vwallpaper and cydia?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by thrust, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. thrust macrumors member

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    is there anyway i can get vwallpaper on my iphone i have cydia installed but i did not install the installer app.

    or is there a app in cydia that will do video wallpapers?

    can anyone help me out there please?

    thx for your time.

    thrust
     
  2. woahitsreeo macrumors newbie

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    I'm assuming you are using a jailbroken 2.0.1...

    1 - Anyways if so, download Winterboard if you haven't already and SSH into private/var/stash/Themes.xxxxxx (the xxxxxxx may be a different set of numbers and letters for you)
    2 - Once in Themes.xxxxxx make a new folder with .theme at the end of it, such as Video.theme, and open it up.
    3 - Once in Video.theme or whatever you named that folder put an mp4 file in it and name it Wallpaper.mp4.
    *** You can add more videos as wallpapers by repeating the steps above.
    4 - After all that open up Winterboard on you :apple: iPhone and select the theme you just created.
    5 - Enjoy your new video wallpaper with no need for vwallpaper! :D

    Hope that helps
     
  3. thrust thread starter macrumors member

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  4. thrust thread starter macrumors member

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    hi sry to bother you again!

    but some of my video seems to be playing in fastforward :/

    i have only 2 that run right the rest seem to run ok then go fastforward then stop and repeat do you know anyway to stop this from happening thats :)

    thx for your time.

    thrust
     
  5. megamanbnmaster macrumors 6502

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    hi, does anybody know if there is a specific format extension for vwallpaper?
    i actually have a gif file and im wondering if i can use that animation instead of mp4.
     
  6. Arisian macrumors 68000

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    it you dont make a folder it will freeze the sliding functionality of your iphone...bleh
     
  7. Corn Chips macrumors member

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    Your step-by-step guide worked great, but I have a few questions.

    I found a guide on getting youtube videos in .mp4 format, so naturally my first choice was "Dramatic Chipmunk".

    It worked, but it plays the sound too (which I wasn't expecting) and speeds up the animation.

    AND it plays it while my phone is locked and loops it, which is kinda annoying.

    Anyone know a good place to get videos for my wallpaper besides youtube?
     
  8. Arisian macrumors 68000

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    am i the only...

    ... person who has the issue that this locks my entire iphone and is no longer sensative to touch
     
  9. Mr. Mod macrumors newbie

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    Not the Only One...

    This happens on my phone too and it pisses me off. I selected it once while also having another theme selected and my iphone is nearly unusable. When it's on the lock screen, the HUD behind "Slide to Cancel" isn't smooth, it just appears in random locations. I've found that if you press the home button then immediately try to slide your finger on the phone, the screen tends to register the touch.

    What pisses me off is I selected this Chipmunk theme once at work, it slowed my iphone waaaay down, and I had enough 'free time' to be persistent at getting to Winterboard (on page 2 for me) and ended up deselecting it and my phone was normal after a re-spring. So today I thought, let me try it again (don't know why, the Chipmunk is hilarious?) but I added Winterboard to the BossPrefs Dock and set BossPrefs to open on a double click of the home button, since the home button always registers when you click it for me. Well, BossPrefs tries to open, and even gets its home screen loaded and I see Winterboard on the dock, but then it crashes. And when Winterboard is on the BossPrefs dock, it's no longer on my springboard, period. I've resprung and restarted a bunch, no luck. I'm gonna try to SSH the files off my iphone and see what happens. If no luck there, I'll just restore the iphone and re-get all those apps...a pain, but not the end of the world...let you know how the SSH goes...
     
  10. Mr. Mod macrumors newbie

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    SHH that Chipmunk Off Bro...


    I assume you know how to SSH, or at least can google how to initialize it on your iphone (open terminal, type ssh root@YOUR IP ADDRESS OF YOUR IPHONE, hit enter, wait, answer yes, enter "alpine" (no quotes) for password). I use Cyberduck cause it's nice and simple to use, and connect to your phone, browse to /Library/Themes, then select DramaticChipmunk and delete it. Then restart your iPhone and it's back to normal.

    Sorry for hijacking the thread...
     

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