How To Change The Boot Animation Of Your Android Phone
By on November 14th, 2011

Once you gain root access to your Android phone, you can customize nearly every aspect of your phone to your liking with various apps.

The Boot animation of your phone might not be that important, since people hardly switch off or restart their phone. However, some people might like to change the boot animation to something more geeky or cool so that they show it off to their friends or iPhone users. A boot animation with a small animation time also helps in decreasing the boot-up time of your phone.

If you have a rooted Android phone, then here is how you can change your phone’s boot animation-:

Step 1: Download and install Boot Animation Changer Lite from the Android Market.

Step 2: Start the app, and provide it with root access. If the app is compatible with your phone, a dialog box will automatically pop up saying that the app has found the boot animation location on your phone.

Step 3: Now, select the ‘Change Animation’ option, and the app will show you a bunch of boot animations.

Step 3: Now select any boot animation of your choice. Users can also preview any boot animation before applying it, by selecting the Preview option and then choosing the slow preview mode.

Step 4: To install a boot animation of your choice, simply select the ‘Download and Install’ option. The app will then warn you that you don’t have a backup of your current boot animation. To take a backup, select Settings and then select the Backup animation option.

Now depending on your screen resolution, select the boot animation resolution. If you have a Samsung Galaxy S/S2, Desire, Desire HD, Nexus S or any other similar phones, select the 480×800 resolution boot animation. If you have any of the latest single-core Sony Ericsson Xperia phone like the Arc, Arc S, X10, or the Neo, select the FWVGA option. Owners of low-end Android phones should select the 320×480 resolution.

Keep in mind that selecting the wrong resolution can make the boot animation look stretched out. You can find the exact resolution of your handset in our device database, and then select the correct resolution.

Users will need to buy the paid version of Boot Animation Changer to use custom boot animations. Alternatively, they can manually replace the boot animation by going to the system/media folder and replacing the stock boot animation file with another compatible one.

Once installed, simply reboot/restart your phone to see the new boot animation in action!

Author: Rajesh Pandey Google Profile for Rajesh Pandey
Rajesh is a 19 year old nerd, currently pursuing B.Com Hons from Bhawanipore college in Kolkata, India. He loves everything tech, especially Android. You can follow him on twitter @ePandu or mail to him at

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