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Followed Every Tutorial On The Web Still No Luck Changing the Boot Animation

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DanielJamesHTC, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. DanielJamesHTC

    Thread Starter

    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.
     



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  2. Deleted User

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    Try putting it in your /system/media folder instead of /data/local

    First I use Root Explorer to name the /system/media/bootanimation.zip to bootanimation.old. I copy the new bootanimation.zip to my sdcard from my computer, then use Root Explorer and copy/paste it into the system/media folder.

    I hope this helps.
     
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  4. DanielJamesHTC

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    Thank you very much for the help unfortunately every time i rename the file and navigate back to the folder it reverts to the original .zip file
     
  5. DanielJamesHTC

    Thread Starter

    thanks again i followed the tutorial it looked like it would work but it didn't.

    With the command "adb shell rm /system/media/bootanimation.zip" it said it was a read only file system how do i change that. I did mount in root explorer
     
  6. DanielJamesHTC

    Thread Starter

    This might help another error...



    C:\android\tools>adb remount
    remount failed: Operation not permitted
     
  7. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    When you use root explorer, does it say at the top "Mounted as r/w"?
     
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  8. DanielJamesHTC

    Thread Starter

    Yes it does and when i click mount r/o as well it says "mounted as r/o'
     
  9. DanielJamesHTC

    Thread Starter

    for some reason the original file still remains whatever I do. vodaphone are tring hard to prevent the removal of their logo. This is only a boot screen but its still inportant to me.


    thanks

    Daniel James
     
  10. DanielJamesHTC

    Thread Starter

    Im sure I will eventurally solve the problem, I remember I was one of the first users to crack the n95 mobile.
     
  11. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga

    I could be wrong since I dont own a wildfire but I think to mount /system as read write on the wildifre you would do the following

    adb shell
    su
    mount -o remount,rw /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system

    then type exit and run your adb push commands
     
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  12. DanielJamesHTC

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    ok thanks for the repy, I get the error adb shell "adb permission denied" when trying this in "better terminal" on the android
     
  13. DanielJamesHTC

    Thread Starter

    the application has super user permissions
     
  14. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga

    if you are in better terminal then skip the adb shell step
     
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  15. DanielJamesHTC

    Thread Starter

    In the recovery mode I have clockworkmod recovery v2.5.0.1 from when i rooted the device. Does this mean anything to you.

    Thank you very much for your support, I understand you time is valuable. This is the first problem I have experienced and the first post on the forum.
     
  16. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga

    so you have the bootanimation.zip that you want to use on your sdcard right?
     
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  17. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga

    assuming you have the bootanimation.zip on your sdcard but not in a folder this is the commands that should work. Again I dont have a wildfire so I cant be positive.

    In better terminal

    su
    mount -o remount,rw /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
    mv /system/media/bootanimation.zip /system/media/bootanimation.old
    dd if=/sdcard/bootanimation.zip of=/system/media/bootanimation.zip
    reboot


    that should work
     
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  18. DanielJamesHTC

    Thread Starter

    absolutely I have all the basic steps covered
     
  19. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga

    did you try what I posted above?
     
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  20. DanielJamesHTC

    Thread Starter

    Yes another error is received


    failed on system/media/bootanimation.zip /system/media/bootanimation.old read only file system

    how should i enable r/w
     
  21. DanielJamesHTC

    Thread Starter

    Iv even tried .bat files to automatically do this
     
  22. DanielJamesHTC

    Thread Starter

    do i need to use root explorer to enable r/w
     
  23. DanielJamesHTC

    Thread Starter

    is it possible to rate your user? I want to give you ***** stars
     
  24. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga

    this line
    mount -o remount,rw /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
    should make the system read write. Are you getting an error from that or anything?
     
  25. DanielJamesHTC

    Thread Starter

    the second part

    dd if=/sdcard/bootanimation.zip of=/system/media/bootanimation.zip

    cannot open for write read only system
     

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