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PatternUnlock Brings Superior Android-Style Lockscreen to iOS [Cydia Tweak]

The old, classic lock screen is considered to be an iconic element of the iOS experience. However, many would say that it hasn't changed much over the years and it's starting to get stale. Fortunately, there is no shortage of jailbreak tweaks that aims to breathe new life into your lockscreen. If you are particularly fond of the Android lock screen, then you're certainly going to like today's featured jailbreak tweak.

PatternUnlock Cydia Tweak

Of course, this isn't the first time the Android lock screen has been brought to the iOS. One of the most well-known option is AndroidLock XT. What we have for you today is a jailbreak tweak called PatternUnlock, which brings the Android lock screen to your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. For the uninitiated, Android's way of unlocking a device will have you draw a pattern by connecting dots. Draw the right pattern and the device unlocks. PatternUnlock is worth the look because it is regarded as the better Android-style lock screen tweak out there.

Like all good jailbreak tweaks, PatternUnlock offers plenty of options so you can customize your experience. The configuration settings for the tweak can be accessed via the Settings app. Once you have enabled PatternUnlock, you will be asked to create a pattern by connecting any of the 9 dots onscreen. To confirm, you will be asked to re-enter the pattern. Once that's done, each time you need to unlock your device, you will be asked to draw the pattern instead of typing those mundane passcodes.

Aside from that, PatternUnlock offers other functions like the ability to bypass the tweak altogether and enter your passcode instead. You may also make an emergency call by tapping the SOS button. PatternUnlock also comes with 5 built-in themes. However, if you wish to create your own theme, the developer has included a handy guide on how to create your own themes. You can also enable haptic feedback which vibrates your device whenever you touch a point and after successfully unlocking.

PatternUnlock Cydia Tweak Themes

When it comes to Android-style lock screen tweaks, PatternUnlock is definitely one of the best. It also works quite well with other popular lock screen tweaks like LockInfo, Unfold, JellyLock, IntelliScreenX and many others. You can purchase PatternUnlock on Cydia under BigBoss for $1.99. Just make sure that you have a device that's running iOS 6 or later. [via iPhoneHacks]

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