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  • How to Get a Somewhat iOS 7-like Lock Screen On Your Jailbroken iOS 6 Device


    While iOS 7 wonít be out for the public for some time, some of you are developers and have access to the iOS 7 beta. While it may be tempting, we still think you should stick with your iOS 6 firmware and your jailbreak. Luckily as expected, the jailbreak community is already working on iOS 7-ifying the iOS 6 experience.

    One way to start is with a new WinterBoard theme that makes the lock screen look a lot more like the lock screen on iOS 7. The theme is shown above, and as you can see, the lock screen clock no longer has the glass behind it, and the slide to unlock slider is just plain text without a slider just like it is in iOS 7. There are some text differences, but thatís hard to point out without seeing the actual iOS 7 lock screen right next to this one.

    The theme gives you the full lock screen wallpaper experience by eliminating all of the things that would usually overlay it. It even gets rid of the dark status bar to have the status bar elements directly on top of the wallpaper.

    The things that are missing are the notification center grabber for the lock screen, since iOS 6 doesnít offer that, and the control center grabber for the lock screen, since iOS 6 doesnít offer that either. Notably, the Camera Grabber isnít visible, but if you try to drag up, the Camera application will still open. You also can't unlock the device by dragging anywhere; you still have to drag on the Slide to Unlock bar.

    The theme actually plays double-duty and removes the background color from behind the Status Bar on the home screen too:



    While it may not be as full of functionality as the iOS 7 lock screen, it does do a pretty good job of trying to duplicate the effects for those that want to stick with iOS 6. If you would like to give it a try, you can find the theme for free in Cydiaís BigBoss repository under the name of "iOS 7 Lockscreen Theme."

    The developer recommends that you use this theme in combination with a jailbreak tweak known as NoLockNotificationsBG to make notifications transparent on the lock screen like they are in iOS 7.

    We have a feeling that more themes like this will be coming out in the near future to try and bring more of an iOS 7 experience to iOS 6 devices. Keep your eyes peeled as we keep you updated.

    Name: iOS 7 Lockscreen Theme
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0
    Requirements: WinterBoard
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: winesh
    This article was originally published in forum thread: How to Get a Somewhat iOS 7-like Lock Screen On Your Jailbroken iOS 6 Device started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 77 Comments
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      I'm a bit confused...
      Is your Lockscreen a theme or just a wallpaper w/ STU and Arrows???
      It's kinda both. It is a lock screen but for now I made the arrows and slide to unlock part of the wallpaper. If I can get that stuff on an overlay it would be better but I would need a lock background.html and need to make an overlay
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Silverado1987 View Post
      It's kinda both. It is a lock screen but for now I made the arrows and slide to unlock part of the wallpaper. If I can get that stuff on an overlay it would be better but I would need a lock background.html and need to make an overlay
      What's wrong w/ the overlay in this theme? STU is lowercase and it has the camera and arrow. Only thing is the camera & arrow are really transparent. I'm gonna see if those artwork files are in the theme and then try to make them less transparent
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      What's wrong w/ the overlay in this theme? STU is lowercase and it has the camera and arrow. Only thing is the camera & arrow are really transparent. I'm gonna see if those artwork files are in the theme and then try to make them less transparent
      I'm not saying there is anything wrong with it. The arrows look a little pixely and theres no arrow on the top of the lock. Also the stock "slide to unlock isnt thin like the ios7 is so i figured id get rid of it and make my own. Also camera seems too short width wise.

      I used zoos lock and combined everything and got an overlay to work so now I can use it on any wallpaper thank god. Pain in the ***.

    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Silverado1987 View Post
      I'm not saying there is anything wrong with it. The arrows look a little pixely and theres no arrow on the top of the lock. Also the stock "slide to unlock isnt thin like the ios7 is so i figured id get rid of it and make my own. Also camera seems too short width wise.

      I used zoos lock and combined everything and got an overlay to work so now I can use it on any wallpaper thank god. Pain in the ***.

      Dude! That's beautiful!!! Please share!

      BTW, I had a feeling the Signals most people were using for themes were wrong. It has now been confirmed!

      Pod2g's on left, My phone on right



      ...or, better comparison w/ my icons at 100%

    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      Dude! That's beautiful!!! Please share!

      BTW, I had a feeling the Signals most people were using for themes were wrong. It has now been confirmed!

      Pod2g's on left, My phone on right



      ...or, better comparison w/ my icons at 100%

      Yeah looks good. Def will share tomorrow gonna package everything up. Ar72014 is making one to go along with his theme. I can't imagine what he's gonna do. The more I look at the new ui the more I don't need a theme I love the whole white transparency thing they got going on
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Silverado1987 View Post
      Yeah looks good. Def will share tomorrow gonna package everything up. Ar72014 is making one to go along with his theme. I can't imagine what he's gonna do. The more I look at the new ui the more I don't need a theme I love the whole white transparency thing they got going on
      Cool! I've played w/ the icons in this theme but I just can't get the pixelation smooth. I'm anxiously waiting, now, for your theme!!! Also, I'm working on trying to get an official version of the new font to be used w/ Bytafont. If I do, I'll let you know!

      When iOS 7 is jailbroken, I'm definitely not theming my phone! I'll prolly use my Wifi signals but that's about it. I just need Shrink, Five-Column & Gridlock then I'll be good!
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Here credits are in the theme.
      LS.IOS7.zip
      use wallpaperjpegifier and change wallpaper in settings only


      I want someone to make a color keyboard theme since I woudnt know how
    1. MyE350OwNz's Avatar
      MyE350OwNz -
      Do you think you can make the UI white and light blue as the ios7 UI has like the bottom Nav bar and top nav bar? Also the notification bar is like a dark translucent color and bigger. It would be better if you packed it in a [email protected]k file so we won't have to use winterboard. And yes I like the new ios7 keyboard would be nice to have that and the clock on lockscreen make it bigger and use the font in ios7.
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Quote Originally Posted by MyE350OwNz View Post
      Do you think you can make the UI white and light blue as the ios7 UI has like the bottom Nav bar and top nav bar? Also the notification bar is like a dark translucent color and bigger. It would be better if you packed it in a [email protected]k file so we won't have to use winterboard. And yes I like the new ios7 keyboard would be nice to have that and the clock on lockscreen make it bigger and use the font in ios7.
      I'm gonna try to do ui but not in a rush I wish I could find the exact font but until then this will have to do. The size of the clock is actually quite the same as ios7. I measured with opacity.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Silverado1987 View Post
      I'm gonna try to do ui but not in a rush I wish I could find the exact font but until then this will have to do. The size of the clock is actually quite the same as ios7. I measured with opacity.
      The font is called: Helvetica 25 Ultralight

      I tried using you're theme but I noticed its sized for the ip5 and I'm back to using a 4S. It didnt quite look right in my phone plus the HTML Lockscreens I've used tend to cutoff my camera screen. Sorry, bud...
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      The font is called: Helvetica 25 Ultralight

      I tried using you're theme but I noticed its sized for the ip5 and I'm back to using a 4S. It didnt quite look right in my phone plus the HTML Lockscreens I've used tend to cutoff my camera screen. Sorry, bud...
      Ah that sucks and I guess I can try and make it for 4s compatible. Took me a lot of trial and error to get it that way too lol I have no idea what I'm doing either lol. I get a basic idea and go with it.

      What do you think of the keyboard. A little more ios7 like. Not mine. Just google ios7 keyboard and first YouTube link.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Silverado1987 View Post
      Ah that sucks and I guess I can try and make it for 4s compatible. Took me a lot of trial and error to get it that way too lol I have no idea what I'm doing either lol. I get a basic idea and go with it.

      What do you think of the keyboard. A little more ios7 like. Not mine. Just google ios7 keyboard and first YouTube link.
      Keyboard is pretty good! What's the name? As of now, I'm using this keyboard:



      FYI, I'm gonna have to make the font myself... I have the tools but it'll take some time. Let you all know when it's done!
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Looks good. Wanted to use a keyboard template to get an idea of what I gotta do and started using noki keyboard. I'm just gonna use that.
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      Keyboard is pretty good! What's the name? As of now, I'm using this keyboard:



      FYI, I'm gonna have to make the font myself... I have the tools but it'll take some time. Let you all know when it's done!
      I'm using Roboto Light font. Looks pretty similar to iOS 7 font.
    1. irunfastXC's Avatar
      irunfastXC -
      Any way to get any of this working on an iPad?
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by vinaygoel2000 View Post
      I'm using Roboto Light font. Looks pretty similar to iOS 7 font.
      That's what I'm using too but I want the real deal! Work in progress!

      Quote Originally Posted by irunfastXC View Post
      Any way to get any of this working on an iPad?
      I don't see why not. Just try it and let us know! Not everything will work but it's a framework that can be edited for the iPads
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      That's what I'm using too but I want the real deal! Work in progress!
      Cool.

      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      I don't see why not. Just try it and let us know! Not everything will work but it's a framework that can be edited for the iPads
      Icon doesn't work. Messages has a half black half white background. Icons work inside Settings app. Status bar works. Siri is the same as iOS 6. Folders is also same as iOS 6.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by vinaygoel2000 View Post
      Cool.



      Icon doesn't work. Messages has a half black half white background. Icons work inside Settings app. Status bar works. Siri is the same as iOS 6. Folders is also same as iOS 6.
      That's what I figured. Backgrounds will need to be resized and icon titles added to accommodate the iPad.

      BTW, My font is a bit too light and doesn't line up correctly in a lot of the UI. I'm gonna try a different font in the same family. Keep you posted...











    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Okay, got it!!! But, I'm still having a centering issue. If you want it, as is, I'll send it to you but I'd rather fix the centering first...




    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      I have a 5. Would your centering and stuff on your 4S work with my 5?