Having lock screen wallpaper seperate from homescreen wallpaper

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by genetic, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. genetic macrumors 6502

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    hello, a bit of a newbie to this whole jailbreaking thing. how would i go about having a seperate wallpaper for the lockscreen and a seperate wallpaper for the homescreen? is there a add-on from cydia i can download? thanks for your help
     
  2. miggitymac macrumors 6502a

    miggitymac

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    There probably is an easier way from something on Cydia, but what I did was SSH into my phone, find the files Wallpaper.png and LockBackground.png in your Library/Themes folder.

    Rename the pics you want...they have to have the same name as the files your replacing (so Wallpaper.png and LockBackground.png).

    Make a backup of the pic you're replacing if you want...

    Then overwrite the old files with the new and respring.

    Worked for me anyway...
     
  3. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Yea, if you're not going for a full theme for either, your method is a good and simple way.
     
  4. genetic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thank you for the quick reply. i did exactly what you said and it worked like a charm. it was almost too easy. thanks again! :D
     
  5. mavis macrumors 68040

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    There are two ways to do this; both have their own advantages and disadvantages.

    The first (and easiest) is to use a LockBackground.png, as you have already learned.

    The second is to use a LockBackground.html, which displays an image of your choosing.

    The first method is definitely the easiest, but suffers from one drawback - when you receive an incoming call, the LockBackground.png will be displayed until you actually accept the call, at which time your system wallpaper will show. If your LockBackground.png features a bikini-clad model, for example, it's kind of wierd to have said model pop up every time someone calls, be it your boss, GF, grandma, or best friend. Personally, I find it rather distracting (and all the more creepy as the scantily clad babe on my lockscreen happens to be my wife) ...

    The second method is a little more difficult to set up, but using that method, your system wallpaper will be displayed when you receive a call, rather than the LockBackground image. The disadvantage of method #2 is that it will disable the charge meter from displaying on the lockscreen when you're plugged in. :(
     

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