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  • [Review] Add A Variety of Unlock Animations to Your iDevice With UnlockFX

    UnlockFX lets you customize your unlock animation.

    Wouldn't it be awesome if you could have a cool animation effect when you unlock your iPhone instead of just the plain old going from locked to the home screen effect? Now you can. The tweak has been dubbed UnlockFX by its developer Filippo Bigarella (icon by iSurenix), the creator of the famous Springtomize 2 jailbreak application. In the video above, you can see all of the different kinds of effects that you can activate for when you unlock your iPhone. UnlockFX is completely compatible with iOS 5 and doesn't add any icons to your home screen, just a settings cell in your Settings application.

    Unlock effects offers two categories of effects; simple and complex. Obviously, as indicated by the names of the categories, one holds effects which are more in the simple range (2D), and the other holds effects which are a little more complex (3D) and use more GPU (graphics processing unit) power. Depending on your device type, the animations can be laggy; we recommend using at least an A4 device with this tweak. Within the settings you can choose between these effects, change the effect duration, or choose an image for the custom image animation.

    When you install the tweak at first, the tweak will be enabled; you can enable and disable the effects of this tweak at your leisure. The effect that is selected by default is, "none." After you change that effect to something else, you can see the effect immediately without a respring, which is shown by the demonstration video above. The change is quick. If you want to disable the tweak, simply turn off the, "enable" switch in the tweak's settings and you don't even have to uninstall it, just enable it when you want to use it again. I think that's a great feature because you don't have to go through the trouble of reinstalling it if you need it disabled for a short period of time.

    UnlockFX works great with the Springtomize 2 animations - such as the old-fashioned television animation that appears when you lock your iPhone. This means that you can have an animation for both locking and unlocking your iPhone, which makes it stand out a lot more from non-jailbroken iPhones. It doesn't seem to drain battery life either.

    With the growing popularity of animation tweaks in iOS 5 such as the updated vWallpaper, Motion, and now UnlockFX, this might be a tweak that you want to add to your collection. You will be able to make your iPhone look like something that some of your friends could only wish that they had on their non-jailbroken iPhone. In turn, you might be able to persuade them to jailbreak to get it, which of course helps our developers. I think that UnlockFX shows great potential. Speaking with other people and getting their opinions about it, I think that we all agree that more animations should be added in the future, but for now, the animations that are included are enough. I'm happy with it, it doesn't have any bugs from a glance and it seems to work right with all of my jailbreak tweaks. I say, go for it!

    Name: UnlockFX
    Price: $1.99
    Repo: BigBoss
    Version: 1.0-1
    Developer: Filippo Bigarella
    Editor's Rating:  4/5

    What are your thoughts about UnlockFX? Share in the comments!

    Sources: Filippo Bigarella
    Thanks to Ryan Petrich for the Display Recorder application used to record the actions for UnlockFX!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [Review] Add A Variety of Unlock Animations to Your iDevice With UnlockFX started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 22 Comments
    1. godfred212's Avatar
      godfred212 -
      Awesome I bought it today and I'm loving the open door unlock
    1. metaserph's Avatar
      metaserph -
      I bought this as soon as it showed up in Cydia, well worth the money.
    1. ceramicwhite's Avatar
      ceramicwhite -
      Great Tweak... Buying Now!
    1. iBwizzle's Avatar
      iBwizzle -
      Ahhhhh... I hate you AT&T! I my iPhone (or any smartphone) is worthless because AT&T took away my unlimited data plan!!!
    1. Ezcaflowne's Avatar
      Ezcaflowne -
      Should of been grandfathered in.
    1. metaserph's Avatar
      metaserph -
      Unlimited data plans are grandfathered. Unless they catch you messing with tethering or you're using over 2-4 gigs a month, streaming movies or some gaming. For the most part. I got my warning email and text after averaging 13 gigs for 6 months. I've kept mine since '07.
      Quote Originally Posted by Ezcaflowne View Post
      Should of been grandfathered in.
    1. Ezcaflowne's Avatar
      Ezcaflowne -
      Yep ive been a dedicated customer since 02 I think.

      Quote Originally Posted by metaserph View Post
      Unlimited data plans are grandfathered. Unless they catch you messing with tethering or you're using over 2-4 gigs a month, streaming movies or some gaming. For the most part. I got my warning email and text after averaging 13 gigs for 6 months. I've kept mine since '07.
    1. iZangetsu's Avatar
      iZangetsu -
      What I want to know is, is this compatible with move to unlock or will it conflict?
    1. sTrAnGe mOdS's Avatar
      sTrAnGe mOdS -
      I like the Camera Iris one.
    1. metaserph's Avatar
      metaserph -
      That's my favorite too. Where have you been man? Haven't caught you on threads for ages. Happy New Year to you.
      Quote Originally Posted by sTrAnGe mOdS View Post
      I like the Camera Iris one.
    1. CONVBMW's Avatar
      CONVBMW -
      Ok. THAT ***** is TIGHT !!!!!!
    1. DaLsim's Avatar
      DaLsim -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ezcaflowne View Post
      Should of been grandfathered in.
      FU*K you AT&T!!! IN ORDER FOR ME TO BE GRANDFATHERED IN??? I HAVE TO BE A GRANDFATHER, AT 30???
      WISH CRAPple say "unlimited data only last once and gone 4ever..." GET IT WHILE YOU CAN...
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by DaLsim View Post
      FU*K you AT&T!!! IN ORDER FOR ME TO BE GRANDFATHERED IN??? I HAVE TO BE A GRANDFATHER, AT 30???
      WISH CRAPple say "unlimited data only last once and gone 4ever..." GET IT WHILE YOU CAN...
      Lmao don't blame Apple for this.

      This article isn't really about data... can we get back on topic please?
    1. stylingsq01's Avatar
      stylingsq01 -
      I have my unlimited data plan for 3 years now. I'm so lucky...
    1. J.Juice's Avatar
      J.Juice -
      dat tweak is old since 4.3.3 untethered jailbreak came out hahahahaha
    1. JINKX's Avatar
      JINKX -
      This is a really great jailbreak tweak... It is so worth the $1.99... I have mine set on random
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by J.Juice View Post
      dat tweak is old since 4.3.3 untethered jailbreak came out hahahahaha
      Nope. Filippo just released it. Notice: version 1.0.
    1. Jazzman UK's Avatar
      Jazzman UK -
      Just bought it and it's well worh the money...
    1. iZangetsu's Avatar
      iZangetsu -
      Quote Originally Posted by iZangetsu View Post
      What I want to know is, is this compatible with move to unlock or will it conflict?
      Update: bought it its compatible and is definitely worth the price!
    1. DaLsim's Avatar
      DaLsim -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Lmao don't blame Apple for this.

      This article isn't really about data...
      First off, I wasn't talking too u? Now "can we get back on topic please"?