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    Default [Review] WallpaperLog - A Live Console Log On Your Home Screen


    There are many processes that occur on your iDevice when you are out and about tapping things and having fun on it. One small launch of an application could be the execution of over one hundred lines of code. The problem is, you never get to see what's behind the structure of an application launch process in iOS. All you see a beautiful graphical user interface that acts upon your touch with incredible animations. Wouldn't it be cool if you could see what was really going on in the background of your iDevice while you fiddle around with all of the things that you do on a daily basis?

    A new jailbreak tweak dubbed WallpaperLog by iOS developer Filippo Bigarella lets you see what's going on through a live Console view that shows on your home screen above your wallpaper and below your applications. It looks like something right out of the matrix, but it's pretty neat to say the least. When we say live, we mean live. As you open applications and use jailbreak tweaks and stuff of the sort, you will see the green console text on the home screen scroll through lines of text that mirror exactly what you are doing as you can see from the screenshot above.

    Filippo has decided not to release WallpaperLog to any of the official repositories because, "its implementation is not suitable for non-developer users" (Bigarella). Apart from the fact that he will not be releasing it to any major repositories, he has still made the '.deb' file publicly available for anyone that wants to toy around with it. There are some prerequisites that you need to think about before downloading it such as: Filippo will not offer any support for it since he is not releasing it officially and also you need to have some general iOS knowledge to truly understand what the Console is actually telling you.

    If you can grin and bear with the prerequisites, then you can download the '.deb' file from this link, which Filippo made available via his Twitter earlier this afternoon. It does have a dependency for the tweak called 'syslogd to /var/log/syslog' which you will have to install after installing the '.deb' file. If you've never heard of that tweak before, it was made by Jay Freeman (saurik) and you can download it from the Cydia/Telesphoreo repository which comes pre-loaded with your jailbreak; it looks like this:



    While the tweak probably isn't helpful for anyone, it's very awesome looking and is a pretty cool idea. I would love to see this tweak become live on a major repository some day with possibly the ability to see it on a blank home screen page with no applications. Console logs are extremely helpful in troubleshooting and they simply look cool. You can use it to show off to all of your friends and they will be jealous; very jealous. You can see the official iOS console log by plugging your iDevice into your Mac and launching Xcode to use the computer-based console log. I think this tweak will be staying on my device for a while.

    Name: WallpaperLog
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0
    Repo: N/A
    Developer: Filippo Bigarella
    Editor's Rating:  4/5

    Sources: Filippo Bigarella
    Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 02-14-2012 at 04:24 PM.

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    This looks sweet, can I download it and install it with ifile

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigliquid530 View Post
    This looks sweet, can I download it and install it with ifile
    Yeah download link is in the article
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    I installed mine but mine just says "can't open /var/log/syslog. restart syslogd"

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewe13 View Post
    I installed mine but mine just says "can't open /var/log/syslog. restart syslogd"
    Yea same. But I restarted my phone and now it just keeps reboot looping, unable for it to start

    How do I manually remove it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Russian View Post
    Yeah download link is in the article
    Thanks its pretty cool but the lines only stretch halfway across my screen kinda weird, but still cool

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    holy cow this is awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewe13 View Post
    I installed mine but mine just says "can't open /var/log/syslog. restart syslogd"
    Ok that's why mine isn't showing the whole thing it's showing the same thing kinda of curious but how do you remove this tweak

    Also I powered my phone off then on and it fixed the problem
    Last edited by bigliquid530; 02-13-2012 at 08:08 PM.

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    Got it working after a reboot.

    4S was insanely laggy. Unusable !

    Removed the syslogd from cydia and it also removed wallpaper log with it .
    Good riddens...

    Horrible!

    The only good thing that came from this was reminding me to install ifile..
    Dont risk a restore. Stay away. Needs much work

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    omg just had a great thought
    live rss feeds on walpaper or maby twitter updates or facebook notification updates

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    I'm so happy to see this working!! It was my idea to him. It's based off XLOG in the Mac AppStore (check it out!). He made this like two hours after I suggested it to him which is amazing on his part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mix1607 View Post
    omg just had a great thought
    live rss feeds on walpaper or maby twitter updates or facebook notification updates
    There's plenty of widgets for that already, look into PerPageHtml + .
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    Default how did you guys installed it
    Quote Originally Posted by metaserph View Post
    There's plenty of widgets for that already, look into PerPageHtml + .
    i installed it but how do i start it, i dont see anything ?

    Quote Originally Posted by zipzap62 View Post
    Yea same. But I restarted my phone and now it just keeps reboot looping, unable for it to start

    How do I manually remove it?
    try dpkg -r wplog

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Russian View Post
    YAY I'm totally going to use this
    i did you guys installed it ,
    i tried dpkg -i foo and that didint seem to work
    Last edited by soydepr; 02-14-2012 at 07:37 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soydepr View Post
    i installed it but how do i start it, i dont see anything ?



    try dpkg -r wplog



    i did you guys installed it ,
    i tried dpkg -i foo and that didint seem to work
    Reboot
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    Default i want to remove it
    Reboot didnt work, ok how do i uninstall this , since not working for me

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Russian View Post
    Reboot
    no working after rebooting, how i uninstall it

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Russian View Post
    Reboot
    these are the files it installed

    ./private/var/lib/dpkg/info/com.filippobiga.wplog.list
    ./private/var/mobile/Applications/39D49E91-EDAF-4096-ADA5-AAB18F09E8CB/Documents /com.filippobiga.wplog_1.0-1_iphoneos-arm.deb


    since not working how i uninstalled

    i tried dpkg -r wplog and no luck
    Last edited by soydepr; 02-14-2012 at 08:01 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soydepr View Post
    Reboot didnt work, ok how do i uninstall this , since not working for me



    no working after rebooting, how i uninstall it


    these are the files it installed

    ./private/var/lib/dpkg/info/com.filippobiga.wplog.list
    ./private/var/mobile/Applications/39D49E91-EDAF-4096-ADA5-AAB18F09E8CB/Documents /com.filippobiga.wplog_1.0-1_iphoneos-arm.deb


    since not working how i uninstalled

    i tried dpkg -r wplog and no luck
    Oh my goodness use. Cydia
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