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  1. AnotherFatalEpic

    AnotherFatalEpic Well-Known Member
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    I'm having trouble and I'm too noob to understand the other threads. I downloaded the bootanimation.zip for the droid 2 and all instructions and tips say:

    If your rooted it's as easy as putting it in the /data/local folder!

    Well there is a /data folder on my Nexus and it's empty. If I try to make a new folder it says "cannot create new folder" in File Explorer that came with CM6.1... Astro greys out the create folder button.

    What am I missing?

    Also I saw that you can ADB push it. WTF does that mean?? I know how to do some fastboot stuff.. is it the same? reboot the phone with the USB connected and run commands on my PC?

    Please help. :thinking:

    EDIT: I found the file bootanimation.zip in /System/Media so maybe it's in different spots for different people.

    But I can't rename the original (when replacing things like this I usually put OLD in the name so it's there in case I screw something up) and I can't paste a copy of bootanimation.zip into there with Astro or File Manager. I know I'm missing something here, but WHAT?
     

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  2. Rusty

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    A file manager that supports root.
     
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  3. AnotherFatalEpic

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    Which is what I figured since I've always used Astro.

    However, there is a file manager that comes with the CM6.1 rom and I am assuming this SHOULD support root.

    Am I wrong?

    NOTE: I ran "Fix Permissions" in Rom Manager to see if it would do anything. It ran for awhile and told me to reboot. I am still getting error messages from Astro and File Manager when I try to edit something in the root directory.
     
  4. Rusty

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    Does it ever ask for root access? That'd give an answer.

    Still, ADB push will do it for sure, the commands are:

    adb remount
    adb push bootanimation.zip /system/media
     
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  5. AnotherFatalEpic

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    OK, I just learned Astro won't work because it doesn't have su permissions. Makes sense but I figured the File Manager that comes with CM6.1 would, but I guess it doesn't either.

    My only option is Root Explorer, however I don't want to pay. Are there free alternatives?

    NOTE: I actually got this working by using the Terminal Emulator and typing:

    su (enter)
    cp /sdcard/bootanimation.zip /data/local/ (enter)

    I was having trouble because my "bootanimation.zip" is in the /System/Media/ folder, however putting the file in /data/local/ worked perfectly.

    I now have the Droid 2 bootanimation Lol. I really like the one with the ink splatters but I don't like how it says "eclair 2.1" at the end of it all.
     
  6. AnotherFatalEpic

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    It works and all. But now I'm still wondering if there's any free alternatives to Root Explorer.

    However, if I can use terminal emulator or do an adb push, is there ANY reason that any of you guys know about for having a file manager with root access? it would have saved me the headache of all this but the Terminal Emulator was a lot easier than I thought.
     
  7. Rusty

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    Some people just prefer the graphical interface. Kinda like Windows v DOS for copying/deleting files.
     
  8. AnotherFatalEpic

    AnotherFatalEpic Well-Known Member
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    Oohhh, makes sense. Especially if you put it that way.

    I just got a refund from ASTRO. I bought the key today, well because I just really REALLY like ASTRO for some reason. I don't even see the ads in the free version *adfree* but I wanted to send some support.

    BUT after this thread I got a refund and am now wondering if I should just use the money for Root Explorer. I guess at this point I might as well wait until I need to edit something in root before I waste brain energy on whether I want to pay for another file manager.

    Thanks Rusty!
     
  9. AnotherFatalEpic

    AnotherFatalEpic Well-Known Member
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    So much time has passed yet I still need to do a google search for my own post to remember how to push the new bootanimation to my phone with terminal emulator :rolleyes:
     
  10. hflpjtrade

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    I am trying to move the boot animation file on to a rooted droid x and do not see the folder data/local on my sd card i tried to create it and boot boot animation in there any ideas
     
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