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Custom Boot - Blue X takeover for root users

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by WACOMalt, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. WACOMalt

    WACOMalt Newbie
    Thread Starter

    EDIT: Changed the thread title now because I'm gonna keep adding more.

    This was my first customized boot animation for Droid X. It starts as usual, but when the eye flares, the screen glitches and the eye turns to blue.

    Update: if I ever said you don't need to be rooted to do this, I was wrong :p you do.

    I repeat: ROOT ONLY

    Also it seems the wallpaper location is different for some people, but putting it in data/loacl always works (even if that's not where the original one is, and even if the original one is still wherever it was).

    Droid X Blue takeover
    [​IMG]

    Download Blue Takeover Droid X boot animation

    Made in After Effects. This was mostly just a test to see if I could get some custom boots working. I think I'll take requests if anyone wants something special. Just note I may completely never finish anything, depending on time and interest :)

    but if I choose to do your idea I'll let you know :)

    (btw, I know this one is lame, again, it was a test. Throw some good ideas at me)

    UPDATE! A New one:

    Droid X Looking Around bootscreen:
    [​IMG]

    Click Here to Download Droid X Looking BootScreen


    Send me a PM if you want the AE-CS5 template of the DroidX intro without any contents..
     



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  2. ericnail

    ericnail Android Enthusiast

    Nice!

    A+ for potential.
     
  3. arich57

    arich57 Member

    Any change of doing one that has a hockey puck looking like it's shattering the screen? Or just some hockey themed one.

    Thanks.
     
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  4. Devz

    Devz Well-Known Member

    That would indeed rock.
     
  5. WACOMalt

    WACOMalt Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Just may start that tommorow. Sounds fun.

    Again, don't get your hopes up :p But I'll see what I come up with.
     
  6. WACOMalt

    WACOMalt Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I just made a new one, not the hockey one yet, but I added this one to the first post.

    [​IMG]

    In making this one I took the time to make a template for the default Droid X loader, so you can easily replace the contents of the eye. I removed te waves of energy that go out as well so they dont get in the way. If anyone wants it, to use for their own personal boot screens, send me a PM. If you use it I only require that you note that you used my template in your posts if you ever share your booter.

    You know what would make a good app? a full featured skinning app. One that can replace built in program icons, change the wallpaper, replace the boot images, and control all sounds on the phone. Someone with coding experience get on that :p
     
  7. ericnail

    ericnail Android Enthusiast

    That's Hawt...

    How do you install these things?
     
  8. bpman

    bpman Member

    Might never happen but I think a "Cylon" sweeping red eye would be pretty cool. That back and forth eye with the "Droid" deep voice saying "By your command" when you booted up would be classic.
     
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  9. Candroid

    Candroid Well-Known Member


    THATS IT MAN!!!!!! "Droid Ready for orders, By your command"!
     
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  10. Airmaxx23

    Airmaxx23 Android Expert

  11. BigJim94

    BigJim94 Member

    That would be so sweet.... Preferably a Ranger one:D:D:D
     
  12. thenew3

    thenew3 Android Enthusiast

    I have a custom boot screen on my X. I haven't tried adding custom boot audio yet.

    You can change the boot screen as soon as root was obtained.
     
  13. WACOMalt

    WACOMalt Newbie
    Thread Starter

    You'll need some way to copy things to your phones /data/local/ folder. NOT on the SD, on the root of the phone, then data, then local. Basically you copy the bootanimation.zip file to that folder (the zip file itself, don't un-compress it or anything)

    That's pretty cool. I am not entirely sure how to do boot sounds, I know it is possible though, but I have never had even the default boot sound on my droid X... so if anyone can fill me in I'll add this one to my list. Also does anyone have a sound clip of that audio they could send me?

    You're wrong :p
    Pretty sure the adp method works, and easier still is root explorer, (read the top of this post for how)

    I thought root wasnt even needed to write to data/local? Yes you need root explorer which will show those folders, but it never asked me for superuser privileges (though I am rooted).
     
  14. Airmaxx23

    Airmaxx23 Android Expert

    How do you go about installing one? Copy it to the data and local folders?
     
  15. WACOMalt

    WACOMalt Newbie
    Thread Starter

    ... the post right above yours...

    Yeah that's what you do. For more detail: get root explorer. I don't think you actually have to be rooted, but this program will show you all folders on your phone. Copy the boot animation.zip file to the sd card, open root explorer, and browse to the sd card folder, then copy the bootanimation.zip file, then go up to the root of your phone, then data, then local, and paste that file.

    Reboot

    Enjoy.
     
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  16. thenew3

    thenew3 Android Enthusiast

    copy bootanimation.zip to the /data/local folder
     
  17. Airmaxx23

    Airmaxx23 Android Expert

    Got it, thanks.
     
  18. Steven58

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  19. Steven58

    Moderator

    Do you need root for this? Does it work without root?
     
  20. Airmaxx23

    Airmaxx23 Android Expert


    So is it obnoxious, amazing or both...lol
     
  21. Steven58

    Moderator

    Well, it's amazing. But I am an older man who doesn't like that kind of music, so it's both. ;) j/k. Great job. I love the hide code. :)
     
  22. MacII

    MacII Member

    I'm not rooted and cannot figure out a way to even see the phones data folder let alone copy files to it.
     
  23. vtroid5

    vtroid5 Well-Known Member

    try astro
     
  24. Steven58

    Moderator

    What's the answer? Do you need root for this or not. I need an answer. Thanks.
     
  25. MacII

    MacII Member

    I have Astro and I can see a data folder in the top most directory, but when I open it it has nothing in it. Not sure if there is some limitations with not being rooted that disallows me to see the folder contents or not. I'll probably end up rooting my phone eventually anyways, just been too busy learning about it the past couple days.
     

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