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

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

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

Step Two
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
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
/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

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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