Originality certainly has its merits, but if an idea is already good enough, you merely have to tinker with it to get perfection. The previously covered JellyLock tweak garnered a lot of praise and popularity when it was first released last year, for both its features and looks. A year on, almost everything about the looks of iOS has changed, and so it makes sense for JellyLock to have an updated version to match the new flat UI as well. JellyLock7 is quite similar to its predecessor if you only consider basic traits, but there are some finer points that make the new tweak a huge improvement over JellyLock. You can now see icon badges on the shortcut ring, there are more customization options, and of course, everything looks more in tune with the flat iOS 7 UI.
A small but convenient feature of the iOS 7 lock screen is the ability to unlock by swiping across any area of the screen. Since you might want to use JellyLock7 as the only way to unlock your device, the tweak’s menu in the Settings app offers the option to disable this default unlocking behavior. Another option available in this section of the menu deals with the camera grabber, letting users toggle its visibility.
Like its previous version, JellyLock7 allows app shortcuts to be added to its unlock ring. A maximum of 5 app shortcuts can be added, including both system and third-party apps. The passcode can also be disabled when launching apps via JellyLock7 shortcuts.
There is a whole section of the JellyLock7 menu dedicated to the tweak’s appearance. Using the options present here, it is possible to toggle the visibility of icon badges and blur the wallpaper behind shortcuts. Other available options deal with the properties of the unlock ring. Users can tweak the size of this ring by moving the slider provided at the bottom of the screen and change its color, selecting from a neat range of predefined tints.
JellyLock7 is a free tweak, and can be downloaded from the BigBoss repo of the Cydia store. If you are using a passcode lock, and are privacy-conscious, this tweak might not be for you, but anyone who is a fan of Android’s lock screen is sure to find JellyLock7 really attractive.