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Boot Animation Preview Updated
Having an awesome boot screen on Android devices is becoming a very hard task with all these available packages, but this Windows application is here to help. Made by XDA member camalot, this application sets out to give you access to your boot files, allowing you to see the animation. This way, you’ll know what looks the coolest before you load it all up.
This is a tool for windows that will allow you to preview a boot animation (bootanimation.zip) file before applying it to your device. If you have the SDK in your environment path, it will also allow you to apply the boot animation to the device. I have tested about 50 boot animations and only had 2 that wouldn’t load, and they didn’t load because there was an invalid line in the desc.txt file.
- .NET Framework 4.0
- Windows XP or later
- Android SDK added to Environment path (to set the boot animation on the device, if you don’t have it in the path, you just cant set it from the app)
- Boot Animation files to open (you can pull one off your device @ /system/media/bootanimation.zip)
You can download this preview tool in the application thread.
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