How to silence the boot animation

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  1. qu4ttro

    qu4ttro Well-Known Member

    The audio for that godawful Virgin Mobile boot animation can be found at:


    To silence it, either delete it (back it up elsewhere just in case) or change the file name to BoltAnimations.mp3.old so you can revert it later if desired.

    Works great on rooted stock ROM. :thumbup:

    Now if anyone knows how to kill the actual animation, please share! :D

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  2. jmz

    jmz Well-Known Member

    same folder but
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  3. alpha0990

    alpha0990 Well-Known Member

    Maybe system/media
    Then a file with the extension qmg
  4. Snake X

    Snake X Well-Known Member

    boot animations have bootanimation in the file name and end with .zip..
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  5. Admack

    Admack Well-Known Member

    I renamed both BoltAnimations.mp3 and to .old and now it boots up with an android logo nice and quiet. Thanks guys
  6. qu4ttro

    qu4ttro Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys! Wasn't sure if that was the VM or HTC animation.
  7. swerver32

    swerver32 Well-Known Member

    When I try to rename these files, it says operation failed, using ES File Explorer. Should I use another method to do this? If I try to change the permissions on those files, that fails too. If I try to move them, it copies instead. If I try to delete them, it says they cannot be deleted.
  8. eatsaimin

    eatsaimin Well-Known Member

  9. Ostrich Egg

    Ostrich Egg Active Member

    In ES File Explorer go to Settings and tick the Root Explorer and Mount File System check boxes.
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  10. swerver32

    swerver32 Well-Known Member

    Thank you! Mount File System checkbox was the solution.

    Ahh, silent boot with a clean, unobnoxious animation, music to my ears. I didn't think vm's boot animation could get worse, from previous phones. I was wrong, the evo's is worse. It's been such a great phone, that the boot animation could be considered one of the worst parts of it! I don't know what these guys are thinking when they put that junk on there. Glad it's gone.

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