I have a HTC Wildfire mobile and the operator is VODAFONE. Recently I unlocked the mobile to all networks and want to customize the droid system removing the VODAFONE boot animation from /system/customize/resource. I have followed all the online tutorials and believe my device is now rooted. Whenever I delete the Animation zip folder and replace the file in "root explorer" and re boot the device the VODAFONE animation is there. I followed the advice about mounting in "root explorer". Whataver steps I take the default animation does not permanently delete. I suspect this is restrictions enforced on my device. I have tried: "PutYourBootHERE" "http://forum.xda-developers.com/archive/index.php/t-701519.html" also tried install from the sdk with the command "Desktop\android-sdk-windows>adb push bootanimation.zip /data/local No success with any method of changing the boot animation, I must of tried over 20 different methods. This is my final hope for solving the problem. I have watched numerous YouTube videos but they are not very profesional and dont help. Lastly I am a new user of HTC and Droid OS, a few days old. My overall opinion is that I am extremely impressed and think highly of the architecture of droid. Thank you in advance for your responses. I am sure there are other people that purchased a VODAFONE locked mobile and have experienced similar issue.