[Guide] How to make a changing background!

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  1. TheConqueror

    TheConqueror New Member

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    Ok guys with the new winterboard came a lot of new features, and a lot of new questions. One of these new features is the ability to make a changing background on your theme.

    First of all you need a theme. Today i will be showing you an example with the theme Badge Slate with glass rim by Apple Tree

    Create A Folder called Private and put both of your wallpapers in there. The wallpapers must be in .PNG format. Ok name your wallpapers Rock and Plant

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    How To Get The Wallpaper.html File
    The wallpaper.html is tricky to get because i cannot upload it. It is a special file that is from the internet that changes the wallpapers every (i think) 4 seconds. To Get it SSH into your iphone and go into /library/themes/Saurik and in that folder find the Wallpaper.html and put it on your desktop

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    Now you must have a regular theme, i am using badge slate glass trim by Apple Tree. Now simply put the wallpaper.html and private folder into the theme and SSH into your iphone and put it in! Ta-da you are done!

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    Here is a theme you can use that uses this technique. Just remember this theme and the wallpapers belonging to it ARE NOT MINE. This technique was not discovered by me, i just found the info and compiled it into a guide.
    Linkage!
  2. SimonTheSnowman

    SimonTheSnowman Active Member

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    Wow thanks for the tutorial,

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    Now I can use both of the new wallpapers that TheAppleTree posted for her theme "Moonlight"

    Amazing theme.

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  3. TheConqueror

    TheConqueror New Member

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    Good tutorial, worth to try.
  5. Clownassasin

    Clownassasin New Member

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    what new winterboard? is there a new update out? cause i dont see it
    nice guide by the way
  6. batman27returns

    batman27returns Banned

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    This is an awesome guide, do u know how to put in 3 wallpapers?
  7. exit1010

    exit1010 Well-Known Member

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    now i understand!!!! i did not upgrade to 2.0.x yet so i want to learn before i do anything. and thanks!!!

    is it possible to get different walpaper for each page?
  8. TheConqueror

    TheConqueror New Member

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    No sorry guys its only 2 wallpapers for now, and they just fade in and the other fades out every like 10 seconds
  9. RenegadeKrogan

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    Nice tutorial. Thanks a lot.
  10. goldenboy

    goldenboy New Member

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    haha nice tutorial dude. ingenious way of avoiding to have to edit the html file. if anyone knows how to read it, it shouldnt be too hard to figure out how to add some more pictures to it. ive tried to, yet everytime i cross reference one wallpaper.html with another one, i find that they use different coding, so i get no where on that one...

    good tutorial though!

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