Download Set as wallpaper apk 1.01 free for Android smartphone

27 Feb
Set as wallpaper

Posted by Eric Belanger in Media & Video | Feb. 27, 2011 | 21 Comments

Apk file size: 109.0 KB

This app hasn't been updated in awhile, and is known to be buggy at least with Samsung's homescreen application ("TouchWiz"). If this app doesn't work for you or doesn't do what you need, you can try "Wallpaper Wizardrii" (the author of this app has no affiliations with the author of Wallpaper Wizardii) which works like a charm and has over 9000 features.
This application lets you choose an image stored on your Android device (SD Card, internal storage) and applies it as your home screen (or "desktop") wallpaper.

This particular app has been coded for the older devices in mind (HTC Hero, T-Mobile G1, Motorola Droid, etc), as it is LIGHTWEIGHT: no background processes, no media scanning services, no caching nonsense. This is as simple as it can get.

** Features **
- Browses through your files, with images thumbnails (only actual image files are listed for to not add unnecessary clutter)
- Has its own "image crop" window and NOT rely on neither the "Camera" or the "Gallery" native Android app to select and crop your image to apply as a wallpaper.
- You can use your usual preferred file manager insted of the one provided in this app. You might have to long press and choose "Open with..", depending of the file manager. (See the third screenshot for an example of this)

** Limitation **
I ask Android "What image size would you like to have as a wallpaper?" and I use this answer to "lock" your selection (in the cropping window) in a certain aspect ratio. You can definitely select a big portion of your images, but a part of the image will be unselectable. On the other side of the coin, the selection fits exactly your home screens.

** NON-features (This app does NOT have these) **
- This app does NOT fetch images from online repositories to apply them as a wallpaper. There are already over 9000 applications on the market that does this, and this one right here doesn't. This app only reads images on your local SD Card.
- This app does NOT cache images, because it only adds clutter on your storage space. Also, since i'm aiming specifically at older devices, I am speeding things up considerably here.
- This app does NOT stay "always on" as a background service, because again I try to keep it fast for older devices. When you quit the app, the app quits too. Keep it simple stupid :)

*** Developer comments ***
This is my very first Android application (and I learned Java ONLY to develop for Android), so please try to NOT be harsh if things doesn't work the way you wanted :-)

Even though this application is my first "baby footsteps" in the Android programming, I have tested this on a HTC Hero, on a Nexus One, and to a lesser extend with a T-Mobile/HTC G1, and found things were doing great with no bugs. However, if you try to load bigger than PC desktop sized wallpapers (roughly 2000x1500 and bigger) into this app, Android will complain about not having enough memory to load up the image. You will see things in the system "logcat" on that matter, but I gracefully reload the image at a smaller scale to circumvent the lack of needed memory to load huge images. I just thought i'd let you know.

set homescreen, apply homescreen, set background, apply background, all your base are belong to us, set wallpaper, set image wallpaper, set image, apply image, goddammit Notion Ink please ship your orders already :) (Yes, i'm random like that)

Whats new

    - Adds "Toast" notifications to indicate to the user what to do (on app start and on start of the "crop the image" activity)
    - Fixes a NullPointerException error that can happens if the user touches the screen after having selected a file in the browser, before the "Please wait" dialog appears.

Eric Belanger part of our Media & Video and have average installs from 50000 to 100000. Last Update Feb. 27, 2011. Google play rating is 74.4737. Current verison is 1.01. Actual size 109.0 KB.

Download set-as-wallpaper.apk 109.0 KB


A Google User

Works great This app is used Wizardrii Wallpaper, and my epic 4g touch stock editor will not correctly configure wallpaper.

Patrick Welter Fam

Perfect Simple and just worked right. Others were complex and made the wallpaper distort or leave gaps.

A Google User

excellent app does exactly that needed! thanks! :) (nexus s)

Tsarly Bee

Simply the best The best app to simply set the wallpaper without having to worry about blurred results.

켄트 Zerrudo

Great!! Nice Works Perfectly!

Anki Kaulitz

Very bad Cumbersome

A Google User

Bad It crops image REALLY bad on ICS 9.7 inch tablet.

A Google User

Great app!! Light weight, free and does what it says!

A Google User

It Does just what I need it to

A Google User

Love it. I have an original Droid and this app is fast and does exactly what it says it does. Excellent app!

A Google User

Simple. Does exactly what it needs to and nothing more. Much appreciated.

Reynald Lee

Well.. Nice, make it simple and faster..

A Google User

Open a picture using the gallery app that comes with your phone. Then hit menu and then set as wallpaper. This app is useless

A Google User

Difficult to use on bravo

A Google User

Works but could be better. This is a very simple app that does what it says. If it could remember last location and display larger thumbnails instead of thumbnail and text it would be perfect. Works on HTC VIVID

A Google User

Love it!!!! Love the quality of the program only wish you could stretch each side of the crop to your liking instead of ir doing all sides for u. But over all love it works great!!! Would pay if a better versipn was made definately with more adjusting options.

A Google User

Didnt work on Galaxy S II Images showed up black.

A Google User

Couldn't adjust. Wasn't what I needed.

Kyriakos Andreou

Fail Like this can and with my tablet to use it

francisco mendoza

Good, but . . . I used this app for my wallpapers, and I generally liked it, mostly no distorted backgrounds, but some were, this app is okay compared to other apps, I would only recommend for certain screen sizes on certain devices

Michał Orzeł

It doesn't even see an image...

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