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  • LockInfo 5, Re-written for a Great iOS 6 Experience!


    LockInfo is one of those more popular jailbreak tweaks out there, putting a lot of information at your fingertips right on the lock screen. The information includes notifications, widgets, and RSS feeds, and all of it can be configured to your personal liking. In the latest version of LockInfo, dubbed LockInfo 5, the application has been completely re-written for iOS 6. You can see LockInfo 5 in action in the screenshots above.

    LockInfo 5 puts special filters on your lock screen. Two of them are there all the time, while the others only appear when notifications for certain applications appear. Tapping on these filters will filter your notifications depending on the filter you tap on. For example, tapping on the Messages filter will show you all your text message and iMessage notifications, while tapping on the Mail filter will show you all our e-mail notifications. If you slide on any of your notifications, LockInfo 5 will show you a preview of the notification.

    The static filters, for notifications and widgets, let you switch between widget view and notification view. The widget view houses any of your Notification Center widgets, or any of the third party widgets that will be made available in Cydia for LockInfo 5. Widgets made for the original LockInfo will not work until they are updated for LockInfo 5, however. LockInfo comes with a few widgets, including a favorite contacts widget and Twitter widget. The Forecast-styled weather widget will always be visible on your lock screen where the clock used to be as well.

    Apart from notifications and widgets, LockInfo also supports RSS feeds. You can configure your RSS feeds via the RSS application icon that is placed on your home screen along with the LockInfo application icon – yes; LockInfo 5 will add 2 application icons to your home screen. You will be able to enter News Sites into the search bar to add them to your RSS collection, and then configure how you will be notified of the news. Your RSS feeds will be integrated with Notification Center, as well as shown in the LockInfo lock screen interface:



    After you install LockInfo 5, you can head over to the settings application to play around in LockInfo's preferences pane, which is shown below:



    From the preferences, you will be able to:


    • Configure the widgets that you want to enable or disable
    • Manage how the screen dims while on the lock screen
    • Show or hide the charging batter on the lock screen when plugged in
    • Choose to show the Notifications, Widgets, or Nothing on the lock screen by default
    • Show or hide notification badges on the filter icons
    • Show or hide the widget filter icon
    • Enable or disable bypassing the passcode for notifications (more secure set to off)
    • Enable or disable status bar icon for Silent
    • Enable or disable status bar icon for notifications
    • Enable or disable data protection


    Because LockInfo 5 is heavily integrated with Notification Center, all RSS feed items can be configured to appear in Notification Center, or as banner notifications. If you’re a news nut and want news notifications, you’ll love this feature about LockInfo 5. If you don’t want news notifications, you can also disable this feature.

    If you own a previous version of LockInfo, then LockInfo 5 is a free upgrade. This continues to be a major 1-up for LockInfo, as its major competitor known as IntelliScreenX charges uses $4.99 to upgrade to the iOS 6 version unless they bought IntelliScreenX on or after December 1, 2012. For new users that want to adopt LockInfo 5, the asking price is $7.99; however, if you recruit 3 of your friends to buy LockInfo, the developer will refund your money to you, therefore you can get LockInfo for free. LockInfo also comes with a 2-week free trial, so feel free to give it a try in the mean time.

    Check out the developer's demonstration video below:



    For a mobile-friendly version of the video link that works with our app, tap on the video link below:

    Video Link

    If you want to reinvigorate your empty, boring iOS 6 lock screen, check out LockInfo 5! Highly recommended!

    Name: LockInfo 5
    Price: $7.99 (14-day FREE trial)
    Version: 5.0.0.11-1
    Repo: ModMyi
    Developer: David Ashman
    Editor's Rating:  5/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: LockInfo 5, Re-written for a Great iOS 6 Experience! started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 50 Comments
    1. OmegaWhite's Avatar
      OmegaWhite -
      Quote Originally Posted by holyshnikes View Post
      I prefer lockinfo. In my opinion it's way better than intelliscreenx. Intelliscreenx has way to much going on with it. There are so many things its confusing. You've got pages of different stuff, like emails, twitter, news, all kinds of stuff. It's just too much. And from what I remember, it didn't have an email preview or maybe it just was so transparent it was hard to read emails. I also didn't like the way you deleted items from intelliscreenx.

      Lockinfo gives your lock screen a more clean crisp Apple like feel. It feels like something Apple made and comes stock with the iOS device. I miss my lockinfo so much. My phone had a camera issue and I had to send it back to Apple. The replacement I got had iOS 6 on it already so I lost the jailbreak. I can't wait for it to come out, and lockinfo may just be the first thing I install!!
      Well said holyshnikes. LockInfo is the reason why I switched from IntelliscreenX

      One thing I really want LockInfo is that to have an option to remove Favorites icon when that person is no longer in my Contact book (manually removed)...icon still stuck there. Anything else are just perfect.
    1. Jato_BZ's Avatar
      Jato_BZ -
      Be interesting how this looks on the i5. Ran it on my 4S for the trial period for widgets on the lockscreen. Make the BGs transparent and it feels almost Apple like.
      Why Tim and his crew don't implement this is beyond me. Beats unlocking and launching the app.

      Come on Apple...wake up and stop snoozing
    1. edwilk55's Avatar
      edwilk55 -
      Hey Apple...you're a bunch of idiots for not making this app a standard for the iOS.
    1. noraa's Avatar
      noraa -
      Quote Originally Posted by shigh View Post
      I really liked intelliscreen but now they r being mod edit
      Really? I hope you're joking with that comment. Otherwise we may need to have some words.
    1. raduga's Avatar
      raduga -
      Quote Originally Posted by noraa View Post
      Really? I hope you're joking with that comment. Otherwise we may need to have some words.
      words are good mod edit.
      they're both better mod edit, anyway.
    1. Kamiel Walker's Avatar
      Kamiel Walker -
      Nice
    1. shigh's Avatar
      shigh -
      Quote Originally Posted by noraa View Post
      Really? I hope you're joking with that comment. Otherwise we may need to have some words.
      Lol you can have as many words as you like. Please continue to get uptight at any unpolitic comment. Or deal and live a happy life smfh
    1. yohu123's Avatar
      yohu123 -
      does lockinfo allow u to drop it down and swipe it back up, like the default notification center?
      this is coz i like my completely transparent lock screen and wanna call lockinfo only on demand and not have it on my default thereby covering my lockscreen wallpaper.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by yohu123 View Post
      does lockinfo allow u to drop it down and swipe it back up, like the default notification center?
      this is coz i like my completely transparent lock screen and wanna call lockinfo only on demand and not have it on my default thereby covering my lockscreen wallpaper.
      Yes.
    1. raduga's Avatar
      raduga -
      Quote Originally Posted by shigh View Post
      Lol you can have as many words as you like. Please continue to get uptight at any unpolitic comment. Or deal and live a happy life smfh
      Be civil, or begone.
    1. shigh's Avatar
      shigh -
      Quote Originally Posted by raduga View Post
      Be civil, or begone.
      And just like that ive learned my lesson and am a changed man!! I deeply apologize and sincerely hope i can redeem myself in the eyes of all u strangers.
    1. rocky5's Avatar
      rocky5 -
      No iPhone 5 GUI support :-( on the lockscreen, but bar that everything works fine :-)
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by rocky5 View Post
      No iPhone 5 GUI support :-( on the lockscreen, but bar that everything works fine :-)
      Do you have a screenshot?
    1. krislicoque's Avatar
      krislicoque -
      Am I the only one who don't see the option to remove the red Notification center icon from the lockscreen?

      And what about those toggles for wifi/data/bluetooth? I don't see them anywhere either.

      Seems like there's a whole lot of features missing from LockInfo. Or is that because I'm using trial version? I was under the impression that trial is the full version.
    1. eballesq's Avatar
      eballesq -
      What is the square with a dot in the middle that stays on the status bar?
    1. robertchute's Avatar
      robertchute -
      Would also like to know about the toggles for wifi/data/bluetooth. I bought Lockscreen because it's on sale for $2.99. Easily worth that, but can't find those settings.
    1. zinjen's Avatar
      zinjen -
      I'm not quite sure what David Ashman (Dev) was thinking on this update but it is horrific. I've been a 3+ year user of lockinfo and have never had such confusion setting this up. He literally took away all the customizations of the collapsible window per section, I cant remove these "notification widgets" no matter what settings I turn off. Very frustrating. Hell, there isn't even an option to change the theme! So, I uninstalled to wait for an update and now my lockscreen is missing entirely!

      Dave.. please fix this & also allow a "Classic" option for folks that loved Lockinfo 3 & 4.

      Quote Originally Posted by krislicoque View Post
      Am I the only one who don't see the option to remove the red Notification center icon from the lockscreen?

      And what about those toggles for wifi/data/bluetooth? I don't see them anywhere either.

      Seems like there's a whole lot of features missing from LockInfo. Or is that because I'm using trial version? I was under the impression that trial is the full version.
      Nope, its got massive issues.. and very clunky. I would switch over to IntelliscreenX but I know David is good about updating.
    1. eballesq's Avatar
      eballesq -
      Bugs noticed so far (iPhone 5):

      -- lockscreen GUI too short (large blank space at bottom -- looks like designed for shorter screen)
      -- favorites widget doesn't display contact photos
      -- duplicate weather widget on the lockscreen unless you screw around with the settings
      -- twitter widget won't load

      Definitely seems like some kinks need to be worked out.
    1. Vigilante Banana's Avatar
      Vigilante Banana -
      The only reason I used Lockinfo was because I could display it on my springboard. I see this is no longer an option with Lockinfo 5. Is there any chance of this feature being added again?
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      I own both this and IntelliscreenX and I've almost always been way in favor of LockInfo, but after about 20 minutes of trying to configure this version properly I deleted it and threw Intelliscreen on my i5 which only took a few minutes to configure just the way I want. I agree that the new version is very clunky and I miss the amount of customization that you could do in the previous LockInfos.