If you feel like you lack in style and your image needs a bit of a re-jig, it sounds as though you could be missing an app which allows you to unlock your iPhone with style, thus gaining some street credibility.
Enter StyleUnlock, one in a growing list of Cydia tweaks which allow you to change the way you unlock your iDevice. Jokes aside, this is probably the best app to date in its field, living up to its name and while it’s not exactly James Bond-esque, it provides yet another good alternative to the tiresome Slide To Unlock.
Many developers for these sorts of apps tend to deviate from the primary function by overloading them with additional features rather than concentrating on the reason for the app in the first place. Thankfully, StyleUnlock doesn’t follow this motif, and only includes the functions you will need – hide the slider, which is optional, and the gestures themselves.
Of course, there are some gestures available in Activator which enable you to unlock your device, but this app, which might I add is free over at the BigBoss repo, takes it to the next level – adding pinch, two finger swipe, tap & hold as well as many others. In total there are 13, and after testing the app out, the gestures seem pretty responsive and work as advertised.
If you already have style in abundance, and you’re looking for something a little more practical, you could always try out LockGestures, which we featured over the weekend. With this app, you can use multitouch gestures to launch Springboard apps from the comfort of your lockscreen, as well as adjust brightness, change power options and control the iPod.app.
Heres’ a little video demo of StyleUnlock in action, courtesy of our friends at iDownloadBlog:
In order to get started with StyleUnlock, you will of course need a jailbroken iDevice. You can follow our step by step guide posted here to jailbreak your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch on iOS 4.3.5 using Redsn0w (or PwnageTool), or on iOS 4.3.3 using Redsn0w, PwnageTool, Sn0wbreeze & JailbreakMe (that last one being the easiest).