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Choosing the wrong wallpaper can bootloop your Android phone

Choosing the wrong wallpaper can bootloop your Android phone

Certain color space encodings can trigger a repeated crash that requires a factory reset to fix

Over the weekend, a photo has been making the rounds at venues like Reddit and Twitter. It’s an attractive mountain lake with the sun rising (or setting) through the dense clouds. Perfect for a phone’s wallpaper, right? Not if you like bootloops. Certain aspects of the image file’s color space trigger a crash in Android’s system UI, and most recent Android phones are likely susceptible, including Samsung phones and Google’s Pixels. Read More