MetroPCS..hello..hello...goodbye


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  1. edgchacon

    edgchacon Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have found that if you rename(or possibly replace with your own custom sound) /system/sounds/poweron/PowerOn.mp3, it will disable the annoying Metro Startup sound. Now to find out how to replace the MetroPCS boot spalsh screen...
     

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  2. focused313

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    do you have to root the phone for that?
     
  3. edgchacon

    edgchacon Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yes you have to root the phone.
     
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    can you give fuul details on how to do this im new to androids and i dont wanna mess anything up lol TIA:eek:
     
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    edgchacon Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    http://androidforums.com/lg-optimus-m/227036-new-lg-optimus-m-ms690-root-achieved.html

    its the first post.

    Basically go to Android Market... download and install z4root by RyanZA(not the chinese one)

    run it and root your phone(I perm. rooted mine).

    Once rooted buy Root Explorer(you can find if elsewhere if you are smart for free).

    Run Root Explorer, make sure you "allow" it superuser permissions.

    Press Mount R/W button at the top

    Navigate to /system/sounds/poweron/PowerOn.mp3, press and hold the file then rename it to PowerO.mp3 or something else.

    Exit, reboot to test.
     
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    do you know how i would replace the sound with a custom?
     
  7. edgchacon

    edgchacon Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    So I replaced mine with a Super Mario One Up sound. I just called it PowerOn.mp3 and sent it from my mac via bluetooth to my phone.

    Ran Root Explorer, copied it from /sdcard/bluetooth/music to /system/sounds/poweron

    I rebooted and viola....now it just sounds like a mario game.

    My clip was only like 3 or 4 seconds, but I am sure you can use a longer clip cause i think the default metro one is like 8 or 9 seconds.
     
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  8. MikesTooLz

    MikesTooLz Well-Known Member

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    anyone got a droid sound clip to put in there?

    I'm thinking about replacing mine with a droid sound and then see if I can put a droid boot animation instead of the metro one.


    OK, so I managed to replace the default android animation with a custom one by simply downloading the custom animation, renaming it to bootanimation.zip and placing it into the /system/media directory on the phone. I didnt see any bootanimation.zip file to backup/replace so I just copied the custom one over and rebooted.

    Now to replace the metroPCS boot image.


    Here is the custom animation I used.
    http://www.vopinc.com/files/Android/GDbootanimation.zip
    [​IMG]
     
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    While using Root Explorer I noticed a folder called "bootimages" with 14 files ending with the extension .rle named "mpcs_power_on_01, mpcs_power_on_02...etc.

    I believe these may be splash screen images but I'm not sure. I can find no programs that can display .rle files.
     
  11. MikesTooLz

    MikesTooLz Well-Known Member

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    The file for the boot image is /initlogo.rle

    i'm in the process of figuring out how to read these files and create my own. From what I have read so far they are BMP files with some special RLE compression.
     
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    As am I. I thought I read they were some sort of PNG file but I could be mistaken. Just gotta figure out how to convert to .RLE. I'd love to have my favorite droid of all time as my splash screen. HK-47 from the "Star Wars: Knight of the Old Republic" series.

    [​IMG]


    Evil Droid goodness. lol
     
  13. jhanley2525

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    yeah these rle files are a bitch, i read that the G1 splash screen is in the same format, but it's only 1 file. They had to flash a custom rom to change it or use a string called to565 to convert crappy images into crappier images.
     
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    I can only see the chinese version of Z4root in the market. can anyone upload that here so we can get it?
     
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    z4root for the masses. :D
     

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    Thanks for the useful info!!
     
  17. tekmac

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    I have a question, when you replaced the sound then did it play during the metro startup sound or the droid one? because i want to put in the droid sound while the android animation comes on so how would i do this?
     
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    good progress
     
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    I have a HP laptop that came with Corel PaintShop Pro preinstalled and found it can open any image like a .JPG and save it as .RLE image. Going to save the original Optimus .RLE image to my laptop and see if I manage to edit and save it again. Will post results.

    ***Update***

    Can't open original .RLE images from Optimus in PaintShop Pro.
     
  20. tekmac

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    does anyone know how to out the cool DROID sound in where the custom droid one appears? animation here Download & use Droid 2 boot animation (works on Nexus One)

    If i just deleted the .rle's then it wouldnt boot those so then i could just use the android boot animation and play the droid sound right away rightt?
     
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    Hey andio for happs you don’t have a file or a link where I can get the ROOT EXPLORER
    Is ok to be any paid version I don’t mind, just like I didn’t find any trusted site with this file yet. thanks any way
     
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    hey dude yes thank you you are the guy, sorry for all those questions but is my first time with an droid i never did nothing special on my phones, i just use them the way was , i am very happy to do all those things, thank you very very much, i am going to brake my head here in slow motion untill i finish this root and delete all this metroshit
     
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    I have a PowerOn.mp3 that will play R2D2 followed by droid sound right after metro logo. now how to get rid of the metro logo altogether...? if anyone wants the mp3 or can host it for me, send a message.
     
  25. DavidSB

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    i attempted to download this z4root zip and my kaspersky anti virus said "NO WAY!!" something hidden in there Andyyo70? careful people. disreguard my warning. all is well worked like a charm. anti virus problem.
     

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