If you are interested in changing the color of your slide just to unlock the bar knob using your lock screen in your iOS based device, then don’t worry, you have a new tweak for it. The previous original Slide to unlock knob used to come in a very bad shape especially in terms of color and appearance which was too dull and shabby in look and feel. However, this is not the case with the new jailbreak tweak. You can now change the color scheme to Red or Green color as per your choice or preference without any hassle. So now no more old and dull look and feel, as you have Cydia application better known as Knob Coloring to customize the knob color to anyone you like.
Knob Coloring- having a closer look
The KnobColoring or ColoredKnob is a new free Cydia tweak or application created by Ron Melkhior a known iOS developer. It helps the users to change the color of Slide to unlock knob. That’s the basic and simple description of KnobColoring. With these simple changes, you can see a lot of difference in the appearance part. However, you can find a minor problem with this application or tweak. The tweak has limited number of color options, in fact, only two, red and green. Though it may not be seen as a problem but certainly can be termed as a limitation, which hopefully would be sorted out by introducing a couple of more color options by the developers. You can find this application available at BigBoss repo for free.
How Knob Coloring works
The tweak is seen with some simple preferences pane which is located in the settings application. This preferences pane is very user friendly and you can easily understand and use it. It comes with a switch meant for enable and disable which helps you to toggle the effects of this application or tweak as and when you feel like doing it. The other main section is the RGB (red, green and blue) sliders. This helps the users to set the color of the slide to unlock the slider knob.
Some pros and cons
The tweak is simply very swift to change any color of the slide to unlock slider knob, which hardly requires any type of action between these changes. Unfortunately, as the RCB slider doesn’t give any indication of the kind of colors the user want to create, hence he has to simply take a guess work to the color the slider would be for each and every time he changes it. On the other hand, the RGB sliders are considered to be more versatile in nature than any the color list selection can be.
Another disturbing aspect which is worth pinpointing is that the coloring is very light which makes the work of below par vision users difficult to differentiate the colors. In fact by introducing bold color appearances along with proper color indicators can really make this tweak more happening and better choice.
Although you may find a couple of kinks in this tweak which are supposed to be worked out, however, this much of features at any free tweak can be still more than enough for any user. If you are interested in trying out this tweak, better launch the Cydia app at your jailbroken iOS based device and enjoy the difference.