MIUI 12’s beautiful Super Earth and Mars live wallpapers have been ported to other devices
Xiaomi officially announced MIUI 12 just a couple of days ago at the Mi 10 Youth Edition launch event in China. As expected, Xiaomi’s latest Android skin included several new features, including a new interface, a host of different animations, privacy and health features, and more. Much like previous iterations of MIUI, Xiaomi also packed in a number of cool new wallpapers in the latest release. We recently shared all the new static and live wallpapers included in the MIUI 12 firmware for the Redmi K20 Pro/Mi 9T Pro. However, the previously released live wallpaper APKs were only supported on Xiaomi, Redmi, and POCO devices. Now, XDA Recognized Contributor linuxct has successfully managed to port the Super Earth and Super Mars live wallpapers to other devices.
Ported MIUI 12 Live Wallpapers
The Super Earth and Super Mars live wallpapers from MIUI 12 are now available for most Android devices running Android 8.1 Oreo and above. If you’re interested in trying out the live wallpapers, you can download the APKs from the link below and install them on your device. Then, you can pick the live wallpapers from the stock wallpaper picker on your device. In case the live wallpapers don’t show up in the stock wallpaper picker, you’ll need to install the Google Wallpaper app from the Play Store to apply the wallpapers. As of now, we can confirm that the stock wallpaper picker on ColorOS 7.1 doesn’t recognize the live wallpaper but your mileage may vary.
Xiaomi’s new Super Earth and Super Mars live wallpapers from MIUI 12 look great! Here’s a GIF of a ported version on my OPPO Find X2 Pro. Yes, we’ll be sharing this soon 😃https://t.co/LZupgsATNR
— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) April 28, 2020
While the ported MIUI 12 live wallpapers should work with most devices, there are a few limitations while using the modified APKs. According to linuxct, showing the small planet in the Always-on Display won’t be possible due to limitations with signatures — the APK must be signed with the same platform key as the ROM. However, the animations are still being performed, transitioning from a small preview of the planet into a close up when you first turn on the screen and then to the fully zoomed-in view when you unlock it. To achieve this, linuxct has included custom code in the APKs that tell the wallpaper to go into AOD as soon as the screen is turned off, then transition to the lockscreen state as soon as the screen is turned on, and finally transition to desktop mode when the device is unlocked.