In the past I’ve made and used custom boot animations on Android phones. I found a boot animation that was made for a phone that would be great on a round watch face since it is the round Stargate which looks like the startup of the TV series Stargate where you see the Stargate water like effect swoosh outward.
However after resizing and changing many of the images and trying a lot of things I have so far been unable to get the boot animation to work. I’ve done this on dozens of phones in the past so I know the routine that is generally needed.
I rename the original bootanimation.zip file in the system/media folder and the copy my new bootanimation.zip into that folder. Also on most phones I had to change ‘permissions’ for the file but adding permissions has not seemed to make any difference. So far no luck with a lot of trials.
I’ve been trying this on the Rollme S08. Original bootanimation.zip has images that are 360 x 225 pixels. The desc.txt file in the zip file has the following listed. Does anyone know what the number 24 does? Also some desc.txt files for other bootanimations have a letter ‘p’ instead of ‘c’ in them. I don’t know what either of those letters do so that may help resolve this if anyone knows about those couple items.
desc.txt from original Rollme S08 bootanimation.zip file:
360 225 24
c 1 0 part0
c 1 0 part1
If I can get this working I think some people would like this boot animation. It will involve resizing and changing format of 167 images to be complete so it’s a bit of work. So far my attempts with about 25 images does not work at all so before I spend the time to convert all 167 I’d prefer to get an idea that I can successfully modify a boot animation on a watch. Any help much appreciated.