Samsung Galaxy Tutorial: Best Way To Add Custom Boot Animation
Unlike Apple iPhone 5, users on Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2 or any other Android phone can boast about the level of control they have over their device. Added to the liberty is the contribution from vast Android developer community that allows users to have much more power over virtually all aspects of the smartphone.
The level of control over Android phone allows its users to customize stuffs ranging from Wallpapers, Ringtones, customized launchers, widgets etc. The other popular category in customization is the boot animations, which is the first thing you encounter when you start your phone or tablet. With ever evolving operating system, Android now provide a model for these booting sequences, where a standard bootanimation.zip file consists of every thing that’s shown on phone while powering up.
However, Samsung developed its own proprietary QMG format instead of the ZIP, thus restricting the ROM creators to add custom boot animations in their package. To handle the issue developer at XDA known as smokin1337 has developed a mod covering all the Samsung devices that forces the QMG course, that will retrieve the support for regular bootanimation.zip.
This new mod for Samsung phones basically comes in two different versions and both of these utilize an updater script. The first one adds support for bootanimation.zip to the system, on the other hand the next one only changes Samsungani – the protocol from Samsung that calls boot animations.
The following guide will help you use both the tools.
- The mods work only on rooted Samsung phones as the updater script utilized relies on BusyBox for mounting partitions.
- Additionally you require the bootanimation.zip that you would like to use, and the necessary ZIP file from the XDA link below.
Step 1. Mount the system as read-write and go to the /system partition. You can use a root-level file explorer on your Android phone.
Step 2. Put the bootanimation.zip file that you want to use at the following location on your Android phone:
Step 3. Now, place the hack ZIP file at the root of your phone’s internal memory, reboot the device into recovery and flash the ZIP file
Step 4. Reboot your handset and you will notice the new custom boot animation that you put in your phone’s system/media partition.
If you are still facing issues then simply use the original thread posted on the XDA forum from the link provided below.