Is there a cydia app that lets you change the springboard wallpaper

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by jgunn, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. jgunn macrumors regular

    Apr 7, 2008
    I mean I can do it through ssh but is there an app that I can just go in and select what wallpaper I want and keep my theme. Like the official background app that changes the lockscreen wallpaper but for the springboard.
  2. mohicanspap macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2008
    I think you are best using winterboard. just download a theme and use ssh to delete everything you dont want and replace that wallpaper with one of yours.
    And remember you cant have a springboard wallpaper without winterboard.
  3. jgunn thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 7, 2008
    Oh yeah, I didn't think of that. Seems like overkill but it's actually a pretty simple solution. I can also put it higher than the theme in winterboard to make sure it takes effect.

  4. shrubz macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2009
    In winterboard there is already a setting for user wallpaper, select this then going to settings and change your wallpaper.

    Make sure this setting is set higher in winterboard than any theme you are using.

    hope this helps.
  5. geekmommy4 macrumors 6502


    Feb 10, 2008
    I was just going to say this, too, but doesn't this always make your lock screen background and springboard background the same if your theme doesn't change your lock screen? Usually not an issue, but it would be nice if the User Wallpaper had a way to select a specific background (other than the default wallpaper set in iPhone settings).
  6. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

    Knowlege Bomb

    Feb 14, 2008
    Madison, WI
    Exactly. This is a quick easy solution if you don't mind your springboard and lockscreen having the same wallpaper.
  7. jimmy83 macrumors 65816

    Aug 21, 2008
    Portsmouth, UK
    Anyone know if you can change the springboard image without using winterboard?
  8. nickrinaldi macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2009
  9. jimmy83 macrumors 65816

    Aug 21, 2008
    Portsmouth, UK
    Ah right, cool will check it out. Does it just change the springboard photo, and thats it?
  10. bripab007 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 12, 2009
    Bosspaper is what you want if you're just looking to change the background while steering clear of Winterboard.
  11. foob macrumors 6502


    Feb 17, 2009
    There is also an app called Desktop/SMS Background which does what it's called and changes the wallpaper and sms background.
  12. pcs are junk macrumors 65816

    Sep 28, 2009
    get openssh and an sftp client. username is root and password is alpine, by default. go to the "/" directory. then click var, then stash, then themes, make your own file called background. then get a picture in png format that u want to use as your wallpaper behind the icons. before putting it in the background folder, name it "Wallpaper.png" exactly as i spelled it. now you can close the sftp client and open winterboard. select background. and then hit the home button. =D

    oh btw you have to use winterboard sorry. but this is a fun way to do it, i like it this way. also the picture has to be 320x480.

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