iPhone FIX: Blank (Black) Wallpapers After Jailbreak

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by mactmaster, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. mactmaster macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2010
    I tried jailbreaking my phone but returned it to stock. I restored from backup and one thing I noticed is all the stock wallpapers were black and I could not use any of them.

    I fixed this by rebuilding the photo database as described here: http://obtained.wordpress.com/2011/02/25/rebuild-photo-library/

    Hope this helps anyone who also had this problem.
  2. Dwalls90 macrumors 601


    Feb 5, 2009
    Weird, haven't experienced or seen this issue.
  3. mactmaster thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2010
    Yeah, it was my first time trying a jailbreak for a long while.

    It seems that jailbreaking moves the wallpapers to the /var/stash folder and the location for the wallpapers is stored in the same database as your photos. Restoring from a backup of a jailbroken phone leaves that path in the database and since it no longer exists on a stock iOS filesystem, the wallpapers show up black and are unusable.

    Rebuilding the database restores the default locations inside the database file.
  4. musicalvibe macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2013
    I don't understand please help! I have an IPhons 4s 6.1.3 Unjailbroken now! Same problem but I don't understand it please break it down I'm 12 and I don't understand how to SSH and all of that.
  5. JPNFRK7 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 27, 2012
    I don't see how this could work. How are you getting root access and SSHing into the phone? I tried getting to the path on my dad's phone (not jailbroken) and could not find it in iExplorer. I can get to the path on my iPhone (6.1.2 Jailbroken) and did not see the files that were to be deleted.


    Do custom wallpapers work (ie: your own pictures)? If so you could just download the picture and set it as your wallpaper.
  6. imac9556 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2004
    How do you fix this? My phone is NOT jailbroken and I was jailbroken and restoring from backup.
    On my NOT jailbroken phone after restoring from iTunes backup, it is all black STOCK wall papers. Thanks!!
  7. Grolubao macrumors 65816


    Dec 23, 2008
    London, UK
    It happened to me, and I could never get it fixed, so I ended up downloading the stock wallpapers again and put them in a folder

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