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  • 'Lumos' Brings Harry Potter's Favorite Flashlight Spell to the iOS 7 Lock Screen

    We may not all have magic wands like Harry Potter does, but when we need light, we have a powerful LED flashlight on the back of our iPhone that can be used to illuminate even some of the darkest places for our convenience.

    While Apple includes a flashlight toggle button in Control Center, it would be nice if a flashlight option was available right from the iOS 7 Lock Screen without the need to open Control Center in the first place. But eliminating this extra step, we enter a new realm of convenience.

    A new free jailbreak tweak called Lumos by iOS developer CP Digital Darkroom, conveniently named after Harry Potter's flashlight spell, adds a new flashlight button to the bottom of the iOS 7 Lock Screen on the opposite side of the Camera Grabber, as shown above.

    By simply tapping on the new button, the rear-facing LED will illuminate and give you the flashlight functionality that you need to see in the dark.

    Lumos adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where you can configure its various options:

    Here, you can enable or disable the tweak on demand, configure the button's style, and configure the button's Lock Screen position. You can choose between two styles one that looks like a light bulb, and one that looks like the iOS 7 brightness icon.

    If you want to give Lumos a try, it's available for free right now in Cydia's BigBoss repository. iOS 7 is required for the installation.

    Name: Lumos
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0-1
    Requirements: iOS 7.0-7.1.2
    Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 7.1.2
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: CP Digital Darkroom
    Editor's Rating:  5/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 'Lumos' Brings Harry Potter's Favorite Flashlight Spell to the iOS 7 Lock Screen started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 5 Comments
    1. oldskoolsk8r's Avatar
      oldskoolsk8r -
      Love it!

      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Nice. Be even cooler if he could get it to be voice activated my saying Lumos
    1. sknet's Avatar
      sknet -
      not working with intelliscreenX as lockscreen
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Not many things do work with intelliscreenX lol.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      Not many things do work with intelliscreenX lol.
      Yeah. You kinda either have to choose between IntelliScreenX dominating your Lock Screen, or using multiple awesome tweaks to do cool things.