Sci-tech

This Wallpaper Can Crash Android Phones

This Wallpaper Can Crash Android Phones”

Only Android 11 phones are compatible with the color space of this photo.

This particular wallpaper in question shows what appears to be a lake, some trees, some mountains, and a attractive sunset. Should that be the case, malicious actors could crash your device by simply sending you an innocuous image. Until a solution is widely available, you should probably be careful about the images you use as wallpapers on Android.

When the image is saved as a wallpaper, it activates the bug and bricks the device.

The issue was flagged by leaker Ice Universe, who noted that a simple image could cause some Android phones to continually turn the display on and off if the image is set as a wallpaper. This ensures that by using the image as a wallpaper in your phone, you could end up losing all your personal data. Surely Google developers would have tested various Android versions and calibrated them to work across different colour levels. However, if we look at what specialists believe, it may be due to a pest in the Android system that will restricts the color space from the image evoking the crash. Some did it after all, and well, their phones crashed. The image does not appear to contain any apparent malicious payload that could otherwise cause an image parser to malfunction. The wallpaper seen below is apparently loaded with a bug that is capable of crashing most Android phones, including the Pixels.

The image that is causing the bug on phones | Courtesy Twitter user @IceUniverse
The image that is causing the bug on phones | Courtesy Twitter user @IceUniverse

The only way to stop this vicious circle seems to be to perform a factory reset of the device from bootloader.

Several Android users said their devices won't power on or function after the image was downloaded as a wallpaper, reported The Sun. The operating system can only process images in sRGB, that is to say the standard red, green, blue. Or, if you really need it as a wallpaper, then just edit it before setting it up. This tweet had thousands of re-tweets and likes, and many people reported that their phones had been affected too. Whenever he's not writing about gadgets he miserably fails to stay away from them, although he desperately tries.

Chris Smith started writing about gadgets as a hobby, and before he knew it he was sharing his views on tech stuff with readers around the world.

More news: Viral Instagram pictures of your favourite actors & actresses



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


03 June 2020
On Sridevi And Boney Kapoor's Anniversary, A Memory Shared By Daughter Janhvi
Quite often, we see Janhvi sharing posts on social media which truly prove the fact that she misses her mother the most. On Sridevi's loss of life anniversary earlier this 12 months, Janhvi shared a touching post and made us all emotional.

03 June 2020
Republican convention won't be held in North Carolina
Roy Cooper "is still in Shelter-In-Place Mode, and not allowing us to occupy the arena as originally anticipated and promised". Republicans in Georgia, Texas, and Florida have offered to host the convention.

03 June 2020
Kremlin Has 'More Questions Than Answers' on Trump's G-7 Invite
It is unpopular to engage in small circles against China, and it is not in the interest of the relevant countries". Also, at about $35 a barrel, prices are below what most OPEC+ countries need to cover planned government spending.

03 June 2020
USA streets calmest in days, protests largely peaceful
It was not invoked in protests following the deaths of other black men in recent years in Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore. National Guard soldier in Minneapolis as protesters rally over the death of George Floyd in police custody.

03 June 2020
Kerala: Pregnant Elephant Allegedly Fed Pineapple Stuffed with Crackers Dies in Malappuram
She didn't damage a single home. "She was a good animal", Mohanan wrote, describing the initial days after the incident. When the forest officials approached, the elephant ran into the forest and joined the herd of elephants waiting there.

03 June 2020
SpaceX flew over Nigeria on way to Space Station - Aviation minister
As for the docking procedure with the ISS, Hurley noted that it was smoother than the previous Space Shuttle missions. Hurley also stated that SpaceX's new space toilet aboard the Crew Dragon worked well.

03 June 2020
Saul Niguez says he'll announce his 'new club' in three days
He followed up Sunday's random, freakish Tweet with a second one on Monday, stating an announcement would be made in two days. The Atletico Madrid midfielder posted on Twitter that he would end speculation over his next move.

03 June 2020
Trudeau doesn't say Trump's name as he addresses "horror" in the US
Mr Trudeau's long silence came when a reporter asked him to comment on Mr Trump's threat to use the armed forces to quell violence.

03 June 2020
Sega Celebrates 60th Anniversary With $50 Game Gear Micro
Well, it seems we now know what that "scoop" is, and it's the Game Gear Micro! Sega released the original Game Gear in 1990. After the successful release of the SEGA Genesis Mini , it appears another retro console is in the works at SEGA .

03 June 2020
Yemen donor summit raises about half of required $2.4 bn, says UN
Saudi Arabia, a key player in the conflict, emerged as the biggest donor at the event, pledging an aid package worth $500 million. But Yemen's anti-government forces are critical of the meeting, which was co-sponsored by their enemy - Saudi Arabia.