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By jdkoren, Senior Member on 22nd April 2011, 07:38 PM
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I went into Terminal Emulator and typed
Code:
su
bootanimation
. . . just to see if it would play, and it did! But now I can't make it stop. Only things I can do are turn the screen off and on again, or hold the back button to kill Terminal Emulator ("Stop app via long-press" feature in CM7). Is there a way to make the bootanimation stop so that I just go back to Terminal Emulator?
22nd April 2011, 07:39 PM |#2  
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Originally Posted by jdkoren

I went into Terminal Emulator and typed

Code:
su
bootanimation
. . . just to see if it would play, and it did! But now I can't make it stop. Only things I can do are turn the screen off and on again, or hold the back button to kill Terminal Emulator ("Stop app via long-press" feature in CM7). Is there a way to make the bootanimation stop so that I just go back to Terminal Emulator?

From with in the Terminal Emulator no.

If you use the ADB commands you can press and hold Control and tap C.
23rd April 2011, 03:45 AM |#3  
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Lol I didn't know you could do that and so tried and ssame result battery pull fixed it though royalginger 1.6

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23rd April 2011, 04:55 AM |#4  
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Messing with terminal like this is not a good idea. You can mess somethint up and even brick yourself so hard.

I know first hand when I messed up on a line or the command in terminal when pushing a custom splash.

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23rd April 2011, 07:40 AM |#5  
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Originally Posted by coupetastic-droid

Messing with terminal like this is not a good idea. You can mess somethint up and even brick yourself so hard.

I know first hand when I messed up on a line or the command in terminal when pushing a custom splash.

Your concern is appreciated, but this statement is somewhat over-exaggerated and will likely frighten some of the n00bs out there who aren't familiar with terminals and shell commands. I'm not flashing a bootloader or anything nearly as invasive, I'm just playing the bootanimation without actually rebooting the phone. If I mistype the command, it's simply going to tell me it's an invalid command. There is really nothing to be worried about here.
23rd April 2011, 03:36 PM |#6  
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I know first hand when I messed up on a line or the command in terminal when pushing a custom splash.

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I know first hand also. my victim (G1) still sits next to my mt3g waiting to be unbricked someday

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23rd April 2011, 07:55 PM |#7  
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Originally Posted by jdkoren

Your concern is appreciated, but this statement is somewhat over-exaggerated and will likely frighten some of the n00bs out there who aren't familiar with terminals and shell commands. I'm not flashing a bootloader or anything nearly as invasive, I'm just playing the bootanimation without actually rebooting the phone. If I mistype the command, it's simply going to tell me it's an invalid command. There is really nothing to be worried about here.

If you go into your ADB commands and type

Code:
adb shell
bootanimation
it will bring up the phones boot animation. You are not flashing anything nor are you tampering with any of the /system or the /bin files.

To get out of it just simply hold the Control button and tap C on the keyboard.

seriously nothing can go wrong with those commands.
23rd April 2011, 08:01 PM |#8  
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try this:

hold the power button, the volume down key, and the trackpad button

just tested...it works

great for people who have heavy duty cases such as otterbox and trident
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10th December 2011, 11:49 PM |#9  
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I just connected Bluetooth keyboard, it makes it easier and can press CTRL+C to exit animation.
14th November 2019, 08:14 PM |#10  
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I can fix them both in like 2 minutes
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