Sublime Lock HD – Clean, Easily Customizable Lock Screen

Sublime Lock HD is a nicely designed lock screen mod. The mod displays the current time, date, temperature, weather conditions, twitter feed and has a decent amount of themes to choose from. What I love about this lock screen is that it is SUPER easy to customize… like seriously anyone can do it… there is no coding involved. Below are step-by-step instructions on how to install, activate and customize this lock screen.

Side Note: The instructions might look long but that is only because I explain every little step.

1. Install Sublim Lock HD from Cydia (it is in the BigBoss source).

2. Go into WinterBoard and activate SublimeLockHD.

3. Turn off any other lock screen mods… such as LockInfo.

4. Open Safari.

5. Type the following URL into Safari – file:///Library/Themes/SublimeLockHD.theme/setup.html

6. Set the URL as a bookmark. This is done by tapping the + icon at the bottom of Safari and selecting the “Add Bookmark” option.

7. In Safari, go to and search for the weather you would like displayed on the lock screen. Example) St. Paul, MN

8. Once the specific weather page has loaded in Yahoo Weather, go into the URL and copy the number at the end of the URL. Example)… you would copy the bold numbers in the example.

9. In Safari, open the bookmark for the theme settings that you created in step 6.

10. Choose your settings. This lock screen has a decent amount of settings including; the ability to choose a theme, clock format, temp unit, update times… etc.

11. Paste the number you copied from Yahoo Weather into the “Yahoo! Code” field.

12. Once you are finished customizing the lock screen, select “Save” at the bottom.

13. Your changes are now saved and will display on your lock screen.

Note: It may take a minute for your changes to take affect on the lock screen.

The only issue I have noticed with this mod is that when the time is 10:_ _ the time doesn’t fit correctly. The developer has been pretty good about updating this app so hopefully we will see an update that fixes this issue.


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  1. USN Jet Mech says

    I cannot get the Twitter feed to update. Any suggestions?

    • Huh, I have changed the twitter account a few times and it has always updated for me. I know this sounds obvious but, did you try respringing your device? Also make sure the little box is checked in the settings so that it is actually set to display.

      OK, I just changed my twitter user name and it did not update right away so I resprung my iPhone and it updated to the correct one. So, maybe try respringing.

      Let me know if it still doesn’t work.

  2. Nice lockscreen app tip. I would say that it runs better with 60 seconds lockscreen Cydia app as well.


  3. faisalbasha says

    for me this is the idea of the year. very easy, very efficient, very smart idea. at the same time so clean and simple.

  4. The URL won’t work for me. Any suggestions?

  5. iphone 3g doesn’t work?
    the url won’t work for me.Any suggestions?

  6. The 10:00 times aligned fine for me. Weird it’d be different from phone to phone.

    Also, that url didn’t work for me either, but the page is also editable in iFile. The url that DID for me was file:///var/stash/Themes/SublimeLockHD.theme/setup.html

  7. Followed all the directions to setup 12hr time and my local weather [except I SSHed the file, saved, uploaded to phone and resprung].

    Current Date time: Nov 29, 2010 6:49p
    What the lockscreen says: Sun, March 1, 1991 18:28

    Also, I get no weather and no background.

    iPhone 3G
    redsn0w Win 0.9.6b4

    I would really love this lockscreen.

    • I also have an Iphone 3G and experienced the same problem as you.
      I just rebooted the Iphone and now it works.

  8. This mod also takes over the battery charging screen. Is there a way to change this? I really like the graphics I have for the charging screen, and would like to continue to be able to see them.

  9. Ok I installed this and yeah its very nice but I unticked it from winterboard and my original clock disappeared and wont return, ive tried rebooting and turning my device any help ? thanks

    • Yes, you need to go into Cydia and uninstall Lockscreen Clock Hide… it installed that hack when you installed the SublimeLockHD mod. once you uninstall Lockscreen Clock Hide you will get your stock lock screen clock back.

  10. how to erase the “slide to unlock” text?

  11. Can you tell me how to erase ”slide to unlock”?Thanks

  12. Ok, installed it and was very good. When I remove the original clock Sublim HD disappeared. Hd uninstalled Sublim in Cydia and the clock did not return. Help me please!

  13. Mike's Mac says

    Hey don’t get me wrong I love this lock screen but what is the point of the twitter info. The twitter info shows my latest tweet which to me in kinda useless since I know what I tweeted. Yes I know that you can not have it but then it’s just wasted space, so to fill that space it would be nice to maybe have a couple calendar events there which I think is a better use of space. This is just my opinion and YES I use and love the lock screen.

  14. hi,

    my safari could not open de file, so I open it on de webbrowser in iFile, but i can not get the actual information on the lockscreen

    is because I didn’t opened on the safari??

  15. Wrong. It works fine with 4.2.1. Just remember to write the url absolutely correct. People always forget the 3 x \ and that the url is case-sensitive.

    But i have another problem. When the minutes change (every minute, doh :) ) the number doesn’t always refresh, but writes the new number on top of the previous number. Any ideas?

  16. To change the “slide to unlock, you have to ssh on to to the phone and go to: /System/Library/CoreServices/ LANGUAGE/SpringBoard.strings.

    Then, find the one that has “slide to view” in quotes, or whatever it’s called in your language, and leave the quotes, or write something else.

  17. This app is cool but could be so much better. The Twitter option shows your own feed (what’s the point of that?) and the app is glitchy (I can’t get my background image to appear on My Dark/Light BG). I think we give this app so much praise, not because it’s all that amazing, but because there’s really nothing else out there. Lockinfo is ugly as hell but if you were able to combine some of the superior utility of LockInfo with the style of this app, then you’d be onto something. But overall I think this is a cool, admirable first attempt. I wish I knew how to program. I’d share it with all y’all for free.

  18. Just a heads up – on 4,2 & higher, custom background(your own image) is unavailable unless you SSH into the phone

  19. Hey Drew…what’s the ssh for setting up the phone to use the custom background? Thanks!

  20. All backgrounds work well for me except for “My Light BG”. The background is just solid black. I have 4.2.1 and my friends 4.0 works fine with all backgrounds. I’ve tried uninstalling and re-installing to no avail. I’m thinking it’s a conflict or glitch based on other apps I have installed. Don’t know but I really like this app and Ill just keep it set to other BG’s for now.

  21. Bellerophon says

    Neither of the urls are working (to customize the lockscreen) , so any help regarding this problem would be nice :)

  22. I can’t seem to change the clock back to 12hr since the option is not given in the online settings. How would I ssh it?

  23. Christine says

    I’m just wondering how did you putt in the clock format? Because I was able to put it in but was not able to put in choices (ie: 12 hours, 24 hours)


  24. Nightowl says

    Hmmm…Used to work perfectly. But on iOS 4.3.2, the slider outline is in the way of the weather. I’ve tried to use “slider removal” tweaks from cydia but they have no effect. Besides I don’t want to remove Sublime’s slider, just the outline of the stock iPhone “slide to unlock” outline. It looks like a few others are having this problem recently and are asking about it on a Youtube video. Anyone else having this problem?

  25. codestar says

    i’m trying to mimic the 17th picture (with the dark text for the time) but i can only get the light coloured font… any help?

  26. after ten hours it didn’t work anymore. Now i cant choose any options anymore on the setup page. but also on other theme locks, where are html setups therer aint any options anymore… please help

  27. when I try to access the ‘settings’ like Temp, Twitter etc EVERYTHING is blank! and when I click save it comes up with an error screen. =L

  28. i have installed it fully on my iphone 4, now when i go in safari to change the settings, it appears but when im trying to save it to my needs nothing shows up, i cant choose what i want, its just not there help plz

  29. Is this supported on 6.0 ?
    No matter what I do, the lock screen stays default. the changes made to Setup.html are successfully saved, however the lock screen still remains unchanged….anyone else facing this issue with iOS 6?

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