01-25-2011 07:48 PM
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  1. gunnermike53's Avatar
    How to change you boot animation

    I have seen this question many times, and have asked it myself, so I thought it was time we had a how on it. So here ya go.

    The first thing you will need is a kernel that will support custom boot animations. Most of the custom kernels support custom boot animations. The only ones I know of that dont are the stock kernels. I could be wrong so if anyone knows of any custom kernels that dont support custom boot animations please post here or let me know and i will post it.

    The thing about boot animation and shutdown animation is that there are a couple of different methods for different files. Start with Method 1 and if that doesn’t work move on.

    I should mention that you should create a backup before trying this. However it isn’t necessary to do so every time. I have yet to brick my phone flashing boot animation, and yes I have tried. If it does not work, your phone will not brick, you just won’t have an animation on start up. Data wipe and cache clear are not necessary.

    I will assume a beginner to intermediate understanding of the phone to simplify the instructions.

    For each of the three methods you will need to download the animation and put them on your SD card. Make sure they are NOT named “bootanimation.zip”. I like to keep things organized, so I have mine in sdcard/ROM’s/Animations.

    JaeKar99 has compiled an excellent list of animations:

    http://forum.androidcentral.com/veri...ls-themes.html

    Boot Animation Method 1: ROM Manager

    I suppose the simplest way is through ROM Manager. This will only work if you have green CWM Flashed.

    1. Open ROM Manager

    2. Select “Install ROM From SD Card” and press OK

    3. Select the animation you want and press OK

    4. At this point ROM Manager will ask you check if you want to backup you existing ROM and if you want to Wipe Data and Cache. Pick what you want and press OK.

    Boot Animation Method 2: Clock Work Manager

    1. Boot into recovery mode.

    2. Select update.zip (if you are running red cwm you don’t need to do this)

    3. Select install .zip from SD card then choose zip from SD card

    4. Select the animation you want then select yes

    Boot Animation Method 3: Manually replacing the bootanimation.zip

    1. Using a file explorer with su permission, select the animation you want and copy it to system/media.

    2. In the system/media folder you will see a file named “bootanimation.zip”. Rename it “bootanimation.zip.old”.

    3. Now rename the new animation file “bootanimation.zip”.

    4. Restart your phone. You may need to restart twice for the animation to work.
    01-23-2011 04:52 PM
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    shutdown coming soon
    01-23-2011 04:52 PM
  3. gunnermike53's Avatar
    So ive been crazy at work and havent had time to get the rest of these up. Sheepdog Elite beat me to it, and I have shamelessly plagerized his post. you can find it on post 17 of this thread. Thanks Sheepy!!!!!


    You'll need
    1. Root Explorer (cost=<$4.00)
    2. Audacity open source sound editor (or anything comparable that you choose)

    Clip up your sound file of choice in audacity. Export as .wav file.
    Move to SD card.
    Use root explorer to navigate to /system/etc and find the PowerOn.wav file, and rename to PowerOn.wav.old
    Locate your custom start up sound, copy and paste into /system/etc
    Rename to PowerOn.wav being sure to use the capitals exactly as I have. Reboot and enjoy your new start up sound.
    01-23-2011 04:53 PM
  4. gunnermike53's Avatar
    ok these are the kernels that have been reported to not support boot animation changes:

    StupidFast v1.54

    Adrynalynes voodoo test 1-4.

    thats all i have for now, i will keep an eye on the thread as you post which ones didnt work i will add it to this post.
    01-23-2011 04:53 PM
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    01-23-2011 04:53 PM
  7. EdwardsNH's Avatar
    FYI:

    I tried for about 6 hours to get a formally functioning boot animation to work, after I had flashed a kernal.

    Was just chasing my tail, since as it turns out... not all kernals support bootanimation.zip files. An exchange of kernals fixed this for me.
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    01-23-2011 06:53 PM
  8. gunnermike53's Avatar
    FYI:

    I tried for about 6 hours to get a formally functioning boot animation to work, after I had flashed a kernal.

    Was just chasing my tail, since as it turns out... not all kernals support bootanimation.zip files. An exchange of kernals fixed this for me.
    i knew i was forgetting something!!!! i havent used a stock kernel in, well, ever. thank you for pointing that out. i will add that to the post.
    01-23-2011 07:05 PM
  9. fstbusa's Avatar
    i knew i was forgetting something!!!! i havent used a stock kernel in, well, ever. thank you for pointing that out. i will add that to the post.
    Not just stock kernels either. I know that some of the stupidfast kernels don't support custom animations either. I went thru the same thing trying to get mine working and all I had to do was flash a different kernel and my ani's started working.
    01-23-2011 09:38 PM
  10. gunnermike53's Avatar
    Not just stock kernels either. I know that some of the stupidfast kernels don't support custom animations either. I went thru the same thing trying to get mine working and all I had to do was flash a different kernel and my ani's started working.
    do you remember which one. i want to keep a list, so everyone has an idea which ones wont work.
    01-23-2011 10:25 PM
  11. ldurham1's Avatar
    Good stuff gunner!
    01-24-2011 07:07 AM
  12. gunnermike53's Avatar
    Good stuff gunner!
    thank you!
    01-24-2011 12:00 PM
  13. fstbusa's Avatar
    do you remember which one. i want to keep a list, so everyone has an idea which ones wont work.
    I'm almost sure I was running 1.54 and boot/shutdown ani did not work.

    Switched to the 12/19 OC kernel and they worked fine. I did not test the 12/20 but I would only have to assume it would be the same as the 12/19.

    Geeknik's StupidFast Kernel for the Samsung Fascinate
    01-24-2011 12:29 PM
  14. gunnermike53's Avatar
    I'm almost sure I was running 1.54 and boot/shutdown ani did not work.

    Switched to the 12/19 OC kernel and they worked fine. I did not test the 12/20 but I would only have to assume it would be the same as the 12/19.

    Geeknik's StupidFast Kernel for the Samsung Fascinate
    thank you. i will add that.
    01-24-2011 12:40 PM
  15. JaeKar99's Avatar
    I'm almost sure I was running 1.54 and boot/shutdown ani did not work.

    Switched to the 12/19 OC kernel and they worked fine. I did not test the 12/20 but I would only have to assume it would be the same as the 12/19.

    Geeknik's StupidFast Kernel for the Samsung Fascinate
    I can confirm that boot animations do work with stupidfast 1.76, 12/19 and 12/20...
    01-24-2011 01:17 PM
  16. JaeKar99's Avatar
    Major update and overhaul of the boot animation section of the resource list, now includes previews for some.
    01-24-2011 09:26 PM
  17. gunnermike53's Avatar
    You rock!!

    I swear I will get the shutdown section up in the next day.

    Sent from my SCH-I500 using Tapatalk
    01-24-2011 10:19 PM
  18. EdwardsNH's Avatar
    Confirmed. StupidFast v1.54: No Animations
    Confirmed. Andrynalyne's 12/20 No Animations
    Confirmed. Andrynalyne's Test kernals before v5 No Animations
    01-24-2011 10:56 PM
  19. Sheepdog Elite's Avatar
    So I'm not sure where I found this info but there is a method #4 for all non-developer types, and you can spit out a start up sounds in about 10 minutes. Thanks to whoever mucked through this and left their results for me to regurgitate here. If I can figure out shut down sounds i'll put them up as well. Fair warning prepare for me to seek more help fixing my baby

    You'll need
    1. Root Explorer (cost=<$4.00)
    2. Audacity open source sound editor (or anything comparable that you choose)

    Clip up your sound file of choice in audacity. Export as .wav file.
    Move to SD card.
    Use root explorer to navigate to /system/etc and find the PowerOn.wav file, and rename to PowerOn.wav.old
    Locate your custom start up sound, copy and paste into /system/etc
    Rename to PowerOn.wav being sure to use the capitals exactly as I have. Reboot and enjoy your new start up sound.

    I just succesfully loaded up a file I made out of a song I like, booted up without a hitch and enjoyed my shiney new boot sound.
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    01-25-2011 01:10 AM
  20. zombie1991's Avatar
    I'll confirm that I use JT's 12/30 test non voodoo and use aperature science boot/shutdown animations just fine. Found them in Sonofskywalker's portion in ROM Manager. If you're a gamer, and have played Portal, you WILL like it.
    01-25-2011 09:09 AM
  21. gunnermike53's Avatar
    So I'm not sure where I found this info but there is a method #4 for all non-developer types, and you can spit out a start up sounds in about 10 minutes. Thanks to whoever mucked through this and left their results for me to regurgitate here. If I can figure out shut down sounds i'll put them up as well. Fair warning prepare for me to seek more help fixing my baby

    You'll need
    1. Root Explorer (cost=<$4.00)
    2. Audacity open source sound editor (or anything comparable that you choose)

    Clip up your sound file of choice in audacity. Export as .wav file.
    Move to SD card.
    Use root explorer to navigate to /system/etc and find the PowerOn.wav file, and rename to PowerOn.wav.old
    Locate your custom start up sound, copy and paste into /system/etc
    Rename to PowerOn.wav being sure to use the capitals exactly as I have. Reboot and enjoy your new start up sound.

    I just succesfully loaded up a file I made out of a song I like, booted up without a hitch and enjoyed my shiney new boot sound.
    thank you sir. i have plagerized this on post 3.
    01-25-2011 11:14 AM
  22. gunnermike53's Avatar
    Confirmed. StupidFast v1.54: No Animations
    Confirmed. Andrynalyne's 12/20 No Animations
    Confirmed. Andrynalyne's Test kernals before v5 No Animations
    i have changed my boot animation on adrys 12/20.
    01-25-2011 11:40 AM
  23. Sheepdog Elite's Avatar
    Thanks Sheepy!!!!!
    Lol, Sheepy. My name's sam, like the sheepdog from looney toons.
    01-25-2011 02:57 PM
  24. gunnermike53's Avatar
    Lol, Sheepy. My name's sam, like the sheepdog from looney toons.
    no, no. dont see any sam, just sheepy.
    01-25-2011 06:40 PM
  25. Sheepdog Elite's Avatar
    no, no. dont see any sam, just sheepy.
    LOL, just like spaghetti, if it sticks you're done.
    01-25-2011 07:44 PM
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