Users Discovers Wallpaper that Crashes Android Phones

Users have discovered the wallpapers that can crash some Android phones if it is used

When there is a bug in Android, setting a certain image as your phone wallpaper could be enough to crash it. This gained widespread attention over the weekend after the leaker- ice Universe tweeted the image that causes the issue.

According to Ice Universe, the bug affect Samsung phones the most. It has however been replicated on Google Pixel phones among others. On affected phones, setting the photo as your wallpaper causes a handset’s screen to immediately start turning on and off, hence making it unusable.

Don’t even think of rebooting the phone, because doing that will not work. What you can do is to restart the phone into safe and delete the image file as a potential fix, but Android Authority says the device will eventually undergo a factory reset to get things to normal.

The bug does not appear to be universal, Android Authority says it initially tried to verify the bug on a Huawei Mate Pro but found the phone does not appear to be affected in any way.

According to a Twitter thread posted by 9to5Google contributor Dylan Roussel, the issue may be caused when certain phones do not support the color space used by the image. The image uses the RGB color space, while many Android phones prefer sRGB.

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The RGB color model is an additive color model in which red, green, and blue light are added together in various ways to reproduce a broad array of colors, while sRGB is an RGB color space that HP and Microsoft created cooperatively to use on monitors, printers and the Web.

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