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Download: Official R2-D2 Droid 2 Boot Animation

A new R2-D2 boot animation appeared on the internet late last night and there are rumors that it’s the official one you’ll see with the special edition Droid 2 that we’ve been covering over the last few weeks.  In even better news, the boot animation is available for all to use, geek out to, and to aide your path of remaining single for the foreseeable future.

Video Action:

Download:  bootanimation.zip

*For both rooted and non-rooted users.  Separate instructions though.

*Should work on almost any phone, Droid 1 and Droid X for sure.

Instructions (rooted users):

1.  Download the bootanimation.zip file from above to your SD card.
2.  Open Root Explorer and copy the file to /data/local.
3.  Reboot your phone and enjoy your new boot animation.

Instructions (non-rooted users):

*You will need the Android SDK installed to do this.  Instructions here.

1.  Download the bootanimation.zip file from above to your PC.
2.  Move the file into your android-skd/tools folder.
3.  Make sure nothing is selected and hold SHIFT+right click inside your tools folder.
4.  Choose “open command window here.”
5.  Type in the following commands:

adb push bootanimation.zip /data/local
adb reboot

6.  Your phone will reboot with your new boot animation.

And if you are feeling super saucy this morning, here is an audio file which reportedly works during boot, yet I can’t for the life of me get to work.  Actually, almost no one can get it to work.  Let us know if you do!

Cheers Aaryn and Mike!

Via:  MyDroidWorld

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  • Jr2201

    Link is no good.

  • http://twitter.com/SmokinJoe78 Joe

    The sound won’t work with bootanimation.zip. There are 2 ways to do your boot animation. The most common way is bootanimation.zip that is a zip file with a bunch of .png files. The other method uses a folder in system/media/bootscreen. This is the method that allows sound. Instead of .png files, it uses an animated gif. It also has an xml file in this folder which you can use to customize boot animations.

    You will have to delete bootanimation.zip from data/local and system/media for this method to work. The file you will need to have R2D2 with sound is http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=400364&d=1284391192 and you will need to unzip this file and move the included folder to system/media. For further directions, goto http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=8125305&postcount=8 if you have to push it to your phone. I suggest using root explorer and moving it to your system/data manually. It works

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  • Mcneilmoe

    and if you are rooted it is smooth and amazing.. if you are not rooted it will look like the r2d2 is having a seizure ! haha

  • Mcneilmoe

    rooted d2. awesome! i dont get how people are having problems. works perfect for me!

  • Cookiessnake

    Dead link

    • Chris Nimon
      • Teagadinho

        do we have to rename it???????

        • Chris Nimon

          If you use windows you might but try it with the above instructions first. If it doesnt install correctly then rename it to just “update” and drop it on your sd card.

      • Dr Luminox

        you…are…awesome… thx!

      • Nick281051

        … i love you

  • KevDog

    Here is how to make this work on a CM6.0 ROM — Ive test only the audio portion on my D1 and it works great:
    Make sure to read the entire thread:

  • KevDog

    Here is how to make this work on a CM6.0 ROM — Ive test only the audio portion on my D1 and it works great:
    Make sure to read the entire thread:

  • http://twitter.com/da1nonlyshad Rashad Black-Scott

    link disabled!….

  • http://bannedwidth.org Frank

    Anyone get this to work on their Incredible? Please post your Android version and where you pasted the .zip and .ogg. I'm told they should go into /system/media, but every time I paste, it reboots the phone. I have tried /data/local and they paste fine, but it still doesn't show the right boot ani.


  • Farmdogg

    very slow/choppy on rooted D1… anyone else getting this?

    • Swillie

      I have a non rooted droid 1 , have not bothered to push this because others have said the same thing, slow and choppy. I was thinking of converting all of the images from jpg's to smaller size gif's like the stock boot. Than maybe it would run smoothly. If that works I think a custom boot of the opening star destroyer flyby scene from the original Episode 4 would be pretty cool.

  • brass

    looks good on my N1 :)

  • James

    So I have the SDK installed but when i shift+right click, nothing comes up but the standard options. Anyone have any ideas as to what I may be doing wrong? Thanks

    • Handheldtech

      I am having the same problem, did you get a resolution to this?

  • murdoc158

    To get the audio file working on my rooted DX on Froyo I edited the build.prop file. Search for persist.mot.powerup.tone=/system/media/bootup.ogg and change it to persist.mot.powerup.tone=/system/media/d2_r2d2_pu.ogg after you place the d2_r2d2_pu.ogg audio file in the /system/media/ folder.

    • http://twitter.com/multimarkX Mark Anthony Lemos

      I did what you said and the sound only comes out (after) R2. I can get the same thing by changing my notifications to the r2 bite… Do you know how to edit the command line to sync the r2d2.ogg with the boot animation when r2 appears? There is a txt file in the bootanimation.zip that explains how to set the command line for sound on bootup. I'm a noob when it comes to adb, sdk, codes and things of that nature, so i don't understand the instruction. I do learn quick and willing to try anything. e-mail me if you can help multimarkanthony@gmail.com

  • http://www.twitter.com/azurikai azurikai

    slowed my DROID down like crazy :/

  • Good90033

    can this be done using a mac instead of a pc and is there a way i could go back to the regular boot animation im have a Droid

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1675140667 Shaun McCloud

    For HTC Hero users.


    I still want to re-size teh pics better (i.e. get a little black strip on both sides instead of making R2 look fat).

  • Dooley

    I have the stock Droid 2 (A955) — The ADK USB drivers do not install.

    Looks like the SDK USB drivers are pre-D2… I tried the alternate USB drivers listed in the link, and they don't work either.

    (Yes, USB Debugging is enabled)

    Any ideas?

  • gobluefoot

    Wow, that looks so cool on my unrooted 2.1 X, too bad no sound. One quick question, now I have that as my boot animation, did I just overwrite the original animation, and if so, is there a way to get it back? For example, when the OTA 2.2 comes for the X, will the animation be replaced?

  • skola28

    Download is unavailable :(

    • PSU

      what link?? they all work for me.

  • Rrivera192

    Same here. Maybe someone will post a video for the rest of us.

  • PG

    Not working on my Desire, nothing happens after reboot, same old HTC boot screen :/

    • PSU

      search your phone for bootanimation.zip, depending on the android device the default animation is in different spots. Most common are either /data/local/ or /system/media/ In either case backup your old one and then replace it with this one and you should be good to go.

  • http://twitter.com/AndroidPhilip Phil Esposito

    Anyone with unrooted DX with 2.2 try it??

  • http://twitter.com/AndroidPhilip Phil Esposito

    can i have a link to the wallpaper too please!!

  • bigrig78

    Not sure what I'm doing wrong, I'm new to using the SDK and all this. Non-rooted D2. I think the problem is in the push command. When I type that it just gives me a list of adb commands. The reboot command works though, and the R2D2 bootloader isn't there.

  • Slx924

    loaded onto htc hero only thing sucks is R2 is huge

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1675140667 Shaun McCloud

      Yeah, I'm resizing for mine right now. You get the audio working?

      • Shaun McCloud

        Got it resized, but now I only get a black screen on bootup :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1675140667 Shaun McCloud

    Anyone know if its possible to resize the animation to work correctly on my HTC Hero without having to resign the file? Also, anyone know how to get the sound working on a Hero running Cyanogenmod 6.0?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1675140667 Shaun McCloud

    Can I resize the pictures to work on my HTC Hero and not have to re-sign the boot animation? Also, anyone know how to get the sound working on a Hero running Cyanogenmod 6.0?

  • droidlife.comFTW

    mine is not working on DX i dont know why i followed all the instructions for rooted users and it didnt work tried several time and several things… alittle help mabey more detailed

  • Mikeyoungblood84

    For some reason I had to use a new file explorer (android mate) astro and super didn't work. And it is choppy as all get out.