Is there a way to remove the annoying verizon atart-up screen,
You probably can change the boot animation screen on it without it being rooted. I don't think the Droid even has to be rooted to change it. You have to use the SDK program and here is a link on how to get that working: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dro...made-easy.html
Then do a search for boot animations here and you should find a thread that tells you how to change them.
If it works the same way, all you need to do is push a new bootanimation.zip into /data/local, but I don't know if it works the same way or not.
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