Change your Boot Animation with A New One on Rooted Devices

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Android is one of those platforms that make you feel that everything is possible and I appreciate the opportunity to tweak anything.

Have you ever stumbled upon a cool boot animation on a friend’s Android device or a presentation on the Web? It isn’t hard to make your own, but it is even easier to change Boot Animation on rooted devices such as yours.

Boot animations can easily add that extra polish that makes your Android device your own. That’s precisely why today I’ll be showing you how to easily change your boring stock manufacturer boot animation to something way more interesting.

How to Change your Boot Animation with A New One on Rooted Devices:

  1. You need to download a boot animation that you like from the Internet; speaking of that, here is a great place to find custom animations to use;
  2. Rename it as bootanimation.zip to make things easier;
  3. Open Root Browser (or your file manager) app; speaking of that, the MK File Manager deserves all your attention;
  4. Once being inside, just find your original boot animation file (bootanimation.zip) in /system/media;
  5. Now, rename the existing boot animation file (bootanimation.zip) to bootanimation.zip.bak;
  6. It’s time to copy the file that you downloaded earlier (bootanimatin.zip) and paste it in this folder (the one where you found the original bootanimation.zip file);
  7. Now, you’ll see two files in this folder – bootanimation.zip and bootanimation.zip.bak;
  8. It’s time to browse to the custom boot animation that you want to switch to, copy the zip file to /system/media;
  9. Simply long-press and choose Permission;
  10. At this point, you will see three options – User, Group, and Other. Your job is to tick the boxes for R, W, and X under User category, and tick the boxes for R under Group and Other categories;
  11. Don’t forget to save the changes that you’ve made;
  12. After that, rename the file to bootanimation.zip, if the zip file name is different;
  13. Reboot your device to see the new boot animation. In fact, you should be able to see two zip files: one is the bootanimation.zip (new file) and the other is bootanimation.zip1 (the original).

Therefore, if you ever want to switch back to your original boot animation, all you must do is to delete the current bootanimation.zip and rename the original file back to bootanimation.zip (from bootanimation.zip1).

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