This is a screenshot of the image in question. We didn’t embed the original just to play it safe.
A wallpaper can brick your android phone? Yes, it is possible. The Wallpaper shown above will brick your phone. The information is provided by one of the main twitter account Ice Universe. The image primarily affects Samsung phones.
Never set this picture as wallpaper, especially for Samsung mobile phone users!
It will cause your phone to crash!
Don’t try it!
If someone sends you this picture, please ignore it. pic.twitter.com/rVbozJdhkL
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) May 31, 2020
Several Twitter and Reddit accounts say that this is done by the RGB colour combo in that image. Android 11 has not affected by this image, Because Android 11 will automatically convert RGB to sRGB.So Android version below 11 will affect this bug.
If someone’s phone will soft brick then they can recover their phone by resetting device from the bootloader (All the user data will lose).
We do not recommend to try this on your Phone (We are not responsible for any damages to your phone).
So, this is happening with a Pixel 3 XL with Android 10, but not on a Pixel 4 XL with Android 11. Here’s what’s happening: https://t.co/mXebJzJZ7Y
— Dylan Roussel (@evowizz) May 31, 2020
Watch the video By Raees Kappoor
Some of the videos are quoted below,
Update: 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. pic.twitter.com/oa7rxnkSkb
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) June 1, 2020