For those that want to add a little animation to their iOS 7 Lock Screens, check out a new jailbreak tweak called Rain Lock by iOS developer Javier Brito. This tweak will allow you to add a digital rain animation effect to your Lock Screen and customize it to your liking, as shown above.
The tweak will add a preferences pane to the Settings application where you can configure how the digital rain animation effect will look, what it will say, and when it will happen:
You can enable or disable the tweak on demand, as well as choose to enable or disable letting the Lock Screen dim on you automatically.
In addition, you can configure the animation mode, the way that the animation is activated from the Lock Screen (you can tap twice on the lock screen, or tap and hold on the Lock Screen), and choose if you want the animation to start automatically. The animation modes you have to choose from include the following:
- Intro Message + Random Rain
- Intro Message Only
- Random Rain Only
- Single Drops
Below this, you'll find options for configuring the rain effect. You can configure how much of your Lock Screen will be cluttered by raining animations by using a threshold slider, choose the rain text that you want, enable or disable overlaying your Lock Screen content, select the color of the starting rain, and select the color of the tailing rain. The rain text can be configured as:
- 1's and 0's
- Custom text
If you want an intro message, you can configure this at the bottom of the preferences pane. You can configure where the message position will be, the color of the intro message, and even change the intro message at any time.
The developer has a nice demonstration video of his tweak below:
For a mobile-friendly video link that works with our app, tap on the video link below:
If you would like to give Rain Lock a try, it's available in Cydia's BigBoss repository right now for $2.50. It does require iOS 7 to be installed.
Name: Rain Lock
Requirements: iOS 7.0-7.0.6
Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 7.0.6
Developer: Javier Brito
Editor's Rating: / 4.5/5