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  • Bored With Those Wallpaper Images? It's Time to Try LivePapers

    Animated wallpapers are fun. So why deal with those boring images anymore? LivePapers, by iOS developer Porkholt Labs, is a new jailbreak application that just became available in Cydia Saturday afternoon. The application allows you to apply animated wallpapers to your iOS device and it works on all jailbroken iOS devices from iOS 5.1.1 up to iOS 6.1.2.

    LivePapers promises to be battery efficient and powerful. It uses OpenGL ES, which the developer says will provide smooth animations and increased performance on iOS devices. After 40 seconds of inactivity, the animations will freeze to even further save battery. You can resume the animation by simply swiping to a different page on your home screen. We can confirm that even on a sluggish iPhone 4, the animations via LivePapers are just as smooth as on our iPhone 5.

    LivePapers will add an application to your home screen, which you can open to configure your LivePapers:

    The application will offer a Cover Flow-like interface for all of your LivePapers. From the application, you can tap on an animation to see a preview of the animation, and then tap on the green status bar to exit the animation preview. You can enable the LivePapers for the Home and/or Lock screens by using the "Home" and "Lock" buttons at the top left of the application – a check mark indicates that the option is selected.

    You can also tap on the "Configure" button at the top right of the application to configure the animation preferences for the animations individually. Each animation has its own preferences, which are separate from one another.

    By default, the free LivePapers application only comes with one animation – the bubbles animation. It has no options to configure, but you can apply it or switch back to your boring image wallpaper. To get the options shown above, you can download add-ons for LivePapers, such as the Bubbles Pro LivePaper and Nexus LivePaper. These are 99¢ each in Cydia.

    The Bubbles Pro LivePaper will let you configure the particle count, particle lifetime, particle size, particle opacity, velocity, minimum depth, maximum depth, background, colors, touch actions, and particle edges. The Nexus LivePaper will let you configure the wallpaper, strip width, strip length, velocity, depth tolerance, and strip count.

    As you can see, the animations will occur on both the home screen and the lock screen:

    When you are charging your iOS device, the animations will happen below the battery layer and your battery indicator will still function normally as expected:

    If you’re using the Nexus LivePaper, you can choose to use the default wallpaper that it comes with, or you can use your normal home screen and lock screen wallpaper and have the animations play right above it:

    Because LivePapers is an application that accepts LivePaper add-ons, third party developers can make more LivePapers that you can download in Cydia to use through LivePapers. While Bubbles Pro and Nexus are the only two options in Cydia at this point in time, the developer says that they are working on a live weather wallpaper. Other developers will also be able to make their own to be hosted in Cydia.

    LivePapers is really awesome, especially for those of you that are into customization... and if you’ve heard of vWallpapers… well, it’s no comparison. LivePapers wins hands-down in terms of user interface, options, and performance. LivePapers also respond to touch on the lock screen!

    LivePapers will work on any iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 5.1.1 or later. Check it out!

    Name: LivePapers
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0.0-5
    Requirements: iOS 5.1.1+
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Porkholt Labs
    Editor's Rating:  6/5

    Note: While LivePapers is free, the Bubbles Pro and Nexus LivePapers used in this piece as examples are 99¢ in the BigBoss repository of Cydia.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Bored With Those Wallpaper Images? It's Time to Try LivePapers started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 156 Comments
    1. aorowe's Avatar
      aorowe -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      What other tweaks are you running?

      Subtle lock

      Turn to hang up

      Winter board


      Hooks law


      Ad block

      Ad block networks

      Assistant love

      Android XT


      Browser changer



      Call bar

      Card switcher

      Icon renamer

      Folder enhancer


      Lively icons

      Music controls pro


      One by one contacts

      Screen extender


    1. mariamj's Avatar
      mariamj -
      Remove springtomize!!
    1. onski's Avatar
      onski -
      Purchased the paid theme and it works well on my i5 running 6.1.2. Tried other apps with animated wallpaper but this so much better. Seems stable so far no conflict with other apps installed:
      Calendar pro
      Clock widget
      Dashboard x
      Icon renamer
      Intelliscreen x
      Multiicon mover
      No icon shadows
      Safari download manager
      Software update killer
      Speed intensifier
      Springtomize 2
      Swipe selection
      3g unrestrictor
    1. Dealwagon's Avatar
      Dealwagon -
      It's lock info. I uninstalled and it works on my home screen on my iPhone 5.
    1. aorowe's Avatar
      aorowe -
      Quote Originally Posted by mariamj View Post
      Remove springtomize!!
      Really, spingtomize is doing it?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by aorowe View Post
      Really, spingtomize is doing it?
      I have springtomize and livepaper is working fine.
    1. onski's Avatar
      onski -
      I agree it must be lockinfo, i uninstalled mine cause it crashes with bitesms too
    1. mariamj's Avatar
      mariamj -
      I have problem only when install springtomize. Safe mode !!
    1. madrich's Avatar
      madrich -
      Sooooooooooooooooooooo Cooooooooooooooool !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Got it. Very Cool Graphics. It is worth the price.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mariamj View Post
      I have problem only when install springtomize. Safe mode !!
      Mine works fine with springtomize
    1. Brivent's Avatar
      Brivent -
      Removing lockinfo fixed it for me to...thanks
    1. novadam's Avatar
      novadam -
      if it's a choice between lockinfo and this, I gotta stick with lockinfo.
    1. mariamj's Avatar
      mariamj -
      Lucky you 😜😜
    1. HighTymes's Avatar
      HighTymes -
      Makes my 5 with 6.1 go into safe mode and can't get it to work. I don't have lockinfo or springtomize. I do have intelliscreen but I am not taking that off for this to work. Fix please
    1. KhangNghi's Avatar
      KhangNghi -
      where can i download more live wallpapers ?
    1. javiert30's Avatar
      javiert30 -
      This is so cool, you got to try this, no conflicts with my iPhone 5 with Barrel and Winterboard, awesome.
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      It's your settings on springtomize. Your previous settings on springtomize are saved even if removed and reinstalled
    1. Mcgough's Avatar
      Mcgough -
      doesn't appear to play nice with parallax. shame
    1. HotBlack's Avatar
      HotBlack -
      Would love to get this working but it puts me into safemode after installing it... I've got the following JB apps installed:

      AndroidLock XT <-- think this may be the culprit?
      Autolock SBtoggle
      MusicCenter for NC
      MyWi 6
      No Update
      Springtomize 2
    1. slayorktc's Avatar
      slayorktc -
      Great work. I was hoping to see something like this. I have Nexus on my lock screen and bubbles on the home.. I definitely like the bubbles.. Will most likely switch the Nexus out for something else in the future.

      Edit: It would be nice for the user to be able to adjust the timeout.. I would like it to be the same as my auto-lock setting (1 min)..