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Old Jun 10, 2010, 04:56 PM   #1
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iOS4 wallpaper issue?

How do i set the wallpaper on the main screen?
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Old Jun 10, 2010, 05:17 PM   #2
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What generation is your ipod touch? Only the 3rd gen gets wallpapers.
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Old Jun 10, 2010, 08:48 PM   #3
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Only third-generation iPod touch's support background wallpaper's on the home screen.
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Old Jun 10, 2010, 09:45 PM   #4
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im having the same problem too only on my iphone 3g, everything works perfectly but i cant put a background on my home screen.
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Old Jun 10, 2010, 09:56 PM   #5
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im having the same problem too only on my iphone 3g, everything works perfectly but i cant put a background on my home screen.
only the 3gs supports it.
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Old Jun 11, 2010, 05:17 PM   #6
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Wtf

Why doesn't the 2nd gen get it though? I'm pretty sure a background image isn't too processor-intensive... Doesn't make too much sense to me. Could someone explain?
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Old Jun 11, 2010, 05:23 PM   #7
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My 3rd generation iPod touch can set a wallpaper on the home/lock screen from my photo library, but doesn't include Apple's wallpapers.

I'm running the GM of iOS 4.

By the way, I'm pretty sure all iPod touch and iPhone models will support this after upgrading to the public iOS 4 on June 21st.
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Old Jun 11, 2010, 06:05 PM   #8
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By the way, I'm pretty sure all iPod touch and iPhone models will support this after upgrading to the public iOS 4 on June 21st.
I doubt it. Pre-3GS/3rd gen touch, iDevices only had 128MB of RAM. I'm sure it's just a matter of Apple trying to conserve memory on the older devices.
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Old Jun 11, 2010, 06:07 PM   #9
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My 3rd generation iPod touch can set a wallpaper on the home/lock screen from my photo library, but doesn't include Apple's wallpapers.

I'm running the GM of iOS 4.

By the way, I'm pretty sure all iPod touch and iPhone models will support this after upgrading to the public iOS 4 on June 21st.
The only devices that support wallpapers are the iPhone 3GS and above and the iPod touch 3rd gen.

"Not all features are compatible with all devices. For example, multitasking, custom wallpaper, and Bluetooth keyboard support are available only with iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and the third-generation iPod touch (32GB and 64GB models from late 2009)."
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Old Jun 11, 2010, 06:09 PM   #10
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Why doesn't the 2nd gen get it though? I'm pretty sure a background image isn't too processor-intensive... Doesn't make too much sense to me. Could someone explain?
i hear the reason is because the image background uses the multitasking technology, which is not implemented in the 2nd gen iPod Touches...

i have a 2nd gen and i jailbroke it with redsn0w and enabled multitasking,,, they were right to keep it just for the 3rd gens because it's a battery hog.. cut my daily use to about 3.5 hours, though i do like my screen at half brightness.
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Old Jun 12, 2010, 10:13 AM   #11
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The only devices that support wallpapers are the iPhone 3GS and above and the iPod touch 3rd gen.

"Not all features are compatible with all devices. For example, multitasking, custom wallpaper, and Bluetooth keyboard support are available only with iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and the third-generation iPod touch (32GB and 64GB models from late 2009)."
Oh, I didn't expect that. It seems like any iOS device has the power to display a simple wallpaper...

Sorry about that.
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Old Jun 13, 2010, 03:14 PM   #12
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http://www.apple.com/iphone/softwareupdate/
go down to the bottom and it shows the 3g model with a wallpaper on it.
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Old Jun 13, 2010, 04:52 PM   #13
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Same here on a third gen iPod touch. I updated though, not restore. What did you do?
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Old Jun 13, 2010, 05:01 PM   #14
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I enabled wallpapers on the 3G on the recent OS 4 GM build.

It performs so badly.

All UI transitions when entering and exiting an app are beyond laggy. Unlocking with the icons flying in is terrible aswell, not to mention if you set the lock screen and home screen to have different wallpaper. There's an animation on the wallpaper in this scenario and it's god awful.

Even swiping to a home screen full of icons was bad.

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Old Jun 13, 2010, 05:04 PM   #15
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Why doesn't the 2nd gen get it though? I'm pretty sure a background image isn't too processor-intensive... Doesn't make too much sense to me. Could someone explain?
I jailbroke my 2nd-gen iPod touch running iOS 4 GM to get wallpapers. I really decreases performance actually.

All of the animations were very laggy.
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Old Jun 13, 2010, 05:51 PM   #16
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http://www.apple.com/iphone/softwareupdate/
go down to the bottom and it shows the 3g model with a wallpaper on it.
Well spotted.. bet that won't be staying up for long now!
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Old Jun 16, 2010, 10:16 AM   #17
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Why doesn't the 2nd gen get it though? I'm pretty sure a background image isn't too processor-intensive... Doesn't make too much sense to me. Could someone explain?
The 2nd gen iPod Touch has less memory, slower CPU and less powerful graphics than the 3rd gen. It's not just the background image, but all of the drop shadows, etc... that rely on the better specs of the 3rd gen+ devices.
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Old Jun 16, 2010, 12:02 PM   #18
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If the 2nd gen ipod can't even display wallpaper what exactly will be the point of updating it?
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Old Jun 16, 2010, 12:33 PM   #19
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Ftw

Look Here:

http://www.apple.com/ipodtouch/ios4-...re-update.html

Apple clearly states (Bottom of Page):

"Not all features are compatible with all devices. For example, multitasking, custom wallpaper, and Bluetooth keyboard support are available only with iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and the third-generation iPod touch (32GB and 64GB models from late 2009)."
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Old Jun 16, 2010, 02:30 PM   #20
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If he actually has a 3rd gen iPod touch, we should throw him a bone here.

Settings > Wallpaper
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Old Jun 17, 2010, 09:20 AM   #21
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If the 2nd gen ipod can't even display wallpaper what exactly will be the point of updating it?
Well, it's free
There's no noticeable drop off in performance
Updated mail client
Game Center
Other iOS 4 API's that developers can take advantage of

I'm sure there's others.
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Old Jun 17, 2010, 11:13 PM   #22
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If the 2nd gen ipod can't even display wallpaper what exactly will be the point of updating it?
And Apple claims 100 new features in iOS 4. So since it doesn't support multitasking or wallpapers, then there's at least 98 new features.
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Old Jun 19, 2010, 11:52 AM   #23
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And Apple claims 100 new features in iOS 4. So since it doesn't support multitasking or wallpapers, then there's at least 98 new features.
No bluetooth keyboard too

Wonder if iBooks will be available for 2nd gen devices also...
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Old Jun 19, 2010, 01:47 PM   #24
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The wallpaper takes is power hungry!

Multitasking is fine, the home screen wallpaper lags soo much.
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