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Title says it all! Anyone know how!? Please let me know! Much appreciated.
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    Default How to use a GIF as your wallpaper iPhone 5 iOS 6.1!
    Title says it all!
    Anyone know how!?
    Please let me know!
    Much appreciated.
    Last edited by koreanboybrian; 02-14-2013 at 12:37 AM.

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    Thread title is seriously lacking a question mark

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    Sorry about that... let me change that for you.

    Can't change the title... sorry lol.

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    Ive wondered how to do this too,my old Sony Ericsson K750i used to be able to run GIF's as a wallpaper,and ive often thought about if you could do it on iPhones?would be pretty rad if you could
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    Email the gif to your phone, save it, then use the picture as your background

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1coolZ71 View Post
    Email the gif to your phone, save it, then use the picture as your background
    Tried that and it would just save as a regular image.

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    I wonder if Giffy from Cydia would let it work?
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    If you are jailbroken and have winterboard installed, you can do it with HTML. There are tutorials out there if you search, but here's what works for me. In the screenshot below, the Knight Rider Scanner (under the calendar) moves back and forth... I have a Wallpaper.html file that positions my wallpaper among other things and a Widget.html that puts the animated gif on top of the wallpaper.

    How to use a GIF as your wallpaper iPhone 5 iOS 6.1!-img_0346.png

    below are examples of my Wallpaper.html and Widget.html (leave out the quotes):

    Put your .png and .gif in your theme's folder. Then create a TEXT document and name it Wallpaper.html - Put the following in the document (changing the .png name to yours and leave out the beginning and ending quotes)

    "<html>
    <body bgcolor="#FFFFFF" leftmargin="0" topmargin="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" background="YourWallpaper.png">
    </body>
    </html>"

    Next create a text document and name it Widget.html - Then include the following (changing the .gif name to yours and leave out the beginning and ending quotes).

    "<html>
    <body>

    <div style="position: absolute; left: 0px; top: 0px">
    <img border="0" src="YourGif.gif" width="94" height="94"></div>

    </body>
    </html>"

    When you're done, put both html files in your them folder with the .png and .gif. Using this method can be confusing, but it works. I'm not entirely sure why, but your wallpaper image should be half the size you would normally use. For iP5 it should be 320x568 not 640x1136. Also, the dimensions of the gif should be halfed in the html file. For the Widget.html example above, the actual image size is 188x188. You may have to play around with it to get it exactly right. You can adjust settings like size, position etc by changing the numbers enclosed in quotes.

    Hope this helps and doesn't confuse you more...

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