- As per a Twitter user by the name of Ice Universe, the picture has wreaked havoc on many Android phones
- If the wallpaper is used on an Android phone, it will make the smartphone crash immediately and will not let it reboot
- The reason behind the wallpaper crash is not known yet.
A beautiful wallpaper, doing the rounds on social media, could crash your phone. No, this is not just another a piece of fake news being spread on social media it is indeed true and has happened with many users. As per a Twitter user by the name of Ice Universe, the picture has wreaked havoc on many Android phones especially Samsung.
The picture that appears like any other wallpaper and you would be tempted to use it but don't as it can harm your android phones in many ways than you can imagine. As per tipster Ice Universe, if the wallpaper is used on an Android phone, it will make the smartphone crash immediately and will not let it reboot. People using Google, Nokia, and Samsung smartphones have complained of experiencing it.
Ice Universe wrote on Twitter, "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."
As per him and many others who tested the wallpaper, that image when set as a wallpaper prohibits users from entering the lock screen. In a follow-up tweet, the tipster said that the picture became less harmful when uploaded on Weibo as it changed its color but when uploaded on Twitter, it remained the same, which means still harmful. "When I tried to upload the original image (left) to Weibo, I found that its color to change (right). At this time, the image became harmless, but when uploaded to twitter, the original image still does not change color, still harmful. So I suspect it may be related to color gamut," he wrote.
A user played it safe and drew a line on the image before making it his wallpaper and it didn't cause any damage while some users tried it in the heat of the moment and lost access to their phones. When the image is set as a wallpaper, the phone enters a state of being soft-bricked, which means that the device can no longer be used. The screen constantly goes on and off and enters a loop.
Despite repeated warnings, if you end up trying the wallpaper, you should either change the wallpaper quickly or factory reset your phone. This would mean that you will have to let go of all your data. The reason behind the wallpaper crash is not known yet.
Note: Please do not try this setting the image as your wallpaper as it can truly damage your phone.