The Sky Dichotomy iPhone Home Screen

Today's home screen is a collection of lock screen tweaks for jailbroken iPhone users, along with a few minor tweaks to Notification Center.

This screen is actually my own — we haven't had an iOS home screen since our very first featured home screen, so I thought I would post mine to inspire you iOS users to start doing your own! I've jailbroken and installed the following tweaks:

  • Asymmetric HD Lockscreen, available in Cydia and for use with Winterboard. I used i-Funbox, our favourite iPhone explorer, to edit the theme to fit with my wallpaper, which essentially involved moving the time and date up a few hundred pixels and changing the slider on the bottom so it looked a little nicer. You'll need to install Lockscreen Clock Hide for this theme to work, too.
  • The wallpaper is Just Flying By, cropped to fit the retina display of my iPhone 4.
  • GrabberApp to make the Camera slider work with Camera+, our favourite camera app for iPhone. For my home screen, I'm using this wallpaper from ~Martz90.
  • OpenNotifier to add small icons to my menu bar when I have a notification (in the above image, you'll see I have a pending text message in the upper left-hand corner). This is just one of those little things I missed from Android and wanted to add back.
  • Lorem, an app that lets you dismiss notifications from the Notification Center by swiping it away. This is one of my all-time favourite features of CyanogenMod, and I was really glad I could get it on iOS.
  • You can't see it in the images, but I also really love Reveal, which allows you to scroll through notifications on your lock screen when they're longer than the standard bubble. It really makes checking text messages and email easier without having to open the whole app.

Other than that, my iPhone looks pretty much the same as others. I could have used something drastic like the rest of the Asymmetric HD theme for Dreamboard, but I like the regular interface, so I stuck with it (though I use very few of Apple's apps, opting for things like Sparrow and Week Cal instead).


    In all seriousness - why would I jailbreak my iPhone 4s? What are the real benifits and risks?y I often wonder if I should jailbreak my iPhone and will it break/ brick it. When a new iOS is released what happens ?

    I am a computer geek (older than most of you I suspect) , but other than getting apps for free (and I have paid for what I use), or a different background - is it a case of "I can, so I do it" or do I benifit in z way that jailbreak is something I should do.

      Just Me - I was of the same mind, I had a jailbroken iPhone 3G because i needed it to be unlocked but rarely used any other features other than to play around because i could.

      I Recently have jailbroken both my iPhone and iPad and have found a few useful applications which i use regularly now. There are more than just free (read illegal) apps available. There are apps like protube ($1.50) which make youtube much better. It just tweaks and adds to the features of the iphone. If you don't like it you can always restore from a backup.

      A few that i use are:

      - ProTube
      - xMessages (makes the messages app heaps better)
      - Activator
      - VLC
      - iFile
      - SBsettings
      - openSSH (enables ssh access to your phone - very useful for a computer geek)

      My reasons to jailbreak - Call Bar & BiteSMS

      I am with TPG and currently TPG/OPtus doesn't allow tethering of Mobile internet. I do jailbreak and use PDANet to bypass the Apple/OPTUS crap.

        wut? TPG allows tethering - you just need to enable it in your account - there are no additional charges.

    Looks nice. Simple and easy to use like any iDevice should be but you've made it just different enough to make it unique.

    Don't mean to consider or forget this whatever your fancy... but a lot of the perks of jail breaking your iPhone come part of the android OS. Please no flame wars now - each is an option, and to each their own. Anyway I came here because that wallpaper is BOSS. Thanks LH

    Hey I actually have the asymmetric hd lockscreen and I was wondering if anyone knows of a fix for the clock? It shows the time 12 hours off so at 1pm it says 1am

    how did you get the slider to look like that I can't figure it out

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