If your device is already rooted, then wouldn’t be nice to change your boring bootscreen to something more awesome? What is a bootscreen, you ask? It’s that animation that plays when you turn on your phone. Changing the bootscreen is easy as 1-2-3! But first, you’ll be needing a file explorer that supports root functions like Root Explorer, ES File Manager, and SU File Manager.
DISCLAIMER: I take no responsibility for any conflict, fault, or damage caused by the following procedure.
I’ll be using my Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100 for the purpose of this tutorial,which has the Cyanogen Mod 9 installed in it, so the location of the file maybe different on your device.
You can download the bootanimation.zip through your phone using Opera browser. After downloading your bootanimation.zip, open file manager and navigate to where you saved your bootanimation.zip and copy it — on Opera, downloaded files are usually saved on /sdcard/download. After which, go back to root and mount /system to R/W — If you’re using Root Explorer, it’s located at the top –, then navigate to /system/media — you may want to rename the existing bootanimation.zip to bootanimation.bak for backup and safekeeping — and paste your new bootanimation.zip. And you’re done! Reboot your phone and enjoy watching your new bootscreen!
Don’t know where to download boot animations? Use Google and search for Custom Boot Animations! But before downloading, do READ the description of the boot animation, it could either be intended for a specific device or it could be a flashable zip that can be installed through CWM.
Anyway, here’s my current bootscreen animation, Google Gears:
Credit goes to the creator of this bootscreen. Click the image to download the boot animation. Just follow the procedure above to apply it as your bootscreen. Enjoy!