Lock screen wallpaper

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  1. davedontmind

    davedontmind Member

    I can change the home screen wallpaper by:
    menu -> wallpaper -> home -> wallpaper gallery -> ...

    However if I try to change the lock screen wallpaper, it doesn't give me the choice of "wallpaper gallery":
    menu -> wallpaper -> lock screen ..
    just takes me directly to my photo albums.

    How can I choose lock screen wallpaper from the existing wallpaper gallery?

  2. unknown-singh

    unknown-singh Active Member

    its the same for me, im also trying to figure this out
  3. ndall

    ndall Member

    After about 3 emails back and forth with an almost incomprehensible customer service rep (who also seemed to find me incomprehensible) about this and another issue, I think I was told that this is not possible. I'm assuming it's a bug that may or may not be fixed in the forthcoming firmware upgrade.

    It really took some effort to remain polite! Incidentally, I still can't find emails sent from my phone on any of my other IMAP clients, so I think the answer given to me in the final message was wrong.

  4. jimeller

    jimeller Well-Known Member

    Have you rooted and wiped your device? If so you may have erased the wallpapers folder of its contents. I wouldn't worry. There are several apps in the market for wallpapers.
  5. ndall

    ndall Member

    I'm having this problem and I'm using the standard Orange-branded unrooted firmware as shipped.
  6. davedontmind

    davedontmind Member

    No. It was like this brand new out of the box, Orange branded phone.

    The wallpapers are there - I can change the home screen to use them - there is just no interface option to select from the wallpaper gallery when changing the lock screen wallpaper.
  7. Ziani

    Ziani Well-Known Member

    I updated with the Orange Version Rom. I have since had the same problem and although not important is annoying. Its weird that the Wallpaper folder is there for Home Screen but not Lock Screen. I contacted HTC about this and said that its not their end but must be something to do with Orange. Has anybody found a solution to this? Thanks.
  8. cdms811

    cdms811 Active Member

    Isn't it down to the Lock screen having a different aspect ratio to the home screen which is over 7 screens?
  9. Ziani

    Ziani Well-Known Member

    It worked before I upgraded so dont think so
  10. Slug

    Slug Check six! Moderator

    The stock HTC wallpapers are stored in /system/customise/resource. The matching lockscreens are in the SenseUI app Rosie.apk iirc (I haven't dumped the latest ROM to disk so can't check) and are only normally available when using the corresponding scene. The only option is indeed to choose from a user-defined album/folder.
  11. Ziani

    Ziani Well-Known Member

    Thanks Slug, have not rooted my phone so dont see systems etc. I had the option before to use 2 seperate default wallpapers, one for Home and one for Lock so maybe that was a mistake. It seems then that the only option for Lock Screen from now on is then Album Folder. Just wanted to know that it was not just me having this problem. Anyway am now thinking about finding an App to change themes so I wont need it anyway. Thanks again :)
  12. Slug

    Slug Check six! Moderator

    I've never seen an option for "wallpaper" or "lockscreen" in Settings/Personalise/Lock screen wallpaper myself.

    Yup, I created two folders on my SDHC card, one for wallpaper and the other for lock screens.
  13. daveybaby

    daveybaby Well-Known Member

    Same problem here with an unlocked unbranded hero. Problem existed before the firmware update and it's still there now. Not a big issue but it is a bit naff.
  14. McPace

    McPace New Member

    On the sprint hero, to choose a wallpaper that came with the phone for the lock screen or the home wallpaper...

    Tap the home button
    Tap the menu button
    Tap wallpaper
    Tap home to set the home, tap lock screen for lock
    Tap albums
    Tap Wallpapers
    There are the system provided wallpapers, they are also on your SD card under the wallpapers DIR
  15. david83

    david83 Well-Known Member

    Nope this doesn't work for me either. When I tap lock screen it takes me straight to albums. Is there another way to set the lock screen wallpaper?
  16. daveybaby

    daveybaby Well-Known Member

    I ended up doing a google image search for 'htc hero wallpaper' and found all of the stock ones quite quickly, downloaded them and put them in a folder on my SD card, so i can set the lock screen wallpapers from there.

    Ironically, while searching i also found loads of really good wallpapers and so havent used the stock ones since i copied them.
  17. jimeller

    jimeller Well-Known Member

    Flickrdroid is a free app from the market. It allows you to search flickr and add images as wallpapers etc. Or save them to your albums file.

    Some really cool pics on there. I love it cos I'm forever changing my wallpaper/lockscreen
  18. daveybaby

    daveybaby Well-Known Member

    Yeah flickr is good for lock screen wallpapers, especially since iPhone wallpapers are the right dimensions to fit on the lock screen.

    For home screen wallpapers, there's loads of really amazing stuff on deviantart.
  19. david83

    david83 Well-Known Member

    thanks, but where do i create the folder so that it appears when i go to set my lockscreen wallpaper? i've currently just saved the wallpaper im using in the same folder as my camera shots.

    are you saying you go to the actual folder and set from there, rather than menu/wallpaper/lockscreen? if so how do i do this? i have astro. thanks
  20. daveybaby

    daveybaby Well-Known Member

    I just created a 'wallpapers' folder in the root directory of my SD card and put them all in there - the phone automatically scans all folders for pictures, and that folder appears in the list when i choose a wallpaper, regardless of whether its for the lock screen or the home screen. You can name it whatever you like.

    So, for home screen wallpapers it's [menu] -> wallpaper -> home -> albums -> 'wallpapers' folder.
    Similarly for lockscreens, except you dont have to choose albums it takes you straight there.
  21. david83

    david83 Well-Known Member

    excellent! thanks for the help :)
  22. philc387

    philc387 Active Member

    Hi everyone,
    I'm having the same problem except that none of the above solutions have worked so far. I downloaded a 'Backgrounds' app with loads of cool backgrounds that I wanted to use for my lock screen wallpaper. I saved them driectly from the app and it put them in a 'Backgrounds' folder on my SD card. I have both ASTRO and Filedroid and have made new folders with the images in but they still won't show up in my Albums folder list. I originally put the new folder within the DCIM but then heard that it needs to be in the root of the SD card. I did that and still nothing shows up! Am I doing something wrong? Please help as I know it's a tiny thing but it's really frustrating!

    Thanks in advance
  23. kromekid

    kromekid New Member

    I KNOW HOW TO DO IT WOO ! lol , sorry i'm new to this whole HTC stuff, recently got my phone and was wondering how to set the lock screen wallpaper to something other than the images they gavem i,e album.

    i messed about with images to try and find a solution such as changing the names, format, size of the images .. BUT YOU DONT NEED TO DO THAT !!

    this is what you need to do
    1, take the image file that you want to use as your screen lock background (doesnt matter about the file format or size or anything) and place it in your DCIM folder in your SD Card.....basically where the camera pictures u take are.

    2. open the camera , and click on the bottom icon that takes you to your gallery of photos taken, and the image file you placed into DCIM should be there.

    3. tap the image, and this opens it up full screen,

    4, click on menu , set as ,......and there should be an option for lock screen

    5. you can then do the usual resize like you do with wallpapers with your image file

    6 click save..... and wa-la , your lock screen should have the picture of the image file you choosed!!!!!!!!
  24. kromekid

    kromekid New Member

    p.s i just realised for some odd reason , the images i put into the DCIM folder showed up when i checked to see if i could change the lock screen wallpaper from menu-wallpaper-llockscreen..... ..( but in the time between, i plugged in my phone to the pc ...soo have a go yourself and tell me how it works for you.
  25. mez

    mez Well-Known Member

    Ive got a folfer on my sdcard called media


    WORks really well. Let's you split up lock screen and home screen wallpaper also the default music app doesn't have any problems. The wallpapers just show up as 2 albums in the albums app nice and easy.

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