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HOWTO: Custom boot animations on NON-ROOTED phones.

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jcase

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You need adb working.

Download http://www.multiupload.com/SVHPN9AINF into your tools dir of your sdk (/home/jcase/android-sdk/tools/ - c:\android-sdk\tools\ something like that)

go to command line, and change your dir to the tools dir of your sdk

cd /home/jcase/android-sdk/tools - or something like that

run adb push

adb push bootanimation.zip /data/local/

reboot phone. This will override the boot animation in /system/media

Enjoy.

-jcase
 
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zifnab06

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adb shell rm /data/local/bootanimation.zip will do it.

the boot process looks in /data/local/ THEN in /system/media. So, if you remove the one you put in /data/local, the original is STILL in /system/media, and is displayed.
 

mattoxic

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Would this work for the Nexus boot animation as long as we change the name of the zip to bootanimation.zip ?

here's the link to the nexus one: sendspace.com/file/0qwx4v
 

derekm2j

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why is it that enevthough I am rooted i get this error when attempting to copy to /system/media?
C:\Users\Derek\Documents\Droid root\android-sdk-windows\tools>adb push bootanimation.zip /system/media
failed to copy 'bootanimation.zip' to '/system/media/bootanimation.zip': Read-on
ly file system
 

jcase

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mattoxic,

if its in the right format it should

derekm2j,

mount it as read/write
mount -o rw,remount /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system

or push to data/local
 

derekm2j

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mattoxic,

if its in the right format it should

derekm2j,

mount it as read/write
mount -o rw,remount /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system

or push to data/local

thanks a million my linux is a little rusty. now why would it say no space left on device? I know I dont have to do it this way but the blasted thing is telling me no. Therefore, i want to do it this way.
 
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jcase

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I have a way back to 1.5 if needed, but it doesnt replace the bootloader.
 

jadesdan

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Thank you! Works for me!
Question-
Can something like this be done for the Lockscreen?
 

mattoxic

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here's a great site with a ton of boot animations for this way
droidboots.com/downloads/boot-animations/

I'm using the nexus one now and it works great.