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      In this guide I will show you 5 applications to customize your Android phone lock screen. You can add widgets and application shortcuts so that you can directly access them from your lock screen without having first to unlock your phone and afterwards use them. Note that CyanogenMod and MIUI roms are giving you the option to customize the lock screen. Therefore this guide refers mostly to pure android lockscreen.

 

WidgetLocker Lockscreen

WidgetLocker Lockscreen allows you to fully control the look, feel and layout of your lock screen. You can add sliders, widgets and application shortcuts.

widget locker_1 widget locker_2

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.teslacoilsw.widgetlocker

FlyScreen

Embed your twitter, facebook, news, weather, sports- your favourite web services, right onto your lock screen. Through FlyScreen you can download through a lot more widgets and place them on your lock screen.

flyscreen 1 flyscreen 2

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.flydroid.FlyScreen

LockMenu

With LockMenu you can configure up to 9 sliders and make them launch applications, direct dial phone numbers, send text messages and configure the date, time and screen layout. It has a free version with advertisements and a paid one without any ads.

lockmenu 1 lockmenu 2

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.husmithinc.android.lockmenu

Lockscreen Calendar

Locksreen Calendar does what it says. You can see your upcoming calendar events directly on the lockscreen! However this doesn't work with Samsung Galaxy S/S2 and HTC Sense.

lockscreencalendar 1 lockscreencalendar 2

https://market.android.com/details?id=de.j4velin.lockscreenCalendar

No Lock

If you are tired of having to unlock your phone each time you want to use it this app is for you. Run it just once and now each time you wake up your phone it will be ready for use.

nolock 1 nolock 2

https://market.android.com/details?id=org.jraf.android.nolock

Are you using any modifications or widgets on your lock screen? Personally I am not using an application like those! 

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My lockscreen is WidgetLocker. Use it for about a year or more. It's very good.
darkduck , September 24, 2011
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axel
From the applications I've seen I agree that WidgetLocker seems to be the best one.
axel , September 26, 2011
Try out Speed Launcher Pro / Lite
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Speed Launcher Lite replaces your default lock screen with customizable screen that gives you ability to connect your frequent contact with just simple swipe.

Application gives you interactive rotatory dial like screen to use your phone in more smarter way. It gives you ability to use your lock screen to perform common tasks in style.
Even with all functionalities available on your home screen, application still respects your authentication. If you have enabled pattern/PIN lock, it allows user to enter it for unlocking phone.

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.speedlauncherdroid.speeddialer
Mangesh , January 23, 2012

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