Download Google Pixel 3 Live Wallpapers Ported for Android 6.0+
Earlier today, the official Google Pixel 3 wallpapers leaked online along with the Pixel Wallpapers app containing the new Live Wallpapers. While the high-quality still images of the live wallpapers are nice, what people really want are the new Google Pixel 3 Live Wallpapers. The few users who could install the leaked Live Wallpapers APK discovered that some of the wallpapers appeared on the Always on Display on their Google Pixel 2, but most users can’t install it because the APK requires an Android Pie device. Now, XDA Recognized Developer Pranav Pandey has ported the Pixel 3 Live Wallpapers app so it’ll work on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and later.
You may recognize Pranav Pandey from his work on Rotation – Orientation Manager or other open source projects but most importantly, his previous port of the Google Pixel 2 Live Wallpapers last year. He’s back at it again with a port of the Google Pixel 3’s Live Wallpapers—only hours after the wallpapers leaked online yet weeks before the official announcement on October 9th!
There are 28 total wallpapers divided into two groups: “Come Alive” and “Living Universe.” There are 5 sets of wallpapers in the “Coming Alive” group:
- Bloom Cloud, Bloom Sky, Bloom Sunrise
- Bubble Up Lemon, Bubble Up Peach, Bubble Up Plum
- Burst Dusk, Burst Forest, Burst Midnight
- Groove After Dark, Groove Chill, Groove Party
- Pixie Cobalt, Pixie Emerald, Pixie Periwinkle
There are 4 sets of new wallpapers in the “Living Universe” group:
- Bird’s-Eye View, Zion National Park
- Light the Way, Schwyz
- White Sands, Sonoran Desert
- Tropical Voyage, Malolo Barrier Reef
Like the Live Wallpapers pack from the Google Pixel 2, these Live Wallpapers are more than just animated videos playing in the background. They might react to music playback, notifications, time of day, movement, and more. Here’s a preview of the Live Wallpapers you’ll get in this port of the Pixel 3’s Pixel Wallpapers app, which was leaked online by @IshanAgarwal24.
Download Google Pixel 3 Live Wallpapers Port
As noted before, this is a port of the Live Wallpapers from the upcoming Pixel 3 devices. Unlike the original APK which requires you to be on an official Android Pie release or a custom ROM, this should be installable on any ARM64 Android device running Android 6.0 Marshmallow or later. That means if your device is on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Android 7.0 Nougat, Android 7.1 Nougat, Android 8.0 Oreo, or Android 8.1 Oreo, you can enjoy the Google Pixel 3 Live Wallpapers. The developer has split the Live Wallpaper port into two separate versions: One for Android 6.0 – Android 7.1 devices and another for Android 8.0 – Android 8.1 devices. This is because Android 7.1 and below devices can’t support the audio visualization wallpapers (Groove) while Android 8.0 and above devices can.
On some devices from Samsung, Xiaomi, and others, you’ll need to also install the Google Wallpapers app from the Google Play Store to set these live wallpapers. You can download it from the link below.
Lastly, here are the download links to the Live Wallpapers port.
Android 6.0 – Android 7.1
Android 8.0 – Android 8.1
The developer states that he had to remove the WallpaperColors API so it would work on older devices. That means the SystemUI color will not change according to the live wallpaper. We highly recommend you visit the XDA forum thread below to stay up to date on the latest developments by Pranav Pandey. If you have any issues with the port, you’ll find the developer active on this thread. If there are any updates to the port, you’ll also find them here.
Android 9 Pie
If your device is running Android Pie, we recommend you sideload the official APK as well as the Google Wallpapers app.
Live Wallpaper Stills
In case you don’t want the full set of Live Wallpapers or they lag on your device, you can also download high-quality stills from the link below, courtesy of @IshanAgarwal24.
Google Pixel 3 Forums
Our forums are already open for both the Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL, so join them to discuss the latest tips, tricks, accessories, and more for the new Pixel 3 series!