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[TUTORIAL] How to create and install android bootanimations from scratch

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By <JohnCarter>, Recognized Contributor on 25th August 2012, 01:14 PM
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How to create and install android bootanimations from scratch

This is a guide which tells you how to make a your very own bootanimation and install a bootanimation on your device.
Please let me know if you made a bootanimation using this method so that every bootanimation made using this method can be posted here

#This guide assumes that you are windows user and have - 
  1- 7 zip or winrar installed
  2- a image editing software (for ex-photoshop)  #
Bootanimation- what is it ?


Bootanimation basically is a collection of .png pictures that are projected on the screen one after the other quickly so that it looks like a animation , stored in a zip file


1-you need a file [you can find them on google]

now if you have downloaded the file ,open it up

2- as you can see in the picture you find some folders in it named
"part0"    "part1"    "part2"
and a desc.txt file .


folders like part0;part1,etc. STORE .png pictures of bootnaimation
the desc.txt file contains all the necessary info to run bootanimation like resolution fps ,etc


As you can see in the image
   #1-it is the resolution of the bootanimation(you should basically use your device's resolution for ex - in the pic it is 320X480)
   #2-it is the fps(frames per second) of your bootanimation [higher the no. faster will your bootanimation play a standard fps should be 30]
   #3-these are the folders which contain images for your bootanimation
   #4-it is a pointer to tell it to look at new commands
   #5-specifies the no. of times this section of bootanimation will play ( 0 means infinite)
   #6-defines pause in seconds before repeating or moving on next line (o means no pause 10 means 10 sec pause)

Fire it up el captain !!

we'll start making a bootanimation from scratch from here

#1-create a folder anywhere put in desktop for ease,let's call it
#2-open the folder and create another folder name it
#3- With part0 created, it's time for you to start creating an image. To make it simple for beginning we'll make a simple one .So, using Photoshop as an example, create a new image which is the resolution of your handset. [like if ur on htc explorer use 320X480 or galaxy mini use 340X320] (if u don't know your device's resolution google it

#4-Give a black background to the image and take a image you wan't to fade in . paste it as a new layer and set the layer to 0% opacity
so now you can only see a black background.

#5-now save the image in your
part0 folder
and name it
#6-now increase the opacity of your bootanimation by a narrow degree say save it as
in the part0 folder

#7-repeat step 5 every time until you reach 100%.and each time save it as image003-image004 etc. in part0 folder

#8-open notepad and type this --

1080 240 24
p 1 60 part0
c 1 0 part1
c 0 0 part2

c means that the entire part of the animation (eg part2) will be played even if bootup completes.
change the 1080 240 with the resolution you are using
Thanks to @cisza for this info.. [images will be updated soon ]

#9- save it as :
in the root of your bootanimation folder (not in part0)

#10- compress it using your archive manager say 7zip ;winrar,etc.
or else bootanimation WON'T work

The original add to archive window of winrar

Discription of correct compression method

congrats u just made a boot animation... and remember to share with us your bootanimation

You can also use boot animation factory by RD despotovski01 It may help you with debugging and previewing and also creating bootanimations

Installing bootanimations

To install your bootanimation just use root explorer to put it in system/media folder
if using htc stock rom put it in system/customize/resources folder (make sure to rename it the to )
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25th August 2012, 01:47 PM |#2  
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Thanks for the tutorial. I'll try it soon.
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4th November 2012, 09:47 AM |#3  
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What did I do wrong??

It just shows a black screen and sometimes doesn't even finish booting, so I have to delete it from recovery.

EDIT: Nevermind it workes now??????
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10th November 2012, 12:28 PM |#4  
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Thank you for the instructions. At first I couldn't get it to work but then I noticed that some of my *.png files were saved in uppercase, changed to lower, worked without a hitch. Great job

Glad to be rid of the vodafone boot and exit animation. btw - on my Huawei g300 the shutdown animation can be changed using the exact same file, just need to change the name to and copy it the same /system/media folder.
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thanks alot but plz tell me what the use of another folders n some more commands
7th December 2012, 03:48 PM |#7  
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thanks alot for this....

1-made a 480x800 video,
2-used video to photo converter (# of frames selected)
3-used irfanview to rename them to image###
4-created the folder.(part0)
6- used root explorer to paste that zip to resources folder in system...

worked like a charm....
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m not gettin compression method "store" in 7 zip...
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Originally Posted by bid4sumit

m not gettin compression method "store" in 7 zip...

I didn't either, but I left that part out, and it worked like a charm. Maybe the default is correct
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30th December 2012, 05:35 PM |#10  
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Nice guide

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