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How to stop the wallpaper from changing with each unlock

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25th November 2011, 04:57 PM   |  #1  
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I was looking at a way for my change of wallpaper to stick after the screen is turned off and back on and it seems I found a way. This requires root. It's pretty simple you just have to:


Code:
1. Change wallpaper within a launcher like ADW.
2. chmod 550 /data/data/com.android.settings/files/wallpaper

If you want to change it again you have to chmod it back to something like 755 and then back to 550 once you've changed it back to write-protected again. You can freely change between live wallpapers for some reason once it's 550
Not anywhere near ideal but it works for the time being. Much easier than injecting images into an app.
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25th November 2011, 05:03 PM   |  #2  
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Thanks. I might try this when I get bored of the changing wallpapers

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25th November 2011, 05:23 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by rooobbbbb

I was looking at a way for my change of wallpaper to stick after the screen is turned off and back on and it seems I found a way. This requires root. It's pretty simple you just have to

Code:
chmod 550 /data/data/com.android.settings/files/wallpaper
After that I'm able to change it myself within ADW or any other launcher and it sticks. This includes live wallpapers which look rather nice on the lock screen.

Sounds a lot easier than other methods. Thanks.

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25th November 2011, 05:53 PM   |  #4  
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Thanks. I might try this when I get bored of the changing wallpapers

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Well it does allow to switch to Live wallpapers. What I can't do now is change it to anything other than live wallpapers. So I'm guessing I need to reverse the process.

Anyone know the chmod command to do that?

Nevermind. 755 got me back to the ****ty Kindle permissions

BTW, 550 does nothing for me for picture wallpapers. Useless other than allowing Live wallpapers. Curious.
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25th November 2011, 08:27 PM   |  #5  
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I've updated the first post with how I'm doing it for stills. I was only using a live one before so I didn't come across that problem yet.

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25th November 2011, 10:42 PM   |  #6  
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Originally Posted by rooobbbbb

I was looking at a way for my change of wallpaper to stick after the screen is turned off and back on and it seems I found a way. This requires root. It's pretty simple you just have to:


Code:
1. Change wallpaper within a launcher like ADW.
2. chmod 550 /data/data/com.android.settings/files/wallpaper

If you want to change it again you have to chmod it back to something like 755 and then back to 550 once you've changed it back to write-protected again. You can freely change between live wallpapers for some reason once it's 550
Not anywhere near ideal but it works for the time being. Much easier than injecting images into an app.

Perfect! much easier than the other methods
25th November 2011, 11:10 PM   |  #7  
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I think it's hilarious we have to have the thing rooted just for something so simple as this.

I'm guessing future updates would likely fix a lot of these minor gripes, but it's still a bit funny to me. Good find.
26th November 2011, 07:04 PM   |  #8  
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Hi. With overriding lockscreen with "GO Locker", my KF goes to not trying to replace the wall paper anymore. Even if you rebooting your device, the wall paper which you selected keep the place
26th November 2011, 08:10 PM   |  #9  
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Nice, I'm going to try this sometime soon.

Does anyone know how many wallpapers there is by default?
26th November 2011, 09:24 PM   |  #10  
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i believe there are 21 images


Also, if you are rooted and have the android app store you can download widgetlocker v2.2.3 and they have support for kindle fire. It works perfectly!
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