Sure, static wallpaper images help to gussy up the otherwise staid background image on the iPhone’s glorious 3.5-inch multi-touch display. But, if static images are starting to lose their luster, you’ll be glad to hear that you can now use videos as your iPhone’s wallpaper With the help of yet another useful third-party application, vWallpaper, iPhone users can turn any properly sized .mov movie file into a moving wallpaper. The video wallpaper is splashed behind the homescreen’s icons.
The result looks like this:
You’ll need to jailbreak your iPhone, and add the “i.danstaface.net” application repository to your “Source” list. Click here for jailbreak instructions, and here for the tutorial on how to add third-party repositories to your “Source” list.
After editing your videos to their proper format, you’ll need to SSH into your iPhone and add the videos to the correct directory. Here’s how:
- Connect to your local WiFi network.
- Find your iPhone’s IP address by navigating to Settings>WiFi and hitting the blue arrow next to your WiFi network.
- Fire up Cyberduck on your Mac or WinSCP on your Windows machine and log into “sftp://xxx.xxx.xx.x” with username “root” and password “alpine”
- Put videos into these directories:
Head on over to modmyifone for some video examples.