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By benmeroff, Senior Member on 10th August 2014, 06:01 PM
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Hello!

So I've been playing a bit of Watch Dogs as of late, and decided that I wanted to go ahead and make a ctOS-style boot animation, emulating the geometric hacker-looking loading animation you see in the game;

I went ahead and found this video of the animation I was looking for, and formatted it into a 1080p boot animation for my OnePlus One, and any other 1080x1920 resolution phones.

Click Here To Download The CM11/CM12 Version From Google Play!

OTHER LINKS ARE DOWN THIS WEEK UNTIL MY GOOGLE DRIVE IS UPDATED

I've attached the two ZIP installers to this OP in the meantime:



Installation Instructions:

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The first download link is the Google Play link for my CM11/CM12 version, it works with any ROM that supports both the CM11 Theme Engine, and the new CM12 Theme Engine!

The other 2 attachments are flashable ZIP files - one for 1080p phones, and the other for 720p phones - just reboot to your recovery (TWRP or CWM), and flash away! The installer backs up your previous boot animation, and applies mine. It's that simple.
A huge thanks to Flashalot for making the ZIP for me, and now thanks to exxxistent for making a 720p version installer too!

ATTENTION -- for any ROMs using the CM11 or CM12 Theme Engine, use the Google Play link above; any of the following methods will only replace the stock boot animation for the ROM with the one you install. Therefore, any themes you apply other than the stock ROM theme will supersede my boot animation and use the theme's instead.


To install via your phone:

  • Download the bootanimation.zip file, and open up a root file explorer to find where you downloaded it to
  • Now go ahead and navigate to your /system/media folder (you may need to allow your file explorer to mount system as read/write for the next step)
  • Find your current bootanimation.zip, and rename it to bootanimation.zip.bak (just backin' up your original one)
  • Now copy the downloaded bootanimation.zip into /system/media, and make sure the permissions for the zip are RW-R-R (octal 644)
  • And it's installed!

To install via ADB:
  • Download the bootanimation.zip file from the download link above, and find the file in your computer's file manager
  • Open up the folder where you have your ADB binary, and copy the bootanimation.zip file into that folder
  • Connect your phone to your computer via USB, and make sure USB Debugging is enabled on your phone
  • Open up Command Prompt (PC) or Terminal (Mac), and type:
    Code:
    cd [THE FOLDER ADB IS IN]
** For Mac users, you may need to type in ./adb instead of just adb, if you get a "command not found" error

  • Now, type in the following, hitting enter after every line:
    Code:
    adb push bootanimation.zip /sdcard/bootanimation.zip
    
    adb shell
    
    su
    
    mount -o remount rw /system
    
    mv /system/media/bootanimation.zip /system/media/bootanimation.zip.bak
    
    cp /sdcard/bootanimation.zip /system/media
    
    chmod 644 /system/media/bootanimation.zip
  • And you're good to go!




I'm currently working on a variant of this animation, in which the beginning part loops and then the animation ends on the ctOS icon, like it does if you are waiting for the game to load. I've figured out how the Android L and M boot animations implement a closing animation, so it shouldn't take long to recreate the 1080p version to start with.

Enjoy!
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10th August 2014, 06:29 PM |#2  
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hey bro!!
I like this bootanimation.
my mobile doesn't supports the .gif format, so can u make this .zip for me?
10th August 2014, 06:39 PM |#3  
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Do you want the previews I made in a zip format? Because the bootanimation itself is in a JPEG series format that should work for any 1080p phone.
11th August 2014, 05:04 PM |#4  
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Very nice!
Is this just download and flash via twrp?
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11th August 2014, 09:35 PM |#5  
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Very nice!
Is this just download and flash via twrp?
Sent via quantum entanglement, focused through my OnePlus One.

It is not. It's to push to /system/media and to set permissions to at least rw-r-r.
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That is a great idea for a boot animation, but wouldn't it be nicer to make it an apk instead of zip and use the CyanogenMod theme engine to set it as boot animation?

Is it possible, can you make it or perhaps someone here who knows how can help you?

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17th August 2014, 05:15 AM |#7  
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Thanks a lot. Just flash and good to go. I wonder if this will work on the htc m8?
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Thanks a lot. Just flash and good to go. I wonder if this will work on the htc m8?

It should work on any 1080x1920 resolution screen, so you should be good to go. As far as the installer goes, just make sure your bootanimation for your ROM is being loaded
from /system/media, and you should be fine using it with your m8.




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That is a great idea for a boot animation, but wouldn't it be nicer to make it an apk instead of zip and use the CyanogenMod theme engine to set it as boot animation?

Is it possible, can you make it or perhaps someone here who knows how can help you?

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That's a great idea! I went ahead and started looking into making CM11 Theme Apps, so once I've made one for the bootanimation I'll put the Google Play link here.
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18th August 2014, 10:27 PM |#9  
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This is epic, I love it.
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Thanks for de-mystifying this for us.

I wanted the stock CyanogenMod "cid" animation on my One, and your explanation made it dead easy to accomplish.
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Very nice. Thank you.
Looking forward to more!
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