[GUIDE] How to Get Custom Backgrounds WITHOUT PC!

Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by Brett1111, Dec 1, 2007.

  1. Brett1111 macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2007
    I just figured this out, and it seems that many people want to get custom backgrounds on their iPod but they either don't or can't SSh/SFTP into it. Sorry if this is old news, but I figured this out myself and wanted to let everyone in on it.

    -Jailbroken iPod Touch (I'm not sure about iPhone as I don't own one)

    Step1: Install SummerBoard
    1: Go into installer>Install (at the bottom)>All packages
    2: Once in all packages, scroll down to SummerBoard
    3: Install SummerBoard

    Step2: Install a SummerBoard theme
    1: Click the "Install" Button at the bottom of of the screen
    2: Scroll down to where it says "Themes (SummerBoard)
    3: Download any theme in there, it doesn't matter which one

    Step3: Changing the Theme
    1: Goto your SpringBoard and you will now see "SMBPrefs"
    2: Click that, and then hit Themes
    3: Click on the theme you installed
    4: Make sure the "Wallpaper" option is ON
    5: Click "Restart SpringBoard"

    You will now see that you have a new background picture. You want to make this one your own, so we are now going to put your picture as your background :)

    Step4: Getting your background
    1: Goto installer
    2: Click uninstall
    3: Find the theme that you installed
    4: Uninstall your theme
    5: Exit installer, and you will see that the picture you have set for the "Slide to unlock" screen is now your background!

    Step5: Using ANY photo on your ipod as a background!!
    1: Simply goto Settings>General>Wallpaper
    2: From there, you will see Apple wallpapers or if you have photos on your iPod, your photos.
    3: Choose any picture form Apple, or any picture from your ipod, and set it as your wallpaper.
    4: This will now make your background the picture that you selected!

    And voila! Custom background without a PC!
    Sorry this was such a long guide, I just tried to make it as simplified as possible. It works though, and its very easy, just a long tutorial lol.

    Have Fun!
  2. tennez macrumors regular

    Jan 16, 2007
    Cool Thank you!!
    How did you find out about this?
  3. lamerlizer macrumors regular


    Jan 8, 2007
    hmm.. i thought summerboard could disable the theme wallpaper and you will be able to see your own wallpaper?
  4. Brett1111 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2007
    I was just messing around one day and stumbled across it. I re-created it and it worked again!
  5. Yvan256 macrumors 601


    Jul 5, 2004
    Wait, are you telling me there's no way to change the background on the iPhone/iPod touch? :confused:
  6. hecks macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2007
    Yes, that's exactly what it does. OP take note ...
  7. Brett1111 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2007
    When summerboard disables the wallpaper, it goes back to the default black one. With my method, you can put it to any picture on your ipod and switch it at any time. Plus, you don't need a PC
  8. hecks macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2007
    Nope, not here it doesn't. If you have 'Wallpaper' enabled (under Advanced in SMBPrefs) but 'Theme Wallpaper' disabled, it displays the unlock screen wallpaper.

    Sorry to disappoint you.
  9. Arisian macrumors 68000


    Sep 14, 2007
    you are correct
  10. Arisian macrumors 68000


    Sep 14, 2007
    I fail to see why this is news at all

    what you really need to do is impress me by changing your wallpaper without summerboard
  11. Brett1111 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2007
    Well I didn't know that you could use summerboard to do this, so stop making a big deal of it.
  12. ttocsp macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2008
    how do you get the wallpaper photos on your computer?

    I found some really awsome pictures and I will be really disapointed if I cant use them for anything else.
    please contact


Share This Page