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Root how to change the boot animation

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tomq, May 27, 2010.

  1. tomq

    tomq Well-Known Member
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    you need adb and root

    choose and download the bootanimation from here Boot Animations NEW!! - Android @ MoDaCo

    then place the bootanimation.zip into c:/where.ever.you.have.it/androidsdk/tools/
    change or remove where.ever.you.have.it to the match your system

    then hit windows key and r together. type cmd and hit enter

    then type cd c:/where.ever.you.have.it/androidsdk/tools/
    adb devices (wait for it to find your phone, also make sure that usb debugging is on)
    now type
    adb push bootanimation.zip /data/local

    when its finished reboot and enjoy
     

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  2. willmayah

    willmayah New Member
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    thanks for the how-to. do you need to have usb drivers installed to do this properly?
     
  3. tomq

    tomq Well-Known Member
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    yes and root
     
  4. zoidy84

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    legendary thanks!! works perfectly for me.
     
  5. madnlooney

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    you can also use root explorer
    1. Download "Root Explorer" from the android market.
    2. Copy the bootanimation.zip to the root of your sdcard,
    3. Using root explorer copy the bootanimation.zip to /data/local
     
  6. potter1984

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    Lol, you like my work at Modaco then :p,

    I will in a few days port all my images and bootanimation over here so you guys an have direct access, i will also continue updating the new thread as i make new animations.
     
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  7. danw1million

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    hi there, I tried this with a rooted htc desire with no luck i amrunning froyo 2.2 any idea if the bootanimation is in the same location ?

    -Dan
     
  8. jk92

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    It all seemed to work until i rebooted my phone, it still has the same boot animation. Any idea how this is possible? (HTC Desire, froyo 2.2 rooted)
     
  9. Rastaman-FB

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    you need s-off

    theres a thread on this on xda-devs
     
  10. Jammy

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    No, you need s-off to change the splash screen(the first thing you see when you click the power button). The Boot animation is the animation right before the phone finishes booting.
     
  11. SUroot

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    Nice work.
     
  12. DesirableHTC

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    where can i find some new boot anim's?
     
  13. DesirableHTC

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    I have just tried this, but it didnt work..... Mind you i did copy the .zip file, do i have to unzip it then copy it to data/local?
     
  14. Rastaman-FB

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    its a protected area that needs RW. when i tried it, it didnt work.
    only work around is to modify the rom before flashing in 7z. ive not tried this workaround as tbh its just a boot anim but people are complaining about not being able to do it on xda-devs with various roms
     
  15. DesirableHTC

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    Does anyone know where the boot animation is in SuperVillain ROM? i have tried in data/local and in system/media but cannot find it anywhere......
     
  16. SUroot

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    Worked for me using "android mate". I don't have S-OFF either.
     
  17. ulstersam

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    I know this is probably going off the subject a bit but I have been searching for ages to find a way to get the boot up jingle or tone or whatever its called back again, I know most people what to silence it but I kinda like it.

    Any help please
     
  18. ianb11

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    Just flashed Leedroid & want to change the boot animation.

    Copied the zip I wat to use to my SD card but can't for the life of me work out what to do next even having read the above 100 times (& done a search) :eek:

    Can't find /system/media/ & /data/local/ doesn't exist (I'm using Astro).

    Anyone advise
     
  19. Jammy

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    /system & /data are not on your sd card, they're on your internal memory.

    ADB is required...
     
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  20. ianb11

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    That would explain it then :D

    I can also use Root Explorer from the market?
     
  21. SUroot

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    Root explorer will get you into data local but astro won't.
     
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  22. snowwhite

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    uot kitchen is so much easier for people who dont no what there doing google it
     
  23. ianb11

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    So just rename the existing zip (if you want to keep it) & move the new one in there?

    Just seen it's a pay for app - any (free) alternatives?
     
  24. SUroot

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    Here you go
     
  25. ianb11

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    Got root explorer - so what do I do now?
     
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