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Root [How To] + [MOD] Custom Transition Animations

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by humungus, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. humungus

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    Watching the same transition animations over and over is boring. You can speed them up with Spare Parts or you can just shut them off entirely within settings. There is, though, a third road: change 'em.

    These are videos of most of the transition animations packs (Drod's rubiX animations, Fab's animation mix, and Android Stock have no videos at present).

    Flip
    YouTube - Android Screen Transitions

    Bounce
    YouTube - Samsung moment animations, bounce

    Fold
    YouTube - Sbtwca

    FlyIn
    YouTube - Samsung moment animations, fly in


    There are two preferred ways to use these animations:

    1. Add Animations Using Metamorph: should work for most roms. Thanks Haxzamatic!

    Transition Animation MetaMorph Files - http://bit.ly/gwEB5F

    Note: there is no current MetaMorph file for either Android Stock or Fab's mix (see below).


    2. Manually Add Animations: should work for most roms

    This process will be helpful for those wanting to mix and match animations from the folders. In fact, why don't you create your own mix and post it here so everyone else can appreciate your awesomeness. I'll add new mixes below if they come in.

    1. Simply get ahold of the anim folder with the animations you want to use and the framework-res.apk from the rom you're interested in modifying (/system/framework/framework-res.apk).
    2. Open up the framework-res.apk in 7zip (right click on it, and select "open archive").
    3. Drag the anim folder with the animations (which you can download below) into /res folder in your framework-res.apk. This will replace the files currently in /res/anim.
    4. Exit out of 7zip.
    5. You now need to push the modified framework-res.apk onto the phone. You can do this by placing the modified framework-res.apk in the root sdcard folder, and entering the following into terminal emulator on your phone or using ADB when the sdcard is mounted:

    su
    mount -o rw,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk1p21 /system
    cp /sdcard/framework-res.apk /system/framework
    mount -o ro,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk1p21 /system
    reboot

    If you're using terminal emulator, your phone will probably reboot before you finish re-mounting and/or typing reboot.

    NOTE: This is taken almost wholesale from MagnusRagnarok (initial post) and ronhova (detailed instructions) on XDA; they deserve the credit. Link To Original Post.

    Since this process modifies your rom's framework-res.apk, it obviously won't work with other roms. Translation: don't take the framework you've just modified and try to put it on other roms. IF YOU DO THIS, YOU WILL DIE.

    Animation Files: for manual addition

    Bounce

    Flip

    Fly In

    Fold

    Drop In (from Drod's rubiX focused series)

    Fly In and Flip Mix (from Fab's Apex)

    Android Stock
     

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  2. Steven58

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    Thanks for the info, humungus. I installed "fold" using MetaMorph. It works great on my ApeX 1.0. I'm very happy with it. :) I looked at the videos and liked "fold" the best, and so it becomes part of my modding.

    Steven
     
  3. DRTMI

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    I put bounce on mine running Fission 2.2.2 today and its working very good. Thank Stericson for MetaMorph.
     
  4. colchiro

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    Note: if you don't see animations, possibly you turned them off? (Settings... display settings... animation)
     
  5. faber78

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    digin' fly in and flip mix
    thanks for the videos :)
     
  6. mitchellvii

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    Running UD 2.5 (AOSP). Metamorph had no effect. Manually pushing with adb worked fine.
     
  7. Sacred

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    Nice, running Apex 1.3.0... just used terminal emulator to do it, worked beautifully.
     
  8. Taystee

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    Do I have to be rooted to do this, or can I download it to my file manger & install it???
     
  9. dmiller2007

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    you need to be rooted. metamorph requires root acess and the other method require superuser in terminal which also requires root access.
     
  10. cosmo115

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    I know this is an old thread, but I just rooted my Asus Transformer last week. :eek:

    My n00b questions are:

    1) if I install a couple transitions using Metamorph, will that mean I will get
    random transitions or will only the most recently installed transition work?

    2) Is there a way to delete a transition?

    :thinking:
     
  11. fatpomp

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    Have you seen this app?

    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.jrummy.animation.changer&feature=search_result
     
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  13. Wally World

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    Just install Anim Mod from the market. Much easier.
     
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  14. cosmo115

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    As mentioned above, I tried it, but it didn't work.

    Thanks.
     
  15. SLR 722

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    Does anyone know if Anim Mod works on both CM7 and MIUI?
     
  16. cougar214

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    Will these work on stock .596?
     
  17. Greavous

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    just loaded it on MIUI and it works fine.
     
  18. Greavous

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    this does not seem to be working with OMFGB. i get some read write error.
     
  19. Greavous

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    Correction,,, this does work. There is a check box in the settings for the app that addresses the error I was getting. My bad.
     

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