Modifying the boot animation?

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  1. Stormwing

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    Hi all, has anyone tried to change the animation sequence at startup? I'm personally not a fan of the blinky red droid eye/light.

    All I've found so far is a 'bootanimation.zip' in system/media, with what looks like each individual frame of the animation in it, along with some other stuff...haven't tried changing anything though, im not very computer-literate and don't want bust my phone yet.
     
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    it looks like it's just a series of jpgs played in sequence. I bet it would be super simple to change this. Although, I have not tried to see if the user has write access there.
     
  3. Stormwing

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    I've tried changing one frame and then re-zipping it and replacing the old one...before I try and reboot, what's the worst that could happen? Should I try it anyway?
     
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    go for it... and let us know what hapens.
     
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    Hmm, no reply...
     
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    I would imagine, just like the rest of the system folder, that you don't have access to modify in that directory.
     
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    it's like 10 seconds LOL
     
  8. Stormwing

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    Yep, can't modify. I hope someone can figure this out at some point, the current one is just way too long and boring.

    I guess if nothing else basic Droid gifs could be made with that zip file.
     
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    While the animation may be long and boring, i'm quite sure it still takes the phone just as long to actually go through the boot sequence. I would imagine that the animation is just there as a filler.
     
  10. Stormwing

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    Yeah, I know, but i'd like to watch something a little more interesting while I wait.
     
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    Watch your TV

    Seriously the "eye" is a bout 10 seconds maybe 15 give it a rest
     
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    I'm reminded of this (embedding disabled, sorry):


    Key point comes around 1:45, but you should watch up to that point to get the context.
     
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