[BootAnimation] *Updated* Retro Boot Animation for ICS 4.0


New member
Feb 2, 2011
Awesome! I've been waiting for this since I have this animation on my Desire Z.

Seems slightly laggy on the last few seconds, don't know if thats because it's loading or the animation.

I can see a split second of a white bar sometimes too at the bottom. Don't know how to replicate it though.
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Jun 7, 2010
I've been running this boot anim since you released it and I GREATLY appreciate the updates. It's the little things, you know..


Senior Member
Apr 8, 2011
Near Seattle
So... how can I install it? Do I have to root?

Sent from my Nexus S using XDA App
Sorry for the late response. I guess in order to install the boot animation you need to use adb.
I've never been in your position as i have root. This is what I've found.

I am not responsible if you brick your device.

How to Install Using ADB
1. Download the boot animation file
2. Rename to bootanimation.zip
3. Copy to your "Tools" folder that contains adb commands
4. Open Command Prompt and enter the command below
 adb push bootanimation.zip /data/local
Then to test:

 adb shell bootanimation
I’ve confirmed that you do NOT need to be rooted to change your boot animation, although you will only be able to do so using ADB. To install a non-developers version of ADB, follow the instructions here: Setting up ADB on Windows 7 64 bit (and other Windows platforms)

To return to the stock boot animation, just remove or rename the .zip in /data/local and the system will default back to the stock one in /system/media provided you have not changed it in there.

If you feel the need to save the current bootanimation.zip file in that folder, then before copying over it, use this command to pull it into your SDK /tools folder, rename it, then copy the new one into the tools folder and push it onto the Xoom using the following command:

 adb pull /system/media/bootanimation.zip bootanimation.zip
******************************** If you place one of the boot animations on your Xoom, then reboot and your device gets stuck in a boot loop, your file may be corrupted or something isn't quite right. Find a working boot animation in these forums and use the following commands to push them onto your Xoom via ADB. (It will save you having to re-flash your Xoom like I did the first time it happened to me.)

 adb devices adb push bootanimation.zip /data/local
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Senior Member
Jun 19, 2010
blinking char

I love this bootanimation... but if you're updating it to 3.2... can I also make a request? how about a small square like character (like █ ) blinking in the bottom of the screen like old school loading from DOS? it would add just another image and keeping looping the current last one and this one with the square character, showing that XOOM is still alive when the boot is slow (like when updating and/or cleaning cache/dalvik cache...)