It is no secret that jailbreaking your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch opens it to a whole new world of functionalities that one simply can’t get within Apple’s high walls. As you all know, from time to time we feature a new jailbreak tweak that we think might be worth checking out, especially now that the iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak is finally out. Now we have a small tweak that many of you will find useful.
Are you one of those people who find it annoying that you have to unlock your iOS device each time the screen is disabled after being idle? Well then, you can really use this jailbreak tweak called Dim To Black Screen from developer Manvir Singh. What this tweak does is that it prevents your iOS device from going into a locked state whenever the screen is disabled due to being idle. This way you don’t have to worry if your device consumes battery life when idle but you don’t have to unlock your device each time it happens. So it basically dims your screen into a complete black state and that’s it.
One major concern when installing this tweak is of course the matter of security. Because your device doesn’t go into auto-lock screen mode, anyone who can pick up your device will be able to use it right away. So this basically disables your device’s pass code whenever it goes into idle mode which of course doesn’t happen on a default setting. Fortunately, you still have the option of being able to lock your device manually using the power button.
Obviously, Dim To Black Screen is a jailbreak tweak that is not for everyone, especially for those who are sensitive about their device’s security. But if you are a power user who doesn’t really mind the matters of security and picks up your device every now and then, imagine the time you’ll save by not having to unlock your screen for the nth time. The tweak is compatible with iOS 5 as well and it doesn’t create any Springboard icons or have a Settings configuration.
You know the drill, before you can use this tweak you need to have your device jailbroken. For those who have installed the iOS 4.3.5 IPSW, you can use our Redsn0w tethered guide. But if it is an untethered jailbreak is what you are after, go ahead and download the iOS 4.3.3 IPSW and restore. Then use one of the following tools: Redsn0w / Sn0wbreeze / PwnageTool / JailbreakMe. For the latest iOS 5.0.1 firmware however, refer to our iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak guide. [via ModMyi]