splash is kernel and it should be changeable. they got a fix for it on the S3 but I am pretty sure its not nearly the same CPU in the two (S3 Note II) so it likely won't work for us till someone makes a similar fix for us.
I am a little confused about the stepsi have to take to change the boot animation. I understand about deleting the files in system/media and system/bin but it's unclear to me what to do work the downloaded boot animation. Am I just renaming the file to"bootanimation"and putting it in system/media?
Second question is will this get rid of the boot sounds if the downloaded bootanimations are silent?
I tried doing all these things manually with root explorer. I did everything as per the OP's instructions. I downloaded the alien animation and renamed it to bootanimation.zip and put it in system/media and renamed it to samsungani and put it in system/bin. When my phone boots I still have the annoying sprint audio boot but my animation is a blacked or screen.
either way do the same thing EXCEPT don't copy any files.
delete the files in media. delete the file in bin rename the file in bin and THEN use rom toolbox to install your desired boot animation (careful SOME boot animations are zip recovery installs you need to open them up and extract the bootanimation out of them if its one of those)
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