Custom Boot Images For Dummies

Where you able to flash a boot images

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aron4588

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CAN I GET A STICKY I THINK THIS THREAD HAVE HELP ALOT OF PEOPLE AND I NEVER BEEN STICKY BEFORE LOL :)

This is updated with the lastest tool. (Windows)
I included a zip with all files you may need at the bottom of the post.

1. Turn off your phone

2. Turn on the phone into bootloader (camera+power).
Make sure it say fastboot in the middle if not hit back and it should appear-

3. Make sure your device is found in device manger
If you don't see adb device up top in device manger find the yellow mark devices
Right Click, update driver, and point to the location of the USB Driver
(http://dl.google.com/android/android_usb_windows.zip)

4. Open and extract the below zip to your desktop
You should now have a custom and fastboot folder on your desktop

5. Open up a dos window (start>run>CMD)

6. Type cd desktop then cd fastboot

7. If you would not like to flash the sample images skip to step 9

8. copy and paste the command line by line
fastboot flash splash1 mysplash.rgb565
fastboot flash splash2 mysplash.rgb565
fastboot reboot

Part 2 Making your own images
9. Open up the "create" folder

10. Run CreateG1Splash.exe

11. Open up your image in the program and click convert

12. Goto the folder of your images and their you will find mysplash.rgb565

13. Place the mysplash.rgb565 into the fastboot folder

14. copy and paste the command line by line
fastboot flash splash1 mysplash.rgb565
fastboot flash splash2 mysplash.rgb565
fastboot reboot


Files updated 1/4/08
Credit to JF for all app to make this possible
 

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MMTest97

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Success

I was able to do it, but quick question.

How many splash images can I have?

I was able to flash 2 over and it boots the first one (splash1) and then the second one (splash2)

How far can I go with this?
 

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mack

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hey thank you soo much. I was waiting for an easier way of adding boot image...i just flashed mine and it worked perfectly. This only replaces the G1 boot image. anyone tried 3 and 4?

btw, i attached my boot screen if anyone wants to use it. I didnt put any signature or watermarks so other people can use it too.
 

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hbguy

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stuck at last step..

Hi,

I've been waiting for this tutorial for a while since its very friendly to use and thank you for all the posts to help out further with extra files too.

however i after i enter "fastboot flash splash1 mysplash.rgb565" in cmd i get "< waiting for device > and it stays there forever.. i tried restarting and doing it again and the same result...

does anyone know what i'm doing wrong? is this a memory problem?

hbguy

EDITED: got it to work after updating driver :). great tutorial for complicated process for newbs
 
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aron4588

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splash2 is not animated if i recalled but it the android boot which i am gonna have look at splash number and file type for it
 

JesusFreke

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So....has anyone figured out a way to make the animated logo like in the original splash2?

there is no original splash2. splash2 isn't used on the G1s (until you flash something to splash2 yourself). The splash sequence is

splash1 (The G1 screen)
splash2 (doesn't get displayed until/unless you flash something there yourself)
animated android screen
 

aron4588

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Jun 14, 2007
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Thanks for clearing that up Expert i was looking in the sdk where do you find the splash file at

there is no original splash2. splash2 isn't used on the G1s (until you flash something to splash2 yourself). The splash sequence is

splash1 (The G1 screen)
splash2 (doesn't get displayed until/unless you flash something there yourself)
animated android screen
 
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