Here are instructions of how to flash a custom boot animation and some links to all the great animations made by our community!
I have also now added links to scripts, apps and tutorials and uploaded an empty CWM flashable zip file so people can flash their own animations or animations they have downloaded via CWM recovery.
If this thread has helped you, please consider hitting my thanks button and the thanks button of the person who created the animation you have downloaded, many thanks!
***As always, you modify your handset at your own risk, be careful!***
How to create your own boot animation [TUTORIAL]:
I have now created a tutorial for those folks who would like to create their own boot animations, head to post #3 of this thread for the tutorial, enjoy!!
[TUTORIAL] Create Your Own Boot Animation
Ok, firstly, do you like to keep things simple...do you like the stock glowing 'android' boot animation??
If so, you'll be glad to know this is already included in your framework-res.apk located within whatever ROM you may be running! To activate it, just do the following:
Using a root file manager delete the following files (if they exist):
Reboot your phone.
To flash a custom boot animation:
Via ADB flash:
You can flash a boot animation using adb or by copying it to your SDcard and then to a location on your phone.
ADB - Permanent:
adb push /data/local
ADB - Semi-Permanent:
adb push /system/media
Thanks to Evostance for these instructions.
Example commands (you need to insert your own file path for the location of the bootanimation.zip on your local drive)
adb push c:\sdk\platform-tools\bootanimation.zip /data/local
adb push c:\sdk\platform-tools\bootanimation.zip /system/media
Via CWM Flashable ZIP file:
A few people have requested which animations are flashable via CWM recovery, to help out I have downloaded, emptied and made the flashing script more generic from an existing ZIP file. Thanks to the community for creating this file in the first place.
(If anybody finds any problems with this file please let me know and I will try to correct it)
- Download the attached file: Empty_CWM_bootanimationZIP_Flashable.zip
- Do not extract it, open it using a file explorer, drag and drop your desired bootanimation.zip into the /data/local/ directory within the zip file.
- Delete the Read Me files and flash as normal.
****Please ensure you read and delete the included read me files, I have tested this on my own Galaxy Nexus and it is working fine with a variety of boot animations, as always though you modify your phone at your own risk, be careful!****
My own boot animations (wilskywalker):
Ok, after much experimentation I finally managed to create my own animations, I have made two animations based on the hidden nyandroid animation in ICS 4.0 in the settings menu.
Thanks and credit to Google for including this great hidden extra and cancerouspete for the inspiration to use this source material. Please let me know what you think in this thread, thanks folks!
Cid Loading - My version of the new CyanogenMod mascot, hope people like it (credit to CyanogenMod for the original image). (Flashable via CWM Recovery)
Cid Loading - Black Background - As above but with black background.
Classic Dancing Green Android - Pretty self explanatory this one. (Flashable via CWM Recovery)
Nyandroid Pop Dance - This is a higher resolution version of the dancing ICS droid. (Flashable via CWM Recovery)
Nyandroid Pop - This is a simple blue background with the nyandroid pop animation. (Flashable via CWM Recovery)
Beemo Minimal (Flashable via CWM & TWRP Recovery)
Android Progress Bar Minimal (Flashable via CWM & TWRP Recovery)
Here are some links to the latest boot animations posted so far by our great community:
Original Nexus 720p by: BlackDino
Optimized ics boot animation by: BlackDino
Cubes - HD Boot Animation by: Evostance
Bootanimations that look good on Galaxy Nexus by: schriss
Tesseract from uotk Thanks to: Goat_For_Sale
Doctor Who by: Tril0x
Android BIOS Bootscreen by: frysee
Nexium Boot animation by: digitalyz
Rotating Nexus by: dawynkoop
Google Gears boot animation by: d-iivil
Pre-Launch Android Tron Animation by: Rockstar52
Galaxy Nexus logo with rotating X by: wynalazca
Google Gears 1280x720 - 60fps by: copkay
IT Crowd opening credits by: geewhipped
Droid Tron Light Cycle Animation by: JoeProcopio
nyandroid does the jig by: cancerouspete
Stock GNex Color Corrected by: JoeProcopio
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic intro sequence by: dark magshin
Bios Boot Animation - Revised revisions by: schriss & Limmerm (Original animation developed by: frysee)
Hi-Res 720x1280 Boot Animations by: inselstaat
AOSP STOCK BOOT ANIMATION 4.0.3 by: Deodexed
RLF - Optimus Nexus Prime by: ZiggSVO
ICS Pulse boot animation by: mimogear
Oldskool / 8Bit Animations (720x1280) by: Frakatchoo
Waving Droid by: tommrazek01
Call of Android by: Crackanug modified by: nitrox1
Sega style Android logo by: jimnastic
3D CM9 boot by: Six6Sicks
Galaxy Nexus Intro by: Rockstar52 modified by: lemmy_0
Samsung Galaxy Nexus Pro by: xcmeathead optimized for GNex by: shiznt
"reboot... sorry Dave..." by: ei8htohms
Codename Android by: seb_2k1
xkcd Comic Strip Collection by: artvandelay440
Dancing 初音ミク by: trajano
Star Wars: Millennium Falcon by: bealesbane
The Matrix: Clockworks by: bealesbane
The Matrix: Clockworks - Modified by: JBabey
Future Boy Goes Home by: bealesbane
ELB Flux Capacitor by: bealesbane
Star Trek TNG: Engage! by: bealesbane
Star Trek: NCC-1701-E Engage! by: bealesbane
Star Trek: Battle for Sector 001 by: bealesbane
Futurama by: bealesbane
Sci-Fi BootAnimation by: Lultima
Google Gears Colours by: Flukester69
Boxing KO by: HeavyweightCR
Fanciness 4 Nexus by: Flukester69
F-22 In Flight by: bengals1975
Street Fighter Characters HD 720x1280 by: Frakatchoo
Galaxy Nexus Intro Animation by: lemmy_0
Android Open System by: kevinngck1
Mass Effect 2: Normandy SR2 by: MuT7
Star Trek: LCARS by: HuskerWebhead
Galaxy Nexus - HD : Calling all popcorn eaters by: daskalos.healing
Diablo III - Evil Is Back by: AdmonDantes thanks to: daskalos.healing
Diablo III - Animated Logo by: AdmonDantes thanks to: daskalos.healing
Pixar by: m.is.for.michael
The Matirx: Neo by: m.is.for.michael
3D Android by: zuberio
Battlestar Galatica - Battle at Ragnar by: HuskerWebhead
Transit of Venus 193 Angstrom by: m.is.for.michael
ICS Blue Droid by: IVIUENSTER
V for Vendetta by: upstandingcitizen
The BatPhone thanks to: KidDynamite
JellyBean Easter Egg by: m.is.for.michael
Stock Jelly Bean OTA by: Google Android thanks to: m.is.for.michael
3D Android by: Atomregen
Dark Jelly by: arrjaytea
Jelly Bean Nexus by: HuskerWebhead
Nexus7 by: Google thanks to: Ryjabo
Need4JellyBean by: Atomregen
Nexus7 Enhanced by: asim0
NexusQ by: Google thanks to: derPianist
Google Gears & Swinging Padlock by: ckinwai
Adventure Time. Circles. Hyper. Link 2 by: m.is.for.michael
ME2 Normandy by: convolution
RickRolled by: ogdobber - Preview
Green Wire frame Android thanks to: epicface
Futurama Alternate Title Sequence by: m.is.for.michael
Super Street Fighter II HD Remix by: m.is.for.michael
Star Wars Galactic Empire by: bengals1975 - video
Fallout 3 - Please Stand By by: m.is.for.michael
Nexus Loading by: Microman1934
Waving 3D Android by: kmagameguy
Pokemon vs. Gangnam Style by: convolution &
Tight Jeans! by: truecrisis (NSFW)
Batman by: iammagicboy
Sonic Intro by: m.is.for.michael
MLP: FiM Intro Sequence by: dark magshin
Battlefield 3 by: xDARKFiRE
Fringe by: SamS1989
Google Colours by: Sham-rock
Google Nexus 'X' by: Sham-rock
Nexus Progress Bar by: Sham-rock
MGS Codec by: 06stang
Reconstructing Android by: Atomregen
AK Diamond Kernel Companion Animations by: kr3g3r
06stang's Custom Boot Animation Collection by: 06stang
galaxys3lover's Custom Boot Animation Collection by: galaxys3lover
Supernova Boot Animations by: enricocid
Hackers by: akira8473 (ZIP by: zuberio)
Spinning Futuristic Nexus Logo by: mihaly_n
Boot animation requests
Is there a particular animation you would like but are unable to make it yourself? If so then you have come to the right place, head to this post for more info:
Custom Boot Animation Requests
Many thanks to strumcat for this generous offer. Please follow his guidelines below if you wish to make a request:
If you'd like a custom boot animation of your name rotating, more or less like the one in the attachment, let me know. Can be any color, one of several fonts, outlined like mine, or solid, or reflective.
If you have a short video clip you'd like made into a boot animation, post it and I'll see what I can do. Video has to be playable on my computer. The bigger, the better for more quality. I can resize them down, but resizing up doesn't look good. Background is best black for blending into black screen, but not absolutely necessary. If you have an existing boot animation that's too big for your screen I can resize it for you.
I can do one request per day, chosen at random.
Please respect the developers stipulations...and as always people, no ETA's!
Here is a great script by djmcnz that allows you to randomize a number of different animations each time you boot your phone:
SCRIPT - Random Boot Animations by: djmcnz
If you are a fan of the oldskool 'android' boot animation then you might want to check out this great set of files that replace your boot animation with a custom Galaxy Nexus version created by nikosrs4
Galaxy Nexus boot files | Further Info | Video
Here you will find boot animation related apps:
AniBoot! - Boot Animation Changer by: FadedLite - Google Play Link
Preview boot animation on your PC before flashing
Thanks to despotovski01 for creating this fantastic program which allows you to preview boot animations before you flash them, extremely useful!!
TUTORIAL: How to preview your Android boot animations on your computer by: despotovski01
RootzWiki: I am sure you are all aware of this great website, here is their boot animation forum.
I hope this helps some people out, if I have missed anything out, made any mistakes, or failed to credit someone please let me know in this thread and I will happily correct it.
Also, if you find any great boot animations optimized for Galaxy Nexus (on XDA or anywhere else) let me know in this thread and I will update this post, thanks for your help!