DroidForums.net is the original Verizon Android Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
Page 1 of 7 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 68

Thread: Big Lou's Boot Animation Tutorial for Noobs

  1. Imatriceratops's Avatar
    Member #
    20719
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    52
    #1

    Big Lou's Boot Animation Tutorial for Noobs

    This was all made by another user named Big Lou. He did an awesome job at making this easier for everyone, so feel free to PM him and say thanks. I'm merely copy and pasting.

    Saw that a lot of people were having trouble with boot animation. I was a total noob to all of it about 2 days ago, but I found a tutorial that was dumbed down right to my level . Good luck, guys. I'll hang around and answer any questions that I can.
    __________________________________________________ __________
    Quote Originally Posted by Big Lou View Post
    First, you need the Android SDK. You can find that here: Android SDK | Android Developers

    Extract the folder and run Setup. It will ask you to download files, do so.

    Next, create your animation--I won't go into much detail about this... all I'll say is the only real specification is that they are .png and they are named in a way that they can be numerically ordered with the first frame being the lowest possible number. Here is the original zip file for the default animation: Droid Forum - Verizon Droid & the Motorola Droid Forum
    If you want just a single looping animation, simply put your frames into a single folder, preferably called "part0". If you have half your animation run once and the other half loop, put those two halves into separate folders--"part0" and "part1".

    Modify the desc.txt to coordinate with your frames and folders. Here is a guide on the desc.txt: The desc.txt for boot animations works like this

    Using 7zip found here: 7-Zip, create a zip archive of the folders and desc.txt with the compression setting as "store". Name this zip file: bootanimation.zip

    Place this bootanimation.zip into the tools folder of the SDK. You can find the tools folder inside of the android_sdk_windows folder you extracted when you downloaded the SDK.

    Connect your phone to your computer with USB. Mount your phone by clicking on the USB message in the notification bar. You will then need to run Debugging mode by going on your phone to: Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging. Make sure this is checked; you should get an exclamation mark icon in your notification bar.

    Once you are connected, mounted, and in debugging mode, go to on your computer: Start > Run. Type in "cmd" and hit Ok. This will open command prompt.

    You need to navigate to the android_sdk_folder from command prompt. If the folder is in your C drive and the letter next to your cursor is different, simply type: "c:" and it will switch to the correct drive. If you are on an XP machine and the folder is on your desktop, you will need to navigate to the tools folder by typing:

    cd c:\Documents and Settings\user\Desktop\android-sdk-windows\tools

    ...where "user" is your login name. THIS IS NOT ALWAYS THE ADDRESS, you can see the full path at the top of the open tools folder. The "cd" before the directory path is necessary--it tells the command prompt to "change directory".

    If you have correctly typed in the exact directory your tools folder is in, you should see the entire directory path displayed to the left of your cursor on the new line. Now, you need to push the bootanimation.zip folder to your phone by entering in this line of text:
    adb push bootanimation.zip /data/local

    Once you hit enter, a second should go by and you should see that a certain amount of data was added to the phone. When you see this, turn off your phone and reboot. You should now see the new animation! You may need to unplug your USB cable before you turn the power back on. In debugging mode, it may display weird menu text when you boot up if you are still connected to the PC.

    I hope this helps, I know I was in the same boat as a lot of you, I had to scrounge around to find all this info, don't know why it's not all in one place.
  2.  
     
     
     
  3. Senior Droid
    rican408's Avatar
    Member #
    2294
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    110
    Phone
    motorola droid
    #2
    wow i still need help i now have no boot animation at all. i really felt like i followed all the directions. when i tried to push the first time, it said no such file or something, so i changed the file name to bootanimation (no .zip) then pushed again and it worked...... but now no animation at all.....

    update: i was compressing the wrong folder. i noticed this when i would double click on the .zip folder i made, there was a folder inside nexus_bootanimation inside that was the actual boot folders, so i compressed those folders instead and named it bootanimation.zip redid the push and all is well.

    thank you for finding this tutorial
    Last edited by rican408; 01-02-2010 at 10:27 AM. Reason: uodate
  4. Droid Newbie
    xSLuGSHOTx's Avatar
    Member #
    22359
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    3
    Phone
    Enter Current Phone Here
    #3
    Do you have to have a rooted droid in order to use a custom boot animation?
  5. Supporting Vendor
    blue rocket's Avatar
    Member #
    1997
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    318
    Phone
    Droid
    Premium Member
    #4
    wow, so easy and you don't need root. amazing! what do you do if you want to go back to the OEM boot ani?
    *Click Here to View all of our unique ANDROID products*
    GRFXP.com on FaceBook! /// GRFXP.com on Twitter! /// GRFXP.com on YouTube!
  6. Imatriceratops's Avatar
    Member #
    20719
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    52
    #5
    Quote Originally Posted by xSLuGSHOTx View Post
    Do you have to have a rooted droid in order to use a custom boot animation?
    Nope . Didn't even know what a rooted phone was when I did this.
  7. Imatriceratops's Avatar
    Member #
    20719
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    52
    #6
    Quote Originally Posted by blue rocket View Post
    wow, so easy and you don't need root. amazing! what do you do if you want to go back to the OEM boot ani?
    You may want to give me sometime to figure that out. I have a feeling there's an easy way to do it, but I'll ask around.
  8. Supporting Vendor
    blue rocket's Avatar
    Member #
    1997
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    318
    Phone
    Droid
    Premium Member
    #7
    if someone has the default droid boot ani im sure you can just push it back... but hell, the nexus one is sooo pretty i wouldnt want that eye back anyway!
    *Click Here to View all of our unique ANDROID products*
    GRFXP.com on FaceBook! /// GRFXP.com on Twitter! /// GRFXP.com on YouTube!
  9. Master Droid
    mammlouk's Avatar
    Member #
    15042
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    316
    Phone
    Motorola Droid
    #8
    No you don't.
  10. Master Droid
    mammlouk's Avatar
    Member #
    15042
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    316
    Phone
    Motorola Droid
    #9
    Quote Originally Posted by blue rocket View Post
    wow, so easy and you don't need root. amazing! what do you do if you want to go back to the OEM boot ani?
    Just delete the bootanimation.zip from /data/local

    Code:
    adb shell
    rm /data/local/bootanimation.zip
  11. Supporting Vendor
    blue rocket's Avatar
    Member #
    1997
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    318
    Phone
    Droid
    Premium Member
    #10
    what else can you modify without root??
    *Click Here to View all of our unique ANDROID products*
    GRFXP.com on FaceBook! /// GRFXP.com on Twitter! /// GRFXP.com on YouTube!
Page 1 of 7 123 ... LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Modifying the boot animation?
    By Stormwing in forum Android Hacks and Help
    Replies: 163
    Last Post: 02-04-2011, 01:01 PM
  2. Complete Comprehensive Tutorial on Custom Boot Animations
    By csmith197 in forum Android Hacks and Help
    Replies: 192
    Last Post: 11-05-2010, 09:52 AM
  3. NexusOne Boot Animation
    By crdnilfan in forum Android Hacks and Help
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 03-21-2010, 10:00 AM
  4. My Boot animation
    By blue in forum Android Hacks and Help
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: 03-11-2010, 01:47 PM
  5. Galaxy Boot animation
    By tecnologyman in forum Android Hacks and Help
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-31-2009, 06:38 PM

Search tags for this page

android animation tutorial

,
android boot animation howto
,

android boot animation tutorial

,
android custom boot animation tutorial
,
android frame animation tutorial
,
big lou's boot animation tutorial for noobs
,

boot animation tutorial

,
bootanimation tutorial
,
bootanimation.zip tutorial
,
huawei ascend boot animation
Click on a term to search our site for related topics.

Tags for this Thread

Find us on Google+