How to Set a Video Wallpaper on Your iPhone Using vWallpaper 2 For iOS 5

Back in 2008, vWallpaper was one of the jailbreak apps that got us all excited about jailbreaking. The jailbreak app allowed users to replace the boring static wallpaper with dynamic videos.

The goods news is that developer who goes by the handle skrew has just released vWallpaper 2 for iOS 5.

vWallpaper 2 will allow users to replace the static wallpaper with videos, cool effects like particles, 3D objects, HTML widgets and lots more.

vWallpaper 2 is currently in beta but seems to work quite well with the untethered iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak.

You can checkout the video below to get a glimpse of what one can do with this new jailbreak app:

You can install vWallpaper 2 for free on your jailbroken iOS device using the following steps:

  • Launch Cydia
  • Tap on Manage
  • Then tap on Sources
  • Tap on the Edit button at the top right corner and then tap the Add button
  • Enter the following URL – and tap on Add Source
  • After skrew’s source has been successfully added it, tap on Return to Cydia button
  • Tap on the Search tab and search for vWallpaper 2
  • Tap on vWallpaper 2 for iOS 5/ARMV7 from the search results and tap on Install and then Confirm buttons to install it
  • After it is successfully installed, it will automatically restart the Springboard
  • You should now be able to find the vWallpaper2 icon on your iPhone’s home screen
  • Tap on it to launch vWallpaper 2
  • Tap on ‘Manage current theme’
  • Then tap on the Video toggle where you will get an option to download video from various repositories or select from the default videos: Wave.mp4 or electriblue.mp4
  • You also have the option to add cool effects like particles, magic fingers (seen in the video above), 3D objects, HTML widgets to the video wallpaper on that settings screen
  • That’s it, now tap on the Home button. It will automatically respring your Springboard and you should be able the see the video wallpaper in all it’s glory

vWallpaper 2  also allows you to set a video wallpaper for your lock screen.

As always, let us know how it goes in the comments.

[via skrew’s blog]