Well, if this does not work is because maybe Google didn´t want it to work like that in Lollipop. Is not anything we changed, and well, we are not going to hack it since it is stupid, and the currently boot animation is good enough.
ok herna, ...
I have the same G+ issue (not the play games one, because I install the mini package and it comes with it)
If I can't hack, it doesn't interest to me | Sent from my Nexus5