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Tomek Kondrat · Dec 18, 2014

Chainfire Turns Your Bootanimation into a Logging Center

Having a nice boot animation certainly adds a little bit of aesthetic polish to your ROM. But other than its purely aesthetic value, boot animations don't really provide any useful information. When your device is boot looping or one of your services is constantly crashing, ADB is still the most reliable option to get information. There are plenty applications able to get logs straight from device, but not many can access logs while booting. XDA Senior Recognized Developer and Senior...

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Jimmy McGee · Sep 24, 2014

How to Change Your Boot Animation – Android Basics 101 – XDA Developer TV

The great thing about Android is the vast possibilities when it comes to customization. When you root, you open up even more options for customization. One of those options is changing your boot animation. Why have the same stock boot animation as everyone else? You can find a vast selection of custom boot animations from simple graphic animations to animations that make your phone feel retro or pay homage to another device like a Playstation 2. In this episode of...

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Tomek Kondrat · Feb 25, 2014

Convert a Boot Animation to a Video with Windows Script

A boot animation is the first thing a user sees after turning on a phone or tablet. This introductory part of the ROM is very important, and directly influences our experience of said ROM. For this, Android uses PNG files and a desc.txt bundled into one zip. The text file contains resolution and frame rate information so that the boot animation displays at the correct size and with the desired speed. Making a public preview of boot animation wasn't as easy...

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Samantha · May 29, 2013

Create Your Very Own Boot Animations

If you've already taken a look at the boot animation utility featuring 400 different animations for your Android device, but haven't seen anything that catches your eye, you may want to create your very own boot animation. If this is the case, you may want to check out XDA Senior Member ayushrox's guide on how to do so. A guide written for Windows Users, it lays down the foundations by explaining just exactly what a boot animation is, what it consists...

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Samantha · May 24, 2013

Boot Animation Paradise for your Android Device

The default boot animations on any device, no matter which manufacturer, are generally pretty bland and boring, which is probably why many of us dedicate an unreasonable amount of our time in our quest for the 'perfect' boot animation to greet us every time we turn on our device. Well, there is good news, as XDA Forum Member Vincent8111 has compiled nearly 400 boot animations into one program for our pleasure and convenience. The BootAnimation Changer runs on Windows PCs and delivers an...

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