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  1. DanielJamesHTC

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    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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    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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    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
     
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    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
     
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    This might help another error...



    C:\android\tools>adb remount
    remount failed: Operation not permitted
     
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    When you use root explorer, does it say at the top "Mounted as r/w"?
     
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    Yes it does and when i click mount r/o as well it says "mounted as r/o'
     
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    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
     
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    Im sure I will eventurally solve the problem, I remember I was one of the first users to crack the n95 mobile.
     
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    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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    ok thanks for the repy, I get the error adb shell "adb permission denied" when trying this in "better terminal" on the android
     
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    the application has super user permissions
     
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    if you are in better terminal then skip the adb shell step
     
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    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.
     
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    so you have the bootanimation.zip that you want to use on your sdcard right?
     
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    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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    absolutely I have all the basic steps covered
     
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    did you try what I posted above?
     
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    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
     
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    Iv even tried .bat files to automatically do this
     
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    do i need to use root explorer to enable r/w
     
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    is it possible to rate your user? I want to give you ***** stars
     
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    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?
     
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    the second part

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

    cannot open for write read only system
     
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