How to Change Your Android Boot Animation

Booting your Android device may become more fun and entertaining when you know you can animate the process. It is now easy to create your own Android boot animation with the different available ways of doing it. If you want to bring out something new on your Android device booting process, adding some animation to it is something that you can do on your own. Here are some steps on how to change the Android boot animation on your device.

Using Android Boot Animation Apps

The quickest way of changing your own Android boot animation is to use the custom apps available for this purpose. The Google Play offers applications of this kind that you can easily download on your Android device on Just to highlight some of the best Android boot animation apps, here are the top 5 apps that you may find very interesting to download on your Android phone for a quick change of your device’s boot animation effects:

  1. 1.      Boot Animations

This is a boot animation manager for Android devices that offers more than 300 custom animation effects. It comes with a preview option and can convert animated GIFs as animated boot effect.

  1. 2.      Boot Animation Changer

This application requires you to have a rooted phone and a BusyBox to enjoy its great features. There are many different boot animations accessible directly from the app.

  1. 3.      Beauty Boot Animation Assist

The app can modify and replace the boot animation provided by the device’s software with a professional security system. It supports both the switch animation replacement and backup and also supports SD storage for your animation.

  1. 4.      Boot Animation Downloader

This provides a standalone boot animation downloader where you can find about 50 different boot animation designs to download directly on your device for a quick change of your phone’s boot animation effect.

  1. 5.      Boot Box

There are several dynamically beautiful boot animations that are available for your selection. It supports a community of mobile app developers who can share their own boot animation designs and effects. You can play different boot animation each time you boot your phone.  

Manually changing your Android Boot Animation

The Rooting Process

You need to have your device rooted before you can start tweaking on your device’s file manager. To do this you need to do the following steps:

  1. Download Unlock Root Tool on your computer.
  2. Install the app to your computer and follow the setup instructions.
  3. The application menu will be found on your desktop.
  4. Connect your Android device using the data cable to begin the rooting process.
  5. Run the software to your device by selecting the button called root.
  6. Search from the available options to find your specific device and then start the rooting process.
  7. This may take a while so be patient until the process is finished.
  8. When the process is done, you can disconnect the device from the computer and then restart your Android phone and you will find the changes.

Step 1.

The next step is to use an application where you can download the custom boot animation that you want to use for your phone. In this case the Root Browser app will be used. After selecting the specific boot animation that you like, download its associated file.

Step 2.

From the file manager or in this case the Root Browser app, find the original boot animation file in /system/media. Press the file to rename and change it to bootanimation.zip1.

Step 3.

Find the custom boot animation that you want to use and then copy its zip file to the /system/media. Long press the option and select permission.

Step 4.

Check the sections owner, group and others under the read column boxes and only check the owner section under the write box. Make sure to rename the file into for the program to recognize our boot animation.

Step 5.

Two zip files will now become available, the first or original bootanimation.zip1 file and the new file

Step 6.

Reboot your device and you can start viewing your new custom boot animation.

Manually changing your Android boot animation using the file manager and using an application will both require that your phone should be rooted. But doing so will void the warranty of your phone so you may want to take this consideration in exchange of enjoying more customization on your device’s functionality by rooting.