[Module] Custom Systemless Boot Animation

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misakstvanu

Member
Oct 29, 2019
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Hello!
I had a lot of trouble making my phone show custom boot animation so I put together this. Hopefully I can help you set custom boot animation systemlessly.
Since Magisk 16.4, the boot animation can not be loaded from user data fs, this is the simplest method I'm aware of.

What do you need?
  1. Magisk 18+
  2. Android 5+
  3. Custom bootanimation.zip
  4. This repository (github.com/MCBlesk/Systemless-Boot-Animation)

Steps
  1. Download the Github repository
  2. Replace bootanimation.zip in /system/media/
  3. Zip all files in the repository
  4. Install with Magisk Manager

Not working?
  1. Make sure your bootanimation.zip file is not compressed! (store compression)
  2. Put an empty line after the last instruction in desc.txt
  3. Make sure images are valid PNGs
  4. Refer to googlesource (android.googlesource.com/platform/frameworks/base/+/master/cmds/bootanimation/FORMAT.md)
  5. Try installing the module with provided bootanimation.zip. If it does work, your bootanimation.zip is most probably invalid. If it doesn't, the module probably doesn't work on your device.
  6. Didn't help? Ask! I spent a lot of time messing things up and hopefully have some overview...

Sorry I have links in this format, I can't post external links yet... :(

Warning: If you don't replace the bootanimtion.zip, my stupid face will scare you every time you reboot the phone.
 
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eXtremeDevil

Senior Member
Jun 19, 2012
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Seville
OK, now it flashses, but it doesn't work. The zip is attached.

Phone is OP2, latest Magisk, on Resurrection Remix 7.0.2 (Pie 9).

Thanks in advance.
 

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misakstvanu

Member
Oct 29, 2019
9
3
The bootanimation.zip is being replaced, but it seems that not fast enough to apply on boot.

Hey again, sorry for the delay. There was a lot going on. I we looked into this on friend's OnePlus2 Lineage16 and everything worked.

I looked into Magic Mount and the boot process again and bootanim service is guaranteed to start AFTER post-fs-data (where Magisk replaces it).

If your /system/media folder doesn't contain bootanimation-encrypted.zip (which has a higher priority and I didn't work around it - not intentionally) I am not sure how to help you. Sorry. :(
 

eXtremeDevil

Senior Member
Jun 19, 2012
476
29
Seville
Sorry for my late response as well. I really appreciate your efforts, but now I have a different phone and although I keep my old OP2, this issue is not worth it anymore.

Thanks again!
 
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