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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. carlbgc's Avatar
      carlbgc -
      Not showing up in Cydia for me.
    1. iRevival's Avatar
      iRevival -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Probably conflicting with IntelliScreenX and/or Dashboard X.
      While I can't confirm it with the lock screen, it works fine for me set to the home screen and I have IntelliScreenX installed. Havent had any issues with it yet on my iPad mini. I downloaded it on my iPhone 5 but don't really want to change my wallpaper lol.
    1. Jailbr0k's Avatar
      Jailbr0k -


      Work very fine on i4 with sprintomize (overflow dock, resize icon dock & springboard)
      work very fine on LS
    1. mariamj's Avatar
      mariamj -
      How do I remove the springtomize settings saved;
    1. rasputin007's Avatar
      rasputin007 -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      All I want and have always wanted is Animated Panoramic wallpaper OR Interactive Panoramic wallpaper (like Android).

      If I was intelligent, I'd make it myself....but I'm not....so I can't! :-(
      Have a look at Animation with png images - MobileModding.US, it might give you a starting point
    1. DarkXess's Avatar
      DarkXess -
      Quote Originally Posted by sobeniceguy2 View Post
      It is pretty cool. I am enjoying it! .99 cents is worth it.
      lol well I dont know about you, but im seeing this: Price: FREE
    1. wakeenaushad's Avatar
      wakeenaushad -
      lol its free, awesome!!!!!!!!!!
    1. Jailbr0k's Avatar
      Jailbr0k -
      A other video, i like this tweak :-)



      For Bubbles wall, go to
      /Library/LivePapers/Plugins/Bubbles-rsrc/img/

      change Background.png ;-)
    1. RPB11's Avatar
      RPB11 -
      iPhone 5, IOS 6.1, I could not get this to work until i removed Music Control Pro 6.
      I got Livepaper working then put some apps back on as well. It still works now, I am using the Nexus on both lock screen and home screen. I will see over today how it affects my battery life.
      App removed to get it working - Music Control Pro 6.

      Apps installed -
      Activator, Auxo, ayecon theme, BatteryPeek, biteSMS, Browser Changer, Clean Sliders HD/SD, Five Icon Dock, FlagPaint, HomeSpringPage, IntelliscreenX 6, LivePapers, LowPowerBanner, ManualCorrect Pro, MultiIconMover, Nitrous, OpenBackup, OverBoard, SBSettings, Source Saver, Springtomize 2, TorchNC, WinterBoard, Zeppelin, 1derful HD.

      LivePapers is working now with all the above apps installed.
    1. renseih's Avatar
      renseih -
      It doesn't work at all for me. Safe mode loop... I originally thought it was the evasion update but nope, after I uninstalled LivePapers it was fixed and I could exit safe mode. Running on iOS 6.1 iPhone 4.

      Too bad =/. Seemed pretty cool, hopefully it'll get fixed.
    1. Breezy215's Avatar
      Breezy215 -
      Quote Originally Posted by antado View Post
      Do we know if it plays nice with other tweaks, like barrel?
      Works fine with Barrel
    1. digitalreflex's Avatar
      digitalreflex -
      Great App! I look forward to seeing more wallpapers come out.

      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Probably conflicting with IntelliScreenX and/or Dashboard X.
      I've got both of those running on my 4 without any conflict.
    1. Brivent's Avatar
      Brivent -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jailbr0k View Post
      A other video, i like this tweak :-)



      For Bubbles wall, go to
      /Library/LivePapers/Plugins/Bubbles-rsrc/img/

      change Background.png ;-)
      So it is possible to change the background of the paid bubbles wallpaper to your own wallpaper? A little new at this, thanks in advance
    1. Porkholt Labs!'s Avatar
      Porkholt Labs! -
      Quote Originally Posted by Brivent View Post
      So it is possible to change the background of the paid bubbles wallpaper to your own wallpaper? A little new at this, thanks in advance
      Not at the moment, but we will release an update as soon as possible
    1. cyberjunkyfreak's Avatar
      cyberjunkyfreak -
      iPhone 5 running iOS 6.1.1

      i have almost every jb app/tweak imaginable installed and after many hours of trying to figure out which app/tweak was causing springboard to crash with livepaper installed... it turns out (for me) to be springtomize2.

      after uninstalling springtomize2 the springboard stopped crashing. i understand (after reading this thread) that some folk report no issues with springtomize2 and some folk mention it's a setting in springtomize (thank you!) that causes the issue.

      so i re-installed springtomize2 and, sure enough, it crashed the springboard. then i reset my springtomize2 settings to default and 'resprung' and the springboard no longer crashes!

      i then went back into springtomize2 and started to re-apply my custom settings (respringing after making a change in each category) and what i found was that having "Hide Reflection" and "Hide Shadow" enabled under the "Dock" section was causing the springboard to crash.

      For those of you experiencing springboard crashes with livepaper and springtomize2 installed... suggest resetting the srpingtomize2 custom settings and then reapply any custom settings except for "Hide Reflection" and "Hide Shadow". If srpingboard continues to crash after that then maybe you have some other custom setting in springtomize2 set that I don't have set. if that is so then apply one new setting at a time and respring after each change to see if that setting is a conflict.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Brivent View Post
      So it is possible to change the background of the paid bubbles wallpaper to your own wallpaper? A little new at this, thanks in advance
      Yes, it is.
      Attachment 623554
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Nice setup Simon by the way
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Thx man
    1. Brivent's Avatar
      Brivent -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      Yes, it is.
      Attachment 623554
      Do you mind giving a very brief explanation of how you did that...I am familiar with I file...I know jailbr0k mentioned it but not exactly sure how he did it...thanks again