A simple new jailbreak tweak is now available for free in the Cydia store allowing you to customize the elements of your lock screen by hiding and showing certain items or changing their behavior. The new tweak is called LockScreenCustomizer
by iOS developer Firemoon777
. What’s more is the tweak doesn’t require you to respring your device after every change you make, so you can go back and see how it looks very rapidly.
All of the things you can customize are in the Settings application under the LockScreenCustomizer preferences pane, which is shown above. So what can the tweak do?
First off, what would a lock screen editing tweak be without the ability to change the text in the slide to unlock bar? – the feature comes with the tweak and is very cliché, however that’s not the main focus of the tweak. You can enable and disable this feature on demand and make the slider say whatever you’d like it to.
Another feature is the ability to hide the top bar of the lock screen. By top bar, the tweak is referring to the clock dash that shows the date and time on it. Most people like this so they can quickly see what time it is, however others may like the simpler look without it.
In addition to the top bar, the tweak lets you edit the contents of the Status Bar on the lock screen. You can make the Status Bar look like the iOS 6 Status Bar on the lock screen and hide the lock icon from it, but the tweak can also hide the time from the status bar. This makes the Status Bar a lot less cluttered on the lock screen, as some prefer it.
The large lock screen battery that shows up with the back background, when charging your iOS device, can also be disabled. When disabled, only the lock screen version of the battery icon will be able to inform you of your device being charged, by showing you the lightning bolt indicator in the battery icon. On the other hand, you can also opt to have the black background and battery appear whether your device is charging or not, so you will be able to easily see your battery percentage without having to squint at the smaller Status Bar.
The final option is the ability to disable the Camera Grabber, a feature that appeared in iOS 5.1 to allow the user to slide up on the lock screen to reveal the Camera application for faster photographs. Some people liked this feature, while others didn’t like accidentally launching the Camera application.
Installing multiple jailbreak tweaks can perform many of these options, but installing one tweak that can do it all is a good way to help with performance. In addition, it’s free, unlike alternatives such as Springtomize 2, which comes with some of these features. If you like customizing things to your liking, give this tweak a try.