Change Boot Animation on HTC One, Nexus 5, Galaxy S5 or Any Android

All the android smartphones and tablets comes with the boot animation. If you are an android user and want to change the default boot animation of your device, here is the guide which you can follow on your device. You can do this easily with the file manager application, all you need a rooted android device with the root browser android application. This method is a little more tricky, but effective nonetheless. Be sure to read all the instruction properly and follow them one bu one on your phone or tablet. Let’s take a look how to do that.

Android Boot Animation

Change Your Android Boot Animation

As we mention above to do this you need a rooted phone to change the boot animation, if you don’t have the rooted device then read some of the best rooted guide here http// Once the device is rooted you need a free application called Root Browser (Download it here). Before you start, it is advisable to create a full NANDroid backup.

Now download your favorite file from this site (In this site you can find lots of animation files for your android). Save the zip file on your desktop.

Now open the root browser application on your device and locate your original boot animation file ( in /system/media.

Android System Media

Form here rename the original boot animation file to other, choose Rename and name it to bootanimation.zip1

Rename Bootanimation file

After renaming the original file move the downloaded boot file here and copy the zip file to /system/media. Long-press, choose Permission. And change the permission of the file, see the screenshot below:-

Change Permission

Note: You have to make sure that the file name is correct ( for the system to recognize your boot animation, and boot properly.

Now you will see the two file in the media folder one is the original on which you renamed as bootanimation.zip1 and the downloaded one

Android Boot Files

Now reboot the device and you will be able to see your new custom boot animation!

In future if you want to go back to the default animation, delete the current and rename the original file back to (from bootanimation.zip1).

Rajesh Rajput is Tech Blogger, who loves to write about Android Tips, How to Guides, Reviews, ROMs, and more.