Jelly Bean Xperia lock-screen leaked; available to install for rooted ICS devices

by XB on 27/01/2013

in Android, Tips & Tricks


The newest lock-screen found in Sony’s latest Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware has leaked courtesy of xda-developers. This is the lock-screen found in the Sony Xperia Z and will be used in all Jelly Bean firmware versions. You can install it to your Sony Xperia as long as it is rooted and running Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. It works fine on stock ROMs too.

Whilst the new lock screen works without any issues, it is worth noting that there are no swipe-able notifications as seen in the current ICS lock screen. This is as Sony has changed how this works and you now pull the status bar directly from the lock screen and swipe notifications from there. See below for instructions on how to install.

Guide to installing Jelly Bean Xperia lock-screen

1. Download Jelly Bean lock screen apk

There are two apk files to choose from:
A) “Slide-to-unlock” text is included every time you unlock the phone. Download here.
B) “Slide-to-unlock” remains only for the first three times you unlock the phone. The text then disappears for every subsequent unlock. It will reappear when you reboot your phone, once again only for three times. Download here.

2. Back up existing lock screen

Use ‘Root Explorer’ or a similar app to navigate to: system > app

Back up (i.e. move) the existing UxpNxtLockScreen.apk to a location on your SD card. Note where you have downloaded it in case you want to change the lock-screen back.

3. Move new lock screen apk into correct folder

Move the newly downloaded UxpNxtLockScreen.apk to: system > app

4. Use correct permissions

If using Root Explorer, long press on the file and click on ‘Permissions’. Make sure the permissions are set to: r w -, r – -, r – – [or see below]

5. Reboot your handset

Reboot your handset and hopefully you should have the new lock screen running.

6.Change image in lock screen

You can change the wallpaper in the following location:
Settings > Display > Lock screen settings > Wallpaper

Via xda-developers.

Thanks Nabendu!

  • http://www.facebook.com/im.yjtan Yong Jie Tan

    Unrooted phone :

  • adsada_arc

    can someone who has installed this comment how it displays when you have a grid pattern, or pin unlock code?

    cheers

  • PRo

    Does it work on xperia mini with 2.3 GB ???

  • http://www.facebook.com/neofactor.is3 Nevin John

    The lock screen wont work in that case.

  • http://www.facebook.com/neofactor.is3 Nevin John

    Means you can’t install it unless you root your phone. Simple as that. :D

  • reptile64

    It’s working fine, the only problem is that the wallpaper appears after a while

  • mqxiobor

    Reboot your phone, helped for me…

  • maxiobor

    Reboot your phone it helped me..

  • ShinOrochiX

    Probably not, generally ICS/JB-specific apps do not run on GB.

  • SonyFan

    didn’t worked on my Xperia X10 with ICS and also didn’t worked with CM10

  • http://twitter.com/aneesunease Anees Palayakodan

    Working Perfectly fine on my SXS. All the features including security (pattern lock) works fine, Camera launch and music control works fine too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ravi4ever11 Ravi Kanyal

    works for me on my xperia ray ics rom

  • ShinOrochiX

    I personally prefer the 2012 Xperia ‘sliding tab’ style lockscreen. Too bad they got rid of it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/denislav.popov.7 Denislav Popov

    ICS devices ONLY

  • dan

    Works great on xperia p i like it thanks

  • http://twitter.com/adeceku alan cavazos

    Reboot your phone it helped me..

  • MeGusta

    thanks for the tips, working great on my Acro S

    http://i.imgur.com/mr3nZ9m.jpg

  • MeGusta

    Reboot your phone, helped for me…

  • http://www.facebook.com/neofactor.is3 Nevin John

    Everything else works fine but the way it’s displayed is the same as it was earlier.

  • Nabil

    Reboot your phone I guess, it helped me…

  • xR4zz

    Very awesome lockscreen.

  • http://twitter.com/aneesunease Anees Palayakodan

    happens when you set a larger image as the wallpaper. i was able to reproduce ur issue. Use a smaller wallpaper esp ones for lock screen, you will find actual xperia z lock wallpapers (google it) or use iphone5 wallpapers

  • xR4zz

    Works fine!

  • http://www.facebook.com/sparta23 Bhavik Thakkar

    Hi guys I’m using cm10 4.1.2 on my xperia s and I m not able to locate the .apk file in the system app folder. Secondly after downloading the new lock screen app I c its a .zip file . I extracted the contents but did not find the .apk file ..any ideas ??

  • Rui bacelar

    Beautifull….really, if the image lock was dinamic then it would be perfect.

  • reptile64

    thanx for the info but as an advanced user i can assure you that every wallpaper gets cropped and resized by the system to fit the exact aspect ratio and resolution of your screen, anyway, you misunderstood me because by saying it appears after a while i mean milliseconds not seconds.

  • Kkscchaos

    “Whilst the new lock screen works without any issues, it is worth noting
    that there are no swipe-able notifications as seen in the current ICS
    lock screen. This is as Sony has changed how this works and you now pull
    the status bar directly from the lock screen and swipe notifications
    from there” <– this is a stock Jelly Bean feature. My Nexus 4 does that. So in other words, Sony hasn't changed that part.

  • Jim P

    Iam on custom 4.0.4 and did not find the equivalent apk but pasted the new one anyway, fixed the permissions, rebooted. aaaaaand nothing :(

  • http://twitter.com/mt_95 Mustafa Tekman

    You lose the lock screen if you set a password/pin or a pattern, same as the ICS one..On Gingerbread, it was different, the pattern (or pin, password whatever) screen used to come up after the slide-to-unlock screen but that unfortunetly changed after the ICS builds..and in this case, its still the same as the ICS one, bummer, i was looking forward using the new lock screen, but wont be giving up my pattern to do so..

  • Nikos Kakogiannakis

    waist of time

  • SonyFan

    works well on mz Xperia Z

  • Mariano

    LOL, xperia Z isnt even in the market yet

  • SonyFan

    you didn’t understand the joke right?
    The lockscreen which you can donwload is from Xperia Z…why should a Xperia Z owner install the lockscreen which is already installed????

  • spacecaker

    The lockscreen only works on Xperia ics roms not cyanogenmod cm aokp pa miui etc only xperia roms

    lockscreen is pure we are working on implementing the slide for notifications but we dunno if succeed

  • Mariano

    wow you are so funny…….drop dead

  • AndromedA

    I can’t move the .apk to system>app :(
    my xperia mini pro is rooted
    i used root explorer to move the file
    i set permission as the tutorial …

  • http://www.facebook.com/fadi.16364 Fadi Obaya

    I know you’re from Sweden… Hej på dig :)

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  • Fayaaz

    I tryed to look for my lockscreen in system>app but its not there :S what do i do helppp

  • sadikin

    can you help me please.. how to install on Xperia arc s?

  • harvey

    how i can do that in my xperia ray… what apk i must move to sd-card??? plz help…. t.t

  • harvey

    how i can do that in my xperia ray… what apk i must move to sd-card??? plz help…. t.t

  • SoFa

    Works perfectly on my Xperia ZL

  • http://www.facebook.com/im.yjtan Yong Jie Tan

    Haha, yup, wait till my warranty over then I will root XD

  • http://www.facebook.com/da.fuq.33 Ingus Moonlit

    I think the writer meant that, because you can pull down notification from the lockscreen, the swipe-notification is no longer necessary

  • dereknobuyuki

    My only issue with the new lockscreen on the Xperia Z and Xperia Tablet Z is that it doesn’t really matter where you touch, you can unlock the screen. If the phone gets woken up in your pocket, you may inadvertently unlock your device.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ghareeb.saeed Ghareeb Saeed Alta’aeb

    Niggaz fo’real are so funny nowadays LMAO!

  • spatch

    Works perfectly on my rooted Xperia S. Thanks!

  • rus_media

    Works fine with my Xperia Tablet Z

  • Gabriel
  • harvey

    yeah its work!!! i just need install small apps….

  • harvey

    ^^

  • Daniel

    De hogyan kell felrakni ezt a telóra mert én nem vettem ki a leírásból?

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  • Marlon

    Doesn’t look nice on xperia go. The lockscreen is cut in the bottom, maybe its intended for larger screens. The Lockscreen settings in thedisplay settings doesnt appear. can you help me with this?

  • http://www.facebook.com/marlon.m.millamina Marlon Marollano Millamina

    Doesn’t look nice on xperia go. The lockscreen is cut on the bottom,
    maybe its intended for larger screens. The Lockscreen settings in
    the display settings doesnt appear. can you help me with this?

  • Xlash Andraid

    Would this work in non stock ROMs, such CM10?

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  • SChief

    Does anybody know which file I have to replace on a ’11 Xperia arc? Can’t find any UxpNxtLockScreen.apk in systemapp. :(

  • http://twitter.com/black_dragon88m the_black_dragon

    nope
    you have to do a swipe gesture and you have to swipe and release the finger in one move to unlock it… if you just touch it, it won’t unlock… also if you swipe, stop and then release your finger it won’t unlock… so it is still very save i think

  • monsterr

    Same probs here. Anyone?

  • http://twitter.com/naja_return naja_return

    just wondering will this work on my stock NEXUS 4?

  • anshul

    do xperia sl support jelly beans

  • dereknobuyuki

    Thanks; good to know =)
    I just grazed it with my finger and it would unlock to my surprise. At least if it has to be one smooth motion it should reduce the odds of accidental unlocks by quite a bit =)

  • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.gonzalez.77377692 Samuel Gonzalez Gonzalez

    i can not do it

  • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.gonzalez.77377692 Samuel Gonzalez Gonzalez

    i cant move de file to system/app

  • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.gonzalez.77377692 Samuel Gonzalez Gonzalez

    cause it says that its only a read file

  • santa

    Not working on my xperia mini…can anybody tell me the default lock .apk name ? I’ll try deleting it and try again…..:'(

  • AxL

    For 2011 Xperia you need to install the Xperia S Lockscreen mod first…Follow this link,helped for me http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1748622

  • Tharik

    I cant find the file UxpNxtLockScreen.apk in system-app…What can i do..i didn’t rooted my device yet…what can i do now to change my screen….??/ please help

  • Rohan Insertlastname

    i love my xperia z

  • Fayaaz

    I tryed to install this on xperia play darkforest rom doesnt work :S theres no UxpNxtLockScreen.apk in system/app and i did all the correct steps still doesnt work. can someone help thanks

  • Adli

    why won’t it worked in my rooted xperia neo l?
    i tried all the steps mentioned above and nothing happens

  • Adli

    why won’t it worked in my rooted xperia neo l?
    i tried all the steps mentioned above but nothing happened!!!!!
    need help plzzzzzzz!!!!

  • Adli

    why it won’t worked in my rooted xperia neo l?
    i’ve tried all the steps mentioned above but nothing happened!!!
    need help plzzzzzz!!!

  • Guest

    won’t worked on my xperia neo l….
    need help plzzzz

  • http://www.facebook.com/riscanu.dinu Riscanu Dinu

    works without lags on xperia s

  • Abhishek

    didnt work on my neo also :(

  • Monty Alexander

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    Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), planned upgrade to v4.0

    Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

    Music Player

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    Up to 6 h 30 min (2G) / Up to 5 h 30 min (3G) Talk Time with Standard Battery

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    5 MP Camera

    Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, 3D sweep panorama, auto-Focus

    3G, WiFi, Bluetooth

    GPRS
    WLAN

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  • http://www.facebook.com/fanfen.die Fanfen Lee

    ?? i dont know why when i paste the xperia z locker to system/app he say the file system is read only !! :: HELP !! @.@

  • Jerry

    Working perfectly on my Xperia S in ICS.

  • anuj

    says cant move system app only wat 2 do

  • Dork

    go to settings/ security/ screenlock/ then choose swipe. if you have a password choose password.

  • viv

    same prob.

  • lalith

    Please create an app like xperia jelly bean lock screen for non-xperia devices

    Please please please

  • JAM

    How do I have the swipe & pattern lock screen at the same time? Also, How do i get messages or missed calls appear on lock screen?

  • kaiwalya patil

    will it work for non root?????

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