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How to create custom live wallpapers for HTC EVO 4G

Evo-custom-createrThere are a lot of amazing live wallpapers available for the HTC EVO 4G, but it's never been easier to make your own if you haven't found anything you like so far.

There still isn't an easy way to make the wallpapers interactive or have them span across multiple home screens (you'd need to get yourself dirty with lots of coding for that), but there are two ways that make it dead simple to create your own animated wallpapers like the one you see here using nothing more than PNG image files.

Both methods allow you to use hundreds of images to create the wallpaper, so you can make the animation really smooth.

Method 1

  1. Download LWP Creator from Android Market.
  2. Number your desired images (PNG, 480 x 800 resolution) using this format: 1.png, 2.png, 3.png, and so on.
  3. Move the images directly to the EVO's internal memory or its microSD card.
  4. To apply the live wallpaper that will be created with these images, tap Menu -> Wallpaper -> Live wallpapers -> LWP Creator.
  5. Adjust settings as necessary (frames per second, folder path, number of images being used) by pressing the "Settings…" button.
  6. Set the wallpaper by pressing the "Set wallpaper" button.

Tip: Store images for different wallpapers in different folders. Then just change the folder path in LWP Creator's settings to switch to a new one.

Method 2 (Windows only)

  1. Download Custom Creater 2.6 from the xda-developers forum and unzip it.
  2. Number your desired images (PNG, 480 x 800 resolution) using this format: n01.png, n02.png, n03.png…n050png…n100.png
  3. Run the "run.bat" file from the download and follow the instructions. Make sure you have Java installed on your computer.
  4. Rename the resulting .apk and install it on your EVO using ASTRO File Manager, appInstaller, or something similar.
  5. Set the wallpaper by selecting it from the list that appears when you tap Menu -> Wallpaper -> Live wallpapers.

Image credit: ogdobber (resized)

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14 thoughts on “How to create custom live wallpapers for HTC EVO 4G

  • Avatar of SumoBear

    Is there a good list somewhere around that has live wallpapers which we can download?

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  • I never found a good list but one of my favorite live wallpapers is Galactic Core free.

    Nice tutorial. Time to make a short stop motion film :)

    To get it on the phone could we use the install from Gmail tip you gave us?

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  • Also, there doesn’t seem to be a way to listen to YOUR music on the SD card through voice commands—–you can search for music from Pandora, LastFM, etc, but you can’t open your music or a playlist, etc.

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  • Try livewallpapers.org, they have a fairly nice list. I’m still trying to see if there is a site that has live wallpapers that aren’t in the market though.

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  • Avatar of jbrucehowie

    Both apps do not let you specify a frame speed of less than 1 frame per second. I would be nice to be able to set teh speed to something like 20 mins per frame and use the live wallpaper as a dynamic background that slowly flicks through images.

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  • where did you get that live wallpaper at the top of the page? that is awesome

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  • The link is at the end of the post. It’s a work-in-progress from ogdobber at xda-dev.

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  • Avatar of cipi

    I dosen’t find any download link for “ogdobber”… could anyone post the link angain???

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  • GREAT!!!
    just need to follow the directions,
    :D

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  • Avatar of auto

    yo download this if you want it go to livewallpapers.org go under games page 2 or 3 then download it from your phone it worked for my evo 4g

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  • Avatar of auto

    livewallpapers.org go under games page 2 or 3 then download it from your phone

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  • Can’t you just make the lwp’s on a computer then transfer to android device?

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