Splash screens have a varied reaction. Some people love them, some people barely notice they’re there. For most people who enjoy flashing ROMs, the splash screen is often looked at more than their home screens are and they want it to be something they can consider eye candy.
For those toting around the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play and are running Linux, you now have the ability to create your own. XDA Senior Member KieranFTW has released a tool for Linux users that converts ordinary png files into the proper format to use as a custom splash screen.
The process is relatively simple and is virtually harmless to the device. Just throw a few commands into the terminal, run the script and you get a hot off the press RLE file ready to be installed onto the phone. As KieranFTW states:
I created a set of scripts for converting RLE splash image files into PNG files, vice versa.
So if you find a splash screen you almost like and want to edit it, the script allows for backwards conversion so it can be altered. As usual, create a backup first just in case something goes horrifically wrong.
For anyone who wants to give the script a shot, you can find the commands needed, the download links and full instructions in the original thread.