For some reason the idea of creating a custom boot animation for Android just popped into my mind earlier today and I decided to make one for AndroidPit so you guys can show your love and rid yourselves or carrier or manufacturer boot animations that just aren't that great. I haven't used Photoshop in over three years and had to make the thing frame-by-frame, so keep criticism at constructive levels. Video below, link and instructions after the break. Enjoy !
You can get the file here and it's easy to get working if you're rooted. It's built using instructions for the original Droid and verified, as you can see, on my trusty Droid X, so I assume it works on the Droid 2, Droid Pro and probably most other phones. Instructions are for the Droid line of phones since I don't know where the file goes on each different model:
- Make sure you're rooted. You can browse around in our forum for info on that.
- Download root explorer here or get a root explorer of your choice out (your standard file explorer won't do, you need one with root access)
- Copy the file to your SD card
- Copy the file from the SD card to the /system/media folder inside the root
- Reboot and enjoy.
I'm not sure if this can brick your phone, but I don't recommend doing this if you're not sure you can unbrick it. I take no responsibility for any problems that may come from this. If this doesn't work on your phone, Google around to see if the file needs to be in a different folder for your device to recognize it. If you're certain you've done everything right and it's not working, comment on the post and I'll take a look when I get time.
I'm not making a promise here, but when I get some more free time end of January or so I'll try and see if I can make this a little more presentable. Suggestions in comment form always welcome.