Spice up your device as Wallpaper Changer HD for BlackBerry 10 goes headless

Wallpaper Changer HD
By James Richardson on 30 Apr 2014 07:05 am EDT
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We first took a look at Wallpaper Changer HD from ShaoSoft back in early 2013 and while it did a fantastic job of making your BlackBerry 10 smartphone look and feel unique you had to keep the app running as an Active Frame. Not anymore though thanks to the latest update! 

Many folk will have been put off by the lack of the app being headless and if that was you then now is the perfect time to dive into BlackBerry World and make your purchase. 

The name of the app is pretty self explanatory - Wallpaper Changer HD will switch your wallpaper automatically. However, you decide how often. You may want it every five minutes or every hour, but there are a ton of options within the settings. As well as using the photos/images that you already have stored on your BlackBerry, the app also gives you the option to download more galleries - a nice touch.

And now onto the special feature. When you open the app you will see a tab that says 'SuperBar Settings'. This is awesome. The SuperBar will display your battery percentage and local weather in addition to the day/date on your BlackBerry home screens. That is fantastic if you ask me.

Wallpaper Changer HD is currently half price in BlackBerry World ($1.99) so you may want to get in quick? 

Features include:

  • Headless!
  • Superbar has option to display weather, free memory or a custom message
  • Superbar displays date on screen
  • Customizable weather icons
  • Tons of free and premium wallpapers available for download within the app
  • Option to just use the Superbar feature without changing the wallpaper
  • Built in screen saver and picture editing options.

More information/Download Wallpaper Changer HD for BlackBerry 10

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Spice up your device as Wallpaper Changer HD for BlackBerry 10 goes headless

103 Comments

I mean, I really feel that this is not something an app is needed for. I think it should really be baked into the OS. Will definitely consider though.

Posted via CB10

Oooh!

Swiped via CB10 with my T-Mobile USA (Only T-Mo rep still pushing)  ‎BlackBerry Q10...oh wait a sec....its my new Z30, son! The holy grail of phones!

So I guess Shaosoft finally figured out how to get his app headless? Good on him! I believe that rant that he had can be deleted now.

Posted via CB10

Used thus on my old Torch. One word of warning would be to those who use picture password.

I myself will be using it for the SuperBar feature alone. That is awesome.

Posted via CB10

Warning for picture password? Working fine for me.

Feeding my CrackBerry addiction on my Z10STL100-4/10.2.1.2947 via CB10

Does it only do current weather, or can you set it to show a single forecast? (like +1/2 hours).

BlackBerry 10 signed.

Current weather only. No forecast and only single location. You cannot set it to change based on current location.

Works great regardless.

Feeding my CrackBerry addiction on my Z10STL100-4/10.2.1.2947 via CB10

Thanks. Not for me then, can not really see the point for a current-weather bar. I work outdoors so only forecasts/sudden changes in weather are of interest to me. ;)

BlackBerry 10 signed.

Very cool. I like the superbar. Now I have to justify why I would want a weather app on my phone. Lol

Posted via CB10 using BlackBerry 10 on Rogers wireless

Have used it in past but sadly had to delete after recent update. The Super bar covers a tiny bit of top row of icons on the Z10. Keep getting a message pop up on screen & every time I clicked on a photo in my twitter feed it would open it via app rather than just twitter. I also selected a single wallpaper for my screen but it would rotate image to landscape when image was portrait.

Posted via CB10

I had the same issue with the app opening when selecting a twitter photo. It was frustrating, had to uninstall

Posted via Z10 (AT&T)

Glad I only uninstalled the app and didn't delete it (BlackBerry World is the shiznit). Just reinstalled the app and... the twitter issue HAS been fixed! #perfectupdate

Posted via Z10 (AT&T)

Interestingly for me it's the opposite. Previously, twitter photos would bring up WPC HD. Now with the update it is fixed.

Posted via CB10

The last time I tried this it caused freeze ups with required reboots as it had from the beginning no matter what version of BlackBerry 10 OS I was running. This was like a couple of months ago on my Z10. Anyone experiencing those now and using it on a Z30?

Posted via CB10 via Z30

There are a lot of bug fixes in this release. You should give it a shot, since you purchased it before the update is free anyways. :)

If it's not one thing it's another. Super bar doesn't show all the time, can't select wallpapers I want even when transferring them to device memory. Yeah deleted again. I didn't even get to run it long enough to figure out if reboots were necessary.

Posted via CB10

Great app just downloaded it! bought some wallpaper packs as well the photos are absolutely breath taking and crystal clear HD. Loving the weather banner on the top! Now why can't the actual weather apps do this!?

Posted Via my  Z30 

I bought it a few minutes ago....

Nice app. Except one issue:

Everytime I unlock my screen, my q5 says :

"Searching for network" for a few seconds then my network shows up.

Now what I want to know is....is my network actually working when asleep or is it a bug that disconnects me?

Sent from my Q5

Superbar sadly is not fully headless. You have to keep the app open to get the superbar . Superbar should also really be renamed as Minibar ad it is a tad too small to read easily. Other than that the wallpaper changer is headless, but I feel that it is a misnomer to call it truly headless for a feature that you have to keep the app open to get.

Careful! Z10 in action!

The Superbar is completely headless, you do not need to keep the active frame open for it to work. Can you confirm you have OS 10.2.1? And Is the version of Wallpaper Changer you have installed is 5.0?

OK, downloaded this new version. The version I had which I only got last week didn't show the superbar unless the app was open. Now working even when closed. However, I no longer seem to be a le to have a separate lock screen picture like I could in the older version. Has that been fully taken away now, or am I missing something?

Careful! Z10 in action!

Superbar is headless. On my Z30 it is...

Have to choose a folder for wallpapers at the top, then in Superbar settings change it to just one, disable rotation of you want. Mine has been running headless all morning.

Although! The battery percentage is gone on this update. :-(

Same here, works well, however no battery percentage showing, and my weather is way off! It's only 8 degrees but showing 28 degrees!

Posted via CB10

I completely overlooked that option, just set it and it's working perfect now! But still no battery percentage showing but that's not a big deal, weather and date is so key though, not sure why BlackBerry didn't have this already

Posted via CB10

The weather is pulled from yahoo, try going to https://weather.yahoo.com/ and see if it matches (they might have just had incorrect data), otherwise you could try another close by location

Not in the new version (it was there before) I still have the code in there but I have disabled it because I really don't like how when you set the wallpaper the system pops up a message saying "Picture set as wallpaper" I found it distracting and I didn't think people liked having that message displayed. I'm hoping BlackBerry will remove that message then I would add the feature back in.

You may want to warn people in the description that the Headless version doesn't have the separate wallpaper for lockscreen - that was a big part of why I finally purchased the app and was really disappointed to see that the option wasn't there. Also, the system still pops up that "Picture set as wallpaper" message even when you have just the Superbar turned on - might as well let us still have the separate lockscreen wallpaper, if that's seriously the reason why you removed it.

Great job on the app, I do really like the Superbar. :-)

Posted via CB10

Well if I remember correctly from the last 10.3 leak, him disabling the separate wallpaper won't be an issue anymore. It'll come as a feature with the new OS. I'm pretty sure I read that somewhere. Hopefully someone can confirm.

Posted via CB10

OK, you answered my question as to if it was still available for separate lock screen pictures. Did like that in the old version, but must admit I did hate that message that came up, even if for only a second or so.

Careful! Z10 in action!

Ok. Thanks for the speedy response...
I see the message you were referring to. I think it would be a nice feature despite the annoying message. Either way, I purchased the app mainly to try the super bar, which works fine...Except that when the device is locked, my Network overlaps the date. I believe this feature should be removed from the super bar when device is locked, as the lock screen already displays the date.

Otherwise, great app!! Superbar is key...Keep up the good work!

Posted via CB10

On the lock screen the word "T-Mobile" partially covers the date so there are two words in one space, there should be a way to resolve this conflict.

I have the same issue on my Z10 with "AT&T" partially covering the date on the lock screen so I turned the super bar off for now. The super bar looked fine after unlocking.

Hello Shao128,

I am using a Z10 with OS 10.2.1.200. The reason I have not upgraded to the most recent OS is because whenever I use Wallpaper Changer HD an annoying toast popup would appear indicating a wallpaper change. This does not happen with my current older OS. With this new Wallpaper Changer HD release, does it work with the current OS without the toast popup appearing? I typically set the wallpaper changer to change the wallpaper every five minutes, so a toast popup every five minutes would be quite an annoyance. Thanks for your comments.

That annoying message is still there. However I've worked around it in the new version. The wallpaper changes when your screen is off so you dont see the message.

Love it and thanks. The only reason I got it is cause of SuperBar for weather. That's the winner on the app for me. But on my Z10 it looks just a but funny since my first set of icon rows overlap it a bit. Hopefully that will be fixed cause just doesn't look right. Thanks tho.

Posted via CB10

Wait, you can get the wallpaper to rotate every 5 minutes with battery percentage on the SuperBar still? After the update the shortest time I can set it is 15 minutes and there's no option for the battery info anymore.

Is it just me?

Posted via CB10

I wish they had kept the ability to keep a separate lock screen wall paper.

Makes me wish I didn't upgrade.

EDIT:I just noticed it was explained above that this feature was removed to eliminate the "wallpaper changed" pop up (which I really hated). Understandable change.

I deleted his app after his rant as it just didn't work on my Z30. Now that he has 'improved' I won't pay him again... too slow a developer and never responds unlike so many good developers

Posted via my Z30 Droidberry.

Hey everyone, to make the superbar show up you have to
1) set the directory to look at a valid folder of wallpapers/pics on your phone (not SD card)
2) then turn on the superbar
3) you may need to restart the app

Love the update. Running headless. Battery life seems not to be affected so far. Love ability to see weather and date anywhere I am in the phone.

Posted via CB10

Glad that annoying text is gone but sadly no battery only weather. Love the app overall though. Thanks!

From my totally Awesome Z30

I am delighted with this update from Shao - I set it up and I don't worry about it. I've got my weather on my screen and when I shut my phone off at night, in the morning I start it up and everything is still running fine. Battery usage is unaffected too - it's all good.

I've been using Wallpaper Changer for a while and like it a lot. The only issue for me was it did not run headless. Problem's solved now. Awesome app!

Posted via CB10

Where are the photos stored? I purchased a set and it works great but I'd like to delete about a third of the 22 that came with the set so that they don't rotate in

Z30 on Verizon running 10.2. 1.2126

Please give us the option to show battery percentage again! I love the app and have used it for over a year now but really miss the battery percentage with the update (headless) .
I recommend this app for sure.

From my totally Awesome Z30

How did this and Snap2chat get certified at roughly the same time? Hasn't this app practically been around since BB10 launch?

Posted from my TARDIS!

Calendar in Superbar removed!!!

That was the only reason why i use this app. Is there a way to downgrade to the previous build?

Posted via CB10

Guys, how do I get my pics off my SD card to scroll thru and change??
Somehow only about 10 of my pics get used, and now I can't get any more to "change", or scroll.
Any suggestions??

Posted via CB10

Due to an old bug, it is recommended you copy your items to device menu... this is what I got from trying to add from the SD card... just copy what you want and add some to the device even though it takes up space

"Data" the new Greed

I still rather having the battery percentage shown all the time rather than pulling up to see it on bb10.
Can u just remove it from the lock screen where it overlays with the bb10 meter, and leave it running on the super bar?

Posted via CB10

You use to be able to set a picture for the lock screen and then a different one for the home screen. That feature gone?

Posted via CB10

Please bring back the battery meter always showing on the Superbar. That's one of the main reasons why I bought the app in the first place.