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Download the MIUI 12 Super Earth and Mars live wallpapers on any device

A planetary experience in your pocket.
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November 1, 2023

The gorgeous live Super Wallpapers found in Xiaomi’s MIUI 12 UI can be used on other devices. Android owners can get them on their phones or tablets without much hassle.

We have access to these thanks to the recognized XDA Developers contributor linuxct. Because these are not regular images, you will need to install a third-party app. XDA Developers is a trustworthy site, though, so the APK files should be safe and reliable to run on most devices. With that said, only Android devices running version 8.1 or newer can download and install the live wallpapers. Unfortunately, older models that can’t run at least Android Oreo will be left out of the fun.

Additionally, this won’t work on devices that only support 64-bit apps. Sadly, this includes new phones like the Pixel 7 and Pixel 8 series.

Download the MIUI 12 Super Earth and Mars live wallpapers

MIUI 12 new icons on home screen
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To get the wallpapers, users must download and install APK files to their devices at the link below. Make sure you learn how to sideload apps on Android first. Once you have those steps down, click on the download button below to get the APK files.

How to set live wallpapers on Android

Once you install the APKs, the Super Earth and Super Mars wallpapers should appear in the stock wallpaper area of the Settings. If the MIUI 12 Super Wallpapers fail to show up there after downloading and installing the correct APK files, users may need to download the Google Wallpapers app from the Play Store. Sometimes the live wallpapers don’t show up without a restart, so try rebooting the phone if you see nothing new.

How to set live wallpapers:

  1. Download and install the APK files above.
  2. Launch the Settings app.
  3. Select Wallpaper & style.
  4. Pick More wallpapers.
  5. Open up the Live Wallpapers option.
  6. Select either the Earth or Mars Super Wallpaper.
  7. Check out the preview and tap on the Set Wallpaper when done.

Note: We have put together these steps using a Pixel 4a 5G running Android 14. Remember that some steps may be slightly different, depending on your device and its running software. We had to use an older phone because this doesn’t work on our newer Pixels.

FAQs

You can manually install live wallpapers on most Android devices, but there are some exceptions. For example, we tried installing these on a newer Pixel 7 Pro, and the process didn’t work. This is because the Pixel 7 series only supports 64-bit apps, not 32-bit ones. The same applies to the Pixel 8 series, and likely other newer devices.

Yes. You’ll be asked where you want to set the live wallpaper during the setup. You can choose to have it on the home screen, lock screen, or both.

Yes. Just follow the steps you would take to uninstall any other app from the Settings.

These are both pretty awesome live wallpapers, but we know they aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. If you’re looking for a cool wallpaper, we have a list of some of the best ones you can find from all the most important devices. We also have a list of the best live wallpaper apps.