How to Change Boot Animation on Android

Boot Animation is an animation you would see after the Manufacturer logo when you boot your device.

If you have a rooted Android device, then you can change boot animation on Android.

In this post, we will see the two different ways to do this task on Android.

Remember, both the ways work only for the rooted Android devices.

I recommend you to create a Nandroid backup before making any changes. Let’s get started.

Change Boot Animation on Android

Method #1

Steps

Install and open Boot Animations app.

Tap the boot animation that you want to install.

Now you can see the details of the boot animation. And, tap the boot animation at the top to preview it.

Tap the “+” icon and select the “Install” option.

The app will backup your current boot animation by default. So, you don’t have to take backup separately.

The app will begin installation of new boot animation. Once the installation is completed, you can see the notification on your handset.

Boot animation installed notification

Restart your mobile and enjoy the new boot animation.

If you want to restore your old boot animation, follow the below steps:

Go to the Menu > Backups.

Choose the “Restore” option on your old boot animation.

This app has many settings. Play with them to get the most out of it.

Method #2

There are different boot animation sizes are available. Make sure that you have downloaded correct and suitable one for your device and save it on your device.

Your animation file should be in the Zip format.

Steps

Install and open Root Browser app.

Go to /system/media (Android boot animation location). You can see the current boot animation zip file.

Rename bootanimation.zip to bootanimation.zip.bak. Now, you have the backup of the current boot animation.

Go to the folder that contains the new animation.

Rename your new one to bootanimation.zip.

Copy and paste it in this folder /system/media.

Restart your phone and enjoy the new one.

If the boot animation didn’t get changed and still showing old animation, then follow these steps:

Go to system/media on Root Browser.

Long press on boot animation file. Choose permissions option.

Change permissions of boot animation file as same to the permissions of the media folder. If media folder has permission rwxr-xr-x, change the permission of your boot animation file to the same.

Restart your phone and now you can see the new animation.

If you want to switch back to old animation, follow these steps:

Go to /system/media.

Delete current boot animation file and rename bootanimation.zip.bak to bootanimation.zip.

Also see:

How to Change Name of Icon on Android

How to Disable Boot Animation on Android

How to Make Your Android Boot Faster


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