How to remove the stock boot animation on Froyo EB13

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Okay after a few requests (myself included) I wanted to share this with everyone for removing the stock boot animation that was put into place by Dameon87 when he deodexed Froyo EB13 and provided us with the kernel built in showing us that custom boot animations were possible. What am I talking about? That sideways "Android" that flashes over the stock Samsung boot animation. Use this method only if you want to replace the stock animation with a custom boot animation. You must also be rooted with CWM installed.

There are 2 methods provided below. One is for users with Root Explorer and the other is a flashable in CWM

Root Explorer Method:

Open Root Explorer and navigate to the following:

/system/media/

You can delete the file "bootani.qmg" entirely or just rename it to "bootani.bak" in case you want to restore at a later date.

Close up Root Explorer and boot into CWM and flash a custom boot animation that works with your version of CWM.

Reboot and Enjoy!

Flash zip in CWM method:
(This deletes the "bootani.qmg" file found in "/system/media/")

Remove Stock Boot Animation -- ClockWorkMod v2.x.x.x
Remove Stock Boot Animation -- ClockWorkMod v3.x.x.x

1. Select which version of CWM your using and download the appropriate file needed to remove the stock animation. Next download a custom boot animation that matches your CWM version. We have a few listed here and there are others scattered around the various forums.

2. Boot into CWM and make a backup just incase.

3. Flash the "Remove Stock Boot Animation" file that matches your version of CWM

4. Immediately after flashing the above file, flash a custom boot animation that matches your version of CWM.

5. Reboot your system and enjoy your new custom boot animation.

Remove Stock Boot Animation scripts written by Paul627g. Also thank you to Ragnarokx for pointing me in the right direction.
 
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I might add to change into read/write mode and also back up the file first or what I did was renaming it to something like "xbootani.qmgx".. That way you can change back to stock quickly should you get tired of boot ani's...
 
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@mike340t, I meant to do that and forgot to update the post. Thanks for mentioning it.
 

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You can also leave the animation file in place and deal directly with the binary that plays the animation, I think it's in /system/bin and called playlogo or playlogo1. I renamed the binary to something else which had the same effect.
 
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I got "Installation aborted" w/both processes. I followed the directions for CWM3 and tried Nexus Boot Animation and Android Swirl. Could it be that the Boot animation links for these were from DK28 and i'm on EB13?
 

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@Shalea most of the boot animation zip files I've found are simply the files they are not setup to be "flashed". They need to be put into a flash able zip file first.

Drop me a link to what your trying to flash and I will take a look.
 

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I got "Installation aborted" w/both processes. I followed the directions for CWM3 and tried Nexus Boot Animation and Android Swirl. Could it be that the Boot animation links for these were from DK28 and i'm on EB13?

Have you made sure to download animations for the version(cwm3) you are using as well? I am using the same cwm2 ones I had in dk28...

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@Shalea most of the boot animation zip files I've found are simply the files they are not setup to be "flashed". They need to be put into a flash able zip file first.

Drop me a link to what your trying to flash and I will take a look.

OK. I chose the Android swirl Bootanimation from the CWM3 list. I was unable to successfully flash the zip file "Remove_Stock_Bootanimation_CWM3006." I kept getting "Installation aborted." I tried to flash the Android Swirl (CWM3 Ready). The Reboot is still the same. :confused:

I am unable to upload the Android Bootanimation zip file because the file is 5+mb and it looks like my cap is 2mb. But when I flash it, it notes that it was flashed successfully, but for some reason, it is not executing.
 

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OK. I chose the Android swirl Bootanimation from the CWM3 list. I was unable to successfully flash the zip file "Remove_Stock_Bootanimation_CWM3006." I kept getting "Installation aborted." I tried to flash the Android Swirl (CWM3 Ready). The Reboot is still the same. :confused:

I am unable to upload the Android Bootanimation zip file because the file is 5+mb and it looks like my cap is 2mb. But when I flash it, it notes that it was flashed successfully, but for some reason, it is not executing.

Are you running cwm3?
Have you tried using another boot animation??
Are you sure it a flashable zip and not just a zip? Maybe something is wrong with the file?? (DL again?)
Are you getting the crazy two boot screens showing at once? As I had this before figuring to remove the old boot screen.
For me, I installed the Bios one via cmw as it was a flashable zip.
Lastly, maybe the manual root explorer one will work better for you?
 

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OK. I chose the Android swirl Bootanimation from the CWM3 list. I was unable to successfully flash the zip file "Remove_Stock_Bootanimation_CWM3006." I kept getting "Installation aborted." I tried to flash the Android Swirl (CWM3 Ready). The Reboot is still the same. :confused:

I am unable to upload the Android Bootanimation zip file because the file is 5+mb and it looks like my cap is 2mb. But when I flash it, it notes that it was flashed successfully, but for some reason, it is not executing.

I'm not sure why your having issues. I know both of the Remove Stock Boot Animation files work because for 1, a few people have already used them that I originally made them for and I personally tested the CWM3 version on my own device.

The Android Swirl, I checked the file and its ready to flash. I actually flashed it with no problems.

They files can be used on either Froyo DK28 or EB13, doesn't matter as long as your using the proper files to match your version of CWM.
 
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If you're having problems with flashing in Clockwork, just use the Root Explorer method listed in post #1. That's what I do (not that I ever had CWM problems, just my preferred method).
 

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I figured it out. I went back & reinstalled EB13, and found the file (bootani.qmg) prior to flashing any ROM. Now the phone works fine.
Thanks.
 
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The bootani.qmg was either removed by midNIGHT or it was removed when you used my Remove Stock Boot Animation. So you need to follow up by flashing a custom boot animation.
 

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Is there a list of flashables to download for boot and shutdown?? I swore I saw one before... I like the Nexus S shutdown. Not picky about the boot up- but if there are a few to pick from... anyone have video or jpg samples of each would really be cool...
 

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Is there a list of flashables to download for boot and shutdown?? I swore I saw one before... I like the Nexus S shutdown. Not picky about the boot up- but if there are a few to pick from... anyone have video or jpg samples of each would really be cool...

I've included 4 boot animation choices in ACE ROM.

1. Double Sided Android Coin, spinning (ACE bootup)
2. Android Swirl
3. Honeycomb boot
4. Droid Eye (a454nova from xda)
 

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Paul,

Having some trouble here removing a Boot Animation(Syndicate Madhouse). Would like to replace it with Double Sided Android Coin, spinning (ACE bootup). BTW, where can I D/L, that one. Thanks!
EDIT: Found where those animations were. I downloaded the CWM removal ZIP file and it did not work. So, I downloaded your ACE boot up and installed it from the CWM and it worked. For some reason I cannot get rid on the Boot Animation from Syndicate.
 
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Paul,

Having some trouble here removing a Boot Animation(Syndicate Madhouse). Would like to replace it with Double Sided Android Coin, spinning (ACE bootup). BTW, where can I D/L, that one. Thanks!
EDIT: Found where those animations were. I downloaded the CWM removal ZIP file and it did not work. So, I downloaded your ACE boot up and installed it from the CWM and it worked. For some reason I cannot get rid on the Boot Animation from Syndicate.


The boot animation in Syndicate needs to be replaced by another custom boot animation to change it. If you downloaded ACE, then included was the 4 custom boot ani's on your SD card. If you do decide to return to using Syndicate then after flashing and doing your initial bootup, shutdown and reboot into CWM and flash one of those custom boot animations.

The methods I provided here are for those who are running the deodexed stock version of Froyo EB13 and wish to replace it with a custom boot animation. So when you tried the CWM-zip file it went to remove something that has already been removed by Syndicate.
 

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The boot animation in Syndicate needs to be replaced by another custom boot animation to change it. If you downloaded ACE, then included was the 4 custom boot ani's on your SD card. If you do decide to return to using Syndicate then after flashing and doing your initial bootup, shutdown and reboot into CWM and flash one of those custom boot animations.

The methods I provided here are for those who are running the deodexed stock version of Froyo EB13 and wish to replace it with a custom boot animation. So when you tried the CWM-zip file it went to remove something that has already been removed by Syndicate.
I think I got it. I was able to grab one from ACE and some how I installed it and it works. Thanks!
 

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