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Phone [HOW-TO] Change your Boot Splash + ZIPs + Online Generator + Warning Gone + Ville/C2

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16th July 2012, 11:00 PM   |  #1  
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You can have your own custom boot splash. (This is the very first picture you see when you boot up the device. Before the boot animation. The one you also see when booting into recovery.)

Upload a picture here. (It should be 540x960 pixels. If it's not, it gets resized without preserving proportions.) It generates a .zip that you can flash in recovery.
Or pick one from the list at the bottom of this post.

You must be on hboot 1.06 or 1.09 for this to work. If you're not, here is how to downgrade your hboot.
If you're S-Off, this will work on any hboot version. If you're not, here is how to get S-Off.

Flashing a new boot splash does not get rid of the red "This build is for development only.." warning text. (Edit: Now that we have S-Off, you can edit out the warning text in the hboot image. I tried it. It works. But it's a dangerous thing to do if you don't do everything exactly correct.)

If you create one that you feel is especially nice, feel free to post it in this thread. ("Pics and zips please.")

/!\ So far there are (at least) 2 reports where the flashable zip did not work, but manually dd'ing the raw 565 file into mmcblk0p14 did work. If someone can point out what the update script in the zip does not do that is required to successfully flash the splash, I'd be very interested.



You can also get rid of the red warning text overlay. (If you're S-Off)

I modified a couple of hboots to edit out the warning text, and made flashable zips for them. See post #148. <-- You must be S-Off for this. If you're not you can get bricked.
(A side effect of flashing the 1.14.0004 hboot is that your ** TAMPERED ** flag is gone, even when flashing different ones afterwards.)


-Jobo






Original post, from before it was so easy...
If you have a 540x960px image, save/convert it to raw rgb565 (The resulting file should be 1036800 bytes.. 540x960x2) and dd it into /dev/block/mmcblk0p14.

I tested with this attached one. (That zip is not flashable. Just unzip it and dd the raw 565 file. You dont need to be in recovery, you can do it while booted.) I'm sure others can do better but this was good enough to see that it works, and I like a dark splash better than the light one.

You will still get the red 'This build is for development only' stuff overlaid tho.
That overlay text sits in mmcblk0p12:0xBD700 by the way but I dont dare poke into that partition.

Update 2012/7/19: See post #8 to make it flashable from recovery.
Update 2012/7/25: Looks like this will only for for hboot-1.06 and 1.09, not for 1.13 and up.
(Unless you're S-Off)
Update 2012/9/20: Collected all boot splashes here.
Update 2012/10/1: Made a php thingy to generate flashable zips from a web form. See post #115.
Update 2013/1/2: Redid this post to point at the online zip generator.
Update 2013/2/22: Made some additions/edits regarding S-Off
Update 2013/2/23: Added some flashable edited hboots. See post #148.
Update 2013/3/16: Added fastboot-flashable zips, as it is now discouraged to flash hboot in recovery. See post #274
Update 2013/6/11: Minor php script update in the online generator because I added a version for the One-M7
Update 2013/11/22: Confirmed to work on VilleC2 as well.
Update 2014/05/31: Added support for the Desire X
Update 2014/07/15: Added support for the One M8
Update 2014/07/17: Hmmm... So it turns out that the zips for the M7 also work for the Butterfly S. I had no idea.


splash-(lcambriz)-google.zip
splash-(pagantek)-motherboard.zip
splash-(randomnoob83)-supergirl.zip
splash-(Stroid01)-napoli-flame-effect.zip
splash-(Stroid01)-napoli.zip
splash-(Stroid01)-realmadrid.zip
splash-(TramainM)-rings.zip
splash-black.zip
splash-blue.zip
splash-stock.zip
splash-tampered.zip
splash-viper.zip
splash-(Orical)-aktion.zip
splash-(ChaseMDuffin)-thc.zip
splash-ragnarokmk2.zip
splash-(essentialmindz)-OneS.zip
splash-(Sneakyghost)-venomOne.zip
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17th July 2012, 05:16 AM   |  #2  
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Edit: never mind. Nice

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Very nice. Thanks for finding this out. Maybe a mod should move this to the themes and apps section? I don't want it to get buried with all the other topics here in general.

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Hell yeah!!!!! I've been waiting for someone to post this up I have been making a few since I bought this device ill post some images when I get home tonight.

Thanks for figuring this out.

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18th July 2012, 06:16 PM   |  #6  
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Ya same here as I went through withdraw not being able to easily change the.splash on the g2x..

Don't sound like much but when you do it the g1, then my3gs, then my4g then to them all again when the wife takes over the phone.



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Does the name have to be the same or can I change it too "custom.img"

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Orical

Does the name have to be the same..

The name doesn't matter, but the contents must be raw rgb565 data.
Just put the file on your sdcard, and then from an adb shell, dd it into mmcblk0p14.
-Jobo


Edit: Attachment is flashable in recovery. You can just replace the file in /cache/
Edit: To work around the 20 attachment limit, I use this post to 'host' flashable zips to link to from post #1.
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Question quick question
Quote:
Originally Posted by touch of jobo

The name doesn't matter, but the contents must be raw rgb565 data.
Just put the file on your sdcard, and then from an adb shell, dd it into mmcblk0p14.
-Jobo


Edit: Attachment is flashable in recovery. You can just replace the file in /cache/

Just curious, exactly what file do I replace in cache?
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Originally Posted by musky

what file do I replace in cache?

Inside the zip. There is only one file inside /cache/ and thats the splash.
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