android boot animations

I own a smartphone that runs the Android OS. When booting, one is greeted initially by a logo, after which an animation appears. The latter can be easily replaced, and I've made a few of these animations.

To use a boot animation, your device must be rooted. I won't go into the specifics of that here, as there are countless tutorials for it online. Once you have root access, simply replace located in /system/media/ (for Android AOSP at least) with one you take from the list below. Reboot your phone, and the animation appears. It's that simple!

Note that the downloads below are zipfiles that contain the zipfiles you'll copy to your phone. The file you need is called and you mustn't rename it, as your system will specifically search for a file with that name.

The examples below have been compressed (reduced size, colour and framerate) to load faster; the actual animations are either 720×1280 or 1080×1920 and look far better. If you want to use one of the smaller animations on a device with a higher resolution screen, you need to extract everything from, open the desc.txt file, change the first two numbers (720 1280) to your native resolution (i.e. 1080 1920), and then rezip the text file and folder into a new Note that you must not use any compression, so set your archiver to Store only or equivalent.

bootanimation of a pterodactyl carrying a dinosaur bootanimation of jupiter spinning in black and white bootanimation of a colourful, moving atari logo
720×1280, 11.6 kB
Dino Run

720×1280, 2.5 MB

720×1280, 1.2 MB

bootanimation of a sphere made of turning gears bootanimation of a rainy day in the woods bootanimation of a woman swimming through space as though it were water
Gear sphere
720×1280, 2.2 MB

720×1280, 1.8 MB

Space swimmer
720×1280, 12.7 MB

bootanimation of a rotating human skull bootanimation of The Ultimate Trip from 2001: A Space Odyssey bootanimation of a cartoony little squid swimming up and down
720×1280, 2.4 MB

The ultimate trip
720×1280, 38.6 MB
2001: A Space Odyssey. The full sequence.
720×1280, 489.8 kB

bootanimation of an animated illustration of evolution, from a single cell to a human being bootanimation of a cassette with its reels turning bootanimation of a cartoon cassette being played in a deck
720×1280, 3.9 MB
1080×1920, 429.3 kB
El Independiente
Anime Cassette
1080×1920, 2.0 MB