Before today, I was using his 4.4.2 ROM, and I had no issues with my bootanimation.zip working. Then I decided to try out a TouchWiz-based ROM (Skyfall ROM). I just wanted to compare a Google Edition ROM to a TouchWiz-based ROM. Well, I realized I prefer Google Edition, so today I decided to go back to Dan's GE ROM, updated to 4.4.4. But when I tried to put back my old bootanimation.zip file in /system/media, it wouldn't work! I just get Dan's default boot animation (the Google logo with the spinning circles).
I notice that there are instead two of these bootanimation.qmg files in /system/media folder. I Googled around and found out that these are Samsung's proprietary boot animation files. But here's the strange thing; the boot animation I have right now is Dan's GE animation, not the Samsung boot animation that I would expect from QMG files. How is this possible? I did a complete wipe (I'm using PhilZ recovery) before flashing Dan's ROM after coming from the Skyfall ROM, so why are these QMG files still left behind?
I tried renaming the QMG files (bootsamsung.qmg and bootsamsungloop.qmg) to disable them. But then I get no boot animation at all, just a black screen, even though I have bootanimation.zip in the /system/media folder. So how can I get rid of these QMG files and just return back to a good ol' fashion bootanimation.zip format?