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[Boot Animation] ZX Spectrum style boot animation (480x800)

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Case_

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Aug 12, 2009
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Since it seems like there still isn't a proper ZX Spectrum style boot animation for regular Android phones, here's my simple attempt at one. It's for 480x800 devices (at least for now - I MIGHT add some other resolutions later...or not...) and it's pretty simple, but I kinda like it, so here it is. I've tried to make it as lean as possible.

It's running a bit faster than it runs on real Speccy (yes, the loading border stripes are genuine and correct for this specific image and I've thought about adding the proper loading sounds as well ;) ) and the pixel aspect ratio of the image itself is (obviously) off, therefore the image color attributes are not the famous 8x8 squares. Sorry about that. The font is corrected, though.

Just place it into /system/media (or wherever your kernel reads bootanimation.zip files from) and you should be good to go. Here's video of my Galaxy S booting (the version in the video is a bit faster than the final one, 15fps vs 10fps):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYRqlSkt2qQ

Download - see attached file or here's a Mediafire mirror:

http://www.mediafire.com/?z2b38o5qg3qusbx
 

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Virnik0

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Sep 14, 2010
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Haha, that makes me want a 8bit NES style one :cool:

Nice one :)))

Btw, there are two paths, which are searched for bootanimation.zip during kernel boot process:

/system/media/
&
/data/local/media

Placing it to the /system/media as you have suggested is better, because all kernels supporting boot animations reads system partition, while not all custom kernels uses /data/local/media for boot animation.

Good work ;-)
 

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    Since it seems like there still isn't a proper ZX Spectrum style boot animation for regular Android phones, here's my simple attempt at one. It's for 480x800 devices (at least for now - I MIGHT add some other resolutions later...or not...) and it's pretty simple, but I kinda like it, so here it is. I've tried to make it as lean as possible.

    It's running a bit faster than it runs on real Speccy (yes, the loading border stripes are genuine and correct for this specific image and I've thought about adding the proper loading sounds as well ;) ) and the pixel aspect ratio of the image itself is (obviously) off, therefore the image color attributes are not the famous 8x8 squares. Sorry about that. The font is corrected, though.

    Just place it into /system/media (or wherever your kernel reads bootanimation.zip files from) and you should be good to go. Here's video of my Galaxy S booting (the version in the video is a bit faster than the final one, 15fps vs 10fps):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYRqlSkt2qQ

    Download - see attached file or here's a Mediafire mirror:

    http://www.mediafire.com/?z2b38o5qg3qusbx