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Lock Widgets officially released [homebrew]

Windows Phone Hacker has released Lock Widgets for the homebrew community, just in time with the recent release of Root Tools 0.9. Lock Widgets enables users, who have access to a rooted Windows Phone, to use small tiles on their lock screens to act as glance widgets. Information which can be displayed include Twitter feeds, RSS feeds and weather reports, to name but a few.

Feature highlights of Lock Widgets:

  • Weather widget
  • RSS widget
  • Twitter @user widget
  • Memory widget
  • Puts widgets on your lockscreen. Pretty simple.
  • Daily Bing wallpaper
  • Custom background

You can download Lock Widgets from Windows Phone Hacker's website, note that you'll need an unlocked and rooted handset to use this software. 

Source: Windows Phone Hacker

Rich Edmonds
Rich Edmonds

Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

  • Do you think they'll ever be able to root HTC or even 2nd Gen smartphones?
  • That's really cool.
  • They are on it... Does not refresh for me...
  • Do you have WP7 root tools and if so do you have lockwidgets "trusted"? I had to do that to get it to refresh...
  • Thank you for your answer. Im full unlocked so it usually should work. But I will test it with RootTools
  • I'm very impressed with the talent in the independent side of development with WP. The big names may shun WP right now but these talented indi devs are doing a great job. Can't wait to get this app!
  • Works great on my Focus S...I love it!!
  • And just yesterday I used the tutorial to force update my AT&T focus and tried the interop unlock aswell.
    Good timing indeed =)
  • I am in no way technical. Any chance this will hit the open App Market?
  • Maybe but not practical. Only devices with custom dft roms can download from the open market. For the rest of us with just dev & interop unlocked phones, it has to go through a xap installer.
  • Someone should create a Kik widget.
  • Great App, I hope this isn't a battery drainer
  • What's root in WP? Interop-unlock
  • Neat trick could be a slippery slope to android land. I wouldn't mind a simple temp overlay though w apollo
  • Works great on my Omnia 7
    Steps to install from a unhacked phone install window break Install Zune and Windows Phone SDK Load Application Deployment  install bazaar load up bazaar and install WP7 Root Tools (under root) and Lock Widgets (under tweaks) Launch WP7 Root Tools, goto policies and mark  Lock Widgets as trusted Launch Lock Widgets :)