Will Verduzco · Jun 25, 2013 at 07:30 am

Spruce up Your Restarts with 81 Fantastic Boot Animations

If you’re anything like I am, you dread the occasional moments when you realize that you must restart your device in order to accomplish some certain task. Be it a ROM flash, a cache flush, or simply a restart because your device that has been on for two consecutive months is starting to feel a little slow, there are various reasons that would mandate one to perform a system shutdown.

Thankfully, Android boot animations can help make the process a little more enjoyable by at least giving you some eye candy while you’re waiting to get to your next round in Super Hexagon. While most custom ROMs and some custom kernels come with their own hallmark boot animation, you may simply want some added variety to spice things up a tad.

Thankfully, XDA Forum Member raishiro has created and shared 81 superb 3D-rendered boot animations. These boot animations come from a collection of 56 .gifs from artist Paolo Čerić, and most of them are “interesting” enough to make you wonder if you have accidentally ingested some unmarked substance or inhaled a few too many fumes. Needless to say, they’re quite fascinating boot animations, and they make the restart process just a tad more bearable.

To give your boot sequence some bling, head over to the original thread. Don’t blame me if you find your device uptime lowered substantially while you try and catch a glimpse of your boot animation a few more times throughout the day.


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willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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