Fix Android 5.0 Lollipop Boot Animation Memory leak

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Do you love the latest Android Lollipop treat from Google? The features and changes that came along with the latest OS release are impressive, we have to agree on that, but it doesn’t mean that we are blind regarding the fact that the Android Lollipop came with several bugs which caused severe lags and battery drain issues.

The first two quick minor updates (we are talking about none other than 5.0.1 and 5.0.2) from Google, followed by other bigger ones did fix most of the bugs but there are still some of them left and we are all looking for solutions. One such bug is the boot animation memory leak one and we are really worried about it as long as consumes greater amounts of memory during boot, causing severe lags.

Well, arter97 of XDA has found a solution for this issue and according to him, it seems that “the current Lollipop boot animation implementation does not releases the resources held to play previous frames” which might be the root cause of the issue. The developer claims that almost all the devices (excepting for the Touchwiz based Samsung models) encounter this bug causing highly unstable UI and he even reproduced this bug on several Android devices such as Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4, Nexus 7, Nexus 5, Nexus 4 and even more with CyanogenMod 12, Google’s stock AOSP and LG’s Lollipop firmware.

If this is happening to your handset as well, we think that it’s time to take action. We can tell you from the start that the procedure is not at all a complicated one and on many devices, it actually leads to slightly improved boot times. And don’t worry we have here is a “permanent fix” for the bootanimation issue, so bootanimation zip file is waiting for you.

Isn’t this what you want as well? So, let’s proceed:

How to Fix Android 5.0 Lollipop Boot Animation Memory leak:

  1. The first thing that you must do is to download the fix zip from here;
  2. Open the zip file and there you can find have two folders containing boot animation binaries: CM12 and AOSP (32-bit and 64-bit binaries);
  3. Choose the boot animation binary depending on the device’s CPU architecture and the type of ROM
  4. Take a backup of the bootanimation binary from the /system/bin directory;
  5. After that, copy the patched binary in its place;
  6. At the end, you just have to reboot your handset. That was all!

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Loredana has graduated Communication and Public Relations and works as a copywriter for over three years. She uses technology every day ( just as anyone else having her age ), but somehow things turned into something more than that. She just loves to discover more about what’s new and interesting, so why not combining that with her passion for writing? Here, on Android Flagship she contributes articles regarding the best choices that you could take when it comes to the latest Android releases and not only and she promises to keep you updated.