I've read through 100s of posts and sites and watched YouTube videos on how to change the startup animation and sound, but it's not working. The locations I've copied the new bootanimation.zip file to is: hidden/data/CDA/content/Start-up-image/bootanimation.zip hidden/data/Power-on animation/bootanimation.zip The new startup sound I also placed in 2 locations: hidden/data/Power-on sound/VMU_Power_Up.mp3 hidden/data/CDA/content/start-up-sound/VMU_Power_Up.mp3 I created a bootanimation.zip file that is constructed the same as the original from the phone with the same number of images, images are named and numbered identically to the original, I even changed file dates to match the original, I reduced the ppi to 28.340 as the original images were. Nothing is making the new animation appear though. The phone is rooted with Gingerbreak but it still has the stock ROM. I've searched the phone to find if there's anywhere else those files are hidden and I've had no luck, but I still get the Virgin Mobile animation and startup sound after replacing the files with mine. Oddly, the shutdown images and sound file changed on the first try just copying the files over, like you would expect it to. They also seem to be in only one location. What's the trick to this and what step am I missing or doing wrong? Or is it just not possible with the stock ROM? Thanks for any help, this is now to the point of driving me mad .