Even though I’m not updating Symbian-Guru.com any longer, I’m still obviously attached to the whole Guru brand. I’ve used the Symbian-Guru wallpaper as the background on my Nexus One off and on, but recently decided that I needed to create a custom boot animation. The process is actually pretty simple, albeit quite tedious. I’ll share the instructions at the end of this post, if you want to try your hand.
To cut to the chase, here’s a video showing the boot animation on my Nexus One. It’s admittedly pretty rough, but now that I know what I’m doing, it’ll be easier to tweak and improve the animation.
You can download the bootanimation.zip file at http://bit.ly/guruboot if you want to use it on your phone, and please let me know if you do! You’ll need to have rooted your phone, and there are a few ways to do it.
1. You *should* be able to use Root Explorer or Android Mate to paste bootanimation.zip to the datalocal directory on your device.
if that doesn’t work, then
2. If you have the Android SDK installed on your computer, connect your phone with USB debugging enabled, and put the bootanimation.zip in the tools directory. Then use the following commands:
Here’s a great walkthrough on creating your own custom boot animation.
2 thoughts on “Presenting The Guru’s Custom Android Boot Animation”
goodness, that phone seems to take a long time to boot! Comparing to my N900.
It’s got a custom ROM, which may have to do with the long load time. I honestly don’t know – I only reboot it once a week or so.