A wallpaper may cause your Android smartphone to crash, especially if it is a Samsung one, as per tech leaker Ice Universe. The leaker tweeted about the issue, stating specifically that Samsung smartphone users were under high risk and posting the wallpaper also.

A report by PhoneArena claims that setting this particular wallpaper can cause the smartphone to ‘soft-brick’, meaning it will have trouble booting up and will keep on crashing. It says that not only Samsung smartphones, but other Android handsets were also under risk of crashing.

As to why this is happening, one theory says that since the image comes with a larger colour space than the everyday pictures, it causes an array out of bounds exception, thus crashing the UI when it is set as a wallpaper. As per the report, users who got their phones to boot in safe mode were able to remove the picture as their wallpaper. Otherwise, once the system starts malfunctioning, there are high chances that you may have to reset your handset, which will wipe out all the data. So, until a fix arrives, it would be better for Android users to give a wide berth to the trouble-causing wallpaper.

In another tweet, IceUniverse mentioned: “Samsung has received feedback on this type of bug in mid-May, and has resolved this issue. Just wait for the subsequent firmware update and do not take the risk.”

But we think that even after the firmware update, not one conscious Android smartphone user would want to take that risk. Better use a different image as a wallpaper. It is far more agreeable than losing all your data just because of a wallpaper.

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