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Use this image as your wallpaper to crash your phone

An image has been making rounds in social media and people claim that it could crash your phone if you use it as a wallpaper.

Here is everything that you need to know

  • There’s a photo of a sunset making the rounds because when set as a wallpaper, it will brick some Android phones.
  • The image has an improperly coded Google color profile, which causes the Android System UI to crash
  • For some phones, you can reboot into safe mode and reset the wallpaper to something else, but for others, you’ll have to go into the bootloader and completely factory reset the phone.
  • There’s no such thing as cursed, the image is just broken

The image is a pretty sunset on a lake surrounded by mountains and forest, right? Technically, there’s more to it than the eye sees. In in the coding for this image is apparently an improperly coded color profile. When you set it as a wallpaper on an Android phone, it will cause the Android System UI to crash.

The ‘cursed’ image

However, if you screenshot the image or edit the image in any way, it strips out and overwrites the problematic color profile data. This means your image will no longer be ‘cursed’.

I have not tried this and neither should you, unless you just like completely factory resetting phones. 😂😂 Even after these many warnings and testimonials making rounds online, i know people who will try it.

Do this if you set the wallpaper

If you already set the wallpaper, here is what you can do to alleviate the situation. There is no guarantee that it will work on your phone. Why did you even try it, bro 🤦🏿‍♂️

  1. Try to boot your phone into safe mode then chabge the wallpaper back to a normal one. If you don’t know how to, check out the link. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://m.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DTwIOazT1BxU&ved=2ahUKEwi9i8Gy6N_pAhUIkRQKHcdJD6sQFjABegQIDBAJ&usg=AOvVaw1WUcNPR00YiAiOkvmjSnjI
  2. if your phone won’t boot to safe mode but you have a phone that has a custom recovery on it go into your custom recovery app and purge the wallpaper data to reset the wallpaper back to its default.Solution #3:
  3. If everything fails, go into the bootloader and factory reset your phone. Hope you had everything backed up
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