Change your Boot Animation! :DSupport


  1. Nirob

    Nirob Well-Known Member

    First you need to be rooted(How to: http://androidforums.com/lg-optimus...-gt540-running-2-1-now-everyone-can-root.html) & Root Explorer (Paid App, check here: http://androidforums.com/lg-optimus-gt540/238374-youtube-v2-0-26-android-2-1-a.html )

    Now, you have everything except a file... A ''bootanimation.zip'' file... Where do you find one? Google! Search for ''bootanimation.zip'' & you'll find lots of them... Either search for default bootanimation.zip(If you need) or find many cool animations & Download them.. Remember one thing that it should be a 320x480 one, so it fits the screen... Move the zip file to your SD...

    Now, open Root Explorer... Then Go to /sdcard, find it & Copy it (Long press>Copy)... Press back... Press the ''Mount R/W'' button on top... Now, nevigate to /data/local & paste... You are not done yet... You have to set correct permissions... Long Press on the file>Permissions & Tick 'Read' (All the three) & Write (Only User)... The others should be unticked... Restart your phone & yay! You see the Animation! :D

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  2. joryramos

    joryramos Member

    Thank you Nirob I sucessfully did it and it worked! but I want to remove completely my stock branded animation that plays before this one, It's an animation I guess from the carrier (a jumping white "t" on a cyan background that looks so ugly) Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  3. Nirob

    Nirob Well-Known Member

    I'm also looking for how to do that... lolz
  4. joryramos

    joryramos Member

    Did you noticed the 'bootimages' folder with a sequence of 01 to 15 bootlogo01.rle? and at the end there's a .txt file that contains only the number "15" on it... I wonder if I erase all those out and leave the textfile with say a 0 instead of the 15 that has in it.

    Edit: Or maybe this is the "LG" logo, so I better leave it like that Lol :p
  5. Nirob

    Nirob Well-Known Member

    Ya, already noticed it.. It's the LG Animation you see at startup... But, i'm afraid to touch it...
  6. CowboyDan

    CowboyDan Active Member

    You might be right - I lost my boot logos when I first installed the Europe Open + fastboot ROM (thread here) and a search for 'bootimages' in root explorer doesn't find anything :p

    Could someone copy that folder to a zip file and post it here? And tell me where the folder is actually located on your phone? I might try restoring it and see what happens...
  7. Nirob

    Nirob Well-Known Member

    yap, I'm 100% sure... Sorry but I can't upload now... I currently browse from my Phone...
  8. ionekoa

    ionekoa Well-Known Member

    so does that mean i could replace the HTC animation with LG or Samsung or some other thing? that would be amusing.
  9. CowboyDan

    CowboyDan Active Member

    All I can tell you is that without the folder, the phone still works. If you can copy the folder, zip the contents, and post them here I'll try to modify them and see what happens :)
  10. Nirob

    Nirob Well-Known Member

    Ya, the phone runs without Boot Animation or Splash files.. But, there is a but... Android is very sensitive about it's system file... For Example, Unzip bootanimation.zip, edit the files, re-zip & use it... It won't work... Beside these you have to do sth(which I don't know)... So, I believe, Editing Splash won't be a easy thing to do...
  11. ionekoa

    ionekoa Well-Known Member

    can you tell me if the process for changing the boot animation is the same for all phones? i can't find a correllating thread in the Sprint Hero forums. both this and the thread from the Fascinate forums seem very similar. so if it's the same procedure i will just follow the instructions here and there instead of banging my head against a wall of trying to find a phantom thread.
  12. tomasita

    tomasita Active Member

    Hahahhaa nice i've done it thanks!!!
  13. CowboyDan

    CowboyDan Active Member

  14. Nirob

    Nirob Well-Known Member

    Same for all phones running Android! :p
  15. Nirob

    Nirob Well-Known Member

    Boot Animation & Splash Screen are two different things... Splash is the LG Animation or Carrier animation & Boot Animation is the ''android'' Animation you see after the Splash... Bootanimation png files are in a single zip file & Splash is seperate ''.rle'' files(I've 24 files)... So, you need to find how to modify Splash Screen files...
  16. joryramos

    joryramos Member

    Wiping all those files on my phone has no effect. It just restores them back somehow.
  17. CowboyDan

    CowboyDan Active Member

    Oh of course *slap* maybe had a couple too many beers before I posted that last night :D

    From Fileinfo.com

    BRL-CAD is open source so I'm downloading it to see if I can get a new splash screen working :) What exactly is the file structure in the bootimages folder and where is the folder located?



    EDIT: I've found these posts about updating the splash screens:

    Custom splash image - xda-developers
    How To: Change Your Splash Screen (For All 320 x 480 Resolution Android Devices) | TheUnlockr

    but like everything else I can't seem to get it to work *sigh*. The GT540 doesn't seem have splash1/splash2 partitions like mentioned in the guide, I can get it to recognise splash instead but fastboot fails when it tries to write to it

    It also looks like they are flashing static images instead of animations
  18. Nirob

    Nirob Well-Known Member

    Everywhere I found this.. Never found how to edit .rle files...
  19. CowboyDan

    CowboyDan Active Member

    EDIT: null post
  20. berrylite

    berrylite New Member

    Hi,
    I have a lg gt540 android version 1.6.
    I am trying to try change my boot animation as u said. But when i copied it and trying to paste it nothing happens. And i couldn't find any local folder under the data folder.There is only a data folder. I've rooted my phone with z4root. Plz help
  21. Nirob

    Nirob Well-Known Member

    Are you using Root Explorer to do that?! With normal file managers like Astro File Manager, Linda File Manager, you can't do any changes in phone memory...
  22. LGOPTIMUSGT540

    LGOPTIMUSGT540 New Member

    hi just wondering. I dont get anything when my phone boots up. i just get a black screen then i have to hit the lock button then unlock it and im at normal screen. I have only ever saw the boot animantion once. can anyone help
  23. coolboy00109

    coolboy00109 New Member

    when editing the permissions there is no "user" tick in write... and should the file be named bootanimation.zip
  24. dbeauch

    dbeauch Member

    doesn't the bootanimation.zip go in the system/media folder?
  25. Delsus

    Delsus Well-Known Member

    Yep system/media then paste bootanimation.zip, rename your old one incase you wanna use it again, and paste the new one in.

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