I renamed the .mp3 sound file and the phone still booted....but it took forever.
I assume it spent much of the time looking for the file.
FYI, this file is located in /system/media/audio/boot/ and is called "wakeup.mp3".
It should be a simple thing to replace it with an mp3 file containing 1-second of silence. Will try this when I get time. Of course, this only silences the boot sequence, it doe not change the video.
As to the video animation, I am reluctant to rename it as it looks like an executable file. That could brick the phone.
Anyone know what type of file this is?
It is located in /system/bin/ and is called "bootanimation".