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03-22-2012, 02:42 PM #1
[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
Editor's Rating: 1/5
03-22-2012, 02:58 PM #2
I think Greensnow is just showing off his talents....
03-22-2012, 03:07 PM #3
03-22-2012, 03:12 PM #4
03-22-2012, 03:14 PM #5
It also gets rid of the animation when the slider appears.
03-22-2012, 03:18 PM #6
03-22-2012, 03:34 PM #7
It;s free anyway give him some credit guys
03-22-2012, 03:44 PM #8
Some of the tweaks coming out lately are pretty pointless, especially this one.
03-22-2012, 03:53 PM #9
03-22-2012, 05:36 PM #10
is the gradient code based or png based? If its png based, then what is the location?
03-22-2012, 05:41 PM #11
03-22-2012, 05:53 PM #12
Last edited by Maxner; 03-22-2012 at 05:56 PM.
03-22-2012, 06:54 PM #13
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.
03-22-2012, 07:05 PM #14
Nothing more than theme work at play here, so in the immortal words of that famous warthog poet Bian Zao; "LAME!"
03-22-2012, 09:38 PM #15
03-22-2012, 10:12 PM #16
Fortunately, I keep my feathers numbered for just such an emergency...
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
03-22-2012, 11:12 PM #17
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03-23-2012, 12:10 AM #19
03-23-2012, 12:27 AM #20Greensmows reply (developer of this tweak)
Now PowerDown Clear has Become Amazing in the new update tomorrow!