BerryC8 is amazing new jailbreak tweak by developer Max Katzmann that allows you to launch your favorite apps directly from the Lock screen. What’s so interesting about the tweak is that it has been developed with Touch ID in mind providing a seamless experience to users who own a device that supports Touch ID.
The tweak allows you to add up to 8 applications to the Lock screen and launch it directly from there. Only four applications will be displayed at once on the Lock screen but if you’ve added more than four apps, you can simply swipe from the right or the left edge of the screen to switch between the first and the second page.
In order to launch a specific app from the Lock screen on a Touch ID enabled device, hold your finger on the app icon and drag it downwards to the bottom center of the screen. As you’ve reached the end of the screen, continue to move your finger towards the Touch ID to unlock your device and launch the app simultaneously. Smart isn’t it?
On the other hand, if you own a device that doesn’t support Touch ID or have a passcode lock enabled, you’ll be prompted to enter the passcode before launching the app.
Once you install BerryC8, you can configure it from its preferences pane in the Settings app. The pane features a kill switch toggle to enable or disable the tweak, an ‘App Shortcuts’ option where you can choose the apps to be displayed on the Lock screen and an ‘Auto Lock’ toggle which is mainly for users who own a device that doesn’t support Touch ID. After making the changes, you’ll have to tap on the Respring button for the new settings to take place.
BerryC8 works perfectly and is a great way of launching your favorite apps from the Lock screen especially the wave animation that appears when you’re dragging an app.
The only complain that I’ve got about the tweak, which the developer has also promised to look into, is that the app icons look big and some of them appear blurry but expect to see an update soon that fixes the issue.
If you’re interested to give this tweak a try, head to Cydia and download BerryC8 for free from BigBoss repo. Let us know what you think about this great tweak in the comments section below.