I'm a new member. Apologies to forum admins / everyone if I should have found this information somewhere else.
I'm trying to load a custom boot animation onto my Incredible. I've followed serveral how-to's on the web that are all basically the same. My first question is, do I have to be rooted to be able to do this? None of the guides/videos I used have mentioned this, so presumably not.
Anyway, have my animation, installed SDK.
I do afrom the SDK tools folder (yes, bootanimation.zip is in this folder). This seems to work, but it says it sent 0 bytes.Code:adb push bootanimation.zip /data/local
However, if I do
it shows the bootanimation.zip there and the correct file size. However, rebooting the phone (hard or soft) doesn't show the animation. I just get a black screen during the time the animation should be playing. If I use Astro (or other file manager) or adb shell to try to show (ls -l) the /data directory, it's unreadable (permissions d---).Code:> adb shell $ cd /data/local $ ls -l
1) Why does adb push say it sent 0 bytes but the file is actually there?
2) Why won't it play my animation when I reboot?
3) Why is /data not readable (or seemingly writable either)?
4) Do I need to be rooted?
Again, apologies if I missed something or should have looked elsewhere. I appreciate anyone's help, as the videos, etc. I used for help seem to work so perfectly, but I'm running into this snag.