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Complete Comprehensive Tutorial on Custom Boot Animations

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by csmith197, Dec 15, 2009.

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    Hello again,
    After doing all the stuff from my other tutorial I figured I would jump further into custom boot animations. As I said before, I document everything I do and this my start to finish method for creating and installing custom boot animations. Some of the significant things about this method; are you only need the part0 folder and there is no limit to the amount of images you use.

    ROOT IS NOT REQUIRED FOR THIS and there is no need to make changes to your default BA! :D

    ok, let's start

    Download 7-zip 7-Zip
    In a command prompt cd into your adb tools directory

    paste or type
    Code:
    Mkdir png
    Cd png
    Mkdir bootanimation
    Cd bootanimation
    Mkdir  part0
    Cd part0
    Download attached png’s, or use your own. (Thank you b00sted4fun for the awesome boot animation!) View attachment 712
    Name them in sequential order starting from 0. (ex- 0.png, 1.png, 2.png, 3.png)
    place them in the png\bootanimation\part0 folder you have just created.

    open notepad and copy or paste
    Code:
    480 480 8
    p 0 0 part0
    
    save as desc.txt to png\bootanimation

    In your browser navigate to the png\bootanimation folder, highlight part0 and desc.text, right click, find 7-zip, and select add to archive.
    Name archive bootanimation.zip
    Select Archive format: zip
    Select Compression level: store
    Select ok
    Copy and paste bootanimation.zip to your adb tools folder.

    In command prompt of adb tools directory paste or type
    Code:
    adb push bootanimation.zip /data/local
    
    Reboot and thats it, enjoy!


    To use default boot animation paste or type in command prompt of adb tools directory
    Code:
    adb shell
    rm /data/local/bootanimation.zip
    
    reboot and there you go.

    success will look like this
    [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2009
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    You should include backing up the old bootanimation.zip file when you push the new file in. I.e. mv bootanimation.zip bootanimation.bak
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    I have that in my other walk-through, but for this one I figured providing the default bootanimation.zip would suffice.
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    CS,

    Thank you for all of your hard work on this. Especially for reducing the number of image files. I was just about to start tearing into this, and I was a bit uncertain about modifying the text file that supports the animation, or playing with large quantity of image files.

    One quick question, and I apolgize if this was answered in the other thread(s) or is obvious. If we botch up the imagery, will the phone still boot up, albiet with a black or botched animation screen? This process looks like a fun way to fiddle with the phone without getting too deep into trouble.

    Craig
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    Yup. Any mistakes just mean your file doesnt play; however, the phone still boots. also the default zip and desc.txt are provided above as well. :D
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    @csmith197 Yo I like your booty....but I'm not gay
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    Someone please make a BA with the Android pissing on an apple? ;)
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    Google droid wallpaper dude. Its there.

    3rd page
    [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2009
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    hahahaha! please post when you are done. I would love to have that as my boot animation
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    C,

    Thank you again sir, I like the idea of having a phone mod to piddle around with that is low on the brickability index. Now to find some robust software for possibly dealing with AV files other than still imagery.

    Craig
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    Great writeup!

    For all those lazy people, like me : -D, you can use root explorer to do this as well instead of using the command line.
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    Thank you. However, for those who are even lazier than that; we copy and paste the code into the command prompt, and the whole thing becomes a 3 click process. :D try it some time, scripting is win!
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    LOL lets have a lazy off ;) copy/paste vs 3 clicks :D

    I think command line is awesome too I usually use it but for copy/paste or rename for me root explorer works well, but you are right and ea is a good option.
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    Updated to indicate that root is not needed, the image names can simply be 0.png, 1.png,2.png, etc, and changed the tutorial with the droid peeing on apple.

    Thank you camel @ alldroid for pointing out that root is not needed. That simplified things alot!

    Thank you b00sted4fun @ alldroid for the awesome boot animation!
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    Only sad thing is that you hardly ever have to reboot so you don't get to enjoy this as often as you would if you were using a WM phone. I might have to pull this out when I'm around some iPhone lemmings though.
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    Okay, I have added my custom boot animation but it runs sloooooooow.... is it becuase I'm using 265ppi 480x854 pngs?

    EDIT: Okay, yes, seems that when the PNGs were halved, the animation ran smoothly. No wonder they included size stretching code... the phones seems to chug on full resolution frames. Also, my images are named with descriptive text and numbers--30 characters long. I don't think it matters what you call them as long as they can be ordered numerically.
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2009
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    I just did this and it was awesome.

    I did mine with winrar instead of 7-zip though. Same thing except you check the "zip" option (instead of rar) and you still select "store" for compression.

    here is the instruction

    right click after selecting the part0 folder and desc.txt file and choose "Add to archieve...". Then check the "zip" option and pull the dropdown box to select "store" as compression, then click "ok" to compress the files.

    Good for those with winrar who don't want to download/install 7-zip.

    For convenience, I've attached the bootanimnation.zip file of the example (android peeing on apple icon). You can skip the whole process of making the boot animation file and just do the command to copy it over (place the below attachment in your tools folder before using the command).

    You should update the main post, for those of us who just want the example animation. No need for the other stuff unless your making your own custom one.
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2009
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    Really wish I could make sense of ANY of these instructions, I would love to have that animation.
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    If you know how to open adb on your computer and connect to your phone, you can skip to just using that copy command with the attached file i have above your post.
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    Stupid question then..... what is adb?
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