I would like to add a Disaster recovery for people who may mess up like me and become stuck with an infinite boot loop.
First download Android SDK Android SDK | Android Developers
Once installed find the drivers for your phone. In my case a Droid X -
64 Bit - Motorola Handset USB Driver for Windows (64-bit) download for Windows Mobile PocketPC / Linux / Symbian / Windows Mobile Smartphone / Java / Android - Softpedia
32 Bit - Motorola Handset USB Driver for Windows (32-bit) download for Windows Mobile PocketPC / Linux / Symbian / Windows Mobile Smartphone / Java / Android - Softpedia
If you don't have a Droid X just google "Phone Name" adb drivers
Once the drivers are installed turn off your phone and press Camera + Power. Once you see the droid splash release the power but hold the camera still. After 5 seconds release the camera button. Again this will vary depending on your phone.
Volume Up/Volume Down = Navigate
Camera = Select/Enter
Power = Back
Plug your phone into your computer via USB and your computer should detect the hardware and install the drivers. Use the volume down button until Storage and Mounts is selected then press Camera or what ever button is your Enter button. Highlight Mount System and select enter to mount it. If it says Unmount then it is already mounted.
Now open up a command prompt on your PC. Type
cd c:\program files (x86)\android\android-sdk\platform-tools
for 64 bit version of windows and
cd c:\program files\android\android-sdk\platform-tools
for 32 bit
For XP use " " around program files like so
cd c:\"program files"\android\android-sdk\platform-tools
Now type adb devices and it should list a device. If it does not make sure you are properly in clockwork recovery (Does not matter what screen) and that the phone is connected to the USB and proper drivers installed. It will not list the phone name but a serial like number.
Then type adb shell
this will give you navigation though the phones storage. Then type cd system/media
rm bootanimation.zip bootanimation1.zip
to rename the boot animation folder and disabling the boot animation all together. You can also type
and it will remove it completely vs renaming it. Once you have done that go to the main screen on clockwork recovery by pressing home and then highligh reboot system now and press the select button on the phone and volia!
Next time Don't be like me. Follow the instruction to the T and put the bootanimation in the system/local and not the system/media