HomeScreen Wallpaper Cydia Tweak: Enable HomeScreen Wallpaper Functionality On iPhone 3G, iPod Touch 2G

If you have an older iDevice such as the iPhone 3G or iPod Touch 2G then you are probably aware that Apple limited features on the iOS  firmware generation. These feature limitations include the ability to natively multitasking and also the ability to have custom homescreen wallpapers.

While Apple disabled these features for good reasoning, if you are interested in enabling the ability to apply a homescreen wallpaper to your older iDevice then a new tweak was released into Cydia today called HomeScreen Wallpaper. This tweak or should I say WinterBoard theme, once enabled, will allow you to apply a homescreen wallpaper to your iDevice! Thus lifting the homescreen wallpaper restriction put in place by Apple…

If you are interested in the HomeScreen wallpaper tweak then it is available through Cydia for FREE. Let us know if you used this tweak to enable homescreen wallpaper functionality on your older iDevice in the comments section below.

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  • Verotiana

    It worked perfectlly! Thanks^^

  • Steffi Huyghe

    how can you choose the background you want to place?

  • Anton_paguia2003

    is that effective ???

  • Lilwhodi1831

    how come when i installed it., i couldnt see my phone.,  i think it was disabled., 
    like for instance when i go to the iphone settings .,  usualy  u will see phone below general sertting.,  how can i fix this problem?., is it compatible with iphone 3g

  • Sabahatzeb

    same here Lilwhodi1831 
    can you please help us solve this problem??

  • Jason

    Finally found an app in Cydia that does what I want and doesn’t crash my iPod 2G. Thanks!

  • Mto2099

    Thanks………

  • Mto2099

    Yes,it lost the phone.That creep’s gonna die if he don’s reply me.

  • Applefan

    the phone app was missing in the dock when i enabled homescreen wallpaper tweak is there anyway to use this without the phone app missing in the phone dock?

  • Josellemaedocuyanan

    is that will works to iphone 2g????

  • Leon

    what the? I tried to install it but the ipod touch just… crashed? I don’t see any difference in the ‘wallpaper’ section on my settings. Help please?

  • Rambo

    how can i enable the phone app while using this? please help:(

  • Frizb99

    I got it working, see my post here. Its related to changing a string in a plist file from Phone to any-telephony.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brian-Friedl/694773910 Brian Friedl

    I got it working on my 3G running 4.2.1: after a bit of googling, I found that the theme replaces the springboard .plist file with one that is slightly malformed. Instead of having the any-telephony key like the original, it uses a Phone key. Once this is changed it will work properly. Heres how:
    First, open Winerboard and uncheck the Homescreen Wallpaper… theme and respring.
    Open iFile (get from Cydia) and navigate to /Library/Themes and open the Homescreen Walpaper Enabler.theme folder. Keep going until you see a en.lproj folder and 3 .plist files.
    The en.lproj folder is where the “slide to unlock” text is replaced with HomePaper On”. I deleted the folder because I prefer the origal text.
    If you have a iPhone 3G, we will be working on the N82AP.plist file. The others are for iPod Touch and other phones. Tap on the file and open with iFiles Text Viewer.
    Tap Edit and about 7 lines down you will see Phone replace this with any-telephony
    Tap Save, then Done and go apply the theme!
    PS Futher down you will see an entry for multitasking. Set the key below it to true if you want force multitasking on. WARNING: You may experience reduced performance and battery life.

  • Frizb99

    I got it working on my 3G running 4.2.1: after a bit of googling, I found that the theme replaces the springboard .plist file with one that is slightly malformed. Instead of having a any-telephony key like the original, it uses a Phone key. Once this is changed it will work properly. Heres how:
    First, open Winerboard and uncheck the Homescreen Wallpaper… theme and respring.
    Open iFile (get from Cydia) and navigate to /Library/Themes and open the Homescreen Walpaper Enabler.theme folder. Keep going until you see a en.lproj folder and 3 .plist files.
    The en.lproj folder is where the “slide to unlock” text is replaced with HomePaper On”. I deleted the folder because I prefer the origal text.
    If you have a iPhone 3G, we will be working on the N82AP.plist file. The others are for iPod Touch and other phones. Tap on the file and open with iFiles Text Viewer.
    Tap Edit and about 7 lines down you will see Phone replace this with any-telephony
    Tap Save, then Done and go apply the theme!

  • Frizb99

    I fixed it, but being 4 months ago, I hope you did too. walkthrough on this page

  • ali

    dont call me a creep bitch

  • Evan Price

    Phone Is Gone!!!! :/

  • Christinemaeunias

    so where’s the phone? I’ve tried this already but I can’t still see the phone but the slide to unlock works already. help! :’(

  • http://www.facebook.com/MariusSvj Marius Paul

    It’s working , on my Iphone 3g 16 GB 4.0.2 thx bro!

  • Punthali

    FINALLY! Thank u so much

  • http://www.facebook.com/so.so.sowhat Seger Sowhat

    It worked Thanks frizb99 bro :)

  • frizb99

    Hell yeah, glad I could help. Glad to see my post is still getting some use.

  • frizb99

    :)

  • frizb99

    Sorry I cant help other than whats posted here. I havent had an iPhone since June.

  • marc

    Yo, thanks so much bro ive been tryin to find a way 2 do this ever since I got my ipod.

  • marc

    wait, um, how exactly do I use this?