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    Default 'Beacon' Enables the Initial Animated Apple Boot Animation for Every Respring or Reboot


    If you’ve ever done a respring, or a reboot, then you might be familiar with the way that the Apple logo appears until your lock screen finally appears. It’s simply that – a boring, non-animated, Apple logo.

    A new jailbreak tweak called Beacon by iOS developer Evan Swick enables the animated Apple boot animation that appears on the display the first time you turn on your iOS device after a fresh restore. This way, you’ll see this awesome animated Apple logo right before you see your lock screen, rather than a dull, non-animated Apple logo.

    The animated Apple logo appears every time you reboot your device, or respring it. The tweak comes with a preferences pane in the Settings application, where you can choose the transition style from the basic Apple logo to the animated one:



    The transitions you have to choose from include:

    • Flip from left
    • Flip from right
    • Curl up
    • Curl down
    • Dissolve
    • Flip from top
    • Flip from bottom

    Beacon is a very simple, and subtle change for iOS, but at the same time, it’s a very pleasing one. This is one of those simple jailbreak tweaks that makes the iOS experience just that much better. It’s odd how Apple hasn’t already made features like this stock with iOS.

    Beacon works on any device, whether it's an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. The device just needs to be running iOS 5 or later.

    Name: Beacon
    Price: 99
    Version: 0.9.8-4
    Requirements: iOS 5+
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Evan Swick
    Editor's Rating: 

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    It needs to allow for custom images!
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    Quote Originally Posted by King_O_Hill View Post
    It needs to allow for custom images!
    I am the developer of Beacon. Could you be more specific when you say custom images? I'm here to help!

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    Nice idea! Yuh is it using the Logo Flare images in the SpringBoard app?

    Be good if somehow it could be also integrated into WB.

    I thought animated boot logos were gone!

    Good work!
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    Very nice tweak gonna try it out

    Welcome to the site also

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jato_BZ View Post
    Nice idea! Yuh is it using the Logo Flare images in the SpringBoard app?

    Be good if somehow it could be also integrated into WB.

    I thought animated boot logos were gone!

    Good work!
    Thanks!

    And haha, I didn't even know those Logo Flare images existed! Wow...you just solved a mystery I was clueless on...But no, Apple has a subclass of a UIView that uses those images. I won't go into details, but I had no idea where the images came from, I just knew that it worked. You've solved the mystery! So yes, if you change the Logo Flare photos in SpringBoard.app, (with WinterBoard or whatever you like), I don't see why it wouldn't work.

    I guess I should have checked there first :P

    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1 View Post
    Very nice tweak gonna try it out

    Welcome to the site also
    Thanks. I've been a member of ModMyi for quite a while, I just didn't want to confuse everyone by using my old username :P
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    Sounds good and good work. Wish I could do something like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1 View Post
    Sounds good and good work. Wish I could do something like this.
    You can. In all honesty, I have never even created a standard app. Ever. This is the first thing for iPhone I have ever finished. I made Beacon two days ago in less than 24 hours while I was sick. I barely even know Objective-C. I'm not even out of high school, never taken any programming or computer class. Everything you need to do things like this has some sort of documentation, somewhere online, no matter how hard you have to look to find it. (And MobileSubstrate info is definitely hard to find)
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    Ya wouldn't even know where to start for this. And doubt I even have the time work and my little one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1 View Post
    Ya wouldn't even know where to start for this. And doubt I even have the time work and my little one.
    Ah, I understand. I'm not old enough to work, so I guess I don't have any advice there, but if you find the time somewhere, it's definitely worth the effort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JcoasProductions View Post
    hi
    I believe you spelled your username wrong, Jacob.
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    Very nice. Have been looking for this ever since it was introduced in iOS 5. Honestly never occurred to me to delve into the OS and try it myself, lol...

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    Quote Originally Posted by andygev35 View Post
    Very nice. Have been looking for this ever since it was introduced in iOS 5. Honestly never occurred to me to delve into the OS and try it myself, lol...
    Thank you. Yeah, I was the same way, trying to find a tweak. Got into MobileSubstrate and decided what I wanted the finished product to be before I even started. The hardest part was finding where the heck the logo got activated from. Took the majority of the time, about 6 hours, but once I found that, it was a breeze.
    Last edited by eswick; 04-04-2013 at 07:56 PM. Reason: Autocorrect? Doesn't work.
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    I don't know if its asking too much, but the settings app really needs a preview function for each of the animations...

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    Quote Originally Posted by eswick View Post
    I am the developer of Beacon. Could you be more specific when you say custom images? I'm here to help!
    would you happen to have a video of this app somewhere? sounds interesting. perhaps the user can change the logo to a personal pic?
    Last edited by daytonaviolet; 04-04-2013 at 11:01 PM.

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    Just use the search feature in Cydia.

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    is it just the apple or does it that shield with the lightning bolt come up as well as a transition? the apple is nice but i no desire to the arm and bolt. i wouldn't put it on the phone free if i have to see yet another logo after the apple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andygev35 View Post
    Just use the search feature in Cydia.
    i didn't find it when i first logged into cydia. but after logging out and logging back in.. it found it. so i spent my $0.99 i just hope someday there will be some custom logo's other then an Apple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andygev35 View Post
    I don't know if its asking too much, but the settings app really needs a preview function for each of the animations...
    It's on my to-do list.
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