How to Enable Homescreen Wallpaper On Your iPhone 3G [4.0]

Posted April 17, 2010 at 8:34pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 92796 views

These are instructions on how to enable homescreen wallpaper on iPhone OS 4.0 for the iPhone 3G.

To follow these instructions you must have a jailbroken device. Please note that until iPhone OS 4.0 is released only developers and advanced users should attempt this.

You can learn more about jailbreaking your device here.

Step One
Make sure you have installed OpenSSH and found your iPhone's IP Address.

Step Two
Launch Fugu from your applications folder. If you don't have it you can install it from here

Step Three
Input your iPhone's IP Address into the Connect To: field and input root as the Username then click Connect.

Step Four
Input alpine as the Password unless you have changed it as suggested here. Click Authenticate to continue.

Step Five
Once logged into your device click the Go To... button on the toolbar.

Step Six
Input /System/Library/CoreServices/ into the entryfield, make sure Remotely is selected, and click the Go button.

Step Seven
Scroll down the right panel and locate N82AP.plist. Drag this file from the right panel to the left panel to copy it to your computer.

Step Eight
Open a new Finder window by clicking its icon in the dock

Step Nine
Double click to open N82AP.plist.

Step Ten
Click to expand the capabilities section.

Step Eleven
If multitasking isn't in the list right click (Control-Click) capabilities and select Add Row from the popup menu that appears.

Name the new row homescreen-wallpaper and set the type to Boolean. Make sure the value checkbox is checked.

Step Twelve
Click to select Save from the File menu.

Step Thirteen
Return to Fugu and drag the N82AP.plist from the left pane to the right pane.

When prompted click the Overwrite button.

Step Fourteen
Restart your iPhone 3G to use the homescreen wallpaper feature we just enabled!

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itayms - April 3, 2013 at 5:19pm
try this one, I have unlocked my phone there. very fast service (about 6 hours total) and cheap, now i can update to any version without having to worry that my phone will be locked ever again. Only 9.99 for phone unlocks!
Jack Harvest - August 4, 2010 at 7:33pm
Worked great for me. I just added this line of code to the plist file (since I edited it in windows): homescreen-wallpaper Worked like a charm!!! Thank you!!
gool - June 26, 2010 at 2:09am
Pls help me how to do......Nobody reply to me.....i need professional help.
gool - June 25, 2010 at 2:28pm
when i click the connect botton n this letter come \"ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host\" pls help how to do
Only Nikes - June 23, 2010 at 7:18pm
When I try to open this in finder it launches it in terminal. What program is used to launch the playlist so that you can check / uncheck options?
n0ne - September 18, 2010 at 8:37pm
download a freeware here
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