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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mahers, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. mahers

    mahers Android Expert
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    Whenver there is mention of replacing the stock boot animation for our phones, I see the following instrcuctions: You never needed root to change the boot animation, just push to /data/local

    My question is how do I get to /data/local???

    Do I need a particular app? I recently rooted and am new to messing with the stock phone. I have NOT created any backups yet, but I understand this won't mess anything up as the phone will read the animation placed here before the original.
     



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  2. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User

    Root explorer will get you there... it's actually /sdcard/data/local

    O/W you might find some free app on the right that might work, but this is one of the better ones.
     
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  3. mahers

    mahers Android Expert
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    Thanks, colchori, but to be honest, I was looking for something that didn't require root functionality, since it's been said that changing the boot animation didn't need root access.
     
  4. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User

  5. mahers

    mahers Android Expert
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    Sorry, I should have said I tried that one and it immediately told me the folder I was attempting to access required Root Explorer. Go figure. I'll keep messing around with different ones. Thanks again.
     
  6. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User

    Sounds like you need to be rooted. Will a boot changer app do what you want? (They might require root as well.)
     
  7. mahers

    mahers Android Expert
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    Yeah, that's what I thought to, but people insist you don't need to be. I am rooted, but just did it and haven't done much with it yet. Not sure if Root Explorer is worth $4, since I'm not sure what its functionality is, other than for this at the moment.
     
  8. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User

    I'd rather pay $4 for rom manager, titanium backup or bootstrap than something I don't use much.

    I'd try some of the free apps first. My day job is computer/IT so I'm probably more likely to use it than you.
     
  9. mahers

    mahers Android Expert
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    Yeah, how often do I need to see my boot animation anyway? I just got the Droid Pro for my wife and seeing the boot in person made me a little jealous. I can live without it. (I rooted soley to get rid of ads on games my kids play, because they were driving me nuts hitting them and buying crap. One time, I heard my text sound go off when my son had the phone, and I almost ignored it. Then I saw it was from my bank saying a charge went through on my Visa. Then I had to find out what the hell he bought!) Anyway, I now want to try the black notification bar, but would rather not theme the phone if possible. I am happy with the way the stock theme, but I've customized the hell out of it. Not all that interested in themes...atm. ;)

    Seriously, I appreciate the help! :)
     
  10. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User

    I also like the dark status bar. I've gone without theme for quite long and finally installed a blue one. I wanted to make sure I was stable before. Some people complain about issues and it's often theme related.

    Yup, having kids... good way to trash an otherwise perfect computer or phone. :D

    Back in the olden' days, I used Astro file manager. You might check that out.
     
  11. mahers

    mahers Android Expert
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    The funny thing is that I have Astro and ES File Explorer, but neither one shows a /local folder in the /data folder. Maybe I'll wait until Gingerbread and hope the screenshots of a black bar are accurate (and that the X actually gets it!)
     
  12. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User

    Many of the roms come pre-themed with GB. :D
     
  13. mahers

    mahers Android Expert
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    Root Explorer v2.21.1 Final By bobiras2009 (download torrent) - TPB

    FREE :D
     

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