I want to copy my current system-selected background from the system directory in a Nexus 7.

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If my understanding of your question is correct, your current system-cropped wallpaper is located at /data/system/users/0 under a filename of wallpaper.

  • I went to "/", then "data" and this last folder is empty, @aureljared
    – Karolinger
    Jul 12, 2014 at 21:19
  • Are you sure you have root access? /data/* is only visible to those with root privileges.
    – dantis
    Jul 13, 2014 at 3:20
  • I never said it's rooted. My phone is rooted, not my tablet. So then, rooting is mandatory for doing this...
    – Karolinger
    Jul 13, 2014 at 3:24
  • Sorry! I assumed that you were rooted since you mentioned that you were going to get the image from the "system" directory, but yes, rooting is mandatory for file viewing on /data.
    – dantis
    Jul 13, 2014 at 7:18

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