Theme your lockscreen with SlantedLock
LockScreen themes seem to very popular over at MacRumors. This theme, called SlantedLock was
introduced there in
What makes this theme stand out from most others is the ease of the configuration. You don't
have to edit and upload any files to the phone; you do it right through the web browser. You can
have this theme up and running on your iPhone in less than five minutes! You'll also get a new
set of sliders as well.
There is one slider that doesn't look quite right to me, that is when you
power down the iPhone. You'll see a gray rectangle behind the lock. You could easily change
this out by going into the theme using OpenSSH and replacing the firstname.lastname@example.org with a
transparent image. You can read
WinterBoard tutorial to learn how to correct this issue.
Launch Cydia and install WinterBoard. Press the Reboot Device button when installation has
Press the Search button, enter the name file:// in the search box. Select the program from the list
when it appears. Press the Install button, then press the Cancel/Queue button.
Press the Continue Queuing button. Press the Search button and enter lockscreen clock hide.
Press the program name when you see it in the list.
Press the Install button. Press the Cancel/Queue button and continue queuing.
Press the Search button and enter lockscreen dim delay control. Select the program from the list
when it appears. Press the Install button, then press the Cancel/Queue button and continue
Press the Search button and enter slanted lock. Select the program from the list when it appears.
Press the Install button, then press the Confirm button.
Press the Restart SpringBoard button. Your lockscreen will look a little different.
Launch the Settings application. Scroll down and press the Clock Hide button. It will reveal a
control panel for the program. Since the theme you'll be installing consists of a giant clock,
you might want to turn off your status bar time. Press the Settings button to back up one level.
Press the Dim Delay button. Here you can configure the program. Press the delay button and
choose a setting to illuminate the lockscreen longer. The lockscreen only stays on for about
five seconds by default.
Launch Safari. Enter the following URL exactly as it appears:
Press Go. Here's the configuration page for this theme.
Note: where it says Yahoo Weather WOEID, you must go to Yahoo's weather page
Then enter your city or zip code.
You'll be sent to a new page. Look at the URL. There will be an eight digit number next to your
city name. Place that number in the form above.
When you've made your changes press the Set Config button. Then press OK.
Press the home button, then launch Settings. Press WinterBoard. Press Select Themes.
Press SlantedLock. Press the home button. The iPhone will respring. You'll have a black screen
It will take several seconds for the date and time to load. You will not see the weather until
you set a wallpaper image. Simply launch Settings, then press Wallpaper. Set the image for the
Once you've set the image and and put your iPhone into sleep mode and wake it back up you'll see
your new theme.