
The transitions you have to choose from include:
- Flip from left
- Flip from right
- Curl up
- Curl down
- Flip from top
- Flip from bottom
Beacon is a very simple, and subtle change for iOS, but at the same time, itís a very pleasing one. This is one of those simple jailbreak tweaks that makes the iOS experience just that much better. Itís odd how Apple hasnít already made features like this stock with iOS.
Beacon works on any device, whether it's an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. The device just needs to be running iOS 5 or later.
Requirements: iOS 5+
Developer: Evan Swick
Editor's Rating: 5/5