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    Default [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

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    I think Greensnow is just showing off his talents....

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    Quote Originally Posted by KraXik View Post
    I think Greensnow is just showing off his talents....
    Making this tweak requires almost no programming skills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxner View Post
    Making this tweak requires almost no programming skills.
    I think he was being sarcastic

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    It also gets rid of the animation when the slider appears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xhazex9x View Post
    I think he was being sarcastic
    I hope so

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    It;s free anyway give him some credit guys

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    Some of the tweaks coming out lately are pretty pointless, especially this one.

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    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.

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    is the gradient code based or png based? If its png based, then what is the location?

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    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.

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    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)
    Last edited by Maxner; 03-22-2012 at 04:56 PM.

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    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.
    And it will be like a taco inside a taco within a Taco Bell that's inside a KFC that's within a mall that's inside your dream! Springboard screwy after reboot? Here is the fix

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    Nothing more than theme work at play here, so in the immortal words of that famous warthog poet Bian Zao; "LAME!"

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    Lol
    And it will be like a taco inside a taco within a Taco Bell that's inside a KFC that's within a mall that's inside your dream! Springboard screwy after reboot? Here is the fix

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    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?
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    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

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    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

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    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.

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    Default Greensmows reply (developer of this tweak)
    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

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