Theme your lockscreen with SlantedLock





LockScreen themes seem to very popular over at MacRumors. This theme, called SlantedLock was introduced there in this thread. 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 topbarbkgnd@2x.png with a transparent image. You can read this WinterBoard tutorial to learn how to correct this issue.













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Step 1.

Launch Cydia and install WinterBoard. Press the Reboot Device button when installation has completed.

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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.

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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.

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Press the Install button. Press the Cancel/Queue button and continue queuing.

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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 queuing.

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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.

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Press the Restart SpringBoard button. Your lockscreen will look a little different.

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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.

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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.

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Step 2.

Launch Safari. Enter the following URL exactly as it appears:

file:///Library/Themes/SlantedLock.theme/config.html

Press Go. Here's the configuration page for this theme.

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Note: where it says Yahoo Weather WOEID, you must go to Yahoo's weather page here. Then enter your city or zip code.

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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.

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When you've made your changes press the Set Config button. Then press OK.

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Press the home button, then launch Settings. Press WinterBoard. Press Select Themes.

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Press SlantedLock. Press the home button. The iPhone will respring. You'll have a black screen initially.

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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 lock screen.

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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.

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