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This Cell Phone Wallpaper Will Ruin Your Day–And Your Phone

Here’s another nasty bug to deal with, phone-screen wallpaper. This type of problem has been around for a year or two but this particular photo is really noxious. If you download it onto your Android, you’ll find that your phone crashes. And we’re talking needing to have it reset to factory settings and losing your data!

I’ve posted a video that shows the wallpaper and its frustrating effects. An updated article says that you might be able to remove it by changing the wallpaper quickly between crashes. Others fixed it by deleting the wallpaper using the recovery tool, TWRP.  Success is a big maybe.

As one Twitter user put it:

WARNING!!!
Never set this picture as wallpaper, especially for Samsung mobile phone users!
It will cause your phone to crash!
Don’t try it!
If someone sends you this picture, please ignore it.

–Jona


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