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  • Change Up Your Lock Screen Battery View With LSBattery


    Not to long ago, ModMyi covered a new application called KillBackground which allowed you to "kill" or remove all background programs in your AppSwitcher at once. Although there are many other applications on the market that perform a similar function, personal preference always wins out and having many simple, free options is not such a bad thing. The same developer behind KillBackground, Mathieu Bolard (@mattlawer), recently released an application called LSBattery that gives you a little customization with your lock screen battery.

    LSBattery gives you a few options to change the layout of your battery on the lock screen to the following:

    • Clock Battery - when you have this option checked, your clock will turn into the battery percentage of your device
    • Default Battery - keeps your device the default battery setting on your lock screen
    • Slider Label Battery - adds your battery percentage to your slider on your lock screen (instead of saying "slide to unlock", it will display your battery percentage)


    All these options can be configured in the Settings.app tab for LSBattery. Otherwise, there are no icons added to your SpringBoard and the only other toggle is the "Enabled:" button in Settings.



    There was only one issue that was found with LSBattery. The battery percentage, whether on the clock or the slider label, display a different number than the status bar (notice from the above picture). This is a simple math coding issue and I'm sure that will be fixed soon.

    Just like his other application(s), LSBattery is available for free on Cydia now and is compatible on all devices and firmwares (LSBattery has been tested on iOS 5 beta 5 and it works fine. Note that using tweaks and applications on the iOS 5 beta is done at your own risk. Be wary of the consequences and risks of testing applications that are not designed for or tested on the iOS 5 beta).

    Name: LSBattery
    Author: Mathieu Bollard (mattlawer)
    Version: 0.0.2
    Price: Free

    Note: PreferenceLoader is not currently supported on the iOS 5 beta - this means, you will not be able to configure any settings in the Settings.app for any of your Cydia applications that have tabs (i.e. you can't enable or disable LSBattery or change the options at all). This applies to any current applications or tweaks installed on the any of the iOS 5 betas that have settings tabs in the Settings.app. Basically, at this point, installing LSBattery on the iOS 5 beta is worthless. If you're on any of the 4.x firmwares or lower, than this is worth a shot.

    Stay up to date with LSBattery and other applications by Mathieu Bollard (@mattlawer) by following him on Twitter.

    P.S. If you'd like to donate to Mathieu for his work on his applications, feel free to donate to [email protected] via PayPal.

    Source(s): Mathieu Bollard
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Change Up Your Lock Screen Battery View With LSBattery started by Joshua Tucker View original post
    Comments 16 Comments
    1. kline1's Avatar
      kline1 -
      From the looks of the First Screenshot, taskbar and lockscreen % are Off.
    1. Joshua Tucker's Avatar
      Joshua Tucker -
      Quote Originally Posted by kline1 View Post
      From the looks of the First Screenshot, taskbar and lockscreen % are Off.
      There was only one issue that was found with LSBattery. The battery percentage, whether on the clock or the slider label, display a different number than the status bar (notice from the above picture). This is a simple math coding issue and I'm sure that will be fixed soon.

      The article mentioned that if you had read more carefully.

      I chatted with him on Twitter as well and he's working on it now.
    1. CustomSS1's Avatar
      CustomSS1 -
      As soon as it's updated and working I will download this nice tweak

      Currently it says "Jailbreak 4.2.1" as a slide label on my device. Although when this tweak is working I'll use the % as a label instead
    1. PathKiller29's Avatar
      PathKiller29 -
      i feel like this is just a great tweak.
      i don't even have it yet...


      hope my tweaks are liked :P
    1. kline1's Avatar
      kline1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Joshua Tucker View Post
      There was only one issue that was found with LSBattery. The battery percentage, whether on the clock or the slider label, display a different number than the status bar (notice from the above picture). This is a simple math coding issue and I'm sure that will be fixed soon.

      The article mentioned that if you had read more carefully.

      I chatted with him on Twitter as well and he's working on it now.
      I actually did read that, but why use a screenshot with a BUG?
    1. Joshua Tucker's Avatar
      Joshua Tucker -
      Quote Originally Posted by kline1 View Post
      I actually did read that, but why use a screenshot with a BUG?
      Because the tweak is bugged in general. However I did not realize this until after taking the screenshot. Plus, I made sure to document the issue plus a picture shows more credibility. What else was I supposed to take a screenshot of?
    1. Samandrew's Avatar
      Samandrew -
      Damn tuck get off his d$&@. These apps and similar have been out forever.....
    1. Joshua Tucker's Avatar
      Joshua Tucker -
      Quote Originally Posted by Samandrew View Post
      Damn tuck get off his d$&@. These apps and similar have been out forever.....
      I simply report the news and give people the choice to decide whether they want to use it or not. Contrary to your belief, not everyone knows about everything in regards to Cydia, tweaks, and applications. Sometimes people would rather try new options and so offering them the option is a plus. Or, if they don't know all the ins and outs of Cydia, these articles can bring them features they never knew they could get.

      So with that said, it is ultimately your choice to not use these tweaks (whatever ones) or not. Don't discount people who may be excited or new to the scene. Plus, I make note to mention that there are other similar applications on the market. I don't say "Oh wow, this is totally new and never been done before." I do my homework and know a lot about Cydia as is. It's my job.
    1. Crazyj29's Avatar
      Crazyj29 -
      I am new to jail breaking and new to Cydia so I appreciate all the info you give Josh. I enjoy your articles and they are informative to us newbies.
    1. Joshua Tucker's Avatar
      Joshua Tucker -
      Quote Originally Posted by Crazyj29 View Post
      I am new to jail breaking and new to Cydia so I appreciate all the info you give Josh. I enjoy your articles and they are informative to us newbies.
      I'm glad I could be of help! I do my best to put out as much for everyone. Continue to enjoy your jailbroken device - you'll never want to go back!
    1. JLick's Avatar
      JLick -
      Lol @ that nice fail. But ye this isn't really FP worthy.
    1. EddieLeonard's Avatar
      EddieLeonard -
      ok, so if tweaks like this can read from the battery... why can't it be done in html too???? this would be awesome for us themers...
    1. eddietah's Avatar
      eddietah -
      All look the same to me
    1. Zeal's Avatar
      Zeal -
      stupid
    1. jwil736's Avatar
      jwil736 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Samandrew View Post
      Damn tuck get off his d$&@. These apps and similar have been out forever.....
      Why don't you have some self respect and talk civilly to people. I have been in the jailbreak community for 2 years and didn't know of a tweak like this.

      Josh, you write great articles and they are very informative. Keep up the great work, the majority of the members appreciate your articles.
    1. kline1's Avatar
      kline1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Joshua Tucker View Post
      I simply report the news and give people the choice to decide whether they want to use it or not. Contrary to your belief, not everyone knows about everything in regards to Cydia, tweaks, and applications. Sometimes people would rather try new options and so offering them the option is a plus. Or, if they don't know all the ins and outs of Cydia, these articles can bring them features they never knew they could get.

      So with that said, it is ultimately your choice to not use these tweaks (whatever ones) or not. Don't discount people who may be excited or new to the scene. Plus, I make note to mention that there are other similar applications on the market. I don't say "Oh wow, this is totally new and never been done before." I do my homework and know a lot about Cydia as is. It's my job.



      Well this got out of hand quickly, i appreciate what you do in here mang. I was just saying, maybe something as simple as disabling the % for the taskbar would of been nice so you won't have both showing, so I'm sorry if this got out of hand, I am currently using it and sometimes its off and sometimes is fine, looks good. THANX