Don't Try It: This Wallpaper Can Actually Break Down Your Android Phone

Ruben Fields
June 2, 2020

We usually warn you to avoid specific messages on iPhone that can crash your device.

Well-known Samsung leaker Ice Universe posted the warning on Twitter on Sunday, advising handset users to avoid the temptation of setting the photo as a wallpaper. Another method of fixing this issue is entering in safe mode and changing the wallpaper again.

For the time being, the best recommendation is to just avoid setting this image as your phone wallpaper.

However, if you're looking for a challenge and you're curious whether the whole thing works on your Android device, then be ready to spend time on fixing the phone. If you do receive this wallpaper from a friend, or come across it on a wallpaper website, don't let its calm and serene looks lull you into a false sense of security and use it as a wallpaper, because what comes after is anything but calm.

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The reason behind why this cursed image is causing Android smartphones to malfunction is that it has an improperly color-coded profile, which is beyond the scope of what Android can handle. A screenshot version of it would also do the trick. In some cases only a factory reset will fix it.

There is an image that can actually soft-brick your smartphone if you set it as your device's wallpaper. While that sounds disgusting, you can still save your smartphone though, as long as you get rid of the wallpaper in safe mode then you're good to go.

The handsome image is circulating on the social media platforms, and there are several users who are setting the image as the wallpaper despite the warnings.

If someone sends you this picture, please ignore it. Here's what we know about this Android wallpaper bug. Whenever he's not writing about gadgets he miserably fails to stay away from them, although he desperately tries.

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