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[GUIDE] How to Change Boot Logo (Splash Screen) of Essential Phone PH-1

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This is not bootanimation, this is the splash screen (the 'Esssential' boot logo which is displayed when device is switched ON)
This is for Essential Phone PH-1 Only..
For other devices, please send me your splash.img so that I can create a tool for you too.

Requirements:
1. Rooted Essential Phone PH-1 (any ROM)
2. Optional: Terminal Emulator app or Custom Recovery or atleast working fastboot in computer
3. You're proceeding at your own risk.

NOTE: This is for OLD FIRMWARES only.
For newer firmwares, try this tool by @Maxr1998: Essential-BIOS-Splash


STEPS to create splash.img:


1. Download & Extract this in computer: Essential_PH1_Splash_Maker.zip

2. Go to the folder named 'pics'.

3. Now open the splash.bmp with any image editor (like MS Paint or PhotoShop) and edit the image as you wish.
Then Save the image without changing the filename or format.
(Don't use 'Save As' option. The format of the image should be .bmp (BitMap Image) only)

3. Finally, run the 'CREATE_SPLASH.bat' to create splash.img and flashable zip file, which you can find inside the "output" folder after completion.


STEPS to flash splash.img:

Optional: To backup your original splash.img:

Code:
dd if=/dev/block/bootdevice/by-name/splash of=/sdcard/splash.img
(Not necessary though.. You may get it from the stock firmware itself.)

Choose any one easy method:

a. To flash from recovery:
Transfer the flashable_splash.zip to your device and flash from TWRP or CWM or Philz or any other custom recovery.

b. To flash from Terminal Emulator:
Transfer the splash.img to your device's Internal Storage, Open Terminal Emulator & enter the following to flash it:
Code:
su
dd if=/sdcard/splash.img of=/dev/block/bootdevice/by-name/splash
c. To flash from Fastboot mode:
Code:
fastboot flash splash splash.img


Note:
Incase something goes wrong or device doesn't bootup, flash the stock splash.img from custom recovery or fastboot.

Credits:
1. @bmg1001 who provided the stock splash.img of Essential Phone PH-1..
2. @GokulNC (myself ) who wrote this script

Hit the Thanks button if it worked for you

You're welcome to post the splash images that you created..
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File Type: zip Essential_PH1_Splash_Maker.zip - [Click for QR Code] (879.8 KB, 474 views)
File Type: zip stock_splash_Essential_PH1.zip - [Click for QR Code] (388.4 KB, 226 views)
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21st November 2017, 07:17 AM |#2  
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Cool. So the splash screen when the bootloader is unlocked is the warning screen with the red text at the top, before the boot screen? U got one made up already that u can post (preferably one without pictures of ur kids. Lol)? Thanks.

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21st November 2017, 02:50 PM |#3  
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Cool. So the splash screen when the bootloader is unlocked is the warning screen with the red text at the top, before the boot screen? U got one made up already that u can post (preferably one without pictures of ur kids. Lol)? Thanks.

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No, that warning will always be there.
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21st November 2017, 10:43 PM |#4  
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No, that warning will always be there.

I read that people found a way to get rid of the warning message on some Motorolas. I wonder if that's possible with this phone? 🤔
22nd November 2017, 12:38 AM |#5  
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Lol.. yeah that warning is annoying but at least the boot image isnt all white like the pixels

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27th March 2018, 07:32 PM |#6  
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I am also curious if there is a method similar to this which can be used to replace the bootloader unlocked warning.
the essential phone splash itself.... isn't that bad. no bad enough that i'd want to use this script to create and replace the splash.img
but that bootloader unlocked warning...... thats the real eyesore here for our Essentials
5th April 2018, 09:12 PM |#7  
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The warning is part of the bootloader partition - I don't think you want to mess with it..

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7th April 2018, 02:57 PM |#8  
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for you LOS folks, here is a splash with the LOS logo, so it matches the rest of the rom....completes it i think.

fastboot flash splash LOSsplash.img or rename it to whatever you want

https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=673956719939833046

Enjoy
7th April 2018, 03:37 PM |#9  
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While we're at it, here's mine that I did two days ago:
https://github.com/Maxr1998/Essential-BIOS-Splash

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15th June 2018, 12:36 AM |#10  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Maxr1998

While we're at it, here's mine that I did two days ago:
https://github.com/Maxr1998/Essential-BIOS-Splash

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Just a note if you were having issues trying to make a new splash screen.
Use GIMP.
There is a version for all platforms (PC, MAC, Linux).
It just works.
You need to follow the instructions to attached the header to make the BMP into and IMG file though.

My splash screen now has my name and a contact number.
I also added "Essential" under the logo.
I also add the following text in red "This Phone Is Encrypted, Locked and Useless to Anyone Else!"
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21st July 2018, 06:32 AM |#11  
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Yeah Gimp!

Has anyone been working on a way to remove the unlocked bootloader message?
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