Control your Jelly Bean 4.2 Lockscreen

If you're one lucky person running Jelly Bean 4.2, I'm sure you've seen the new lockscreen that let's you use your camera or certain widgets without the need to unlock the phone. I can see a lot of potential for developers to update their widgets to have them accessible from the lockscreen.

This new feature doesn't please everybody especially those concerned about security. Being a security freak myself, I somewhat feel comfortable using the widgets on my lockscreen. Not necessarily keen on any widget that could display any personal info, but I sure like to use my camera to quickly snap a picture without the need to unlock my phone.

A member of the well known XDA forum has made available a little app called Lockscreen Policy that lets you disable the widgets and / or the camera from the lockscreen. You can grab it from the Play Store.

Another feature called "Clock Hack" (for ROOTED devices only!) let's you can disable the bold-hour clock. By doing so, you won't be able to access to the alarm app by clicking on the widget and you will lose the world clocks on your lockscreen. I personally like the look of the new clock and I also make use of the world clocks so disabling this is not for me.

I have tried this app on my Galaxy Nexus running CM10.1. Give it a shot a let me know what you think!