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Tech & Science When set as a wallpaper, this image crashes your Android

04:00  03 june  2020
04:00  03 june  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Recently various media have been reporting on an image that causes Android devices to crash when it's set as a wallpaper . So what exactly is this image , where did it come from and why does it brick Androids ?

An image is bricking some Android phones when it's set as wallpaper , and it may be a matter of the picture's color space. This image , now edited and cropped, originally had an improperly coded colour profile, which crashed Android devices when installed as a wallpaper .

a woman holding a wine glass: An image of a landscape circulating the web causes Android smartphones to crash and brick when it's set as a wallpaper. © Highwaystarz-Photography / Istock.com An image of a landscape circulating the web causes Android smartphones to crash and brick when it's set as a wallpaper.

Over the past few days, an image of a landscape has been circulating on the web that, when set as a wallpaper on an Android phone, causes devices to crash.

Recently various media have been reporting on an image that causes Android devices to crash when it's set as a wallpaper. So what exactly is this image, where did it come from and why does it brick Androids? 

While the origin of this seemingly innocuous landscape image hasn't been identified, the notable tech leaker Ice Universe was among the first to publicly share the image with a warning explaining what setting this photo as a wallpaper could do to a phone, particularly Samsung devices.

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This wallpaper image might crash your Android , so avoid it all costs. An Android wallpaper is enough to crash handsets made by Samsung Don't use this image as wallpaper on your Android phone. When the image is set as a wallpaper , it causes some Android phones to crash and enter a

A bug in Android means that setting a certain image as your phone’s wallpaper could be enough to crash it. It’s not unusual for seemingly innocuous content to crash phones. Earlier this year, a bug was found in iOS 13 that caused iPhones to crash when displaying certain characters from the Sindhi

Essentially, Android phones with this image as a wallpaper will crash and then be stuck in a loop of the lockscreen being activated and deactivated. Evidently, this is caused by the colors in the image, as altering them a small amount prevents devices from being bricked.

Thankfully, setting the images as a wallpaper won't permanently brick a phone. In most cases, devices can be fixed by simply deleting the file or resetting the phone.

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