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Perhaps I’m in the minority on this one, but I definitely don’t miss any of the old stock wallpaper that was bundled with iOS versions lesser than iOS 7. The old wallpaper feels antiquated, especially when mated with the modern look of iOS 7.

But maybe I’m one of the few that feels this way, because there’s a jailbreak release that allows users to get that old pre-iOS 7 wallpaper back on their device. Entitled ClassicWallpapers, this recently released jailbreak tweak brings Apple’s old wallpaper out of retirement.  Have a look at our full video walkthrough after the jump.

Once you install ClassicWallpapers, it immediately starts working. There are no settings to configure at all, just go to Settings > Wallpapers & Brightness > Choose Wallpaper to find the classic wallpaper that you’d like to use.

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In all actuality, ClassicWallpapers isn’t really a jailbreak tweak, it’s more of a theme, because it requires you to have WinterBoard installed. However, ClassicWallpapers features no WinterBoard setup requirements, so it’s not like you have to open WinterBoard and enable any elements to begin using it.

At the end of the day, ClassicWallpapers is a great way to get all of the old iOS wallpapers back into iOS 7. That still doesn’t change the fact that most of the old wallpaper looks appropriately antiquated on Apple’s latest firmware, but it’s there for the taking if you’d like to use it.

ClassicWallpapers is a free jailbreak tweak and it can be found on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. Let me know what you think of it in the comments section that lies beneath this post.

  • Micky Ganon

    You mean ugly wallpapers…

  • Micky Ganon

    ..

    • Brian Brown

      c’MON dude, this isn’t the “show your cutest puppy pic” contest lol.

  • leart

    The default ios 6 wall, its my favorite and looks great on ios 7, i tested that once on my ip4 and then back to ios 6 😀

  • Gagan Dhanjal

    iOS 6 Is Better Than iOS 7 If Agree Then Like 😛

    • um

      • Gagan Dhanjal

        I Love iOS 6 😀 iOS 7 ReaLLy Suckz To Me :/

      • Hey I used to be just like you, but I only missed IOS 6, because they had a variety of tweaks that are awesome.
        Experience wise not so much.

      • Gagan Dhanjal

        you are currently on ios 7.1?

      • Gagan Dhanjal

        You Have iPhone 5 Or What ?

      • 5S

      • Gagan Dhanjal

        wow

    • Dan

      -1

      • -2

      • Kevin Osborne

        -3

      • Hak Attack

        -4

      • -5

      • Andrew Roth

        -6

      • I was about to put that but you did it before me!

      • Gagan Dhanjal

        :3 ?

  • does anyone know where I can the ios 5 wallpaper of the clown fish. I don’t know if any of you remember.

    • Micky Ganon

      Google ….

      • Yeah I have, but to no avail.
        They have the low res

      • Dhaliwal Singh

        Here we go

      • Brian Brown

        great copy of this photo

      • Brian Brown

        Lol

    • Micky Ganon

      Walla

  • ProfessorX1®

    The title is misleading. Whenever a new post comes out relating to a tweak , you should do something like this, “How to add classic wallpapers to iOS 7 (Jailbreak Required)”.

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      You could easily download the deb file and decompile the deb and then add the wallpapers to your camera roll and set the wallpapers from there…

      • Marcus Gomita

        but to download the .deb you must have Cydia

  • Andrew Roth

    You could also get them all back with iFile in addition to the new ones. I have all the iPad exclusives and iPhone exclusives as well as the old ones on my iPod using that method.

    • Andrew Roth

      Here’s what I mean by iPhone exclusive. The colored ones are different on iPods than they are iPhones just like the dynamic ones are.

      • Jonathan

        Would you be able to post the bottom center one? I love that one. I have an iPod touch 5, so it doesn’t come with it. =(

      • Andrew Roth

        Here you go:

      • Jonathan

        Thank you so much!!!

      • Alan

        So a long shot in the dark since it’s been 2 years…but do you still have these? I cannot find the iPod Touch 5 wallpapers anywhere. Specifically the Aqua/Green (Left/Center), the Yellow/Green (Right/Center) and the Red (Left/Bottom) ones.

  • Hosam Nasr

    what do you think about that , honestly, i need your opinion ..

    • Jonathan

      3 thoughts.
      1. Safari icon is iOS 6 with Mac OS in it. Looks ugly. Change it to a more flat version
      2. Wallpaper doesn’t match icons, make the icons themselves in general not look the best. CHange that and it may change the icons to pure awesomeness.
      3. Other than that, love it! =D

      • Hosam Nasr

        thanks a lot, the theme is not even close to the final version and i am really so confused about the right wallpaper .. any suggestions ?

      • Jonathan

        it needs something with color, but it needs to be unique. Maybe not a bunch of colors, maybe just a gradient of 2 colors, like light blue to a slightly darker blue.

      • Hosam Nasr

        sounds great , i will try to complete it ASAP , the whole thing is being so boring ,,

        thanks for the advice .. really needed it (first time theme designer) ..

      • Jonathan

        In that case, welcome aboard on theming!

        Once you get the first theme done, the rest is fun! No more looking up bundle IDs and icon names, just use it from your previous theme. I found a great system. But it’s only if you’re on Windows lol. If you want, I can tell you!

      • Hosam Nasr

        hope so , i did a lot of graphic work before .. just not IOS related 🙂
        am using windows ,, as the manual work seems crazy i could use a good system’s help .. Lool

        also, i have no clue on how to package the thing into Cydia , only managed to push it to my phone so far 🙁

      • Jonathan

        If you’re pushing it to BigBoss or some other hosting site, you don’t need to do something special, just put the bundles in a zip and upload it

        Myrepospace is different though
        Give me your email and I’ll give you the instructions.

      • Hosam Nasr

        hos4am@live.com , almost done here 🙂

      • Hosam Nasr

        🙂

      • Jonathan

        Now THAT’S awesomeness!
        A couple more suggestions:
        1. Are you using photoshop? If so, I assume you manually cropped the 8 icons on the right. If so, reselect them then click refine edge on the top, and bump smooth up to 100, or the whole way. Do it again if it’s not enough. Because I can clearly see the pixels on the edge, which is a little ugly.

        2. If it’s called Light X, why is X orange? I’d picture it white. Besides, it doesn’t quite go well with the background. The cleaner, the more buyers. I’d suggest making it white, and making it a super thin font, like what iOS 7 uses, which is Proxima Nova. If you don’t have it, find one close to its thinness. That would make it looks awesome.

        3. If this is about the theme and not the iPhone, why is there an image of an iPhone leaning against the other iPhone? It doesn’t show your icons and can be rather a distraction. I’d suggest you get rid of that one and just keep the other one.

        4. I can’t WAIT to check it out. =D

      • Hosam Nasr

        thanks for the reply .. i know that the second iphone was kindda over !!
        for LightX , i think am gonna swap the color and see how it goes .. thanks for the font name ..
        controlly ? not at all .. you have been a great help so far .. thanX 😀

      • Jonathan

        Awesomeness! =D

      • Hosam Nasr

        i am having a problem with the wallpaper 🙁
        i heard winterboard doesn’t support that any more .. ideas ??

      • Jonathan

        mm, nope not true. You just gotta name it right.

        Inside Library, created a folder called Wallpaper

        Then create iPhone

        Inside that folder that is where you create the wallpapers.

        Each one must have a 3 digits number and dash before the name like this

        230-sunrise@2x~iphone

        after 230- name it whatever you want, then finish it with @2x~iphone

        The sizes should be 744 x 1392

        Then for the thumbnail preview, 182 x 323, name it the same as the previous one, just a couple changes

        230-sunrise.thumbnail-568@2x~iphone

        So,

        230-sunrise@2x~iphone 744 x 1392
        230-sunrise.thumbnail-568@2x~iphone 182 x 323

        Be sure when saving them as pngs, to have it has smallest/slow, not none/fast. If not, your theme will have several MBs larger depending on how many you add. I have 4 wallpapers, and its size is a little over 4 MB.
        You also don’t need to choose 230, any more from 001 to 999. I’d chose a random one though. I haven’t tested it yet, but if there are 2 themes with the same, such as 275xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxx and another one with 275, but different name, it could cause problems.

      • Hosam Nasr

        thanks .. its working now …
        so far so good 🙂

      • Jonathan

        Awesome!

      • Brian Brown

        Can’t wait for it man

      • Hosam Nasr

        soon buddy .. 🙂

      • Brian Brown

        btw man, thanks for ever reaching out to me to collaborate …

        Really appreciate it

      • Jonathan

        Sorry. I totally forgot to do that.

        I’m following you on Twitter now.

      • Brian Brown

        Can you email me or send a direct message

      • Jonathan

        Please give me your email and I will gladly. =)

      • Brian Brown
      • Jonathan

        Alright. I will email you soon. I’m currently loaded with school so I can’t afford much time. Besides, I’m leaving early tomorrow, so I have tomorrow’s work as well.

      • Brian Brown

        Alright sounds good.

        Are you on twitter by any chance ?

      • Jonathan

        @Firebirdflame1

      • Brian Brown

        Okay cool

      • Brian Brown

        just added you

        @iobserve_create

      • Jonathan

        Awesome!

      • Brian Brown

        were you able to email me?

      • Jonathan

        School’s killing me right now. Today’s my last day until Easter break. Expect an email tomorrow or so. =)

      • Brian Brown

        Sweetness!

      • Brian Brown

        I’m in the process of whipping up a theme or two off of windows. I’ll be glad to share strategies !

    • Brian Brown

      Needs a wallpaper with explosion.

  • Sean Keenan

    I can’t find it on cydia searched multiple times.

    • Brian Brown

      It’s still in the works from the comments provided ..lol