PaperLock is a new jailbreak tweak released by Apocolipse, that replaces the slide-to-unlock feature on iPhone’s lock screen.
As the name suggests, you can unlock your iPhone by swiping on the Lock screen as if you’re flipping through a page in the iBooks or Kindle app.
It replaces the default “slide-to-unlock” button with “Turn Page to unlock”. PageLock is compatible with the Camera app shortcut on the lock screen.
The jailbreak tweak also offers three themes – the default full page theme with the page turning effect, plastic and bandaid. We preferred the default theme.
If you’ve a passcode then the page turning animation will reveal the standard passcode entrykpage. You can also swipe on the passcode entry page, which reveals the Home screen but you cannot launch any app.
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You can check out the demo of the app below:
PaperLock is available on Cydia for $2.99. While we liked the idea behind the lock screen tweak and the concept of themes, we feel $2.99 is too much for a lock screen tweak, especially when tweaks like Unfold that brought the fold-to-unlock concept to life, are available for free.
The initial version also quite buggy. The SpringBoard crashed couple of times while we were briefly playing around with it.
Let us know what you think of PaperLock in the comments if you try it out.