How THIS wallpaper kills your phone?

Here is the fun story, i managed to brake my phone by just applying a wallpaper to it and i am not alone. It seems like hundreds of people in the last week for their entire phone wiped because if this photo. I see it first on twitter (Ice Universe , a famous leakier) saying please don’t apply it 🙏 but off course people did.

this wallpaper crashes your phone
  1. If you upload a photo to social media site and again download it the colour will shift to its less vibrant version and its safe to use.
  2. If you take screenshot of that photo then also its safe to use as the wallpaper.
Details of the original and the faulty image
Google image search and original image source
colour spaces
Pixel Luminance calculation
faulty pixel Luminance calculation

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