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Download: Nexus S Microbes Live Wallpaper (Updated)

Our buddy Pete Alfonso, who gave everyone the first Gingerbread keyboard port is back, only this time with one of the new live wallpapers from the Nexus S.  The live paper is called Microbes and is a fun replacement for the Nexus light bar one we’ve seen so often.  It’s interactive, looks pretty and seems like a mesh between a Galaxy S paper and one from the original Nexus device.

Update:  Here is the .apk version for ALL users courtesy of @Haxzamatic!  (Download)

Download:  MicrobesLWP.zip (alt link)


*Rooted users only.

1.  Download the file from above and drop it on your SD card.
2.  Boot your phone into Clockwork Recovery.
3.  Choose “install zip from sdcard.”
4.  Then “choose  zip from sdcard” and find the MicrobesLWP.zip file.

*DROID X and 2 users, you will need to go into “mounts and storage” and “mount system” first.

5.  Select it, install it and enjoy!

Everyone be sure to thank Pete and follow him on Twitter!  @PeterAlfonso.  His website.

  • Dmbezehertny

    I can download it fine and I see it in the live wallpaper picker. But when I choose it all it says is loading live wallpaper and when I set it the screen is black for a second and then goes back to the old wallpaper. Help? Motorola atrix

  • Bill78

    Wont work on driod charge. Everything is bunched up in lower left hand corner and wonr come out

  • M.R.

    I have installed the .apk microbes wallpaper on legend 2.2 not rooted and when i go in to insert the wallpaper it just say loading animated wallpaper, and when i choose it shall be the wallpaper its just black what is wrong ?

  • where to you get those awesome simple one color icons?

  • Steve Dickinson

    Seems like it's just a knock-off of Swampwater? http://www.appbrain.com/app/sw… I prefer the Swampwater look, frankly – although I haven't seen this one in motion.

    • Rohan

      Ooh – I hadn't seen Swampwater – that's neat!

  • yeop

    care to share the icon?

  • what is the launcher in the screenshot?

  • WallyIAm

    This isn't meant as a slight on Pete's work, but how do you uninstall an app installed by .zip?

  • Jawshua

    I've missed seeing the free live wallpapers on here, thanks!

    Now if we can just get a Droid Pro live wallpaper apk, that would be truly awesome!?

    • Jawshua

      I meant the Droid Pro Eye. I'm not rooted so I can't use the boot animations.

      • Anonymous

        A little late, but you don’t have to be. Just download the Android SDK and use the ADB. There should be instructions with the Dinc’s boot anim.

  • John

    awesome LWP but a little laggy on DX

    • turdbogls

      Really? this is probably the LEAST laggy LWP i have used on my DX. Love this thing!. Pete is awesome, as is everyone else that delivers the goods to the public 🙂

    • ADroidX

      The LWP wasn't laggy on my DX but it sure caused everything else to lag!! Too bad too cause its freakin awesome

    • ADroidX

      The LWP wasn't laggy on my DX but it sure caused everything else to lag!! Too bad too cause its freakin awesome

  • Drew

    Anyone know how to do this on a DX without using clockwork?

    • sslayer22

      Download it to your dx… click it….

    • turdbogls

      download the apk version and install like a normal app. super easy.

  • thebluegod

    Where did your dock icons from?

  • Works on my Moto Droid, but it is a little laggy. Droid 1 with Ultimate Droid ROM overclocked to 1ghz.

  • Vinzky

    I installed using the apk version. no lag on my droid X. as usual whenever i install something I always pull out the battery or do a reboot. trust me it does help.

  • nblufire12

    Damn this really lagged my D1 running UD

  • nblufire12

    Does this lag you up?

  • Thmcdonald1

    Can someone tell me what those widgets are? And what theme that is for launcher pro? I'm assuming the weather/time is a theme for Beautiful Widgets, but I haven't seen that calendar before!

  • Eddiemerckx

    Will this replace my current live wallpapers?

  • kellex

    APK version added for all users: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=7

    • MALfunction84


    • Woot! Thanks, the other way is too complicated for me.. lol

      How about the Nexus S wallpaper? 😉

  • Those icons are awesome, where can find them? 🙂

  • PyroHoltz

    Slick LWP, thanks for making this available to us Pete.

    I'm surprised at how much power this takes. I have my OG overclocked to 1.1 and it's still sorta laggy between page swipes.

    Anyone else notice this?

    • Yeah, for some reason LWPs are laggy when using either ADW or launcherpro. The stock launcher does not have this same problem — even at 600MHz.

      • PyroHoltz

        Ah, good to know.

        I'm rocking ADW and won't give it up even for a sweet LWP like this one if it's going to be a little laggy.

  • Chefmelv20

    thanks pete im diggin this LWp

  • Thanks Pete! Loving my GB keyboard and Live Wallpaper! Except when GB finally rolls out to my phone, I'll have seen all the cool stuff already. =)

  • Otat-o-mit

    I hate to be that guy, but does this mean Pete has his sticky fingers on some gingerbread.

    • No, I just know how to decompile apps and make them work 🙂

      • FortitudineVincimus

        speaking of GB, when you do get your hands on it, are you going to make a vanilla rooted version of it for the D1 🙂 or are you done with supporting the D1 like that with rooted (deodexed and odexed) versions of the OS

      • Neolink1

        Is there anything we should backup before doing this? (Droid-X… Sstock blur, latest update 2.2.1, rooted).

        Will this make the stock rom non-stock since it's just a wallpaper?

      • nblufire12

        yo ur girls hot

  • MALfunction84

    Why do all these live wallpapers require you to be rooted?


    long time Driod Life follower love this site!!! I just rooted my DINC via unrEVOked but I'm not sure I want to get ridd of my Sence UI, I actually like it I know there are many out there that don't. Anyways I'm new to rooting phones so how easy is it to install this wallpaper? not really sure how to do it.

  • BeinDroid

    How to install without clockwork recovery?

    • kellex

      You might be able to flash the file in SP Recovery, but havent used that in a while so, not sure. 😛

    • Muddy B00ts

      I'm still on SP recovery. I know, I'm a dinosaur, but it's always worked great for me. Just install it like you would anything else. Rename it to update.zip, allow install, install and reboot. done and done.

  • joe

    That looks nice! Thanks Pete!

  • Caveman419

    Thanks Pete!!

  • Muddy B00ts

    Pete is the friggin man. And Tim, I hate to be that guy, but what clock and weather widget is that? Beautiful Widgets I'm guessing?

    • I knew someone would ask. Yea, BW widgets with the FlatWhite weather skin and the HLVTC clock skin 🙂

      • Muddy B00ts

        Thanks for the quick response. Much appreciated. A widget like that on Sense was the only thing keeping my wife off of LP+. Time to go make the switch. 🙂

      • Errocha81

        I also hate to be that guy but what launcher dock is that?

  • X20bucksx

    Pete is the man yay

  • Thaaaaaaanks Pete!
    P.S. I already follow you on Twitter, but maybe mention me so I can haz 10,000 followers too, please? 😛
    @Timotato +1 ftw

    • tbaybe

      you mean u dont already have 10,000 followers??

  • The350zWolf

    Thanks Pete!

  • Michael_NM

    “Everyone be sure to thank Pete..” Thank you Pete! 🙂

  • Evangelistlf

    First 🙂

  • MozzarellaDroid

    Works great! Thanks