I have tried putting a custom bootanimation.zip file in both /system/media and /data/local and nothing seems to allow me to use a custom animation.
So reading later on in the bootanimation4u thread, it says 4.4.2 or Kitkat in general, isn't able to work with Bootanimation4u. Which is odd because I am about 95% sure that I had it working at one time or another before. So I looked at the files that the flashable zip changes, and replaced those with stock files. Still nothing, I am still getting a straight black screen.
So then I saw this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/gala...n-how-t1897969 and tried to use this, however, I have the same issue.
The custom boot animation I have been trying to use is the stock Google Nexus boot animation (the one with four circles).
This is on a Stock NAE ROM.
Would a dirty flash possibly fix this problem? If I do dirty flash, what issues might that cause me if the device has been modified with Hotspot / SD Card fix, and other things?