With all the barrage of lockscreen jailbreak tweaks the jailbreak community has been exposed to since the last couple of weeks, we were not exactly thrilled to review another one in the shape of FastLock when we were made aware of its release. But still reviewing jailbreak tweaks for you guys is what we love and decided to review FastLock to see how it stands up in comparison with its similar counterpart lockscreen jailbreak tweaks.
To be honest FastLock has a lot of competition when it comes to jailbreak tweaks that help to enhance the functionality of the lockscreen, such as SwipeCam that lets you access system toggles by swiping on camera button on the lockscreen. Some of them are actually pretty well thought out and do a lot of other stuff than just creating shortcuts on the lockscreen.
Keeping that in order, FastLock is actually a pretty simple jailbreak tweak, as there is no settings menu or options that you can tweak. To use it all that you have to do is to double tap the homescreen button and up comes the shortcuts for the most used applications that you can launch directly from the lockscreen without unlocking your iPhone
FastLock actually looks pretty good and has a really clean and simple “Apple-esque” interface. The app shortcut loads in the form of a menu and takes you to the desired application when you tap on one. FastLock worked without a glitch for the most part but we noticed some crashes when launching the twitter application that caused the iPhone to crash and restart. But these are sure to be rectified by the developer in the next update.
FastLock is gonna cost you $0.99 so if you are going to pop a dollar on this jailbreak tweak, make sure you don’t already have a jailbreak tweak that would just as easily do the same thing that FastLock would do for you. Look for fastlock under Cydia’s BigBoss repository.
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