Yesterday we covered a Cydia tweak by the name of LockDate that allows users to personalize the lockscreen of their iOS device by making almost any change to the date displayed on an iPhone when the screen is locked. If you used that tweak, you might have noticed that it left the lockscreen time looking pretty forlorn and unattended. Looks like we weren’t the only ones to notice that, as today ColorClock has been released, which will allow you to change the color of the lockscreen date as well as time. The best thing about the tweak is the range of colors that you can choose for the time display, as ColorClock lets you change the clock’s color with the help of RGB value sliders, thus allowing a staggeringly vast number of colors to be used on the lockscreen of your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Read on to know all about this small, but useful, Cydia tweak.
Once you have downloaded the tweak from the ModMyi repo in the Cydia store, you will see that a new menu for it has been added to the stock Settings app in your iDevice. It is from this menu that you can tweak with the RGB values of the lockscreen time and date. By default, ColorClock will turn these values to 0, leaving you with a black clock. To change the color to your desired one search for any good RGB color picker online (there are many free ones available out there, like the previously covered Just Color Picker for matching textures with designs) and find out the values for the desired color. After doing that, adjust the sliders accordingly and exit the ColorClock menu. Now you will see that the date and time on your iDevice lockscreen has been modified in appearance and you can show off its new looks to the world.
ColorClock is a free tweak, a pretty good one due to its simplicity and ease of use. Having said that, ColorClock has the potential to become much better than it currently is if the developer adds some default colours to the mix. We are sure that not all jailbreak users will like to tweak with RGB values just so that they can have a more fancy clock on their iPhone. For such casual users, a few predefined colors (or maybe even the whole palette) won’t hurt at all and is sure to make the tweak perfect.