Last Updated: May 3rd, 2011

Samsung Galaxy S comes with 4 absolutely stunning live wallpapers, exclusive to Samsung. User persiansown from xda forums was able to port all of them to his Nexus One, and I don't see anything technically stopping any other phone supporting live wallpapers from using them too - EVO 4G was already also confirmed working.

There is only one caveat - you have to be rooted and flash the provided .zip file from recovery.

For more information on root, head over here. This tutorial will show you how to install ROM Manager, which will enable you to flash a custom recovery, in order to use these livepapers.

Samsung Galaxy S Live Wallpapers

The live wallpapers are:

  • Aurora
  • Blue Sea
  • Dandelion
  • Ocean Wave

Watch this video and experience the jaw-dropping awesomeness:


Go grab the live wallpapers right here, then put the zip file on your SD card, reboot into recovery, and apply the zip you'd just downloaded.

The link in the post expired, but I was able to recover the file and upload it to our own Android Police mirror here.

I did a quick port of the Samsung Galaxy S (i9000) LWPs. They all work decently well, but the ocean one slows down the phone a little bit. I think this can be attributed to the stronger GPU in the Galaxy S.

My personal favorite is dandelion and that works very well.

They've been tested on Froyo (FRF72) and CM 5.0.8. I can't vouch for anything else.

Download Link: http://kanged.net/up/files/5/kernels/signed-SamsungLWPs.zip


Source: xda forums

Artem Russakovskii
Artem is a die-hard Android fan, passionate tech blogger, obsessive-compulsive editor, bug hunting programmer, and the founder of Android Police.
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  • Alec

    Will this work with an unrevoked evo?

    • chris ponciano

      interesting, i wanted more live wallpapers, but not enough to hassle booting into recovery, i know its simple. but im lazy, if it was an apk i would have already installed it.

      • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

        Yeah... it's really not that big of a deal. Takes about 5 minutes if you're already rooted.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Not the first version that's just an app that you install. You need proper root.

  • deeb215

    these are in the market now :)

  • Steve

    I like his bottom dock, where can I get that? and what is it?

  • Anydevid

    There is the customizable version of the Blue Sea live wallpaper named "aniPet Blue Sea Live Wallpaper" on Android Market, which has more interesting features. Both paid and free versions are available, work for normal phones.

  • http://www.overkastmusic.com Rob

    when I boot into recovery the samsung zip file is not even in that short list! what now?

  • andrew

    Is this for htc

  • w├íter

    hi, the link is now dead

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Indeed, the original link expired but I was able to find it again and uploaded it to our own mirror (see the updated post).

  • Shahriyar

    I have Requesting of you the themes for SAMSUNG Galaxy S & GT-5263

  • Saisrinivas Kannekanti

    how do you get the zip? the android police mirror is asking me to download finaltorrent