Warning! This Wallpaper Is Crashing Some Android phones

Users have put in the open a bug in Android that is crashing the Os after setting a certain image as the wallpaper. The issue was first reported on Twitter, and the bug has since been verified by 9to5Google and Android Authority


According to several users on Reddit and Twitter, as well as Partha Sarathi Tripathy in our comments section, the issue is caused by the color profile of the image, which exceeds the bounds of what Android can handle, causing a crash.

Devices from Google, Samsung, OnePlus, Nokia, Xiaomi are affected.

Setting the photo as your wallpaper causes a handset’s screen to immediately start turning on and off, making it unusable. Rebooting a phone won’t fix the issue. You will have to restart your phone into safe mode and delete the image file as a potential fix.

While the issue affects up-to-date phones running Android 10, it’s not actually new. Users have been reporting similar problems for a couple of years.

Experts say the main issue is that “SystemUI only handles sRGB images for the wallpaper and doesn’t have any check against non-sRGB wallpapers. This can lead to a particular crash in the ImageProcessHelper class” this then leads to the soft brick. Read more 

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