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[Q] Bootanimation replacement *.qmg vs *.zip

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20th June 2014, 02:25 PM   |  #1  
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I've changed bootanimations before on other devices, but the file was always called "bootanimation.zip." Looking at the files in the SGS5, I see 3 different "boot*.qmg" files, but no "bootanimation.zip."

Since we don't have a custom recovery yet, I'm hesitant to rename the *.qmg files and drop in a "bootanimation.zip" I created for my SGS4 into the same folder. Is there some new way to replace bootanimations on an SGS5 due to the *.qmg file extension, or it's safe to just rename/delete the *.qmg files and drop in the "bootanimation.zip" file into the appropriate folder?

I'd hate to get stuck in a bootloop and have to odin back to stock only to be unable to fully "restore" my phone's settings afterwards (yes, I have TiBu & other apps that'll allow me to restore, but it's certainly not as easy or as complete as restoring a nandroid backup).
20th June 2014, 02:40 PM   |  #2  
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I've changed bootanimations before on other devices, but the file was always called "bootanimation.zip." Looking at the files in the SGS5, I see 3 different "boot*.qmg" files, but no "bootanimation.zip."

Since we don't have a custom recovery yet, I'm hesitant to rename the *.qmg files and drop in a "bootanimation.zip" I created for my SGS4 into the same folder. Is there some new way to replace bootanimations on an SGS5 due to the *.qmg file extension, or it's safe to just rename/delete the *.qmg files and drop in the "bootanimation.zip" file into the appropriate folder?

I'd hate to get stuck in a bootloop and have to odin back to stock only to be unable to fully "restore" my phone's settings afterwards (yes, I have TiBu & other apps that'll allow me to restore, but it's certainly not as easy or as complete as restoring a nandroid backup).

Follow these instructions. Enjoy.
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20th June 2014, 03:09 PM   |  #3  
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Follow these instructions. Enjoy.

Thank you very much for the direction. While I'll give it a shot a later, that still won't allow me to replace the default bootanimation w/ the ones I've previously created. The bootanimation.zip files I want to use only contain *.png files (the *png's are in "part0" folder and there is a desc.txt file in the parent directory). There are no *.qmg files in those zip's to extract, so that process won't work for me & the bootanimations I'm trying to use.

Any other ideas, or is my only option to use something like the Samsung Theme Designer process? (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2696914)
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Thank you very much for the direction. While I'll give it a shot a later, that still won't allow me to replace the default bootanimation w/ the ones I've previously created. The bootanimation.zip files I want to use only contain *.png files (the *png's are in "part0" folder and there is a desc.txt file in the parent directory). There are no *.qmg files in those zip's to extract, so that process won't work for me & the bootanimations I'm trying to use.

Any other ideas, or is my only option to use something like the Samsung Theme Designer process? (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2696914)

Contact the maker of the OP of the thread with the boot animations, I'm pretty sure he/she can help you out converting the files. It's been done before in that thread.
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20th June 2014, 03:29 PM   |  #5  
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Contact the maker of the OP of the thread with the boot animations, I'm pretty sure he/she can help you out converting the files. It's been done before in that thread.

What the heck, man. Stop helping me so quickly!
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