How to Customize Your Jailbroken iOS Lockscreen?

The default iOS lockscreen is little more than a glorified wristwatch; functional, but not very useful for much else than checking the date.

There are a lot of one-click themes already available on Cydia (the jailbreaker's App Store), but they're not always perfect. Today we'll be loading up a sleek, easily customizable lockscreen that gives you the date, the time, and the weather in a stylish format.

Before You Start, You'll Need:
  • A jailbroken iPhone 
  • iPhone Explorer or some variantion 
  • Cydia (should install when you jailbreak your phone) 
From Cydia, you'll also need to install:
  • Lockscreen Clock Hide 
  • Winterboard 
  • CleanStatus 
Here is the steps to Customize Your Jailbroken iOS Lockscreen:
  • Download the theme appropriate for your current version of iOS. 
                       [iOS 4.1 and below]
                          [iOS 4.2.1] 
  • Unzip the download and locate LockBackground.html. Open this with your plain-text editor of choice (Notepad/TextEdit will do), find "var locale: Los Angeles, California," and input your own location. This will give you the weather for your area. Save and close. 
  • Open up iPhoneExplorer and navigate to Root/Library/Themes. 
  • Copy the entire unzipped theme folder into your "Themes" folder. 
  • Open up your Settings on your iPhone and go to Clock Hide. Enable Clock Hide. As the name suggests, this will hide the default clock on the lockscreen as well as the status bar time and the date on your lockscreen. 
  • Go to CleanStatus. CleanStatus is a way for you to control exactly what is shown on your status bar, and has a variety of choices. Enable CleanStatus. Turn "on" Carrier Name and anything else you want to hide in your status bar. 
  • Go to Winterboard. Winterboard, once known as Summerboard in the 2G days, is a little app that lets you choose your various themes for your iOS device. Go to Select Themes. Select the theme we just set up. 
  • Go back to Winterboard. Tap on "Respring." By respringing, you will basically soft restart your springboard, which is where all of your apps are stored for your perusal. 

Ta-da! You will now have a customized lockscreen on your iPhone!