How to Disable Boot Animation in Android

In this post, we’ll see:

Notes:

  • Please note that you need a rooted Android device to follow this guide.
  • Take a Nandroid backup before proceeding.

Let’s begin.

How to Disable Boot Animation in Android

Method #1

Install and open the File Explorer Root Browser app. Provide root permission and “Storage” permission. You’ll now be in the “Root Directory.”

Tap system > media. Long-press the “bootanimation.zip.” Tap on the three vertical dots > Rename.

In the pop-up, add .bak to the end. The results may look like bootanimation.zip.bak. Tap the Ok.

Hit the Back button and then tap the “bin” folder. Find and long-press the “bootanimation” file. Now, tap the three vertical dots at the top and then the “Rename” option.

Add .bak at the end. The results will look like bootanimation.bak. Tap the Ok.

Reboot your Android phone to see the changes.

Note: if you want to get the boot animation back, rename the bootanimation.zip.bak to bootanimation.zip and the bootanimation.bak to bootanimation.

Method #2

Install and open the File Explorer Root Browser app. Provide root permission and “Storage” permission. You’ll now be in the “Root Directory.”

Tap the “system” folder. You can see the “build.prop” file now. Tap on it. Hit the “Text Editor” option.

Go to the end of the file and add the following code in a new line: debug.sf.nobootanimation=1

Tap the “Save” icon at the top, and then tap the “Save & exit” option. Restart your phone to see the changes.

Note: if you want to get the boot animation back, remove the added line of code or replace the 1 with the 0 in the code.

How to Change Boot Animation in Android

Method #1

Install and open Boot Animations for Superuser app. Hit the “X” at the top. Now you can see boot animations. Tap the one you prefer.

Hit the “Play” icon at the top if you want to preview boot animation. If you’re okay with the boot animation, hit the “+” icon. In the pop-up, tap “Install.”

After some time, you’ll be asked to provide root permission for the app. Provide it. Once the installation is complete, you’ll be notified via notification. Restart your mobile.

That’s all. You can now see the changes.

To get your default boot animation back, follow the steps below:

Open the “Boot Animations for Superuser” app. Hit the three vertical dots at the top > Backups.

Find your default boot animation and tap the three vertical dots in it. You can now see the “Restore” option. Hit it.

Restart your mobile and you will see the change.

Method #2

Here, we’ll see how to change boot animation manually.

Install and open the File Explorer Root Browser app. Provide root permission and “Storage” permission. You’ll now be in the “Root Directory.”

Go to system > media. Now you can see the bootanimation.zip. Rename it to bootanimation.zip.bak.

Now, go to the folder that contains the boot animation you want to use. Rename the boot animation file as bootanimation.zip.

Copy that file and paste it into the “media” folder (which you can find within the “system” folder).

Now, long-press the bootanimation.zip and then hit the three vertical dots at the top. Tap Properties > Permissions.

Select “R” of “Others.” Hit the “Apply” button. Reboot your phone.

That’s it. You can now see the changes.