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[CDMA] Evo3D Boot Animation

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by yourfriendmat, May 22, 2011.

  1. yourfriendmat

    yourfriendmat Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    So I got the pictures for the Evo 3D startup animation from the system dump and made an animated gif. So enjoy!


    P.S. I couldn't really find a good site to upload it. Imageshack wouldn't allow me to upload at all, and Photobucket makes the image too small. Let me know if there's a better way.

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  2. BenChase7

    BenChase7 Android Expert


    I think thats one of the better boot animations I've seen on any Android.
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  3. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns!

    curious if the mp3 file sounds as annoying as the boop boop boop jingle of the OG Evo...
  4. yourfriendmat

    yourfriendmat Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    This is the only audio in that folder, and I couldn't find audio files other than the ring tones and alerts and whatnot. Perhaps someone else could search through it more carefully. :)

    Attached Files:

  5. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns!

    yup, the mp3 you attached is what plays with the boot animation. Much shorter and much less annoying. Good job, Sprint.
  6. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy

    It's a nice boot animation...but I plan on replacing it, anyways :p
  7. bossyman15

    bossyman15 Newbie

    upload it to imgur
    works wonders for gifs.
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  8. yourfriendmat

    yourfriendmat Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Apparently the file is too big. If you'd like to download it, here's the link:


    Even this file is half-sized as the editor I used to make it crashed when trying to do it at 960x540.
  9. ndh777

    ndh777 Android Expert

    It looks absolutely beautiful! Sue Sprint/HTC if they use it too ;)

    hahaha I'll definitely be giving this one a try. I wonder if the bootloader will even use 3D though...you know how some functions don't work in startup much like a computer.
  10. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns!

    I thought the OP said that this was the official bootanimation gotten from a leaked ROM dump?
  11. ndh777

    ndh777 Android Expert

    I must've overlooked that. I thought this was pretty professional to do on a users' own. Either way I was joking lol
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  13. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns!

    a boot animation is a bunch of images placed (not compressed) in a zip file along with a text file that tells Android how to animate the images you included.

    So, to convert a video to a boot animation, you need to grab individual frames of the video and convert it to a specific format (PNG 8 or 24bit).

    If you want to look at your boot animation file, go to


    and look for a file called bootanimation.zip. In some ROMs, an mp3 file will also reside in this location, which is the sound that plays along the boot animation. The sound file is optional.

    Inside the .zip file is a desc.txt file. Here's a sample from an Evo and what the values mean:

    Code (Text):
    1. 480 800 7p 0 0 android
    480 = width
    800 = height
    7p = 7 FPS
    0 = times to loop animation. 0 = loop all images in zip forever
    0 = pause between loop. 0 = no pause. 10 = longest pause
    android = folder containing images

    The images are animated in filename alphabetical order. So name your images accordingly.

    I believe Mr. Ed in the Evo 4G forums created a good tutorial for creating your own bootanimation. What I presented here is the bare essentials; there are a few gotchas you're likely to run into and can stump you for a while :)
  14. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    awesome! thanks a ton.
  15. thelonewizard

    thelonewizard Android Enthusiast

    I want to change my boot animation, but I can't seem to do so. I found one I want, and put it in the correct folder, I believe. I renamed the old one to hTC_bootanimationOG.zip and named to new one to hTC_bootanimation.zip. IT should read the latter of the two as the correct one, amirite? If not, can someone please point me in the right direction?
  16. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns!

    that might not be the right boot animation file.

    I assume you're looking under /system/customize/resource. There are two sets of boot animations:

    Code (Text):
    2. /system/customize/resource # ls *animation*
    3. -rw-r--r--    1 0        0         15437716 Aug  1  2008 Sprint_bootanimation.zip
    4. -rw-r--r--    1 0        0          9187946 Aug  1  2008 Sprint_downanimation.zip
    5. -rw-r--r--    1 0        0           485458 Aug  1  2008 hTC_bootanimation.zip
    6. -rw-r--r--    1 0        0           829946 Aug  1  2008 hTC_downanimation.zip
    I believe the HTC animations have been overridden by the Sprint ones. So you might want to replace the Sprint ones and see if that works.

    And not sure if the boot animation HAS to be the native resolution of the screen (I think it does), but I would check if the images of your custom bootanimation are 540x960.

    And also note the downanimation. That's what shows when you power off your device. So now we get to customize this one too :)
  17. thelonewizard

    thelonewizard Android Enthusiast

    Do I need to have the same bootanimation for both Sprint and HTC? I just found one that was 540x960 and renamed it as the Sprint boot animation, but I still got a black screen when it rebooted. :/
  18. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns!

    Did you get a black screen before when you replaced the HTC file?
  19. thelonewizard

    thelonewizard Android Enthusiast

    I don't believe so. I think I renamed the HTC boot animation, not knowing there was a Sprint one, and then when it booted up and showed the Sprint one, I got confused.
  20. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns!

    then this means you're on the right track. black screen means the phone has a problem with your bootanimation formatting for whatever reason. It proves the Sprint file is the correct one to modify.

    not sure why your file isn't being liked by the phone... I haven't made my own animation for evo 3d yet. Did you just find one online or did you make it?
  21. thelonewizard

    thelonewizard Android Enthusiast

    I just found it, located here: DROID DESTROYS APPLE Boot Animation - Ported for Atrix - xda-developers

    Because the Atrix and the EVO 3D are qHD 540x960 screens, I would assume that a boot animation for the Atrix would work on the EVO 3D, but this one doesn't want to work.

    Glad to hear I'm on the right track. Once we get the boot animation working, I might try the down animation as well.
  22. kekitowong

    kekitowong Newbie

    I wonder if you can help me with a question. I found mp3 file "android_audio.mp3" in /system/customize/resource, but I notice that when I boot up my phone normally, this file doesn't play. I'm wondering where I can go to enable it, because I want to replace it with another file to go with my custom animation, and would hate it if it did not sync.

    Any help is appreciated. Many thanks!
  23. thelonewizard

    thelonewizard Android Enthusiast

    Firstly, you're saying that you do, indeed, have a custom boot animation on your phone that works and plays upon boot? If so, could you help Novox and me out over here (http://androidforums.com/evo-3d-all-things-root/386916-how-change-boot-animation-evo-3d.html)? I'm trying to get one (actually, that Speilmen posted) to work, but I'm only getting a black screen when it should be playing upon boot.
  24. kekitowong

    kekitowong Newbie

    I've only made the custom animation just now. I haven't tried to replace the original one as of yet. I wanted to replace the audio and images at the same time. I've been following your thread as well. Let me see what happens when I replace just the images.
  25. thelonewizard

    thelonewizard Android Enthusiast

    Guess I jumped the gun a little bit. Oops. :D

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