Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Samsung Galaxy Nexus > (Verizon) Galaxy Nexus - All Things Root

Get excited for the Samsung Galaxy S5! Find everything you need and discuss it in our Galaxy S5 Forum!

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old June 13th, 2012, 12:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
jova33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: El Paso
Posts: 1,567
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Nexus VZW Casio G'zOne Commando
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 30
Thanked 181 Times in 152 Posts
Default Changing boot animation?

Is there a dummy proof way of doing this? Like I dunno, a one click method? lol

I mean I can follow instructions all day, and I'm sure I could do it. I'm just lazy. Wanna do it the easy way.

Sent using Tapatalk, the free one.

__________________
(VZW) Galaxy Nexus. Nexus 7.
& Casio G'zOne Commando - I just use this as a game system and waterproof camera

I love this script ==> V6 SuperCharger.
jova33 is online now  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old June 13th, 2012, 01:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
Carpe Cerevisi
 
iowabowtech's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: In The Shadows
Posts: 9,453
 
Device(s): LG G2
Carrier: VZW

Thanks: 4,719
Thanked 6,534 Times in 3,476 Posts
Default

Not really that I'm aware of. There could be an app out there but it'd have to be a root app and maintain a database of animations. Basically, there are 2 main ways boot animations are offered for download. One is a flashable zip. In that instance, you'd flash via a custom recovery just like a rom.

The other is just the raw boot animation in zip format without the file tweaks to make it flashable. In that instance, you can use an app such as root explorer to replace the current boot animation with the new boot animation basically by way of cutting the old one (or moving it to a different directory where it won't run from) and pasting in the new one. The caveat to that is that certain roms MAY launch a boot animation from a different directory than on a stock setup so you could have to do a little hunting and pecking to find the right location. I don't think that's often the case on the gnex as most all roms seem to house the boot animation at /system/media.

And on a side note, this used to be a lot of fun for non rooted users. Back before the Froyo days, stock Android used to run the boot animation from /data/local if I remember right (or similar locale) so anybody could change them because root wasn't required. Way more info than you asked for, sorry I was bored.
iowabowtech is online now  
Last edited by iowabowtech; June 13th, 2012 at 01:19 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old June 13th, 2012, 10:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
jova33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: El Paso
Posts: 1,567
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Nexus VZW Casio G'zOne Commando
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 30
Thanked 181 Times in 152 Posts
Default

eh, that method is basically one click cut and paste lol. i didn't know it was that easy lol
jova33 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old June 13th, 2012, 11:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
Carpe Cerevisi
 
iowabowtech's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: In The Shadows
Posts: 9,453
 
Device(s): LG G2
Carrier: VZW

Thanks: 4,719
Thanked 6,534 Times in 3,476 Posts
Default

Yeah it's almost easier to flash them in recovery if they are a flashable zip. But if they aren't, or if you don't want to use that method, you can just unzip a flashable one to expose a META-INF folder and a system folder. Drill into the system folder and there'll be a subfolder for Media. Inside it will be the raw bootanimation.zip. You can pull it out and move it to the sd card and use a root priveleged file explorer and the cut/paste method. I still do it that way due to old habit.
iowabowtech is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old June 14th, 2012, 07:27 AM   #5 (permalink)
Resident Ninja
 
VoidedSaint's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 8,153
 
Device(s): Moto X
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 1,280
Thanked 2,146 Times in 1,369 Posts
nick.keatts@gmail.com
Default

Rom Toolbox made by jrummy has multiple boot animations that you can flash, granted they are all pretty old, and some do not completely fit the gnex
Lite:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jrummy.liberty.toolbox&hl=en

Pro:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jrummy.liberty.toolboxpro&feature=m ore_from_developer#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEwMiwiY29tLmpy dW1teS5saWJlcnR5LnRvb2xib3hwcm8iXQ..
VoidedSaint is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 14th, 2012, 08:32 AM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: B'more
Posts: 1,768
 
Device(s): S4 (VZW) , (old)Galaxy Nexus (LTE), (old)HTC Incredible, (oldest phone)Samsung SCH-i760
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1,631
Thanked 787 Times in 482 Posts
Default

Boot Animations for Galaxy Nexus ~ Updated 06/08/12 - Boot Animations - RootzWiki

That link pulled from the root guide thread is full of Boot Animations in ".zip" files.

Just download to your phone
flash in Recovery

that's about as easy as it gets...
Crashumbc is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 14th, 2012, 09:32 AM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
jova33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: El Paso
Posts: 1,567
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Nexus VZW Casio G'zOne Commando
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 30
Thanked 181 Times in 152 Posts
Default

Yeah I went with the one from the team broccoli version of AOKP. The 8 bit Android
jova33 is online now  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to jova33 For This Useful Post:
jmar (June 14th, 2012)
Old January 7th, 2013, 07:47 AM   #8 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 120
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 17
Thanked 20 Times in 18 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Crashumbc View Post
Boot Animations for Galaxy Nexus ~ Updated 06/08/12 - Boot Animations - RootzWiki

That link pulled from the root guide thread is full of Boot Animations in ".zip" files.

Just download to your phone
flash in Recovery

that's about as easy as it gets...
Sorry if this is NOOB question, but which ZIP do you download to your phone? On some animations he has a 4.0.2/4.0.3 zip along with an unspecified zip.
VTENGR is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Samsung Galaxy Nexus > (Verizon) Galaxy Nexus - All Things Root
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:24 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.