Remember this OLD tweak?
vWallpaper is one of the older tweaks that was developed in the beginning of jailbreaking that allows you to set a video for a wallpaper in iOS. As we all know, Apple only allows you to keep a static image wallpaper and it wasn't introduced until iOS 4. We relied on WinterBoard just to do that. Today, vWallpaper 2 was released that supports iOS 5 and it works perfectly with the new untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1. It works the same way and looks the same way as the previous version of vWallpaper. Be warned that this particular version is still in Beta.
vWallpaper comes with a small library of options and wallpaper settings that allow you to download more video wallpapers from other sources - but it comes with one default one which is a lightning-like one that moves in a fashion that you would expect electricity to move in. That video is in the screenshot above (which unfortunately doesn't move). It looks pretty nice and to be honest, the moving video behind the application icons seems refreshingly awesome. The only thing you will have to worry about is the considerable battery drain from the processor playing the video.
The videos are either small video files for '.gif' images (images capable of being animated and moving around) and they loop over and over and over and over. Actually, it won't even stop until you kill the video wallpaper option in the vWallpaper settings. Installing vWallpaper 2 puts an icon on your home screen where you can edit the settings for it. It does have a couple of dependencies that you will need to install with it - but they will download automatically when you go to download this 31.3MB application. If you want to download the newest version of vWallpaper 2 (it's free) then you can download it from the following repository source:
Just add the source in Cydia and tap on it and you'll find everything you need to install vWallpaper 2 and you'll be able to set a video for your wallpaper in no time. This is obviously a feature of Android phones that Android fans will gloat about - but now you can do it right back and show them the numerous other glorious features of jailbroken iOS. I think vWallpaper is cool and I recommend it to anyone that wants to show off their device's capabilities. Again, if you're worried about battery life, then stay away from it. vWallpaper renders that fastest on newer devices. Slower devices may and probably will encounter lagginess.
This application is a classic - but I sure think the application could do with a cosmetic overhaul. I still recommend it though; it's one of my all-time favorites.
Name: vWallpaper 2 for iOS5/ARM7
Editor's Rating: 4/5
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