Last Updated: October 29th, 2010

Given how popular live wallpaper (LWP) posts are, it's surprising that - with the exception of the Dancing Droid LWP - we haven't really had a big one since we found the R2-D2 set back in early September. Consider the dry spell over: meet the newest post-worthy LWP, 3D Active Blocks. The work of XDA-Devs member mmone3, the premise is simple: it takes pictures (either preset or pictures from your gallery) and breaks them into blocks; the blocks then break up, move, and transform (via various effects) into other pictures.

active_blocks image

But the effect is cooler than that: the wallpaper is actually interactive, reacting to touch. Just check it out in mmone3's video below:

Thus far, it's only been tested on mmone3's Nexus One, but there's no reason it shouldn't work on most (if not all) other devices. No word yet on how much it zaps performance, but hell - this might be one of those times it's just worth it.

Sound like your cup'o tea? Be sure to hit up the download link here (XDA-Devs account required), or for more info, head on over to the source link below.

[Source: XDA-Developers]

Aaron Gingrich
Aaron is a geek who has always had a passion for technology. When not working or writing, he can be found spending time with his family, playing a game, or watching a movie.

  • http://zalzalaweb.com/jens anakin78z

    Ok, that's awesome. I've been looking for a good lwp to just cycle through pictures in an interesting way. This fits the bill.

    • Aaron Gingrich

      Glad we could help, and as always, thanks for following and sharing your thoughts :)

  • Kane

    This is pretty damn sexy. I like it.

    • Aaron Gingrich

      Agreed. This is definitely one of the best I've ever seen.

  • kingbee

    can you post the download link? I don't have a XDA Devs account and I don't want to get one just for this once since I'm sure I'm not going to use that account again.

    • Aaron Gingrich

      You've got mail

  • lori

    Can't get it to work on my incredible.

    • Aaron Gingrich

      =\ Any error?

  • lori

    I uninstalled and reinstalled 4 times. It will only work with the standard pic not one of my own. :'(

  • kingbee

    weird, it works fine for me and I have a droid incredible too. Its 2.2 rooted with no rom, don't know if that helpsl

  • lori

    I'm not rooted. Before i set it as my wallpaper it will show the pic i want.

  • boriqua2000

    you guys should review Video Live Wallpaper.it take any video you have,downloaded or taken with your phone,and turns it into your live wallpaper.its unbelivable

  • http://www.GrantGarrison.com OMGrant

    Doesn't work as nicely on the Epic 4G imo.


  • Yuk-lam Chung

    can you post the download link? I don’t have a XDA Devs account

    • Aaron Gingrich

      You've got mail :)

  • Jim

    I registered and downloaded the wallpaper, but I can't find it to load it. Is there something special that I need to do to get it operational? I have a Verizon Fascinate.