If your like me, then your sick of the Nexus live wallpaper by now. besides the nexus wallpaper the only other decent one is the starfield. well, after messing around a bit and some trial and error I figered out a clean way to use the live wallpaper water. the tricky thing about this wallpaper is its not like the nexus one. you cant just change the background image. reason why is the programing for that wallpaper takes whatever image is there, flips it upside down, reverses it and compresses it. why? to give that illusion that your looking down at a pond. rather cool, but irratating when your adding a differnt image to the apk. that being said, heres a little guild so to speak on how to effectively add your own image to the water wallpaper with out it looking all retarded.
Firstly, you need to take the LiveWallpapers.apk off your phone. (Im sure changing the images on the live wallpapers can be done making a MM file, but I havnt done that so ill just say what I did)
second, extract the file and go in to the livewallpaper file, res>drawable-hdpi. there is a image there in JPEG format called "pond". there is also a png file called "leaves" first thing to do is open the leaves image and delete the leaves. you cant delete the image it self, there has to be a image there even if its a clear one for the program to look for. after you have cleared out the images save it then open up the pond one. use the pond image is a template so to speak. this is the size you want your final image to be.
heres the tricky part that can take a little trial and error to really get that clean look. if your using a image thats say 900x900. when the livewallpaper trys to open it its going to compress it down to a 450x900. making whatever you put in there look funny. the way to counter act this is making your image a 1700x900. then invurting it. it will look something like this
now its just a matter of saving the image as the new JPEG pond file, turning the file in to a .apk and pushing it in. if done right you will end up with something like this
ofcorse with your own image =)
something a little differnt then the norm. hope this helps this someone enjoy there phone just a little more!