Gate of Time Live Wallpaper

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About this app

The Gate of Time as inspired by a popular company's popular game that Google is forcing me to censor! My homage to one of the most memorable, timeless, and influential series of video games.

To set the wallpaper: Go to your home screen and long-click the background, choose Wallpapers->Live wallpapers->Gate of Time

Screenshots don't do it justice at all. The effect is entirely in the motion.

NO Airpush. NO Admob. NO ads of any kind. I don't want any of that garbage on my phone, and I won't subject users of my apps to it either just so I can make a few pennies per day from some sleazy ad company. Instead, to 'monetize' my work, I'll leave it up to my users: if you feel that I deserve compensation, grab my Tip Jar and use it to buy me a soda. :)

This wallpaper does, however have a SECRET FEATURE. No, it doesn't steal your personal data. And no, it doesn't track you using GPS. It's the kind of secret feature you *want* to have! I ask that if you find how to activate the secret, PLEASE don't post how it's done in the comments. Leave it a mystery for others to find! One TINY hint to find the secret: you *must* have sound on; it won't trigger if your phone is on vibrate or silent. Oh, and I guess I also forgot to mention: there are 2 ways to trigger the secret. The methods are *very* different. If you *think* you've found them both, you probably haven't. You'll know when you've found them both.

Please don't hesitate to let me know if you have any issues such as excessive battery use or poor performance, and I'll see what I can do to fix them.

Let me reiterate: if you have an issue, EMAIL ME. A poor review and "Force Closes" doesn't help me one bit in tracking down your issue. I have no way of contacting you or determining what the cause is.

If anyone is willing to do translations into other languages for the settings screen and messages, please get in touch with me! I'd love to have everything in as many languages as possible, since this popular game that Google won't let me mention is internationally recognized.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A TESTER FOR NEW VERSIONS: send me an email or post something at this Google+ page for the app:


Thanks To
Everyone who has left fun/encouraging feedback; it's very motivating to see others enjoying my work
JAS - for the textures
Michael, Mason, Shashwat - testing with Galaxy S2-class hardware and finding crashes before I publish
Shannon - For being a perfectionist
Cristopher Ortega Sánchez - For the Spanish translation
Adriado - For the Portuguese translation
Andrew Current - For the French translation
David Dessi - For the Italian translation
Steven Burdack - For the German translation
Kris Yadao - video walkthrough; check his HighOnDefinition Youtube channel at
Yasuyo Nishioka - SuperDry color picker (and Taha Hawa for finding and suggesting it)
Jeff deRienzo - Bonk Live Wallpaper example
Mark Guerra - glWallpaperService library
Updated on
Sep 29, 2014

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9.67K reviews
Adir Blaz
July 21, 2020
This wallpaper is lovely, and the performance options allow you to adjust it to use up less resources out of your device if needed. You can also change how the wallpaper behaves, such as how much it moves or even if it reacts to taps. As a zelda fan, it feels perfect. I almost forgot, you can also change the colors on the cogs and their glyphs. Great stuff.
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A Google user
November 25, 2019
I've had this wallpaper on every phone I've had in the last seven years. I'm not sure I'll ever change it for how well done it is and how pretty and visually appealing I find it to be. Uses very little battery power, even on the highest settings, which is quite impressive for everything that goes on. The secret feature is also great fun when you figure out how to manipulate it. Great for well-timed jokes.
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John McIntosh
July 21, 2021
This is a lovely wallpaper, theres only one bug i noticed that i wish was permanent, sometimes i unlock my phone and for a few seconds, the Eldin, Faron, and Lanayru symbols are red, green and blue with a yellow triforce, and its amazing. Currently i can only change ALL glyph colors as a whole so its interesting how this happens sometimes. Adding the ability to customize glyph colors individually like this would be the only improvement this needs. Otherwise, Bravo, bravo indeed.
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What's new

- Small bugfixes

- Can choose a background image (requires read SDCard permission)
- Screen scrolling for some Samsung devices
- Save user color presets
- View bobs up/down/left/right/in/out (optional, configurable)
- Integrated tip jar
- Fixed a couple of rare crashes