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


    While iOS 7 won’t 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 that’s 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 doesn’t offer that, and the control center grabber for the lock screen, since iOS 6 doesn’t offer that either. Notably, the Camera Grabber isn’t 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 Cydia’s 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. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Silverado1987 View Post
      Well try to change the color and yeah I found the font on twitter
      What color were you wanting to change it to? You do know that you can change text color using Winterboard. I can explain if you need me too

      Ha! I asked Ryan Petrich if he could add the Activator function to 'Swipe Up from Bottom' so we could activate Notification Center and he just updated it!!!

    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      What color were you wanting to change it to?

      Ha! I asked Ryan Petrich if he could add the Activator function to 'Swipe Up from Bottom' so we could activate Notification Center and he just updated it!!!

      Try to get ios7 look so blue as its pointed at in the demos. And cool
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Silverado1987 View Post
      Try to get ios7 look so blue as its pointed at in the demos. And cool
      Found something interesting. I took a screenshot on my ip4 running iOS 7 last night. The font is White. But, looking at the phone, now, the text is Black! I'm thinking Apple included something that changes the color depending on the time of day!
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      I was trying to do uibuttons or switches and I can't even do that right.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Silverado1987 View Post
      I was trying to do uibuttons or switches and I can't even do that right.
      Did you somehow get the artwork files for iOS 7?
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      Did you somehow get the artwork files for iOS 7?
      No I'm just using google images and trying my best to imitate as much as I can. I can't do it so I give up. I don't think it's possible to make our font for messages to be black
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Silverado1987 View Post
      No I'm just using google images and trying my best to imitate as much as I can. I can't do it so I give up. I don't think it's possible to make our font for messages to be black
      ???
      My font in Messages is black...


      Oops! I forgot I created a Black Font theme. Here ya go! My bad!!!!!

      https://www.dropbox.com/s/yhty0h5um5837li/Black%20Icon%20Labels.zip
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      ???
      My font in Messages is black...
      I'm talking about buttons at the top. "Messages" "edit".

      I found a bitesms theme
      Cydia source is www.iphone-legende.myrepospace.com

      http://www.myrepospace.com/profile/i..._biteSMS_Theme


    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      I'm sure I could find/isolate the font for those and prolly change the color but I don't know where else in the UI it'll show up blue.
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      I'm sure I could find/isolate the font for those and prolly change the color but I don't know where else in the UI it'll show up blue.
      If we/you can just get the font that is white to be black on everything then the white ui would be fine
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Silverado1987 View Post
      If we/you can just get the font that is white to be black on everything then the white ui would be fine
      I'll see what I can do! BTW, I was wrong about the 'time-changing' App labels. Instead, the font changes between white or black pending on the background color.
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      I'll see what I can do! BTW, I was wrong about the 'time-changing' App labels. Instead, the font changes between white or black pending on the background color.
      Alright thanks. Yeah I already knew that. Can't wait for ios7 on iPad. Gonna totally use it on my iPad 2
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Silverado1987 View Post
      Alright thanks. Yeah I already knew that. Can't wait for ios7 on iPad. Gonna totally use it on my iPad 2
      So bummed that Airdrop won't be supported on iPad 2 or iPad 3. I own iPad 3.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      So, I figured out the font file used in those areas is the same font file I edited to theme the Calendar Icon (FONT06.ttf inside HelveticaNeue.ttc). The program I'm using doesn't allow color changing not have I had any luck finding a program that'll edit .ttf font colors.

      Apple obviously uses this font in several aspects of the UI and they have specific colors assigned to these locations. I'm thinking each location has a title and if we can figure out what that title is, then we can Winterboard theme the color
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      So, I figured out the font file used in those areas is the same font file I edited to theme the Calendar Icon (FONT06.ttf inside HelveticaNeue.ttc). The program I'm using doesn't allow color changing not have I had any luck finding a program that'll edit .ttf font colors.

      Apple obviously uses this font in several aspects of the UI and they have specific colors assigned to these locations. I'm thinking each location has a title and if we can figure out what that title is, then we can Winterboard theme the color
      Yeah maybe I don't think it's been done before
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Wow! 1700 downloads of my WiFi DOT theme in 9 hours! Not bad!

      Anyways, I found out that a tweak is required to edit the color of those fonts. I don't have enough knowledge in creating dylibs to make the tweak so I guess we're at a standstill.... 😞
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Wait till someone makes a dreamboard theme to mimick ios7