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:
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:
cd [THE FOLDER ADB IS IN]
- Now, type in the following, hitting enter after every line:
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.