Changing boot animation

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  1. Garbagedogup

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    Is it possible yet? And if so, how about changing the sound too. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
     
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    Yes it is possible, here is a link to the one I am currently using. I made this for an old galaxy style rom I had because I wanted a simple, light weight boot animation.

    http://db.tt/vwPWWxm

    To break down the whole thunderbolt bootanimation, first know where everything is located. I use root explorer, but whatever method you choose, navigate to /system/customize/resource and you will see a crap load of files. Flick all the way to the bottom as there are two that we are interested.

    VZW_Airwaves_1.mp3
    VZW_bootanimation.zip

    The mp3 is the sound to the bootanimation, and the zip is the animation itself. If you simply want to change the sound, simply rename any mp3 to VZW_Airwaves_1.mp3 and replace. Nice and simple. If you simply want to replace the bootanimation, rename any bootanimation.zip to VZW_bootanimation.zip and replace. If you want to replace the bootanimation AND sound, then you need to modify the vzw_bootanimation.zip so that the sound still gets called up.

    If you would like any further information regarding bootanimations feel free to shoot me a message or post here as I spent A LOT of time over the past while tinkering =)
     
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    Hmm... I may have to play with it. I am envisioning a snippet of AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" and who knows what for the boot animation.

    What about the storm clouds that follows the boot animation? Any ideas on that file?
     
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    I am using root explorer but it won't let me do anything to the files in that directory because they're read only. how do i change this?

    Nevermind apparently it root access has failed because su failed with the following message: FIX ME! inplement ttyname() bionic/libc/bionic/stubs.c:360
     
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    It appeared after i rooted
     
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    Go get the one from the market. There's a patch too but I'll have to look for it.

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    Ok so I figured out that it is just root explorer that doesn't work for me, used another app, deleted the VZW_bootanimation in the system/customize/resources menu, added the boot animation I wanted and added VZW_ to the name (so its VZW_bootanimation.zip), rebooted and got the same standard boot animation.
     
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    Are the permissions correct in the zip?

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