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Hey everyone Im having a problem changing the wallpaper on my iphone. I cant put my own pictures or even a theme as wallpaper. It wont change, its been like
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    Hey everyone Im having a problem changing the wallpaper on my iphone.

    I cant put my own pictures or even a theme as wallpaper. It wont change, its been like this for a while. Even on 1.1.4 it was like that.

    Anyone know how i can change it?

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    as in the lock screen walpaper or the backround behind icons?? wht firmware.. u may need summerboard for backround behind icons for 1.1.4 and winterboard for 2.0.
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    Lock screen, but i think it wont work for icon background either.

    When i was on 1.1.4 i had a theme and it wallpaper was stuck on that theme. Before i updated to 2.0.1 i made a backup and now its on 2.0.1. And it wont change, even with winterboard theme.

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    I'm having the same problem with in the lock screen only. I upgraded to 2.0 still can not change the wallpaper. Any sugestions?

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    SSH into your phone

    go to

    private/var/mobile/library

    Find LockBackground.jpg

    Delete that and then choose a new Wallpaper

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickmc01 View Post
    SSH into your phone

    go to

    private/var/mobile/library

    Find LockBackground.jpg

    Delete that and then choose a new Wallpaper
    This seems to be a big problem for alot of people, i had the same problem for like two weeks and thats how i fixed it a week ago, it all works great now. Just follow what nickmc01 said.

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    I need to make a fix for this instead of doing it everytime haha

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    It worked. Thanks!

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    or reset the permissions of that file to 666 and you can change it over and over without deleting it

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    Im making an app to do this for you. Hope it will help everyone.

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    How do you set the permissions of that file??

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    I also am having this problem as well, anyway you can explain how to fix this? I can see in openssh the files that u mentioned but after var it says empty? Thanks

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    Bump for this thread.

    On 2.2 its not working. Did they change it?

    if i copy the file to my desktop it shows the wallpaper i chose but wont show up on phone.

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