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Download: Honeycomb Bee 3D Boot Animation

We always love it when readers submit their own work to us, especially when it’s in the form of a high quality boot animation that will give our devices a little newness and spice.  This latest release is of the Honeycomb bee, only it has been turned into a spinning 3D version that looks extra saucy on a big screened device like the DROIDX.  Should work on just about any phone though.  

Download:  bootanimation.zip

Place the file in /data/local using Root Explorer and reboot.  Enjoy!

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Cheers Dan!

  • 19stevo87

    Can I do this on the droid 2 with out root by following big Lous tatorial?? Drop in as bootanimation.zip and push it to my phone ect….

  • Robert MacDonald

    how do you install this on thunderbolt? ive tired everything and will not work.

  • Alphabets13

    anyone know if this will still work on the rooted GB build?

  • Ufish2

    this would look better on a Droid X with 2.3…looks like we’re going to be the last with gingerbread and this is my last moto phone:(

  • BigJack

    yep, works just fine.

    Question though; If I delete the file, will the original boot screen come back or will it be a empty screen?

  • Juan_ortega92

    Nvm I got it t work, each animation you want has to be named bootanimation.zip :)

  • Juan_ortega92

    Nvm I got it t work, each animation you want has to be named bootanimation.zip :)

  • Juan_ortega92

    Why aren’t all the methods for a new animation like this? Its much easier and I tried tbolt animation with this method and it didn’t work :/.

  • Skyskioc

    Worked like a F*#%In Champ ! Love it………… Something different. Droid X

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=46708509 Gene Liverman

    Works great on my OG Droid! Very nice looking. FWIW… mine is stored as /data/local/bootanimation.zip, which overrides /system/media/bootanimaiton (just as it should).

    • CsBen15

      thanks man, that did it

  • Jred

    For the Tbolt rename it to VZW_bootanimation.zip and place it in system/customize/resource at least from what I remember.(not at my phone right now)

  • http://twitter.com/eclsnowman eclsnowman

    What stubbly little wings you have MR Honeybee.

  • Rickerbilly

    Looks great on my DroidX Liberty 1.5! Thanks!

  • Skilcher

    Worked like a charm on my HTCInc. Thanks for sharing. :-}

  • Juan_ortega92

    wow it worked lol didnt expect it to…this method is way better than the other one that require bootstrap.this is the first custom boot ive ever had on my droid x thanks droidlife.

  • dblj

    Worked great, thanks guys!

  • CsBen15

    Did not work on a D1, using PE 5.0.2, – boot aimations for the rom are stored in /system/media, the words android just appeared…

  • Stealth Voodoo

    Strange, didn’t work on my Tbolt >.< Unless i'm noobing it up. Pushed to /data/local/

  • Elykoj

    Why can’t I get it to work? I downloaded zip, extracted it, and then went in bootstrapper and applied the zip file but nothing happened? If this is wrong can someone help?

  • Elykoj

    Why can’t I get it to work? I downloaded zip, extracted it, and then went in bootstrapper and applied the zip file but nothing happened? If this is wrong can someone help?

    • Tesseract 3

      You need root explorer, then you need to put the file in data/local using root explorer.

      Or you can use the android sdk to push the file to data/local using adb commands, or if you have liberty it’s even easier.

      The details for these methods are posted in the comments.

    • Tesseract 3

      You need root explorer, then you need to put the file in data/local using root explorer.

      Or you can use the android sdk to push the file to data/local using adb commands, or if you have liberty it’s even easier.

      The details for these methods are posted in the comments.

  • danmcq

    Thanks for all the positive feedback. I’m going to look into creating a version specific to the Xoom’s resolution. I don’t have a Xoom personally, so if anyone wants to test it out give me a shout.

  • Anonymous

    Without out a doubt one of the best Android themed boot animations out there. I was thinking about making one where the bee flaps its wings with a high speed effect while slowly hovering up and down.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah that would be cool too. Please do that. Where can i find it when you do?

  • Guest

    Why don’t you say “Should work on just about any (Rooted) phone though”

    • Anonymous

      because if you read through the comments you would know you don’t have to be rooted to use the file – it just takes a little more effort.

      • Guest

        Anything I have read refers to being rooted…maybe you can expound

        • Tesseract 3

          Posted by Kellex in the comments above: “however, you can use the Android SDK and adb commands to push the file in /data/local without root.”

          I don’t know the commands, but apparently it can be done, which you would have seen if you read all the comments.

          • Tesseract 3

            From the R2D2 boot animation (non rooted instructions), most likely should work for this bootanimation as well.

            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

          • Tesseract 3

            Sorry forgot the link it had to instructions for getting the SDK installed. http://www.droid-life.com/2010/07/22/how-to-take-screenshots-with-the-droid-x/

          • Anonymous

            Yep, those will work. Thanks! :)

          • http://twitter.com/Black_in_KS Michael Black

            That shut him up.

          • MrDuncanMike

            worked great on my Atrix (granted its centered with a little area around the pictures it displays in succession due to the slightly larger resolution)

            Vastly better than the AT&T logo, thanks to whom ever developed it.

  • http://twitter.com/EvanTheGamer EvanTheGamer

    This is awesome…a great boot animation,

    BUT..that song is annoying as hell. Sorry..lol

  • http://twitter.com/EvanTheGamer EvanTheGamer

    This is awesome…a great boot animation,

    BUT..that song is annoying as hell. Sorry..lol

  • http://twitter.com/EvanTheGamer EvanTheGamer

    This is awesome…a great boot animation,

    BUT..that song is annoying as hell. Sorry..lol

  • Alphabets13

    the data folder in under the root of the phone…not the sd card.

  • Alphabets13

    haha, looks amazing on my X! thanks!

  • TizOnly1

    We be poppin tags, pimpin.. we be poppin tags!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000106808261 Keith Sumner

    Every time I download form mega upload from my Droid. I never get the complete file, I end up getting a small file like 21kb for example.

    This has happened on stock froyo, lithium mod, and now project elite. What gives?

  • Anonymous

    This is ok for Droid 1?

  • Anonymous

    This is ok for Droid 1?

    • Anonymous

      Should work just fine on the D1.

  • droiddoes

    I can’t find the local file

    • http://twitter.com/hpizzy Hiral Patel

      Need better install instructions – I tried just creating local directory within sdcard/data folder – Not sure if you need root folder access.

      • Firelight

        Yes, absolutely requires root access … to access the local/data folder on the phone’s internal storage.

        • Anonymous

          Sorry, using Root Explorer you can put it in /data/local. That does require root, however, you can use the Android SDK and adb commands to push the file in /data/local without root.

          • Tesseract 3

            With Liberty you can do it in the toolbox by just dropping bootanimation.zip on the sdcard. I think it’s in liberty tweaks.

            Anyway, it looks really cool, and now it’s on my phone, thanks for showing us. And thanks to the creator of this animation.

          • Tesseract 3

            To clarify, drop the bootanimation.zip on the sdcard. Then go to Liberty Toolbox > Liberty Tweaks > Manage boot animation > select Install /sdcard/bootanimation.zip

          • Rickerbilly

            That is how I did it

      • danmcq

        I have it installed in /system/media on my droid x

    • Guest

      Droid 1 – no local folder either. under the sd card or the root folder…

  • http://www.facebook.com/killswitch23456 Eric Markson

    XOOM version please??? lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/killswitch23456 Eric Markson

    XOOM version please??? lol

  • http://twitter.com/samcobra Samcobra

    What was the song in that video?

    • Anonymous

      Jay-Z Poppin’ Tags.

  • Bacabone

    nice. gonna try it on the TB

  • Bacabone

    nice. gonna try it on the TB

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10215724 Raj Bhatt

    is it compatible with all devices?

    • Anonymous

      Should work on just about any device.

      • Jred

        for some reason this will not work on the TBolt. the boot animation isnt in data/local/ for me its in system/customize/resource and even tho I pasted it there the boot animation is just the word ANDROID. so confused.

        • Jred

          nvm kellex i got it you might want to update for tbolt users because you have to rename it to VZW_bootanimation.zip for the Tbolt. just thought i would let you know.

  • Jay P

    cool