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    Default Tutorial : How to create custom bootlogo & bootanimation

    Perhaps some people here know how to do it, but this tutorial is for newbies who want to customize their spica ...


    I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE IF YOU BRICK YOUR SPICA !!


    1.) custom boot logo

    1) basics:

    The boot logo must be in the format: png (320 x 480 pixel, 24 bit true color, to be smaller than 150kb to be safe) and name : logo.png

    I have it saved without interlaced, do not know if it works with ...

    If the logo has too much kb your spica can be seriously damaged !

    (no booting & no download mode, you have to change board !!!)

    2) create .tar archive:

    attached you will find a homemade tool named "logo_creator" wich can create suitable, android-compatible . tar archive when you are using windows

    it will create . tar archive from your logo.png file (the ending ". PDA.tar" will be added automatically, you just need to specify a name, eg "MyLogo")

    It is written in VB i.e. needs. NET installed framework so that it works (no idea what version)

    (no credits to me, it is written by a member called "windofbastler2 from german android forum)

    3) get onto mobile:

    flash the mylogo.PDA.tar file with odin as PDA, use the new spica.ops file

    it takes about 7 seconds, the cell phone bootes again, you see your logo and odin says : pass

    EASY WAY : flash in recovery

    attached is update.zip with my bootlogo

    you can open zip and change bootlogo with yours

    -> boot to recovery -> apply any zip

    that´s it


    2.) custom boot animation

    different workout :

    actually it is not difficult, you need a folder with pictures called "part0" and a desc.txt file

    my desc.txt contains the following code:

    256 64 0 0 10p part0p

    256 64 are the dimensions of my images (width / height)

    10p is the number of images per second that are played

    this desc.txt file is made for one images folder, it will be played in loop until the cell phone has finished booting;

    the number of those images is (i think) not important , I tried first with 20 and then with 34, has worked both

    now you have to make the zip-file , like this (i did with windows, used winRAR)

    -> mark : Folder part0 & desc.txt -> Add to archive

    -> Archive Format: ZIP

    -> Compression method: save (no compression, see screenshot !)

    -> Archive Name: bootanimation.zip

    now your. zip is finished;

    move the the whole .zip file to :

    data/local folder (it will use "private" memory from you apps)

    or to

    system/media folder (like in samdroid mod, it will use memory of your system, like firmware ...)

    the next reboot you should see your animation

    attached :

    .) screenshots
    .) logo creator
    .) my bootanimation (no big thing, just the first one for trying ...)

    link :

    Multiupload.com - upload your files to multiple file hosting sites!

    EDIT :

    I have just created new spica/samdroid bootanimation ...

    I hope you like it

    download here : Multiupload.com - upload your files to multiple file hosting sites!


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    Last edited by markus75; 10-08-2010 at 04:41 PM.

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    How about PNG-8 format ? Does it work too? Sometimes PNG-24 format has large file size (> 100kb) if we use image that has a lot of colors.
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    how many colors does PNG-8 use ? 256 ?

    256 colors don´t work, i tried (you just see green stripes while booting)

    i just edit picture with photoshop, save as : .png, interlaced : no

    yes i know, filesize is quite a problem, you have to be careful to stay < 50 kb ...

    don´t use many colors, i use a black screen with simple grafics & text, my logo is 38 kb

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    Yes, 256 colors. You're right, i always use png-24 with white or black background color + some small images. Bigger file size can kill the phone, it will not boot anymore.
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    For creating tars in windows you can also use izarc, it works i've tried.
    http://www.izarc.org/

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    Quote Originally Posted by kag View Post
    For creating tars in windows you can also use izarc, it works i've tried.
    http://www.izarc.org/
    does it create android-compatible (UNIX) .tar file ?

    7zip can also create .tar files, but those are NOT android compatible !

    odin will tell you : wrong partition size and NOT flash your logo ...

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    I have just created new spica/samdroid bootanimation ...

    I hope you like it

    download : http://www.multiupload.com/V8MC9LTHXJ

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    Last edited by markus75; 05-08-2010 at 08:36 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markus75 View Post
    does it create android-compatible (UNIX) .tar file ?

    7zip can also create .tar files, but those are NOT android compatible !

    odin will tell you : wrong partition size and NOT flash your logo ...
    It works when i add logo to my Phone.tar files so i think it should work for this as well.

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    GNU Tar for Windows is compatible with unix tar, i always use it to make a tar file.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lorensiuswlt View Post
    GNU Tar for Windows is compatible with unix tar, i always use it to make a tar file.
    yes, it works also, but not on win7 x64 ...

    i always have forceclose ...

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