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  • [Review] PowerDown Clear - A Different Looking Power Down Interface


    In iOS, when you hold down the sleep button for a couple of seconds, a slide to power down slider appears. With that slider is a very dark interface that blacks out everything behind it. iOS developer greensnow has created a new free jailbreak tweak dubbed PowerDown Clear so that the interface will not black out everything behind it anymore. The screenshot above helps illustrate how it looks after the tweak is installed.

    The developer makes it clear from the Cydia description that the tweak does not add any truly useful functionality to the device, but it is simply a modification that will adjust the looks of the interface when you launch the slide to power down slider. Because of this, the tweak won’t please everyone, simply the people who like the appearance.

    Toying around with the tweak ourselves, we have found that the tweak does not take effect after the first respring. Invoking the slide to unlock bar may take two tries for the clearer interface to take effect. After you get it to work once, it will continue to work from then on until you respring again, where you will be plagued with the same problem once more. That being said, it is slightly buggy and I really can't recommend it.

    When we tried the tweak, it didn't look the way it looked in the Cydia screenshots either. If you can work around the bugs and you like the appearance of the clearer slide to power down slider, then you may want to give PowerDown Clear a try since it's free and you won't be out anything if you don't like it.

    Name: PowerDown Clear
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.2
    Repo: ModMyi
    Developer: greensnow
    Editor's Rating:  1/5

    Sources: greensnow
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [Review] PowerDown Clear - A Different Looking Power Down Interface started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 19 Comments
    1. KraXik's Avatar
      KraXik -
      I think Greensnow is just showing off his talents....
    1. Maxner's Avatar
      Maxner -
      Quote Originally Posted by KraXik View Post
      I think Greensnow is just showing off his talents....
      Making this tweak requires almost no programming skills.
    1. xhazex9x's Avatar
      xhazex9x -
      Quote Originally Posted by Maxner View Post
      Making this tweak requires almost no programming skills.
      I think he was being sarcastic
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      It also gets rid of the animation when the slider appears.
    1. Maxner's Avatar
      Maxner -
      Quote Originally Posted by xhazex9x View Post
      I think he was being sarcastic
      I hope so
    1. vietkool's Avatar
      vietkool -
      It;s free anyway give him some credit guys
    1. evolution83's Avatar
      evolution83 -
      Some of the tweaks coming out lately are pretty pointless, especially this one.
    1. CMartins's Avatar
      CMartins -
      Quote Originally Posted by evolution83 View Post
      Some of the tweaks coming out lately are pretty pointless, especially this one.
      I wish I could go ahead and break your iPhone in two. That way you wouldn't have to worry about pointless tweaks anymore.

      Only thing pointless here is your comment.
    1. klouud's Avatar
      klouud -
      is the gradient code based or png based? If its png based, then what is the location?
    1. evolution83's Avatar
      evolution83 -
      Quote Originally Posted by CMartins View Post
      I wish I could go ahead and break your iPhone in two. That way you wouldn't have to worry about pointless tweaks anymore.

      Only thing pointless here is your comment.
      This is an open forum, so if you don't like someone's opinion, deal with it.
    1. Maxner's Avatar
      Maxner -
      Quote Originally Posted by klouud View Post
      is the gradient code based or png based? If its png based, then what is the location?
      Do you mean the bakground of the slider and the cancel button? Should be in SpringBoard.app or UiKit shared images (you can get the shared images by downloading the UIKit extractor and running it on the retina ipone simulator)
    1. Imahottguy's Avatar
      Imahottguy -
      So we are calling themes "tweaks" now? Isn't that exactly what this is? Unless of course this is like "hard coded" into the OS or something, like how the Mac startup sound is actually "hard coded" into the motherboard; somehow I doubt it though.
    1. Lohand's Avatar
      Lohand -
      Nothing more than theme work at play here, so in the immortal words of that famous warthog poet Bian Zao; "LAME!"
    1. Imahottguy's Avatar
      Imahottguy -
      Lol
    1. Up Sol 7's Avatar
      Up Sol 7 -
      Quote Originally Posted by KraXik View Post
      I think Greensnow is just showing off his talents....
      Or his power drain... even assuming 3:09:01 to 3:11:59, what is going on that made the battery go down 8% in less than 3 minutes?
    1. thekirbylover's Avatar
      thekirbylover -
      Quote Originally Posted by klouud View Post
      is the gradient code based or png based? If its png based, then what is the location?
      The bars are the BarLCD.png and BarBottom.png (or whatever they're called) in /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/TelephonyUI.framework; the same that are used for the lockscreen clock and slider
    1. klouud's Avatar
      klouud -
      Quote Originally Posted by thekirbylover View Post
      The bars are the BarLCD.png and BarBottom.png (or whatever they're called) in /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/TelephonyUI.framework; the same that are used for the lockscreen clock and slider
      I know that. I was refering to the gradient overlay
    1. thekirbylover's Avatar
      thekirbylover -
      Quote Originally Posted by klouud View Post
      I know that. I was refering to the gradient overlay
      Sorry :/ The overlay's actually just plain black with a bit of transparency.
    1. greensnow's Avatar
      greensnow -
      Quote Originally Posted by Lohand View Post
      Nothing more than theme work at play here, so in the immortal words of that famous warthog poet Bian Zao; "LAME!"
      This tweak is coded. This is not a theme, doesn't replace any of the images like winter board. Thanks to all of the people with the nice comments. And By the way tomorrow's update brings support for background tasking and app switcher support using Zephr or iPads original iPad gesture to bring up switcher

      Now PowerDown Clear has Become Amazing in the new update tomorrow!

      Greensnow