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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)
    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. Jato_BZ's Avatar
      Jato_BZ -
      Quote Originally Posted by mortopher View Post
      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.
      I agree, pity LockInfo isn't iOS 6 compatible. It was perfect. I uninstalled LockInfo 5 as well.
    1. eyepoper's Avatar
      eyepoper -
      This version SUCKS...
      Its the same as ISX... We dont want 2 Apps doing and looking the same.. We want Difference... Where is the Small Text option? Where is the Hide SLIDE TO UNLOCK ? where is .. where is.. where is... a lot of options are GONE...
      Isnt there any other thing other than Lockinfo and Intelliscreen alternative ?
    1. artiste1's Avatar
      artiste1 -
      I agree with above. Wow, what a downgrade compared to the prior version. I have used Lockinfo for the last 3 years and have suggested it to many of my friends. It was the main reason for jailbreaking our phones. Now Lockinfo has lost most of the functionality of the prior version. Unless this is some early beta version, it's nearly worthless now. Not all that different from iOS notification system or intelliscreen. Almost all of the functions, themes, text control, native widgets, hide slider, etc. are just gone.

      What was the developer thinking? Talk about shooting oneself in the foot. Maybe Apple paid him to kill his own app. Like others, I'm very very disappointed. I need to either switch to intelliscreen now or see if I can downgrade to iOS5 to get Lockinfo 4. I wish the prior functionality was preserved.
    1. The Guz's Avatar
      The Guz -
      I played around with lockinfo 5 since the upgrade was free for me. It does take time to configure but I got it to where I like it. I am so used to the previous version that this one will take some time to get used to. I do like the filter ability and the quick access to widgets. I dislike that the weather widget covers up the clock. It was nice being able to disable that widget in the previous version. I also miss the manual refresh button. I used that on the previous version with the RSS feed add on as well as checking for email since I had the push feature disabled. I have never used IntelliscreenX but I may just to compare the two. We shall see what other features are added.
    1. jrcampos's Avatar
      jrcampos -
      Am I the only one that can not get the twitter and Facebook tabs to work on the lock screen. I tap it and it does nothing.
    1. robinio's Avatar
      robinio -
      Quote Originally Posted by zinjen View Post
      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.
      Couldn't agree with you more! I don't know if I should wait for this 'classic' upgrade or request my money back. Shame.
    1. Jato_BZ's Avatar
      Jato_BZ -
      Quote Originally Posted by robinio View Post
      Couldn't agree with you more! I don't know if I should wait for this 'classic' upgrade or request my money back. Shame.
      Yip totally agree! He just needs to make LockInfo compatible with ios 6! Don't change it if it's not broken! :-o
    1. jrcampos's Avatar
      jrcampos -
      Quote Originally Posted by jrcampos View Post
      Am I the only one that can not get the twitter and Facebook tabs to work on the lock screen. I tap it and it does nothing.
      Guess no one else is having this problem
    1. bushbabywas's Avatar
      bushbabywas -
      Quote Originally Posted by jrcampos View Post
      Guess no one else is having this problem
      I'm having that problem. I filed a bug report, you should do the same so the dev prioritises sorting it
    1. 1swift's Avatar
      1swift -
      anyone else having problems with notifications staying after you tap them? For example, if I get a notification its my turn in Words. I tap it, go to words, play etc. But if I go back to the notification center or lock screen. that same notification is still there and I have to manually remove it or they just pile up even though I've acknowledged them.

      Is this a lockinfo issue or a iOS issue??