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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by _sC, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. _sC

    _sC Well-Known Member
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    are any of you guys having this problem???

    im currently using a live wallpaper, and ever since the gingerbread 2.3 update, whenever i reboot my phone, the wallpaper resets to the default sunset one.

    i've tried changing the wallpaper from settings, menu button at home, long pressing on home screen, nothing stays when i turn off the phone.

    is anyone else experiencing this?
    or have a solution?

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  2. _sC

    _sC Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    damn, no one?
  3. BoomerUS

    BoomerUS Newbie

    I got my phone about ten days ago and it does the same thing. It came with 2.3.4 already loaded. I also have random app/widget icons disappearing from the home screens and it's pretty annoying to try to remember which one went where!

    I'm thinking of swapping it for a new one but if others are experiencing the same issues I suppose I'll wait and see!
  4. doug_atrix

    doug_atrix Lurker

    I'm having the same issue with mine. I'd love to find out if there's a fix. Bell, 2.3.4 update.
  5. BoomerUS

    BoomerUS Newbie

    Since reporting this, I've gone from the Atrix to a Nexus S (which the sales dood didn't bother to mention wasn't with the AT&T fake 4G and AT&T would not support the phone) and went back and took another Atrix. This one seems to be mostly working properly other than the wallpaper ... the operative word being 'seems'!

    If the Atrix 2 comes out before my 30 day return period is up, I may go that direction but I paid a penny for this Atrix and I'm not really up for a $200 upgrade!
  6. WolfmanRobby

    WolfmanRobby Android Enthusiast

    I typically don't fool with live wallpapers since my battery drains so fast anyway.

    I did do a quick google search and found other people with Android phones reporting this. In all of the cases that there was a solution, they had installed the live wallpaper to the SD card.

    Just like with widgets, you can't install them to the SD card without losing them on reboot. This is because the data on the SD card is not available at start up. Not until the system comes up, remounts the SD card, then rescans it.

    Not sure if that's the case with you guys, but I figured I would toss that out there.
  7. WolfmanRobby

    WolfmanRobby Android Enthusiast

  8. WolfmanRobby

    WolfmanRobby Android Enthusiast

    A couple more links I found from the google search where people with other model phones have this issue. I haven't read through all of them... I'll leave that up to you guys so you can see if it applies to you or not.

    Samsung Vibrant :: Live Wallpaper Reset To Regular Wallpaper After Reboot

    Live Wallpaper disppears on reboot? - Nexus One/Nexus S Forum - Google Phone Forum

    This app developer even talks about it resetting back to default if you put it on the SD card..
    Bubble Pro Live Wallpaper v1.2.4 | Android Guru
  9. BoomerUS

    BoomerUS Newbie

    Absolutely fixed the problem. Such a simple solution!

    Thanks so much!


  10. uvtube

    uvtube Lurker

    I know this is an old thread, but, I found that not having the wallpaper installed on my SD card and alternatively having it installed on my phone cured the 'reboot changing wallpaper' issue ... :]

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The Motorola Atrix 4G release date was February 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 1GB RAM, Nvidia Tegra 2 AP20H processor, and 1930mAh battery.

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