[Review] LockAssistant - Launch Siri From the Lock Screen
Launching Siri is easy – press and hold the home button for a few seconds and then she will pop up. Sometimes things happen; your home button breaks, you are in a position where you can’t press and hold the home button, or you’re just lazy. In all of these situations, a new free jailbreak tweak dubbed LockAssistant by iOS developer FreeManRepo
will let you launch Siri from the lock screen of your iDevice by tapping on the iOS 5 camera button.
In an awkward turn of events, the lock screen’s camera button is not changed in the aspect of appearance; it still resembles a camera even when you are launching Siri with it. The developer replied to me on Twitter saying that he has plans to update the icon to resemble Siri. LockAssistant makes it so that the button is permanently visible on your lock screen without having to double-press the home button to make it appear. You will still need to double-press the home button in order to show your iPod controls.
LockAssistant works well with no laggy transition when opening Siri. It requires iOS 5 and Siri capability including, but not limited to Spire. In all even-handedness, if you enjoy using the camera button from the lock screen, then LockAssistant isn’t for you. There is no way to change the button back to a camera button without uninstalling LockAssistant. For this issue, the developer says he will be adding a feature to enable and disable LockAssistant so that you can disable it when you are heading somewhere that you know you will be using your Camera application.
If you want to keep the use of your camera button in tact, however you still like the idea of being able to touch a button to launch Siri, then check out SiriLaunch