[TUTORIAL]How to make your own Live Wallpaper

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thethiny

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Oct 3, 2011
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IF I HELP PLEASE CLICK THANKS!
thank you ;)

Requirements:
Android 2.1 or above

1.Download the file.
2.Unzip the contents to a safe folder
3.create your images as .PNG with the dimensions in pixles as to your mobile.
4.name your files as :
a) from 1-9 name them n01..n02..n03.......n09
b)from 10-300 (yes supports 300) n10..n11....n12.........n300 (no need for 0 before the number or white screen will keep showing.
5.don't modify the icon or it wont create the wallpaper
6.when done run run.bat
7.convert the number of images you have to hex by this tool.
8.copy the apk to your mobile and install.
9.open it from live wallpapers.
10.enjoy!
PS:for best results set to SMALL IMAGE @ 30FPS
PSS:HD Mini is 320x480 pxls

feel free to ask any questions!
 
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Weild Hayn

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Jul 26, 2012
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Hi there.

Hi, I am really really new to this Android live wallpaper thing. (the only thing I can do is to create images outta Photoshop)
The truth is, I've been struggling for quite some time to develop a live wallpaper.
I have been hoping to use multiple layers of 2D animated images which uses accelerometer tilting to make a 3D clock
These are what I'm talking about:
http://a1.phobos.apple.com/us/r1000/036/Purple/d2/cc/6a/mzl.yzhjvbla.png

http://androlicious.com/images/Personalization/c/com.wabbitdevs.tourbillon02_scn_0.png

http://ssl.gstatic.com/android/mark...60-0-b8c8104b178a987f0727b5e49467eea5085384f9

The problem is, I don't even know how and where to start. I really hope you can help tutoring me as most of the tutorials out there need prior knowledge on java, eclipse SDK and stuffs.

Thank you in advance.
 
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thethiny

Senior Member
Oct 3, 2011
132
66
United Arab Emirates
Hi, I am really really new to this Android live wallpaper thing. (the only thing I can do is to create images outta Photoshop)
The truth is, I've been struggling for quite some time to develop a live wallpaper.
I have been hoping to use multiple layers of 2D animated images which uses accelerometer tilting to make a 3D clock
These are what I'm talking about:
http://a1.phobos.apple.com/us/r1000/036/Purple/d2/cc/6a/mzl.yzhjvbla.png

http://androlicious.com/images/Personalization/c/com.wabbitdevs.tourbillon02_scn_0.png

http://ssl.gstatic.com/android/mark...60-0-b8c8104b178a987f0727b5e49467eea5085384f9

The problem is, I don't even know how and where to start. I really hope you can help tutoring me as most of the tutorials out there need prior knowledge on java, eclipse SDK and stuffs.

Thank you in advance.

All these were based on the Eclipse SDK , and Java knowledge , so you really need to start by learning the basics , I'm gonna link you to a series from where I learned these stuff ,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuXEXBg2giI

This is not the first episode , the series is 200 episodes long. Its worth it :)
 
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sabreful

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Jul 26, 2010
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stuck at "building resources" :( any ideas?

**had way too high of a resolution**
however i can't actually get the boot animation to the correct size. any time my file is more than say 10MB it just doesn't stick (original was 56MB apk file)


:(
 
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Rei Zazie

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May 27, 2013
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You just made my day!!

I would like to say thank u sooo muuuch.. I just made my own LW using this.. :D
I created a simple but elegant LW and I will create more to improve my creativity...
Thank u once again,, u just made my day sir!! :D
 

kendotelie

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Aug 9, 2011
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help please

any help appreciated...this is as far as i get. I get/see no apk to install
Capture.PNG
 

007shark

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Aug 22, 2010
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Florida
This is great except I cannot install the resulting apk. When I try to install, I get "Application not installed". I do have allow unknown sources checked in security settings. Ideas?

Edit: nevermind....got it working. For some reason it wouldn't install from my microSD, but when I moved it to internal storage it installed. Now I just got to figure out my phones resolution.
 
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cashys

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Mar 12, 2012
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Hi

I have done everything in the OP. the apk is builded , installed on phone , but all i get is a black screen. Then in a few seconds i get back the default wallpaper of note. Any ideas?

EDIT : Even with your 20 attached images that you have inside of the program i get black screen.
 
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