Originally Posted by rootSU
mount -o rw,remount /dev/block/mmcblk0p25 /system
Or put it in /data/local
well after trying some more (the terminal command still didnt want to do anything) i managed to get antek explorer to mount it as rw and was able to copy in the new bootanimation.zip
except that now it's unreadable file-
as in, if i try to open the zip in /system/media it just says cannot read file, if i copy it back out to a different folder it opens fine again.
and the boot animation itself, well, it just plays a tiny one with the word 'android' across it, which i guess is the default if it cant find one.
putting the file into /data/local doesn't change anything (doesnt overwrite the nexus one, doesnt overwrite the little word android)
since i'm new to all this stuff i can think probably i missing something simple, but do i have to somehow initialise new bootanimation or something? its the right file in the right place, dont know why it dont work.......
edit: here's an imgur album showing this stuff, maybe you can spot something there? http://imgur.com/a/l9sXa
edit2: just to test, i installed https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....bootanimation
and it did indeed change the animation. so it's just a problem with doing it manually. unfortunately that app doesn't let you load in a custom one, only the preinstalled ones, so it's not much use to me overall...