There is a new mod in town. Its name is vWallpaper and it’s an awesome jailbreak app that will bring video wallpaper to your iPhone homescreen. Redmond Pie has a video of it in action and I have to admit it’s pretty impressive.

vWallpaper comes pre-loaded with a few video wallpapers but you can also download some new ones from within the application. Really neat!

To install vWallpaper, you first have to add this source to Cydia: http://i.danstaface.net/deb. Then simply search for vWallpaper and download the app.

I have two concerns about this mod though. First, is the fact that it might slow down your iPhone performances, especially on older models like the iPhone 3G. Second, adding a video wallpaper to your iPhone might be pretty intense on the battery and will most likely drain it faster.

Make sure to share your first impressions with us if you download vWallpaper.

  • Kevin Bishop

    Hi downloaded onto iPhone 4 when start to Run it shuts down???

  • Willsrx

    This is great. The mirage airplane vid is nice but the quality could be better. Battery does take a hit but I don’t care.

  • akag

    Neat. Definitely a “Wow!” stuff. Battery life is worse, but for my lifestyle it’s not important (charger @home, work, car…). Flash of black background (very brief) when closing app or folder, but no big deal. Now, how can we make our own video backgrounds ? 🙂

    • Z

      Scroll down, I posted 2 links

  • Burge

    You put new mod on town ! It’s was around on 2.0 days. But the downside is it kills batteries. But looks cool. There is also video ringtones aswell. This is a nice mod 5 stars

  • SoCoMagNuM

    Tells me invalid source when i try to add them

    • Burge

      What repo or downloads for vids

  • SoundSurround

    This fukcing app just blocked my phone… when i tried to put the leo os x wall my springboard blocked and when i try to restart it just blocks again and i can’t do anything… well thank you very much Sebastien… hope i’ll be able to restore to 4.0.1…

    • SoCoMagNuM

      Its not his fault. No one forced you to download/install app onto you phone. Its your own fault.

    • Brandon

      I don’t see how this is Sebastien’s fault. Jailbreaking and installing jailbreak apps comes with a risk which you chose to take. Backup your blobs and you shouldn’t have a problem restoring. And if you don’t like restoring all the time, wait until a sure stable release of any JB apps are out there before installing.

      Sebastien, thanks for the heads up… Looks like fun.

    • AppleBits

      So, if this doesn’t work, then it’s Sebastian’s fault. OK…just so we are all clear on that.

    • Z

      Press and hold sleep and home button till your phone shuts off, then turn your phone back on. It might load in safe mode – do not restart! Just remove the package from cydia in safe mode and then respring/reboot

    • icaldela

      Your problem is for SBSettings and is a commun trouble, is not Sebastien’s fault.

  • SoundSurround

    Sebastien said to share my first impression and i did… btw. i restored to 4.0.1 now and everything is fine…

  • Tazah

    Wow, vwallpaper is great.. Love it. Thanks.

  • Sy

    Anyone confirm this is safe on iPhone 4?

    • akag

      Safe? What does that mean? It installed fine on my ip4, works great. Probably slows down a bit, most likely eats battery more. Have not really noticed any obvious issue. No crash/freeze. Is it safe? Dunno. If you want me to check it working with specific app, let me know…

    • Brandon

      Definitely safe on iPhone 4 – at least on mine it is.

  • SoundSurround

    but not really safe on iPhone 3GS…

    • Burge

      Works on my 3GS fine

      • Z

        +1

    • Tazah

      Works fine on my 3gs too.. Battery life ain’t too bad.

  • SoCoMagNuM

    Finally was able to get repo. Works fine on my iP4. Works nice. Wonder in future if we would be able to record our own.

    • Z

      You can, with your very own iPhone camera. Just copy paste the clip into vwallpapers folder from the photo library using iFile

  • Sy

    Working fine found one bug tho, play your music and press home button. No wallpaper at all 🙁 but close iPod app it’s back.

    • Z

      Not a bug, vWallpaper uses the same media player

  • KinGz

    Garbage app, dont waste ur time!

    • akag

      Do you mind telling us why? Did you find some nasty bug or just did not like it?

  • AppleBits

    I put it on my 3GS with iOS4. Works great! I like it!

  • steveb

    This was one of the best apps on my old 3gs,I didnt think it was still available,thanks for the info on how to find it.Works brilliantly on my IP4,does anyone know if it works on the ipad?

    • Burge

      Give it a go and let us know

  • mmm

    iphone 4, 4.0.1. didn’t work for me. wtf? all i get is a black screen. help anybody?

  • mmm

    (black screen) fix* = no wallpaper

  • Takean

    I wish I could add my own. The ones there are ok, but need more of a selection or at the very least be able to add out own.

    • Z

      Well, if you browse your phone’s content you can find the folder where the files are… You get where I’m going with this, right?

  • Salvador

    nice app is running in a 3g and works ok battery life is good

  • rainrose

    I love it! I’m using the video ringtone too.

    • Z

      Try it with clear folders

  • Z

    Annimated SpringBoard Images:
    http://www.hackthatphone.com/4x/themes_with_winterboard_section16.html

    Annimated LockScreen Images:
    http://www.hackthatphone.com/4x/themes_with_winterboard_section15.html

    For those who were wondering how to.

  • Z

    P.S.: Great, quick and easy solution for the flash of black screen or a flash of wallpaper. If you are using a picture mask, set it as your wallpaper.
    Downloaded content can be found in
    /var/mobile/Media/Skrew

  • Steveb

    Tried it on iPad,no luck Im afraid

    • Z

      This is what I’ve discovered on saurik’s page:
      Winterboard supports video wallpapers and has been for the longest time. This is what I did to test it and it worked waaaays better/faster than vWallpaper app:

      1. Record a video with your default camera app on the phone.
      2. Open iFile and create a folder vWallpaper.theme (or any Name.theme)
      3. Copy paste the video clip you recorded from /var/mobile/Media/DCIM/100Apple/ into your newly created vWallpaper.theme folder
      4. Change the name of the clip from ****.MOV to Wallpaper.mp4
      5. Cut and paste vWallpaper.theme folder into /var/stash/Theme.*** (your default Winterboard theme directory).
      6. Respring. Open Winterboard and activate your theme.

      Voilà!!! After winterboard resprings your phone you’ve got YOUR clip playing in SpotLight and SB home.

      Loading time is faster, quality is much greater and you can even have SOUND. If you have a few themes activated at the same time, try playing around with moving activated themes up and down. Since they load in a consecutive order, I don’t remember exactly, but heavy load themes should be placed either first or last in the least. That’s something for you to play with and figure out 😉

      For best results try clear dock and clear folder icons with/out boarder. I also like to have icon labels, but don’t like them for folders. So all of my folders are nameless. Simply hit the space bar when naming a folder =)

      Enjoy!

      • Burge

        You’ve been busy, nice work though ! 

  • Z

    correction – ‘…first or last in the LIST’

  • phillip

    does any one know how i can download my own videos that i want not the ones on there already i want to download my own.. i need help anyone please email me pcphillip788@gmail.com

  • Michael Adam

    Hi, I am using a iPhone 3GS on iOS 4.1 installed the app. Works fine but it does not work when playing songs.

  • Sinistry

    I used this for a while but got crashes several times a day. After I upgraded to 4.3.3. it happened so often it became excruciating. I loved it, but it just wasn’t worth the hassle in the end. I’d like to see this fixed so I can get it again.