I'm by no means trying to trump this thread, and greatly appreciate all the work danthemanohyea put into that. However, the problem still remains as to why we even have to do a workaround like that. Why, even if we rename/remove those audio files, do they still play? I haven't solved the "why", I'm not a coder or xml (I think?) guy. But I have figured out what's controlling that and causing them to play. If you look in /system/bin, there is a "bootanimation" file. I opened it up in a text editor, and most of it is garbled (need a hex editor?), but I found this text near the end of it (sorry it's not organized, simply copying from notepad): debug.sf.nobootanimation 0 %0 80 persist.sys.playBootSnd 1 BootAnimation Get property persist.sys.playBootSnd as %s. /hidden/data/Power-on sound/ Open DIR %s OK. Find file %s. .. %s%s Open file %s OK. Open file %s failed. Open DIR %s failed. Set boot sound %s. /system/media/audio/notifications/DearDeer.ogg Get boot animation from path /data/local/bootanimation.zip Get boot animation from path /system/media/bootanimation.zip Get boot animation from path /hidden/data/Power-on animation/bootanimation.zip Get boot animation from path /hidden/data/PowerOnAnimation/bootanimation.zip Use default Android boot animation. desc.txt descMap is null %d %d %d p %d %d %s images/android-logo-mask.png images/android-logo-shine.png There is also a reference to /system/bin/linker near the top of that file, but I could find nothing inside the "linker" file. What's odd is there are a couple of directory references that just flat out don't exist - as well as a couple of image file references. Unless they're somehow hidden... Long story short, if you remove the bootanimation file from /system/bin (move to sd or rename, I wouldn't delete it), all sounds and bootanimations are gone - you get a blank screen for a few seconds between the "M" Logo and the main lockscreen. I have seen no ill effects from removing that file - which makes sense. Now, that's not an ultimate solution. When that file is removed, there seems to be no way to get any sort of boot animation between the M and lockscreen. I kind of like at least having the simple Android logo - but for now, I prefer blank with no sound. I would imagine some tweaks to that file could fix the problem ultimately, and hopefully someone on here knows how to do it!