[How To] Flash a new Splash image with Latest FW

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Technane

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Feb 13, 2008
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Hello all,

Since having the new FW that is needed to have ICS on our phones the usual method of flashing Splash images has been lost,

well after a bit of testing Eisteh, Lizard and I from the AndroidRevolution IRC channel have found a way to still flash the beloved splash images,


Ok so it is quite simple,

Go get the fw package from the bottom of http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=21132762&postcount=41583
direct link: http://goo.gl/kPfB0

once you have it, open it with winrar or even windows archive folders, note i said open do not extract,

delete everything accept Android-info text file

now copy your chosen Splash image into the file ensuring its named splash1.img

close the file,
copy the now modified PD58IMG.zip onto the root of your memory card,
and reboot your phone into the bootloader.

the bootloader should pick up the file and flash the splash image for you.

thats it.

heres an example of it working ..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2W4yQbwG5Ko

A quick guide and method to create your Splash image,
download the attached file and unpack it to somewhere easy to find
Create a bitmap with the dimensions 540x960
and name it SPLASH.BMP
put it with the unpacked files,
double click the RUN THIS ONE batch file,
and you splash1.img will be created
then copy into your prepared zip file

View attachment Splash-Screen-Creator-Sensation.zip


Hope this helps you all, Till the next time

Technane

PS Thanks : From AndroidRevolution Eisteh, Lizard, Evil Dragon,
For the Massive CID PD58img.zip making this easier Kohr-Ah
for the initial work on the FW mike-1986, and for his continued work on the ARHD rom
for the Batch file VibrantOwnr
and for NBIMG Pau Oliva
 
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Technane

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heres the splash image i used and as featured in the guide,

jbe7elniFf1Hv8.bmp
 
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xdafalter

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my workaround was to flash the eng hboot, and after flashing the splash revert to recent hboot. But this might save some time :)
 

Technane

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i can't delete the files in winrar.
how can i fix that???

If you are on windows just use windows compressed folders to open the file, or alternatively use 7zip i used windows i was told it worked in winrar but i havent tested it myself,

If you have issues you could post your wanted image and i could create the zip for you. I will test with winrar now and edit the guide accordingly thanks for the info


ok tested it myself, Zip open in Winrar. Right click ..... Delete ..... Works for me

using this:WinRAR x64 (64 bit) 4.10 beta 5
 
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cryptstyling

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A quick guide and method to create your Splash image,
download the attached file and unpack it to somewhere easy to find
Create a bitmap with the dimensions 540x960
and name it SPLASH.BMP
put it with the unpacked files,
double click the RUN THIS ONE batch file,
and you splash1.img will be created
then copy into your prepared zip file

I got it working with compressed files to delete those files.

The next problem is that i the batch file won't create the img file.

Maybe that you can solve it for me.

i give you 2 pics. Maybe you can make both for me.
 

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Technane

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U realise both those images aren't 540*960 right?
and both JPG?


Well anyway ,,,

I upscaled them a bit so they might look a bit stretched.

here u go... just remember to rename the files before you try and flash them or it wont work.
 

cryptstyling

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THX, i will try them now.

I had those images from the splashscreen forum here and there i downloaded theme as the right file and the right size.

Only problem was that i could't upload them here in the post because of the size.

Thats why i posted them at those size and format.

This is where i found the original with the zip that they were in.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=20909826&postcount=143

thx

maybe you can make them also so that i have beter quality of it.

thx anyways

Edit:
those 2 worked great.
Didn't saw much of the stretching.
I'm happy now man.

Now to find out to do it myself
 
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Technane

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THX, i will try them now.

I had those images from the splashscreen forum here and there i downloaded theme as the right file and the right size.

Only problem was that i could't upload them here in the post because of the size.

Thats why i posted them at those size and format.

This is where i found the original with the zip that they were in.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=20909826&postcount=143

thx

maybe you can make them also so that i have beter quality of it.

thx anyways

Edit:
those 2 worked great.
Didn't saw much of the stretching.
I'm happy now man.

Now to find out to do it myself

Well the file he says hes attached in that post, he says he has included the .img files, all you needed to do was take the .img files rename them to splash1.img then copy them into the zip, and thats it done, glad your all up and running though please can you poke the thanks button :D
 
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cryptstyling

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ok thx.

maybe you know the answer on this one.
Why doesn't it wanna change from bmp to img?

when i press option 1 and after it any key nothing changes.
That's the only bump on the road.
 

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Skipjacks

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Dude, you are way overthinking this.

I made those 2 splash screens. Look at the bottom of the post you found them in. There is aszip file that has the converted img files.
They are ready to go!
I got it working with compressed files to delete those files.

The next problem is that i the batch file won't create the img file.

Maybe that you can solve it for me.

i give you 2 pics. Maybe you can make both for me.



Sent from my Sensation using XDA App
 

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BootFlash Pro on the market makes this process simple. I've used from 2.3.4 thru 4.0.3 and it works flawlessly. Free version on the market works fine too.
 

cryptstyling

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Dude, you are way overthinking this.

I made those 2 splash screens. Look at the bottom of the post you found them in. There is aszip file that has the converted img files.
They are ready to go!



Sent from my Sensation using XDA App

I know and i have them used.
thats not the problem.
I tested to make a new one on my own with a different image.
Thats what i was talking about.

the ones you made for me works perfect.

---------- Post added at 02:02 AM ---------- Previous post was at 01:51 AM ----------

BootFlash Pro on the market makes this process simple. I've used from 2.3.4 thru 4.0.3 and it works flawlessly. Free version on the market works fine too.

After all that trying there is a app that can do that for you in a second.
It worked inmediatly.

Never mind i still want the learn the manual way of it.

THX all for the help
 

Skipjacks

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I know and i have them used.
thats not the problem.
I tested to make a new one on my own with a different image.
Thats what i was talking about.

the ones you made for me works perfect.

---------- Post added at 02:02 AM ---------- Previous post was at 01:51 AM ----------



After all that trying there is a app that can do that for you in a second.
It worked inmediatly.

Never mind i still want the learn the manual way of it.

THX all for the help

The key is to start with the background image when you're designing these. Have it already set up to the right size. Then just add elements and you don't have to worry about distorting anything later to make it fit.

That Bootflash app looks neat. Since it uses a data connection it obviously uses a server to change the file from a bmp or whatever into a proper img file. That's pretty cool!

And if it works on the new firmware, then I'm betting my terminal flashing method still works also. But for $0.99....can you really go wrong?
 

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    Hello all,

    Since having the new FW that is needed to have ICS on our phones the usual method of flashing Splash images has been lost,

    well after a bit of testing Eisteh, Lizard and I from the AndroidRevolution IRC channel have found a way to still flash the beloved splash images,


    Ok so it is quite simple,

    Go get the fw package from the bottom of http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=21132762&postcount=41583
    direct link: http://goo.gl/kPfB0

    once you have it, open it with winrar or even windows archive folders, note i said open do not extract,

    delete everything accept Android-info text file

    now copy your chosen Splash image into the file ensuring its named splash1.img

    close the file,
    copy the now modified PD58IMG.zip onto the root of your memory card,
    and reboot your phone into the bootloader.

    the bootloader should pick up the file and flash the splash image for you.

    thats it.

    heres an example of it working ..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2W4yQbwG5Ko

    A quick guide and method to create your Splash image,
    download the attached file and unpack it to somewhere easy to find
    Create a bitmap with the dimensions 540x960
    and name it SPLASH.BMP
    put it with the unpacked files,
    double click the RUN THIS ONE batch file,
    and you splash1.img will be created
    then copy into your prepared zip file

    View attachment Splash-Screen-Creator-Sensation.zip


    Hope this helps you all, Till the next time

    Technane

    PS Thanks : From AndroidRevolution Eisteh, Lizard, Evil Dragon,
    For the Massive CID PD58img.zip making this easier Kohr-Ah
    for the initial work on the FW mike-1986, and for his continued work on the ARHD rom
    for the Batch file VibrantOwnr
    and for NBIMG Pau Oliva
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    You dont even have to gp through recovery. Its super simple to flash a new splash screen without rebooting into recovery.

    Its faster. Its easier. Its actually safer (if you set it up right the first time). It just takes 2 minutes to set up the first time.

    Here's what you do....

    First off, download this app.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/...51bGwsMSwxLDMsIm5sLnJvZ3JvLkdTY3JpcHRMaXRlIl0.

    It's free. It's easy to use. It's called GScript Lite if the link doesn't work.

    Once you install it hit the menu button in the app and choose "Add script"

    When the add script section pops up, check the little box that said "Needs SU?"

    And in the text box type the following exactly as you see it here (Or cut and paste it from your mobile browser or the XDA app)

    dd if=/mnt/sdcard/splashscreens/custom.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p14

    Save the script.

    Congratulations. You've just done the hard part.

    Now, create a directory on your SD Card called "Splashscreens"

    Put all your properly formatted splashscreen.img files in that directory.

    Rename the one you want to use to "custom.img"

    Go back to GScript and run your splash screen script you have saved. It'll transfer your new splashscreen to the phone in about half a second.

    When you want to change it again, rename another file to custom.img and run the script again. Do it as often as you like.

    Personally, I keep the spashscreen .img files as well as the viewable .jpg files I made the .img files from in that Splashscreen directory. That lets me easily view exactly how the splash screen will look on the phone before I change it.

    This literally could not be easier.
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    U realise both those images aren't 540*960 right?
    and both JPG?


    Well anyway ,,,

    I upscaled them a bit so they might look a bit stretched.

    here u go... just remember to rename the files before you try and flash them or it wont work.
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    hahaha silly me
    i`m sorry i meant frome here
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=18746498&postcount=123
    the stairs one thanks


    here you go, please tap that thanks button.
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    ya but how can you convert a png or jpg to an img file?

    The old way using NBIMG will still work great for that.