Saturday, November 30, 2013

How to set a full screen Wallpaper on your Android device? [ROOT]

How to set a full screen Wallpaper on your Android device? [ROOT]

I have a rooted Android device running CM 10.2(Android 4.3.1). I wanted to have the Nexus 5 background without installing an applications to "set the wallpaper" or have it cropped by setting the wallpaper manually.



I have provided the Nexus 5 wallpaper above. Make sure to rename the wallpaper:

mv wallpaper.jpg wallpaper

Push the wallpaper to your device:

adb push wallpaper_info.xml /data/system/users/0
adb push wallpaper /data/system/users/0


Make sure your ADB shell is running root:

adb root
adb shell


Make sure the new files have the write permissions:

chmod 666 /data/system/users/0/wallpaper_info.xml
chmod 666 /data/system/users/0/wallpaper


Make sure the new files have the right ownership:

chown system:system /data/system/users/0/wallpaper_info.xml
chown system:system /data/system/users/0/wallpaper