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WidgetLocker Receives Massive Update, Ice Cream Sandwich Lock Screen Included

 

So much for that post this morning about GO Locker when WidgetLocker is dropping bombs like this. In the latest update for the most popular lock screen app on the planet, we get a massive list of new toys. Most notably is the Ice Cream Sandwich lock screen that works flawlessly while making you almost feel like you have the new OS running on your device. Couple it with all of those ICS tweaks we gave you last week and you might actually trick someone into believing it.

Android 4.0 lock screen isn’t the only big time addition here though. How about the Honeycomb and Sense 3.0 screens as well? Or the new clock that you can see featured in my shots above? A new UI interest you? One of the best app updates I have seen in a while. Nice work TeslaCoil team.

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Cheers someone that I can’t seem to find now!

  • Anonymous

    I love this app, it works really well, and if you’re rooted it’s almost flawless. No noticeable battery drain on my Droid X running MIUI. Check out my lockscreen! :D http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14170738/20111027_180847.jpg

  • Anonymous
  • http://profiles.google.com/thelolotov Jacob Davis

    Hah, TeslaCoil team, it’s one guy, I’m pretty sure, makes it all the more impressive.

  • http://www.facebook.com/TJHRULZ tjhrulz

    I literally just stopped using it, now I must go back again

  • Anonymous

    any way to get it to look like the pic above instead of the two slide bars above it? i want just the circle unlocker but i cant figure out how to do it. please help.

  • Anonymous

    tiny.cc/qcfnd

  • Cosentino41191

    WHAT CLOCK IS USED?!?! i cant find it anywhere and i have Beautiful Widgets

  • Smillz2003

    Am I the only one dropping FCs all over this after updating? =

  • Colin Zack

    I’m having some trouble adding a custom application to the lock screen. I can’t seem to get ICS themed to show up with handcent. 

    Edit: Nevermind, I got it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mariafe.c.oneill Maria Fe Camaya O’Neill

    This is cool but i can wait for the real thing.

    • G3orge6121968

      do you need ADW launcher to run this

      • Billy Jenkins

        you don’t even need an above average IQ. just sayin

  • Anonymous

    Dude i download this app in amazone its still version 2.1 ….i feel this app even though is great to customeze u’re phone i feel like it kills my battery any suggestions? Droid X here none root

  • Arodroid

    I’ve had this app ever since Kellex started ranting about it…this is the first time I’ve ever wanted to keep it on as my permanent screen lock.  The updates also included hardware acceleration…this lock is snappy and clean!   

  • Lluminous Llama

    HEY KELLEX … ANY IDEA WHY AMAZON APP STORE CANNOT HAVE THEIR SH*T TOGETHER ENOUGH TO MAKE THE UPDATE AVAILABLE TO THOSE OF US THAT GOT IT THERE ?!?!?

    There is a good quick poll or article … AMAZON APP STORE … anyone else have trouble getting on-time ,same-day updates from developer that AndMarket gets ?? What’s their DEAL, huh ?!?! Are they contractually NOT “allowed” to provide that “service” >??? Been a rough day … then this, had to vex, sorry guys/gals !

    • David Hayden

      I just bought WidgetLocker from Amazon, since I had a free two dollar credit. Hopefully they get the update out soon.

    • Anonymous

      That is up to the developer to get the update to Amazon. 

    • Billy Jenkins

      I dont pay for anything on the amazon app store because they suck with releasing updates. idc if its the devs or amazon but they rarely ever get the updates the same day. I only use the amazon app store for the free app of the day.

  • http://twitter.com/QSMinSD Q

    Oooh this is really good.. bought this last year sometime and just re-installed it today.. very nice! /borat

  • http://profiles.google.com/drewmiramon Andrew Miramon

    Yeeeesss!!!!!

    Yes bro I am happy.

    • Billy Jenkins

      u happy bro? 

      Sorry. I had to say it.

  • bOOm

    Hopefully they will post the update on amazon as that is where I purchased it. If I try to update via the market, I’m prompted to pay again.

  • Mr. Shah

    I got mine on Amazon Appstore, they haven’t released the udpate yet!

  • http://twitter.com/BrandoHD Brandon Peters

    I can’t even update it right now, seems this post has everyone trying to get it

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=777939147 Johnny Sprink Clausen

    I was actually about to but ripple lock. Good thing this update came out. 

  • Anonymous

    I’ve had widget locker for some time… and JUST loaded Go Locker this morning.. and now this comes out??!!!!!

    WHICH IS BETTER? GO/WIDGET LOCKER??????????????????

    • Billy Jenkins

      widget locker is better for a few reasons. one reason is go locker is still new with not much customization. and 2. widget locker works on any homescreen launcher with alot of customization but go locker only works on go launcher.

  • http://twitter.com/SteveJM17 Steve Martinez

    How do you get the background color off of that clock??? It is black right now.

    • Marc Tadeja

      longpress on the widget and click edit

      • http://twitter.com/SteveJM17 Steve Martinez

        Thanks man!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10215724 Raj Bhatt

    This is awesome on my Bionic.

  • Anonymous

    Widget Locker already has a bazillion themes. They are all over at xda http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=968613

  • Anonymous

    “Cheers someone that I can’t seem to find now!” +1 for that someone

  • Anonymous

    Its $1.99 from the Amazon app store and $2.99 in the market in case anyone is going to drop$3 on a lock screen.

    • Billyrouth2000

      Amazon does not get updates,

      • Scott Willenborg

        That’s not in the least little tiny bit true.

      • Kevin Borer

        incorrect, it has been submitted to Amazon, possibly not through the approval process yet.

        http://twitter.com/#!/TeslaCoilSW

  • http://www.facebook.com/mcasteel87 Morgan Casteel

    Won’t download on my thunderbolt..can’t wait for the Rezound

  • Anonymous

    If only it worked seamlessly with one swipe and went straight to your security code entry… 

    Does the update help/fix this at all?

    • DroidzFX

      nope takes you to default lockscreen you unlock there then takes you to PIN entry. DX

      • Anonymous

        Too bad, I love the functionality. Thx for the reply.

        • Anonymous

          I’m running CM7 on my DX. You can disable the swipe to unlock action under the settings and use the function from widget locker. This way when you unlock your device using the ICS style screen it will bypass the system lock screen and take you straight to the PIN/password/pattern screen. It took me a while to figure out the right combination but it works flawlessly.

    • http://twitter.com/__paolo Paolo Ozaraga

      I haven’t tried this (since I don’t have a PIN or pattern or anything) but I hear you can download No Lock from the Android Market and it should disable your stock lockscreen but keep WidgetLocker on… might be worth trying

  • Anonymous

    Played around with the ICS “slider,” its pretty awesome. I just re-did my lock screen yesterday for a Halloween theme but, I’m going to use the ICS unlocker when I do a new one next week.

  • bigrob60

    Just installed it and love it. But I thought my OG Droid ran slow before w/ countless screen redraws. Just unlocking the phone does that now. Trying to refund but I have “no connection” to the market now. Deleting now. :[ 

    • Anonymous

      I use to run it on the OG Droid. I didn’t like it. I run Widget Lcoker now on my Incredible 2 and it is flawless. I think phones with low ram cannot handle the app. Maybe if you email the developer they will issue a refund if you missed the window.

      • bigrob60

        The amount of ram is what was worrying me. I was right. I think I just missed the refund window. Maybe I’ll throw it on a tablet when I get one. Whenever that will be.

  • andrew8806

    I’m not getting the option to change volume, hmm…

  • Anonymous

    not updated in Amazon App Store yet… :(

  • Kris Brandt

    Did they improve the speed for the WidgetLocker?  It was aggravatingly slow when I used it last week.

    • DroidzFX

      Working pretty good so far. No complaints.   DX

    • Anonymous

      Yeah… Its waaaay faster now on my DX.

  • Mareox3

    amazon version still not updated…. what the crap? i want in NOW!

  • Jason K

    How do I remove the words “Widget Locker” from my lock screen?  

    • Shmac111

      open widget locker app. then press and hold down on clock area and select edit, then in owner line 1, you can change or remove the text

  • stoph

    anyone know why the update doesn’t show up in the amazon app store?

    • Justin Everett

      I believe it’s kind of like the Apple appstore, it’s got to be submitted and then reviewed before going live, whereas the Google market just goes live.

  • Anonymous

    Did the Amazon version get updated also?

    • GOTSOOT

      Not yet, seems to be a crapshoot with Amazon, I think it depends on the developer too. Angry Birds updates have been fairly timely.

      Ive had the ICS style clock as shown above for a few days now using One More Clock and there is an ICS user theme on XDA. Its only the ICS icon on a Sense slider but it kind of gets the job done.

      This looks awesome though. If Amazon doesn’t have the update soon I might just pony up the cash to buy it on the Market.

  • Justin Everett

    Only problem now is that if you place an ICS unlocker you can’t edit/move it afterwards, or at least i can’t seem to figure out how to do so.

    • Derek Duncan

      you can move it. just long press around the lock, not on the lock.

      • Justin Everett

        Thanks!

  • PyroHoltz

    I’m out of the loop when it comes to lockscreen replacements.

    Does someone mind indicating any of the drawbacks?

    • Narwalh

      The main drawback has to do with using pin/password lock. If you do so, I think it essentially adds 1 more screen to the unlock process.

  • Gottheguds112

    Kellex or anyone else, do you run this with CM7? What are the best settings to make then play nice?

  • viewthis66

    i just switched to this from the GO Locker hahaha 

    • Anonymous

      I’m going back and forth.  Too many lockscreen replacements in one day! haha

  • Raven

    Does it work any better with Exchange enforced PIN login?  The last time I tried it, it forced me to first unlock WidgetLocker, then do the standard unlock, and then enter my PIN.  It is too annoying to be useful for me if WidgetLocker can’t sent me straight to the PIN login.

  • Mikedeamicis

    i love lock screen as it is, this is some serious icing on the . . . whoa. .  ice cream?

  • Ice

    this + razr = win?

    • http://www.facebook.com/jeffandrews82 Jeff Andrews

      If you’re ok with a locked bootloader, Motoblur, and Gingerbread.

      • Anonymous

        Not me. :)))))))))

      • Kixofmyg0t

        I’m perfectly fine with a locked bootloader, Motoblur and Gingerbread. I prefer Motoblur to stock actually(4.5+ Motoblur let me be clear on that).

        What do you need a unlocked bootloader for anyway? ROM’s? You don’t need a unlocked bootloader for that…..just sayin…..

        • Anonymous

          But you need an unlocked bootloader for true AOSP custom ROMs and for custom kernels. Why anyone in this community would get the RAZR knowing the Nexus is coming right after it (or even perhaps on the same day) is beyond me.

          • Kixofmyg0t

            True….but honestly custom kernels are a minefield. Very few are better than stock and most of the ones I know of are WORSE in terms of battery life, bugs, etc.

            My XOOM has a custom ROM and custom kernel(Tiamat 2.2.1) and the only thing the custom kernel did was allow me to overclock…..which was fun for about 3 weeks then I changed it back to stock speed because it’s just not necessary. A 1.7Ghz Tegra2 was faster yes…..but I was worried about the heat so I brought it back down to stock 1Ghz. That’s fast enough for me.

            I personally would go for the RAZR over the G-Nex hands down. The reasons are too many to list(and it would sound fan-boyish) but it boils down to with the Verizon RAZR being the ONLY ONE IN THE FRICKEN WORLD that’s locked…..how long to you think that’s gonna last? Think about it, it shouldn’t be long at all til someone figures out how to unlock it….and it will get ICS soon from either the dev community or Moto themselves. Also….ICS is uncharted territory. Meaning I’m willing to bet just days after release a FLOOD of “my ______ doesn’t work on ICS!” I SERIOUSLY DOUBT Google got this whole thing right on the first try.

            I won’t be interested in Ice Cream Sandwich until 4.1. 

          • Billy Jenkins

            “Why anyone in this community would get the RAZR knowing the Nexus is coming right after it is beyond me.” Probably for the same reason why people would buy the Bionic the day it came out for a few hundred dollars after knowinghow many times it was delayed and also knowing that a much better phone was already being talked about. And the reason is because they are idiots.

  • Mikedeamicis

    1st

  • Dominick DeVito

    widgetLocker is awesome – getting it right now!