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[GUIDE] Change Bootanimation !

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6th February 2012, 04:34 AM   |  #11  
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Originally Posted by m.kochan10

Then you should cite the whole sentence

" First of all when you download the custom "bootanimationfile".zip it's not enough just to rename it! you must extract the package, find bootanimation.zip (not sure about location inside .zip but i guess it is /data/local or /system/data/local.) "

I was talking about one of the custom boot animations package ( that can be found e.g. here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1053250 ) even localization I mentioned concerns the .zip file not the system folder of your device.

Of course we don't have bootanimation.zip in our stock, we have sanim.zip instead. Which is written in OP's tutorial above.

LOL Kochan - this guy ain't getting it.... maybe he should just download 'ROM Toolbox' and change the boot anim's from there.....much simpler for the newbies

No offence meant at all, sometimes it's just easier to have a program do these things for you ^.^
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15th May 2012, 10:45 PM   |  #12  
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Change boot animation ardatdat 1.6
Can't figure it out, it doesnt work - no way. Followed the Tutorial exactly and tried different things. Finally i tried the sanim.zip from the first post in this thread. Black bootscreen but with the crappy Samsung sound

Firmware is stock XWKJ4, with ardatdat kernel 1.6

Could the kernel be the problem??
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16th May 2012, 01:04 AM   |  #13  
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Of course it works. I've used XWLA4 as well. Worked like a charm. It has nothing to do with kernel.

1) Have you downloaded packages, extracted (custom booting.zip )and replaced stock "samsungani" and "bootanimation" (in /system/bin) with those u got from package?

2)Have you removed "bootsamsung.qmg" and "bootsamsungloop.qmg" from /system/media?

3) Have you found a proper bootanimation.zip, renamed it to sanim.zip an placed in /system/media?

If you accomplished all steps above...your bootanimation.zip (sanim.zip) must be corrupted. Remember it's NOT a flashable package.! If you found somewhere a flashable version (it works only on AOSP/AOKP/CM roms) it must be extracted and then the right file must be copied to /system/media.

And one more thing. Bootanimation has nothing to do with bootsound. Wanna change bootsound, go to /system/etc and replace PowerOn.wav (this stands for bootsound), 1_Power_on.ogg (if you ignore this you won't be able to switch bootsound on/of together with setting you phone profile silent/normal) with your preferred ones.
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16th May 2012, 01:17 AM   |  #14  
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You have to remove samsungani , then place bootanimation.zip

This was sent from a Galaxy Ace. Problem?
16th May 2012, 04:05 PM   |  #15  
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1. yes
2. yes, but there is also a file called "odeanim.qmg". Do you know what this is?
3. after fiddling around with my own files did`nt work i finally downloaded the sanim.zip from the first post here. I did not touch it and put it to system/media. No success! Of course my own animation also did not work. Tried to generate the animation with this Boot Animation Creator from here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1234611. No success!

So there is no bootscreen now, i only see the Samsung GalaxyR letters then straight to homescreen. Thanks for the tip with the bootsound. Thats going to be the next i try. But first i need to change the animation.

Few questions:

a. does it matter if i take jpeg or png?
b. the pics of the animation need to have the resolution of my screen, right? 480x800
c. or do smaller pics just show up in the middle of the screen?

Thanks 4 helping!
16th May 2012, 05:07 PM   |  #16  
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2. Leave odeanim.qmg alone It won't help you by any means.

3. I attached a working sanim.zip just push it with root explorer to /system/media and reboot. We'll see if it work.

I'm sorry I cannot help you with your questions about creating bootanimation files. It's not my field (yet )
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16th May 2012, 06:14 PM   |  #17  
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I give up!

-tried your sanim.zip - nothing.
-downloaded Custom Booting.zip again, unpacked it this time with Winrar instead of 7zip and copied them to system/bin (checked permissions-ok) - nothing.

There are not so many chances to f**ck this up but still it does`nt work.

Running out of ideas what to try out anyway.
So i just wait and hope for ICS, CM7, CM9 or whatsoever and give it another try then.

Where is the thread where i can ask for ETA of these roms?
(just joking...)
16th May 2012, 06:55 PM   |  #18  
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Sorry to hear that. Unfortunately I don't own the device so I cannot verify what goes wrong.

In worst case, since you've got nothing to lose, you may try to flash (sometimes you will have to flash several times - i don't know why, but I remember that sometimes I had to do it 8 times in a row before I managed to change a boot animation, you may even try wipe cache/dalvik cache) these zips:

a) Honeycomb - bumblebee 3D - Boot animation (I cannot promise it will work with first flash, but try few more times, it should work)

c) Stock One (If you totally give up and wish to revert to stock; same here)

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18th May 2012, 02:35 AM   |  #19  
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Since Stock One was no option at all to me: Flashed the Honeycomb - bumblebee 3D once with with wiping cache and dalvik - works perfekt! Gonna try to change it to my own animation soon.

cheers man...

---------- Post added at 02:35 AM ---------- Previous post was at 02:14 AM ----------

Wanted to go to bed after last post but could`nt wait to try out. So i put my own sanim.zip instead of the one from Bumblebee 3D and IT WORKS!!!
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18th May 2012, 09:07 AM   |  #20  
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GReat to hear that!

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