Video: Samsung Galaxy S Live Wallpapers Ported to Nexus One

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Samsung’s new Galaxy S (i9000) is a pretty beefy phone. Although it still clocks at 1GHz — the same as the Nexus One — Samsung is using an ARM Cortex A8 chip with a PowerVR GPU for extra graphics performance. Samsung has their own UI overlay (similar to HTC’s Sense UI) which takes advantage of the GPU (graphics processing unit), and Samsung has also included some very pretty looking Live Wallpapers as well.

Live Wallpapers that just “look pretty” and don’t add any extra functionality usually don’t do it for me, after all, they’re just overhead, right? Beautiful Live Weather, for example, looks great, and provides you with relevant information at a glance.

Samsung’s Live Wallpapers are enough to make me reconsider! (That’s saying a lot!) And, thanks to persiansown at XDA-Developers.com (Kmobs on Twitter) you can now run the Samsung Live Wallpapers on your rooted Nexus One!

(Did you find the “easter egg” hidden in the video? If so, comment when you’ve completed the task!)

If you’d like to put these Live Wallpapers on your rooted Nexus one, follow these steps:

1. Download the LWP .ZIP file from here and place it on the root of your sdcard.

2. Reboot holding the volume-down button.

3. At the HBOOT menu press the down-volume button to highlight RECOVERY, press the power button to select it, and allow your phone to reboot into Recovery Mode.

4. Assuming you’re using RA-Recovery 1.7+, use your scroll button to highlight “Flash zip from sdcard” and press the scroll button.

5. Highlight the Samsung LWP .ZIP file (mine was named “signed-SamsungLWPs.zip”) and press the scroll button, then press it again to confirm.

6. Choose the menu item to reboot your phone, and wait for it to boot.

7. Once booted, long-press on your wallpaper and select Wallpaper from the menu, then Live Wallpapers.

8. In the list you will see four new wallpapers, tap on any of them to select and configure it.

The new wallpapers are Aurora, Blue sea, Dandelion, and the processor intensive Ocean waves (which puts the stock Water LWP to shame!).

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Joe graduated from Weber State University with two degrees in Information Systems and Technologies. He has carried mobile devices with him for more than a decade, including Apple's Newton, Microsoft's Handheld and Palm Sized PCs, and is Pocketnow's "Android Guy".By day you'll find Joe coding web pages, tweaking for SEO, and leveraging social media to spread the word. By night you'll probably find him writing technology and "prepping" articles, as well as shooting video. Read more about Joe Levi here.