Ben Elliott · Apr 9, 2010 at 09:27 am

BIOS Boot Animation for Your Windows Phone

If you’ve read our recent article on the pretty neat BIOS-like boot animation for Android but couldn’t find anything similar for your Windows Mobile phone, then look no further!

The original boot package by Wajk works on QVGA, VGA and WVGA devices and includes a BIOS animation accompanied by the nostalgic soundtrack of system beeps and a whirring hard drive. The package has recently been updated, now adding the option of a ‘no sound’ version while speeding the animation up for more capable devices. Find it in this thread.

Elsewhere on the site, members have created device-specific BIOS splash screens and animations.

Srctcwlvl‘s BIOS boot splash and animation are designed solely for the Raphael and include the device’s specs during the sequence. You can download them from this threadJeckyll has made a similar sequence, this time for the HD2, and can be found here.


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ben_duder is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Hi! My name's Ben, and I'm proud to be one of the news writers at xda-developers. I live near London and have spent the last ten years wasting all the money I get my hands on on new gadgets with which to fulfil my technolust. I first got into HTC phones when I found a Lobster 700TV (the HTC Monet) at a very good price, and I'm ashamed to say that I couldn't have cared less about what operating system the phone was running as long as I could watch The Simpsons on the bus. As fellow Monet owners might know, the 'TV' part of the phone's alternate title was somewhat deceiving and was completely abandoned by the service providers in England. However, by then I had already fallen in love with the freedom Windows Mobile had given me. After the Monet came a Universal, with a Touch Pro following that. I've just bought a G1 (yeah, I know, get with the times!) because I'm really interested in Android as a budding operating system and don't think I could ever cope with a 'dumbphone' now that I know what's on offer. Although I haven't contributed much to the site in terms of programming or cooking help, I hope that I can give a bit back by letting you guys know what's new through my articles. If you have any questions, suggestions or complaints about those articles, feel free to get in touch with me via PM using the URL above.
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