iPhone Wallpaper Application?

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Jul 26, 2010
  1. EpicJungle
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    My friend just got a 3G iPhone and is wondering
    how you can put a wallpaper on the actual menu,
    not on the lock screen..

    Is there an application for that,
    or d'you have to jailbreak it...
     
  2. Dialexio

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    You'll have to jailbreak it with redsn0w. (Cydia does not need to be installed, by the way.)

    When prompted, just point redsn0w to the 4.0 firmware file (regardless of whether or not 4.0.1 is installed).
     
  3. metamaster

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    If your friend doesn't have 4.0/4.0.1, you can use Spirit to jailbreak, which is much easier.
    @Dialexio: He needs Cydia, Rock or something else to get winterboard and themes (unless he puts them manually through SSH, in which case he will need openSSH)
     
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    You can jailbreak iOS4 and have native wallpapers.

    Or install WinterBoard and use themes from cydia.
     
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    You don't need to jailbreak iOS 4 to have wallpapers.
     
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    metamaster, on the iPhone 3G, you can't use the iOS 4 wallpaper feature without jailbreaking since it would cause it to slow down (though iOS 4 slows down every device (except the 3Gs and iPhone 4) I've seen just having the firmware on it, including my iTouch 2G ;_;). The same goes for Apple-style multi-tasking.

    If you just recently got it, you'll probably HAVE to get iOS 4.

    1: Get the correct iOS 4 firmware for the iPhone here.

    2: Download redsn0w.

    3: Install the firmware and follow the redsn0w guide on its webpage. (the guide also shows how to activate all iOS features on the 3G)

    4: ???

    5: Profit! =P
     
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    You can't use Spirit to jailbreak 4.0 4.0.1 devices, you have to use PwnageTool for Mac or RedSn0w for PC... Spirit still has to be updated.
     
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    Metamaster said if he DOESN'T have 4.0.x.
     
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    You can also use sn0wbreeze. but for that you have to downgrade to 3.1.2. just putting that out there
     
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    Wait, iOS 4 slows down when you put wallpapers on your springboard on slower devices? I though that only happened when multitasking (hence, Apple removed that feature)
     
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    Apple are liars.

    They just want you to buy the new device.

    This is not even multitasking. it just stops the app :/

    Only app that really multitasks is Colloquy (to my knowledge)
     
  12. metamaster

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    Well, any app can multitask the right way if you use Backgrounder [​IMG]
     
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    Haha, yeah [​IMG]

    But i decided not to use it. since i only used it for irc. which i have nativly now
     
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    Unfortunately it's a resource hog, even on an iPad, it slows down other apps. (well, on a demanding 3D game anyway)
     
  15. EpicJungle
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    Soo... You have to jailbreak it...
    I'll do that when he asks us to put on music next time :)

    Thanks for the replies :D
     
  16. Urza

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    That is not true at all.

    First point: "multitasking" is not just a technical implementation. You have to make the software work in a way that makes it easy to switch between screens and applications, allowing the user to be physically capable of "multitasking." The first revision of iOS on the original iPhone actually accomplished this very well, better than anything which came before it.

    Second: iOS4 implements a much more robust IO framework for applications not in the foreground (yes, iOS3 has a similar but anemic framework which also allowed the presentation of simple software multitasking). Whereas the previous solution only allowed a remote server to push textual messages to you, the new framework allows additional activities such as audio playback and location-based pinging, among other things.

    Oliver Drobnik wrote up a fairly comprehensive post on iOS4 implementation:
    http://www.drobnik.com/touch/2010/07/under...gate-messaging/

    A good read if you don't want to ignorantly restate whatever you heard on the latest trend-whoring blog.
     

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