Originally Posted by 3rdstring
I saw the same thing while trying different boot animations, some work fine but some cause the extended boot time & the force close error.
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Thanks, I had no idea the bootanimation itself could cause this so I didn't think of removing it.
I replaced the boot animation with the stock bootanimation.zip from 2.1. This solved the slow boot and Force Close error on boot.
In case anyone wants the stock animation I have attached it here as well.