Ben Elliott · Jun 3, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Personalize your Shutdown Animation

While going through one of the official T-Mobile updates for the HD2, XDA member skoogee discovered that integrated into the operating system was the capability of having a small animation playing whenever you switch your phone off.

After extracting and modifying the original animation, skoogee provided us with two .CABs, one of the improved T-Mobile animation and the other with an Arabic animation, which he made himself. However, the interesting feature is that since the .CABs include all the relevant registry edits, you can make your own personalized shutdown animation simply by installing it and replacing the relevant .GIF.

You can find the .CAB and the discussion about the topic in the tweak thread along with some additional animation ideas from other users.


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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. View ben_duder's posts and articles here.
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