How to change the startup sound and image


  1. fastbreak198

    fastbreak198 Member

    This is taken mostly from a thread showing how to change the startup sound and image on the LG Optimus. http://androidforums.com/lg-optimus-m/228290-metropcs-hello-hello-goodbye.html

    I did this on my MetroPCS Ascend. I assume Cricket would be the same if not very similar.

    1. Download and install Root Explorer (must be rooted of course.)

    2. Find a compatible animation (I used http://www.vopinc.com/files/Android/GDbootanimation.zip) which will be renamed "bootanimation.zip" and an ogg sound file (I used http://www.moviesoundclips.net/tv1/tng/braincells.ogg)which will be renamed "bootStrapSound.ogg".

    3. Navigate to /system/media directory using Root Explorer and copy the animation over the default file (save the default somewhere if you wish)

    4. Navigate to /system/media/audio/ui directory and copy your sound file over the default file (again, save the default if you wish).

    I've tested this myself and it works like a charm. No more annoying MetroPCS logo and sound. :)

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  2. Muilisx

    Muilisx Well-Known Member

    Cool, but what does braincells.ogg sound like?
  3. fastbreak198

    fastbreak198 Member

  4. Muilisx

    Muilisx Well-Known Member

  5. rlugo29

    rlugo29 Well-Known Member

    Where do we find compatible animations??
  6. UOFLcards

    UOFLcards Well-Known Member

    Now if we could only cover up the Cricket logo on the phone. :D

    ha! j/k ;)
  7. T.r.oo.P

    T.r.oo.P Active Member

  8. TazZDroiD

    TazZDroiD Well-Known Member

    Problem is, I can't get root explorer, and I don't know of any free ones that work...

    Any suggestions... please?


    EDIT: Nevermind, I got AndRootFile, worked GREAT!
    Now to find nice .ogg files...
  9. joetromundo

    joetromundo Well-Known Member

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  10. joetromundo

    joetromundo Well-Known Member

    there is a lot of videos on youtube regarding Ascend customizations!
  11. AndroidJane

    AndroidJane Active Member

    AndRootFile worked well for me too - changed both animation and audio in no time.
  12. docjncrystal

    docjncrystal Member

    I tried to do this using root explorer and it keeps saying cannot copy because its a read-only file. Please help i want to change the sound. I have already changed the animation. Thanks
  13. AndroidJane

    AndroidJane Active Member

    ...try AndRootFile?
  14. starr1048

    starr1048 Well-Known Member

    Im lost , i change pix with an app call Boot Animation , but i cant find app call AndRootFile to change the sound
  15. AndroidJane

    AndroidJane Active Member

  16. Tokenpoke

    Tokenpoke Well-Known Member

    I got it straight through skyfire from a youtube vid linked in a thread here called "a video I found usefull" or similar. I'll find it in a sec. Using phandroid app so I don't know how to direct link.
  17. Tokenpoke

    Tokenpoke Well-Known Member

    Found it.
    Second page in all things root about half way down I was right on the name.
    Vid shows rooting process as well as boot change. check the vid description for the apk files.
    *edit
    Post 29 atm
  18. AndroidJane

    AndroidJane Active Member

    I found the video to be slightly different than how it worked for me but it was easy to figure out - I hit preview then download and then it installs.
  19. Tokenpoke

    Tokenpoke Well-Known Member

    For some fun animations try the animations boot installer either from the market or the other threads vid link.
    I'm running dancing bananna with the robot droid sound. The app has a bunch of available animations and will d/l and install them for you in three taps total.
    Now to find one to change my .oog on demand. Maybe even auto change so it's always different.
    You listening, developers?
  20. TazZDroiD

    TazZDroiD Well-Known Member

    I didnt find androotfile in the market. I google'd for it
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  21. ded2376

    ded2376 Member

    Are any of you on cricket, I did not have a sound on boot so I just put the .ogg file in the folder, and it still does not play...
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  22. TazZDroiD

    TazZDroiD Well-Known Member

    which folder did you put it in?
  23. ded2376

    ded2376 Member

    I put in /system/media/audio/ui

    There was not a file in there before, my phone made no sound when i turned it on before like the Met phone...
  24. TazZDroiD

    TazZDroiD Well-Known Member

    it HAS to be named

    bootStrapSound.ogg

    case sensitive. If it's named anything else, it wont work...
  25. ded2376

    ded2376 Member


    It is, I am just thinking that it was not a capability of the cricket model, because everything is where it should be...

    Thank you for trying to help me out though, its apreciated

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