Complete Comprehensive Tutorial on Custom Boot Animations

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

  1. MoeDaddy

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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.
     
  2. csmith197

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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.
     
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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.
     
    #17 SwordOfWar, 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.
     
  7. SwordOfWar

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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?
     
  9. A.C.Sanchez

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    Is there a limit to the number of .png files that you can use to make the animation? And how long does each frame show during the animation sequence?
     
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    Where can I download adb from?
     
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    how do i get to command prompt
     
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    What is this ADB tools thing? Is this a program I need to download that gives me access to the core of my Droid? If so...Where can I get it? Thanx for your time
     
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