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Monday, 31 May 2010

Make Custom bootanimations - [How-To] -HTC DESIRE

*Note* – Make sure you have WinRAR or 7zip installed on your computer.
1.  Download the stock boot animation to your PC:  bootanimation.zip
2.  Extract bootanimation.zip to a folder.
3.  You should find 2 folders and 1 file:  part0, part1, and desc.txt.
The part0 folder contains .png files which boot but do not loop.  The part1 folder contains your .png files which will loop over and over again.  The desc.txt are the settings you can tweak including how big you want your custom boot animation to display.
480 800 30p 1 0 part0p 0 10 part1  (480 800 = the dimensions)
4.  This is where you get creative.  In Photoshop or your other favorite image editing program, put together your series of .png files which will replace the images in part0 and part1.
Make sure your file names follow a series similar to this:  boot_00001.png, boot_00002.png, etc.
5.  Once you have finished being creative, replace the .png files in part0 and part1 with your new series.
6.  Highlight part0, part1, and desc.txt and then right click and choose “Add to archive…”
7.  Click the dot for “ZIP” and under compression method choose “Store.”
8.  Make sure the .zip which is created is named “bootanimation.zip”.
9.  You have now created your custom boot animation!
10.  To add this to your Desire, follow these instructions using your new bootanimation.zip.

OR you can install straight from your phone!

1. Download "Root Explorer" from the android market.
2. Copy the bootanimation.zip to the root of your sdcard,
3. Using root explorer copy the bootanimation.zip to /data/local reboot and enjoy!

Preview app....
You can use the app HERE  to preview your work before exporting it to your phone.

Also a very good batch conversion tool for these images is called InfanView (Its free), You can download from their site  http://www.irfanview.com/
Questions or comments?  Make sure to drop any concerns you have down below, Or if you really need help you can head over to Android@Modaco

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