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Changing lockscreen wallpaper? Kindle Fire


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Initial post: Nov 16, 2011 10:26:37 PM PST
RiCHARD says:
Does anyone know if this is possible?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2011 10:39:05 PM PST
T. Anderson says:
No it is not.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2011 6:36:19 AM PST
Why?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2011 6:43:15 AM PST
T. Anderson says:
Because amazon didn't want it to be.

Posted on Nov 17, 2011 2:06:58 PM PST
rybo says:
I haven't done this, but if one were to enable 3rd party applications and install the widgetlocker apk, I think there's a decent chance it would work.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2011 2:10:16 PM PST
Fuzzy says:
It has something to do with the earths rotation and if the chicken is going to make to the other side or not.

Posted on Nov 18, 2011 1:58:57 PM PST
rybo says:
i also noticed that, before upgrading to 6.1, i could click a picture in the browser and was presented the option to "set as wallpaper". i tried this, but it didn't change anything. when i updated the firmware to 6.2 and rebooted, the option was no longer available. i would hope that amazon has just taken it away for now and will make it available in the next update.

Posted on Nov 18, 2011 11:26:21 PM PST
Kris says:
I really thought by now Amazon would let us change some pictures on our Kindles. They apparently still hate their customers and don't understand individuality :(

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2011 6:31:26 PM PST
yablo2 says:
lol

Posted on Nov 21, 2011 8:10:27 PM PST
CarolGib2014 says:
The lockscreen is just plain ugly. Obviously, someone thought they were being very clever, but I surely would appreciate the option of dumping it.

Posted on Nov 23, 2011 9:44:26 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 23, 2011 9:45:04 PM PST
I am seriously surprised and kinda miffed that it isn't possible to change the lockscreen on my new Kindle Fire. What the hell Amazon? Some spaz designer decides that we should have to look at crayons and pebbles forever so now we can't change the image? I can just see that person now....pretentious thick black glasses....."clever" haircut....probably a bunch of retarded anime crap on his or her desk. We all know the type..

Seriously though Amazon...let us change the damn images or I'll.....uhh....I dunno draw pictures of Jeff Bezos with boobs or something.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2011 10:10:31 PM PST
@lol @ design: Have you sent feedback to Amazon? You can use the Fire's built in feedback option to tell Amazon. Go to the top where the settings are, click on More and the first item in the list is Help & Feedback. Then the feedback form is the 3rd tab.

Posted on Nov 24, 2011 5:32:45 AM PST
Mary McManus says:
What, am I the only one who likes the built in lock screen pictures? Some are better than others but most are fairly stunning.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2011 6:06:29 AM PST
Mary - I like them, too! Can you imagine the screaming if people were confronted with Skeletor?

Posted on Nov 24, 2011 11:28:19 PM PST
Why doesn't Amazon let you change the wallpaper? Not sure but a clue might be in how they deliver special offers on the Kindle readers. They replace the screen saver wallpaper with the offers. Likely they want to keep their (rather than your) options open.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 25, 2011 12:05:31 AM PST
The Fire doesn't have special offers.

Posted on Nov 25, 2011 12:53:25 AM PST
What is frustrating is that if you go to Settings, choose Applications and then All Applications you will see Live Wallpaper Picker. But none the Live Wallpapers in the app store are compatible with the Fire.

Posted on Nov 25, 2011 1:03:47 AM PST
Lynn M says:
I think they are beautiful!

Posted on Nov 25, 2011 1:51:10 AM PST
Carbonbased says:
People can get themselves torqued up over the darnedest things. The lock screen shows for as much as 5 seconds, barely enough time to get focused on the subject. If I don't slide the unlock arrow in that time, the screen goes black again. I haven't had time to study them all, but I like the one with incandescent bulbs/vacuum tubes.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 25, 2011 2:29:06 AM PST
Carbonbased says:
Proving my point about how little time you get to study the images, lol@design complains about crayons and pebbles forever...I've looked through the whole rotation (21) twice and there are no pics of crayons or pebbles.
There's three shots of pencils--erasers, unsharpened lead and sharpened colored art;
Three shots of block letters--one highlights the letter A, another shows the blocks for Kindle and the third shows Reader;
Three shots of film--one movie film with reel, two that look like 35mm or filmstrips;
Three shots of typewriter parts--the strikers and later the coin shaped keys of an old manual and the letter ball from a selectric;
Two shots of vacuum tubes--small and large;
Vinyl records
Cassette tapes
Fountain pen nibs
Box cameras
Guitar strings on inlaid fretboard
Rolled tablets
Cave art

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 25, 2011 3:18:30 AM PST
SeaLevel274 says:
Thanks for the list. Maybe they confused colored pencils for crayons.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 25, 2011 4:18:10 PM PST
I don't think it is much of an issue where the images are the issue but the lack of control over a device that is built on an OS that is usually very customizable. It is just odd that you would forver have to use the same images. My issue with this is that if one chooses to to use a different launcher the wallpaper cannot be changed, and if it is once you lock it and go back in the KF wallpapers take over and change every time. I was able to use Metamorph and use a zip file I got from http://droidpirate.com/category/metamorph-2/ and i was able to change my wallpapers to new ones because I felt the stock wallpapers where far too distracting for my icons using Go Launcher. The images still reset very time you leave and come back but I like them much better.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2011 10:30:18 PM PST
Zizi says:
Actually, it's very useful to have custom lock screens when your household has 2+ kindles. Easy to differentiate them. I'm actually shocked fire lacks such basic customization feature.

Posted on Nov 26, 2011 11:06:11 PM PST
salsaguy says:
if you dont like the Carousel and want to customize your own wallpapers, try sideloading the app Go Launcher EX

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2011 7:12:18 AM PST
Noah Kaplan says:
Go Launcher doesnt help. You can set a wallpaper, but then the KF automatically changes it back to one of the default ones once the screen goes off. Using Go Launcher actually makes the problem worse because you see the wallpapers more and they are very distracting and make icons difficult to use (that might be part of the point). Its frustrating and only serves Amazon's, rather than the users', interest.
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