I haven't looked into this at all but you're probably going to want to compare .rc files in the root directory. Probably some service that runs at boot.
Modifying the build.prop will only give you a sound at the end of the bootanimation.
I have been able to get bootanimations to play on my droid x with sound. I took the following steps to enable this. I used root explorer to move the files.
1. Download the attached file. This file is one that I removed from a R2D2 D2.
2. Unzip the file and save the file to your sdcard. The file is labeled bootanimation.
3. Use root explorer and go to the folder /system/bin.
4. In that folder locate the file named bootanimation and save it as bootanimation2
5. move the file that you just renamed to your sdcard
6. move the new file that you downloaded and placed on your sdcard to the folder /system/bin
7. simple as that.
You will need to make sure that what ever audio file that is assigned to your bootanimation is saved in the folder /system/media
Have to give squidlymandingo a thanks for supplying the files from the R2D2 D2. Thanks
oldschool71... you're my hero! I was thinking that the bootanimation file you provided would help things, but hadn't got to it yet. This works great on my D1!
Hopefully the rest of the community will see this and get it as well!
Exactly! I updated the desc.txt in the bootanimation.zip to see if the sound started at different times during bootup... and it does. I was testing with the R2D2 boot animation and I can start the sound at all 3 parts listed in the desc.txt file.
I had to add a loop to the .ogg file that came with the animation to get the sound to play a little longer (approx 8 seconds), but it works great.
If you decide to use a sound, make sure the filename matches the one in desc.txt in the bootanimation. It can be a .ogg or .mp3 as long as the file is also placed in /system/media/ with the bootanimation.zip.
I tested on BB 0.5, but the file structure seems to be very close to the same as the rest of the ROMs I've used, so I can bet it'll work on any ROM.
THX again oldschool71!!!
I can't past the files themselves, but I got them from...
There is another R2D2 Bootanimation that is optimized for the D1 that is floating around on these forums but I wansn't able to find it in a hurry to post it. That one does not contain the sounds, but the link above does.