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Add custom wallpaper to iPhone 3G with iOS4 iOS devices
While custom Wallpapers are not supported on an iPhone 3G, it is possible to add custom made Wallpaper to a jailbroken iPhone 3G running iOS 4. Here's how.

Following are the requirements (achieving some of the individual requirements is beyond the scope of this hint but can be easily be found on the Internet).
  • An iPhone 3G running iOS 4 WITH jailbreak
  • Wallpapers activated during the jailbreak process
  • Some way of copying files to the iPhone (I used ssh access)
  • A .png file with a resolution of 480 * 320 pixels (Preview can convert .jpg files to .png)
Once you have all this in place:

Name the .png file 127.png (or if you have multiple files name them 128.png, 129.png etc.). And make a copy of the file named 127.thumbnail.png, and then copy both files to the iPhone into this directory: /Library/Wallpaper/iPhone/. You can experiment with making the thumbnail images smaller if you prefer.

That's it, now when you enter the Wallpaper menu on your iPhone your image will appear.

[crarko adds: I haven't tested this one. I personally do not endorse jailbreaking your iPhone but I understand many people have done it.]
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Add custom wallpaper to iPhone 3G with iOS4
Authored by: boone on Jul 02, '10 09:01:43AM

Much easier to edit the N82AP.plist file to allow for 3G wallpapers once (google "iOS 3G wallpaper plist"). Then you can add whatever photo you have on your iPhone as a wallpaper or a lock screen or both.



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Add custom wallpaper to iPhone 3G with iOS4
Authored by: Andrew J Freyer on Jul 02, '10 09:30:50AM
Doesn't redsn0w have backgrounding and wallpapers built in as option? No ssh, no file modifications. If you're going to jailbreak your iOS4 iphone 3g, it seems easier to do it this way, and just set your wallpaper with any pic on your phone.
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Edited on Jul 02, '10 09:34:22AM by Andrew J Freyer


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ssh issue
Authored by: nebula_1979 on Jul 02, '10 10:35:22AM

i have a question. if for testing multithread applications purpose i want to enable multitasking through redsnow and i do not install cydia or other stuff (just enable multitasking with checkbox), does this jailbreak open ssh in my iPhone by default? Because i don't want to open SSH!!! I just want to enable multitasking in my 3G.

Edited on Jul 02, '10 10:35:51AM by nebula_1979



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ssh issue
Authored by: gwetzler on Jul 03, '10 05:40:37AM

No. SSH is not installed by default. You can also avoid installing Cydia when creating the IPSW for restoring.



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Add custom wallpaper to iPhone 3G with iOS4
Authored by: charles1926 on Jul 02, '10 10:44:32AM

I'm interested in having custom wallpaper but what is jailbreaking my phone. Sounds complicated!



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Add multitasking to iPhone 3G with iOS4
Authored by: nebula_1979 on Jul 02, '10 04:14:54PM

I don't need to add wallpaper capability, just enable multitasking for develop and test applications. I don't want any Cydia or SSH or other hack, and it will be very interesting know what happens if you just enable that checkbox only during redsn0w.



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Add custom wallpaper to iPhone 3G with iOS4
Authored by: ethanwaber on Jul 03, '10 12:29:59AM

jail breaking same as crack for software...so it's like free your phone from buying apps



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Add custom wallpaper to iPhone 3G with iOS4
Authored by: butteforce on Jul 05, '10 07:25:29AM

While it is true that you can use jailbreaking to install pirated software, it's pretty inaccurate to declare it the same as cracking software.

Jailbreaking allows you to install software from sources outside the iTunes Store. Some of the things jailbreaking makes possible: Custom wallpapers, custom icons, extra settings, quickly accessible toggles for things like wireless and Bluetooth. It was also the only way to organize applications into folders rather than having them spread across 48 pages before iOS4. And if you want to use your iPod / iPhone as a diagnostic tool for deploying wireless access points, you have to jailbreak it so you can have information beyond "no bars, one bar, two bars, three bars".

It's your hardware. Being able to install the software of your choosing on it shouldn't carry negative connotations just because Apple doesn't want you to.



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Add custom wallpaper to iPhone 3G with iOS4
Authored by: ghay on Jul 10, '10 05:09:44AM

Jailbreaking is not illegal. You own the hardware, you can do what you want with it, regardless of the EULA.

I use jailbreak for 5-row-keyboards and fitting more icons on the springboard and dock, and things like iBlacklist.
Features which Apple will not or cannot provide, I don't pirate any apps from the iTunes store, I have bought all the apps on my phone.

The insinuation here that jailbreaking is illegal or immoral is not appreciated.



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Add custom wallpaper to iPhone 3G with iOS4
Authored by: ghay on Jul 26, '10 12:38:21PM

http://blog.iphone-dev.org/post/862193913/getting-out-of-jail-is-free



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Add custom wallpaper to iPhone 3G with iOS4
Authored by: crarko on Jul 10, '10 08:17:28AM

Let's keep the future discussion to the ideas of the hint, please.

If I thought the subject was illegal, I wouldn't have published the hint.

Thank you,

Craig A.



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Add custom wallpaper to iPhone 3G with iOS4
Authored by: ArthurPrudentt77 on Jul 17, '10 03:27:55PM

What is the likelyhood of bricking your iphone? Will the next update just reset your iphone or will it find that it's hacked and shut 'er down?



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