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Help with installing new bionic boot animation

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 2 Global' started by The Robot Cow, Aug 26, 2011.

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    So I've downloaded the bionic boot animation and sound from droid-life, and when I try to get the file over to system/media(where the current boot animation file is) on the phone, I can't access it since I've downloaded the file onto my sdcard, and it looks like the media folder that I need to get into is in the phones internal memory.
    Any ideas of how to get around this?

    Sent from my Droid 2 Global running Cm7
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    what are you using as a file manager? Try total commander or super manager

    You have just been post pwned
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    You will likely need root and use a file manager that will use root permissions.

    I have a Droid 1 with Project Elite gingerbread.

    In /system/media I rename the existing bootanimation.zip to bootanimation.bak

    I put the bootanimation.zip in /system/media

    Works

    Stilling trying to figure out where to put the bionic.ogg
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    I'm running cm7 on my d2g. I'll try renaming the file. Do you think the ogg file might go where the zip file is placed?

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    Rename your current boot animation so you can keep it as backup just in case.

    I tried put the sound in the same folder and also in the other sub folders and I still don't hear anything.
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    I forgot to do that when I downloaded the nexus boot animation using root tools lol. Is it possible to place the audio within the zip file itself?

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    Sure you could add it to the zip file, but will it work? I don't think it was intend to work that way. The desc file inside the bootanimation says to put it in /system/media but it doesn't work for me.
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    I read a Droid X gingerbread user put the bionic.ogg in /system/media/audio/notifications

    I tried it didn't work for me. I see reports that getting the sound to work has been hit and miss.
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    I just copied the bionic.ogg to system/media/notification and rebooted. Works fine. I use Root Explorer

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    Did you guys try setting permissions for the sound in root explorer? That might be why it doesn't play.
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    Still didn't work. I enable permissions on everything. I currently have the file located in system/media/notification
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    I'm going to install the Tbolt boot animation quickly then, check where the sound is. That is, if it doesn't bootloop me.
    Well, the boot animation didn't show at all so I'm assuming the thing was Froyo only. But...The sound is located in system/media. Same folder the boot animation is. So I'm guessing it really is on/off when it works.
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    Here's how to get it working (with sound!) on a Droid2 Global:

    1. Copy the Bionic.ogg and bootanimation.zip files to your SD card.
    2. Using your favorite root capable file manager (RootExplorer, Total Commander, I used TC), copy the bootanimation.zip to /data/local (this allows you to keep the stock boot animation, allowing you to unroot/accept updates/whatever)
    3. Copy the Bionic.ogg file to /system/media/audio/notifications
    4. Reboot and enjoy the sights and sounds!
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    I have a feeling it is something to with my rom that has something disabled because the default boot animation doesn't have sound either

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    Got it to work.

    This is how.

    Downloaded files
    Saved to SD Card
    Using Root Explorer
    Copy boot .zip
    Go to system/media
    Hit mount button up top to rename current boot
    Rename current boot .bak ending
    Paste copied boot .zip

    Next is the sound.

    Copy .ogg file from SD
    Move to system/media/audio/notifications
    Paste file

    Done.
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    My phone doesn't play nice with the boot sound for some reason, so I'll just use the soundless animation. It'll be less conspicuous that way if my phone decides to reboot randomly for some reason.
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    What would you guys recommend for an explorer?
    Shouldi just go ahead and buy root explorer or are there others that are as good and free?

    Sent from my Droid 2 Global running Cm7
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    Get root explorer. Its worth every penny. Just my opinion.

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    File expert also does the job, but it can be a bit on and off when it wants to work. Has a tendency to FC if your sd is crammed.
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    It really is better to copy the bootanimation.zip to /data/local instead of mucking with the /system areas... the phone will look in /data/local first anyway, and then you can still revert to stock bootanimation a lot easier.
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