Root Lost the Droid Eye animation

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  1. f12

    f12 Active Member
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    So, i downloaded the dmupdater and went from sholes 2.0.3 to 2.0.6 and as i was rebooting i noticed i lost the droid eye. Is there anyway for me to get back the eye. i feel so lost without it.
     

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  2. esocid

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    It may have been renamed or deleted. Just do a search for the droid eye bootanimation, it'll be a zip file and you can either place it in /data/local or in /system/media
    The latter is where the original should be, and it'll use whatever you put in the former by default, until you remove whatever bootanimation.zip is in there.
     
  3. Fabolous

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    Because the Sholes team replaced it with a new one (custom).

    You can get the original from here:

    - Droidboots

    Then you can push it via adb or replace with root explorer to the places that esocid mentioned.
     
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  4. f12

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    im sorry but all this talk of rooting and things of it confuses the heck out of me.

    i tried the root explorer, and tried to move the one i downloaded to system/media but it says i cant paste here because the file system is read only

    @_@ i need a step by step how to...
     
  5. esocid

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    Don't use root explorer, so I can't help there, but it sounds like you need to make it gain root access so you can read/write. If you have a terminal emulator, and a working knowledge of *nix commands, or just the ability to type this in, this will work.

    Download the bootanimation.zip and place it somewhere on your sd card, preferably at the root of your sdcard, which is what these instructions will use.
    Open the terminal, and type

    su
    cp -r /sdcard/bootanimation.zip /data/local
    reboot

    It will reboot, and should show the red eye boot animation. To save yourself more commands, make sure it is name bootanimation.zip when you put it on your sdcard.

    *Edit
    Also works with adb shell from your computer, if you have used that before.

    Alternatively you can delete the boot animation that sholes uses.

    su
    cd /data/local
    rm -r bootanimation.zip
    reboot
     
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  6. f12

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    omg yes it works thank you so much
     
  7. brettlewis

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    finally a place with boot animations and metamorpth themes! bout time!
     
  8. monsterenergy22

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    i just downloaded the red rage bootanimation.zip to the root of my sd card. i did the first set of instructions above using a terminal emulator, but i still have the red eye. any help is appreciated.
     
  9. esocid

    esocid Well-Known Member
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    *edit
    Didn't read your post correctly.

    Can you check to make sure it's the red rage one for sure? Just browse the zip file and open one of the .png images, in either part0 or part1.

    Make sure /data/local has no bootanimation.zip in it and reboot, it should show the red eye. Place the red rage one in there again and reboot. If that doesn't work, you can always place it in /system/media but that will require you to mount it as read/write, you'll have to gain root access to do that. Without the recursive tag (-r) it might not overwrite the old one. I do not know what happens if it can't find a boot animation, so back up your red eye in case this doesn't work for some reason. You can do this from adb shell from your computer too, so don't worry if it doesn't work.

    Code (Text):
    1. su
    2.  
    3. mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
    4.  
    5. cp -r /sdcard/bootanimation.zip /system/media
    6.  
    7. mount -o ro,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
    8.  
    9. sync
    10.  
    11. reboot
     
  10. monsterenergy22

    monsterenergy22 Well-Known Member
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    Thanks for your help by the way!

    I checked and I do have the red rage animation.

    I couldn't find data/local. I found data, but there was no local folder in it. I looked in my phones and my sd card's memory.

    I do have root access by the way.
     
  11. esocid

    esocid Well-Known Member
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    So in a terminal, when you change directory to /data and type ls there is no local directory in there? Very odd. If there isn't try making one, and then placing the boot animation in there

    Code (Text):
    1. mkdir /data/local
     

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