PSA: Do not set this image as your Android smartphone's wallpaper (updated

published 05.06.2020 02:00

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Well, some Android users have allegedly gone ahead with setting the image as a wallpaper out of curiosity, and are met with Android devices stuck in a boot loop.

When set as a wallpaper, it will cause the Android operating system to crash, resulting in a soft-brick for your Android smartphone.

An innocuous-looking smartphone wallpaper has been making its rounds on social media and tech circles for its ability to soft-brick Android smartphones and mobile devices.

PSA: Do not set this image as your Android smartphone's wallpaper article was originally published on 1 June 2020.

Currently, affected devices include Samsung and Google Pixel smartphones (links display alleged photos and videos of bricked phones), with more examples surfacing on social media platforms.