I can't change my wallpaper... do I *have* to restore?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TheSpaz, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. TheSpaz macrumors 604

    TheSpaz

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    For some reason I can't change my wallpaper. When I try a new wallpaper, I'm still stuck with my current one. I think it has something to do with the permissions of LockBackground.jpg because I was messing with it back when I was jailbroken. The thing is, now this image with the incorrect file permissions is backed up in my iPhone backup so whenever I restore, I'm stuck with the same file again. Is there a way around this so I don't have to restore.

    I've already tried resetting all settings. It reset all my settings except for my wallpaper. Am I screwed?
     
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

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    Hmmm, rejailbreak using quickpwn, fix the wallpaper, make a new backup, then ... restore. :D
     
  3. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604

    TheSpaz

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    I was actually just thinking about that. That's what I might have to do.
     
  4. Lexoticstylez02 macrumors 6502a

    Lexoticstylez02

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    This actually happened to me as well, I SSH'd and found the Lockbackground.jpg, and changed the permissions. I can't remember exactly where it is located since it's been a while.
     
  5. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604

    TheSpaz

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    I know where it is, the problem is that my iPhone is not jailbroken, so the only way to do this is to jailbreak, fix it, backup, restore, and restore backup.
     
  6. Lexoticstylez02 macrumors 6502a

    Lexoticstylez02

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    Correct. You need to adjust the permissions of that file, jailbreaking again is necessary and also how I fixed it.
     
  7. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604

    TheSpaz

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    I just had the smartest idea ever! I have 2 iPhones! Here's what I'm gonna do then:

    My iPhone 2G is already jailbroken so...

    1. Restore my iPhone 2G to the 3G backup
    2. Fix the file
    3. Backup the iPhone 2G
    4. Restore the iPhone 3G to the 2G backup
    5. Didn't have to erase my iPhone 3G or Jailbreak it.


    EDIT: Aaaaannnnnd... it worked! Sweet.
     
  8. Lexoticstylez02 macrumors 6502a

    Lexoticstylez02

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    Good to hear, I'll have to give this a try if it happens again. Thanks.
     
  9. buccsmf1 macrumors 6502

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    yea this happened to me... pretty much sucks since the only way to fix it is to jailbreak all over again and delete the correct file. one day ill get around it it when i've got the time

    i guess unless ive got a jailbroken iphone sitting around.... which i dont
     
  10. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604

    TheSpaz

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    Awww. I just got rid of one of my other iPhones. Now I only have 2 and an iPod touch.
     

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