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Tips HTC Incredible Boot Animation Guide

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DevHead, Jun 3, 2010.

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    Video Tutorial (source: crashdogy)

    YouTube - How To Change Motorola Droids Boot Animation HD( Make Your Droid Look Like a Nexus One Pt. 2)

    Detailed Instructions for MS Windows(source: DevHead)

    This was completed on a Windows 7 system. Linux and Mac may or may not be similar. You'll have to adapt the instructions for your OS. Sorry.

    Note: DO NOT plug the phone to your computer yet.


    1. Download
      • Your choice of: bootanimation.zip and android_audio.mp3 (.mp3 file must be named "android_audio.mp3")
    2. Edit desc.txt file
      • Unzip bootanimation.zip and edit desc.txt file
        • Use editors of your choice (textpad, jEdit, Notepad++)
        • Your desc.txt would be something like:
          Code (Text):
          1.  
          2. 480 638 15
          3. p 1 0 android
          4. p 1 0 eye
          5. p 0 0 loading
          6.  
        • Make sure you save it as a UNIX file, otherwise it won't work
      • Zip the folder up again (without compression) - bootanimation.zip
      • Note: I only extracted the desc.txt file and not the entire contents of bootanimation.zip. After editing desc.txt, I just re-added that back into the original bootanimation.zip file. This worked for me. YMMV.
    3. Install Android SDK
      • Android SDK | Android Developers
      • Extract .zip file; you could rename extracted folder to whatever you like (e.g., "Android")
      • Copy/move "Android" folder to the root of your drive (e.g., C:\Android)
      • Run "SDK Setup"
        • Follow SDK installation directions
        • Download USB drivers into a folder inside your SDK as Google tells you to do
          • My drivers ended up in C:\Android\usb_driver
      • Edit "android_winusb.inf" to add support for the HTC Incredible
        • Find the section labeled [Google.NTx86]. At the end of that section, add the following lines.
          Code (Text):
          1.  
          2. ;
          3. ;HTC Incredible
          4. %SingleAdbInterface%        = USB_Install, USB\VID_0BB4&PID_0C9E
          5. %CompositeAdbInterface%     = USB_Install, USB\VID_0BB4&PID_0C9E&MI_01
          6.  
        • Find the section [Google.NTamd64]. At the end of that section, add the following lines.
          Code (Text):
          1.  
          2. ;
          3. ;HTC Incredible
          4. %SingleAdbInterface%        = USB_Install, USB\VID_0BB4&PID_0C9E
          5. %CompositeAdbInterface%     = USB_Install, USB\VID_0BB4&PID_0C9E&MI_01
          6.  
    4. Copy/Move
      • Copy/Move your bootanimation.zip and android_audio.mp3 files into the "tools" folder of the SDK (e.g., C:\Android\tools)
    5. On Your Incredible
      • Turn USB Debugging ON (Settings->Applications->Development)
        • You should get an exclamation mark icon on your Incredible notification bar
      • NOW, you can connect your phone to the PC
        • Be sure to set/mount your USB connection to "Disk Drive"; do not use "Charge only"
    6. On Your PC
      • Go to Start->Right-Click My Computer->Manage
      • You should see a device with a warning on it called "Other->ADB"
      • Right-click it and choose "Update Driver Software"
      • Install the drivers manually and point that to your usb_drivers folder (e.g., C:\Android\usb_driver)
      • Ignore any warnings about unsigned drivers and everything should install just fine
      • After the driver installation, you should see "Android Phone->Android Composite ADB Interface" in the Device Manager
    7. Test Your Setup
      • Open command prompt/window
      • Change directory to the "tools" folder in your SDK (e.g., C:\Android\tools)
      • Run the following command:
        • adb devices (you should get an output similar to below)
          Code (Text):
          1.  
          2. * daemon not running. starting it now *
          3. * daemon started successfully *
          4. List of devices attached
          5. HT048HJ00425    device
          6.  
    8. Reboot Your Computer
    9. Push Animation/Audio
      • Make sure your USB connection is set/mounted to "Disk Drive"; do not use "Charge only"
      • Open command prompt/window
      • Change directory to the "tools" folder in your SDK (e.g., C:\Android\tools)
      • Run the following command:
        • adb push bootanimation.zip /data/local
        • adb push android_audio.mp3 /data/local (if you want sound during bootup)
        • you should have seen that a certain amount of data was added to the phone after each command
    10. Reboot Your Incredible
      • You might want to go through the proper procedure for unmounting/disconnecting your phone from your computer first
      • You might want to turn off USB Debugging
      • Enjoy your new animated boot screen :D

    Sources: Incredible Boot Animation, Android SDK | Android Developers, Installing HTC Incredible Android SDK Drivers

    Note: this worked for me. This may or may not work for you. If, by following this, you brick your Incredible, I am not liable for anything. :D

    Detailed Instructions for Linux (source: Excedio)

    This was completed on an Ubuntu 10.04 system. Information adapted from DevHead's How To..

    Note: DO NOT plug the phone to your computer yet.
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