Sony introduced many changes to it’s Jelly Bean devices. One of those changes was a difference in the lock-screen. In the devices before the Jelly Bean OS, the user had to swipe from left to right to unlock the phone. But in the Jelly Bean OS, Sony introduced a change which allowed users to swipe up or down anywhere to unlock the phone.
Additionally upon contact, the screen breaks up into an effect reminiscent of Venetian blinds, which lasts for as long as you hold your finger on the screen. This serves to make unlocking the phone easier than before by freeing the thumbs from awkward motions. There is now also an option to change the background of the lock-screen with the default wallpapers or your own pictures through the Album application. Swiping the digital clock to the right allows access to various music shortcuts, and swiping to the left is a quick-capture camera feature, where a picture is taken upon swipe.
This feature will work only on the ICS Xperia devices. It has been tested successfully on Xperia Arc, Xperia Ray, Xperia Sola and Xperia S. Follow the instructions given below to install this lock-screen on your Xperia device.
- Download the lock-screen apk file and place it on the SD card.
- Install the ES File Explorer.
- Open ES File Explorer. In the settings, enable the “Up to root” check box. Further down in the settings, enable “Root Explorer” check box.
- Copy the file downloaded in step 1 to system/app.
- Now find the “UxpNxtLockScreen.apk” file in the system/app and tap and hold on it till you get the menu.
- Scroll down in the menu till you see “Properties” and tap on it.
- Tap the “Change” button in front of the Permissions to bring up the permissions dialog.
- Make sure everything under “Read” is checked, only “User” is checked under “Write” and nothing is checked under “Execute”. Your screen should look like the following:
- Click “OK”. Exit the app and reboot the device.
On rebooting the phone, the user will have the Jelly Bean lock-screen.