Well, I'm no graphics design artist, but I did make a new boot animation for my Note II. Not sure how to export it as a gif, but here's the video that it's from.
It'll definately put you into a good mood every time you restart your phone!
PS: Created in Boot Animation Factory, flashed via Rom Toolbox.
get gif cutter.exe for windows
open giff and cut.
now get photoshop and resize each img to 720x1280 and save as a png
now put all that in folder called part0
now pull a desc.txt from another boot ani and repace the first two values with 720 and 1280
put all that in a folder called bootanimation [bootanimation/part0 &desc.txt]
now get winrar
now open bootanimation folder and select both desc.txt and part0
add to archive
choose zip and store only
put that zip in system/media after following the op instructions for file renaming [if on saber kernel you do not need to rename, but perseous and bullet kernels you must rename]
as a caution before you replace bootanimation with an untested one, makr a backup [if the boot dosent load you must restore cuz it wont kick to your lock screen]
if you do all this and no luck. let me know and i will try, but you try forst and see if you get this to work.
as for led colors there are apps on this forum and in play store to solve this. happy hunting.
just search for "led color" or "led notifacation" in play store
Sent from my SGH-T889