Make an Active Console Log the Background Wallpaper of iPad or iPhone

Feb 11, 2012 - 7 Comments

WallpaperLog for iOS

A new free app will soon be available on the Cydia store that puts an active Console log as the background wallpaper of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, giving you an overview of all low level events going on with iOS on the device.

WallpaperLog will be a free download on Cydia. Of course, to use and access the Cydia store you will need to have a jailbroken iOS device. Nowadays that isn’t too hard to do and it’s easy to reverse, so if you don’t have jailbroken hardware and are interested in trying this out, backup your iOS device and then use either Absinthe for iOS 5.01. on iPad 2 and iPhone 4S or redsn0w for iOS 5.0.1 on all other iDevices.

It’s not known for certain yet, but it looks like this scrolls through /private/var/log/system.log, as you can see up top on an iPhone (left) and iPad (right), and larger full size screenshots below. Is this useful? Not necessarily for everyone. Is this cool? Yes, absolutely, and the geekier amongst us should get a kick out of it, much like a GeekTool script running atop the background of a Mac OS X desktop,

Larger view of WallpaperLog on iPad:
WallpaperLog on iPad

Larger screen shot of WallpaperLog on iPhone:
WallpaperLog on iPhone

If you don’t see WallpaperLog yet it’s because it was just submitted, so look again shortly and it should be up. Hat tip to developer @filippobiga for screenshots and info.


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Posted by: William Pearson in iPad, iPhone


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  1. just me says:

    is call dock extender also the wallpaper is out already tru xsellize repo

  2. MuTz777 says:

    I wonder how they got five icons on the dock in the iPhone screen…

  3. Brondo Plants says:

    Awesome, I can’t wait!

  4. Behaviour says:

    possible to get on mac

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