Originally Posted by N0J
I've made changes to both files mentioned, but once I do the boot animation just seems to break and I have to restore them. Is there anything specific you are editing in the xml? I've updated the file name I replaced and have even just renamed my gif to one of the previous and it still doesn't work.
This is something I've been trying to get going for 3+ weeks now, any help is appreciated
This is what I did:
I copied the sprint.gif file from my phone to my local machine so I could edit in Photoshop.
I opened sprint.gif in PS and copied the layer dimensions so I would have the same size animated gif with anything I decided to edit.
I then found an animated gif that I liked and pasted it in PS with the same sized layers as the previous sprint.gif and saved it.
I saved my new animated gif as boot0.gif (i'm sure the name doesn't matter)
I then edited my boot_animation.xml. I commented out the orignal lines I didn't want (<-- --> are xml comments) and added a line for my boot0.gif. My boot0.gif line is the same as the orignal line for the sprint.gif because I just wanted to replace the stupid Sprint with my own.
After I had my two files (boot0.gif and my newly edited boot_animation.xml), I copied both files back into the /system/media/bootscreen/ folder and rebooted my phone.
It worked fine. The only thing off a little is the boot.mp3 and that's because my new boot0.gif doesn't have as many frames as the original sprint.gif. I'll probably just remove that .mp3 anyway.
I'm not sure why yours wouldn't work. My only thought would be if you did what I did - is that maybe the size of your .gif is too big, either in dimensions or file size. I tried to get my as close to sprint.gif as possible to avoid issues.
Originally Posted by codelockdown
i need help with this. i cannot edit these files,i do have root access too, and a custom ROM.
please PM me short minimal detailed instructions, thanks
I have no experience with custom roms. I just rooted my phone yesterday and did the recovery image portion. I have yet to experiment with custom roms, but maybe that could be hindering you? I'm not sure.
Aside from that, the instructions I posted should work if you have root access. Did you try copying them out of the /system/media/bootscreen folder before editing? I'm not sure of the capabilities of the linux OS on this phone, so I didn't even bother trying editing directly from the terminal.
Good luck dude. Hope this helps