While we all patiently await for the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update, we’ve got something to tide you over for now. The Gingerbread Live Wallpapers have been snatched away and are now ready to install on your Android phone. Maybe.
While we’re not sure why this only works for certain phones, more phones will likely be able to support the new live wallpapers application once the source code is release for the OS version. I had no luck with my G2, but it’s said to work on the EVO and Droid Incredible according to AndroidCentral. Droid-Life got the app running on a Droid X and Droid 2, but there’s an extra step or two to go through.
The installation is easy enough, and has been packed into a flashable zip file, or you can manually install the APK file with an application like Root Explorer.
To manually install (from XDA):
- Download the Nexus S livewallpaper.apk
- Copy the file to your SD-Card
- Open “Root Explorer”
- Do a backup of your “livewallpaper.apk” in “system/app”
- Copy the Nexus S “livewallpaper.apk” to “system/app”
To install from zip:
- Download the zip file
- Put the zip file into the root of your SD card (inside no folders)
- Boot into recovery, select “install zip from SD card”
- Select the zip file and flash.
For Droid X/2 users: While in recovery, you need to “mount system” before going forward.
That should do the trick, but as we said before, this may not work with your device. It’s suggested that you make a copy of your current Livewallpaper.apk found in System/app before you install the new app, as it will be replaced. If this doesn’t work for you, give it some time. We’re sure that someone will get this running on many phones before the day is over. Hopefully.
Did this work for you? Leave your results in the comments!