1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Support where is current wallpaper stored?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rt2, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. rt2

    rt2 Member
    Thread Starter
    15

    Apr 8, 2010
    34
    0
    15
    Can anyone tell me where the file (image) of my current wallpaper is stored?
     

    Advertisement

  2. Jakaro

    Jakaro Android Enthusiast
    78

    Apr 16, 2010
    601
    55
    78
    Casino Surveillance
    North Idaho
    If you can see it in your photos area, long hold it and check the details, should tell you where its at.
     
  3. rt2

    rt2 Member
    Thread Starter
    15

    Apr 8, 2010
    34
    0
    15
    Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately I can't see it in my Photo area.

    Any other ideas?
     
  4. Phateless

    Phateless Android Enthusiast
    63

    Feb 2, 2010
    557
    22
    63
    Hire me! - www.linkedin.com/in/jresneck
    SF Bay Area
    BUMP - I'd like to know this too.
     
  5. rmanaka

    rmanaka Lurker
    6

    Jul 15, 2011
    3
    1
    6
    Wow, this is an old thread, but for the current wallpaper in Froyo you can find it here: /data/data/com.android.settings/files/wallpaper The format is .jpg

    HTH :)
     
    siavash_sep likes this.
  6. SlimMFZ

    SlimMFZ Lurker
    5

    Apr 30, 2011
    2
    0
    5
    I was not able to find the wallpaper or even that folder. My wife's phone is Android 2.2.2 and is a Motorola Droid Gen 1. He brother died on our way home from Vegas and her phone background is the last picture she took of him. I checked the SD card and it's not there, so ANY HELP you can give would be fantastic!
     
  7. rmanaka

    rmanaka Lurker
    6

    Jul 15, 2011
    3
    1
    6
    Sorry for your loss!

    Make sure you are looking in the phone's root directory to start, NOT on the SDcard. Once you get to the right subdirectory the wallpaper file will just be called "wallpaper" and until you copy it to the SDcard and rename it to "YourName.jpg" the picture viewers may not recognize it as an image file.

    I tried both ES File Explorer and Root Explorer (download from Marketplace) to copy the file from the phone root area., i.e. phone ROOT/data/data/com.android.settings/files/wallpaper...it's the lowest level of the phone storage itself, similar to "computer" in windows.

    Probably the File Explorer on your phone won't let you access the root (your phone shouldn't need ROOT privileges just to copy the file) BUT you might want to have somebody help you (Don't let them factory reset or clear the phone) gain ROOT if you need it...

    There is also a program called "Wallpaper Set & Save" that may be able to both save and change the wallpaper on the phone. Works for me...

    HTH!
     
  8. Phateless

    Phateless Android Enthusiast
    63

    Feb 2, 2010
    557
    22
    63
    Hire me! - www.linkedin.com/in/jresneck
    SF Bay Area
    So sorry for your loss! If she took the picture with the phone and set it as her background then that picture is most definitely somewhere on the sdcard.

    Use the gallery app to find it.
     
  9. tobalr

    tobalr Lurker
    16

    Jan 2, 2013
    2
    4
    16
    I have been trying to retrieve the wallpaper as well but found it too difficult.
    So to solve this I have create the app "Wallpaper Saver". It automatically saves your wallpapers and makes it easy to restore an old wallpaper again. It also supports live wallpapers. It is free to use.

    I use "Wallpaper Saver" to save wallpapers when I have thrown away the original. Get it from play:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=dk.alroe.apps.WallpaperSaverFree
     
    weezyweazel likes this.

Share This Page

Loading...