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Please help me with boot animation change on droid 2.2

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by heymikewalker, Jun 26, 2010.

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    Apologies, sorry if double post is illegal.

    I've used a few guides and it still isn't working.

    Can someone tell me a droid with froyo method to getting it to work?
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    Try putting it in system/media and replace the current bootanimation.zip that's already in there. Also, make sure you aren't unzipping the file and that you leave it as bootanimation.zip
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    I have an SDcard/media , there is no folder called system?
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    Back up a little further where you just see "/" and no directory after. It should be the last directory. It's not on the SD card. If you have Root Explorer, use that. If you don't, I suggest getting it on the market. Once you find it, press the "Mount R/W" button on the top. Paste the .zip in it and then press the button, which would then say "Mount R/O". It will ask you if you want to replace the current bootanimation.zip. Click yes. Then just reboot your phone and it should work.
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    I can't get it in there haha. I have two free ones, Astro and Android Mate, neither will allow me to paste it there.

    Is there a free program that will let me?

    Can my computer do it?
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    Root Explorer is fairly cheap, IIRC. It makes it much easier. But if you don't wanna spend the money, then use one of first 2 methods off of this. The first method is doing it off of your computer. The second(To Install From the SD Card) is doing it on your phone with Terminal Emulator....

    To Install with ADB Do This

    Adb Remount

    Adb push bootanimation.zip /system/media/bootanimation.zip

    To Install From The SDCard

    Step 1: Now, place your bootanimation.zip on your SDCard root

    Step 2: Now, mount file system read/write

    •mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3/system

    Step 3: Let first backup your current bootanimation.zip

    •cd/system/media
    •mv bootanimation.zip bootanimation.bak

    Step 4: Now, copy the custom bootanimation.zip to the correct folder

    •cat/sdcard/bootanimation.zip > botanimation.zip

    Step 5: Now, reboot your device.


    Also If you have Root Explorer

    Step 1: Now, place your bootanimation.zip on your SDCard root

    Step 2: Now go to Root Explorer and Once In Root Explorer Go To SDCRAD FOLDER

    Step 3: Hold on the file to copy it and Then paste it and System/ media. Just reboot after that.
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    Cd/system/media : not found

    /system/media: permission denied

    I have SU...
    this is wack...
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    Sorry, I just copied that from someone else. My only advice is to spend a few bucks on Root Explorer, or see if someone can tell you the commands to do it.
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    You may also want to check the full properties of the download. Depending on what system you downloaded it in, the file might actually be bootanimation.zip.zip, so you need to get one of those off of there.

    As for changing it, yes Root Explorer has made this very easy, but also make sure that the Permissions are set properly.

    This was the first thing I learned how to do on my phone after root and what has never failed me is this;
    place bootanimation on the Root of your sdcard (meaning not in any actual folder) then bring up your terminal emulator. the "#" thing that you will see should be something that pops up after you type su, don't type it in as well.

    In Terminal Emulator:
    su
    # mount -o rw,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    # busybox cp -R /sdcard/bootanimation.zip /data/local
    # mount -o ro,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    # sync
    # reboot

    That should do it. If not, like I said, double check that the file is not actually .zip.zip. And also make sure that your Busybox is installed properly. Also be sure your are typing everything properly, leaving all necessary spaces.
    Hope this helps dancedroiddancedroid
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    seems like everyone keeps forgetting about the new boot switch script

    not sure what rom you are running, but if its Bugless Beast, put the bootanimation.zip you want to use on the root of your sd card, start up terminal emulator
    type
    su
    switchboot
    reboot

    and done! easy as pie
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    i found a wicked easy way to do this, i downloaded the boot animation changer lite app off the marketplace, and put my bootanimation.zip file in the "stock" folder on the sd card for that app, then i just used the app to change my bootanimation back to stock lol. worked like a charm.
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    Just apply it as an upload.zip by renaming the download to update.zip then place it on the root of the sd and install it in recovery mode
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