When I set new wallpaper, it lasts only until the next sleep. On waking, the default ADW sequence of wallpapers resumes. I can re-select the wallpaper and it will again persist again until the device sleeps.

I've tried:

  • Locking the desktop - doesn't lock the wallpaper.
  • Upgrading to v - same behavior
  • Restarting ADW after setting the wallpaper - the wallpaper persists, but still only until a sleep.

How can I make it stick?

ADW.launcher EX
Kindle Fire 6.3.1, not rooted
Android 2.3

  • Are you using ADW presets?
    – iOS
    Jun 3, 2012 at 18:06
  • No, at least I haven't intentionally invoked any. Are you suggesting them as the possible cause or a possible solution (and how)?
    – JRobert
    Jun 4, 2012 at 15:04
  • I guessed it as possible cause.
    – iOS
    Jun 4, 2012 at 16:58

2 Answers 2


It appears that Kindle Fire is designed to restore its wallpaper on every wake, and that to prevent it, you have to have rooted the KF, and use a file manager to remove the system's write permission from the new wallpaper file. See this article on xda-developers forum.


I just found this free app, My Kindle Wallpaper which does this simply and easily, no root required. D/l & install it, and point it at a photo or a folder full (on the KF, not on the net), and get your favorite background photo or cycle through several (one per wake-up, the way the stock software does). Works perfectly on my original KF with KF v6.3.1.

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