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Remember the DROID Prime Boot Animation? It’s Now Available for Download

Our buddy carlz28 has finished the DROID Prime (we know that name is likely not real) boot animation that he unveiled to us last Friday.  He has made some slight tweaks, but overall is just as good (if not better) than you remember.  It can be flashed to almost any phone in either /system/media or /data/local with or without root.  Rooted users can simply move the file using your favorite file explorer, while non-rooted users will have to use ADB.  The sound file is sort of a toss up, but if you find a way to get it working, be sure to share in the comments.

Download:  nexus _prime_animation.zip  (both files zipped into one)

Via:  RootzWiki

  • Bdong625

    Ok, I suck at software. I have a non-rooted D2G and am trying to make this work. Anyone know where i can go for step by step instructions? Thanks in advance for the help.

  • Pete

    I followed the instructions on my Droid X however the animation is slow and choppy.  I got the sound to work but it does not synchronize with the animation.  Any ideas?

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  • Unclechanblake

    On droid x, bootanimation.zip in /data/local, sound file insystem/media. Works like a charm.

    • i couldnt get the sound to work

    • Cliffton Jones

      Running PE v6.5 for the OG Droid and bootanimation.zip in /system/media

      HAVE NOT flashed it yet, but will this give me some sound? OR could I use Rom Manager and flash it?

  • SjB

    Here’s the steps to get the sound working using Terminal Emulator:1. Place bootsnd.sh (http://db.tt/pCuf1Wc) on root of SD Card2. Use Root Explorer to set /system to R/W (system, data, etc.)3. Start Terminal Emulator4. Type su enter5. Type cd /sdcard enter6. Type sh bootsnd.sh enter7. Rename your sound of choice to android_audio.mp3 and place in /system/media8. Reboot

  • SjB

    i put it in data/local, but how do you flash the zip from there? i booted and went to install a zip, but there’s no option to install from internal storage, obviously. i rebooted hoping it just took that, but obviously it didn’t. so how do you flash it?

    • SjB

      update: didn’t know i had to unzip the downloaded file. i put the sound file from the unzip into system/media/audio/notifications. i got the boot image, but no sound.

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  • DroiDtC

    how do i get this to work on my htc thunderbolt? ? ? help please …..

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  • eze4

    Give me the phone, keep the boot animation.

  • 11knives

    DL link says “account suspended”… mirror anyone???

    • DroiDtC

      i keep getting the same thing

  • Guest

    I keep getting this account is suspended.  Anyone else having this problem?

  • babadush

    I must be missing something. bootanimation.zip in /data/local and the sound file in system/media/audio/notifications

    still no sound. Thunderbolt cm7

    • Jeff

      From what I am reading, CM has special steps you gotta do to get sound working.  There’s a script you need to copy to your SD root, terminal emulator in and run it, and then the sound works.  I’ve not validated this yet, as the place to get the script wants an account created, and I don’t want to do that, but several of the comments on that site show that it has worked for them.

      • SjB

        Here’s the steps:

        1. Place bootsnd.sh on root of SD Card
        2. Use Root Explorer to set /system to R/W (system, data, etc.)
        3. Start Terminal Emulator
        4. Type su enter
        5. Type cd /sdcard enter
        6. Type sh bootsnd.sh enter
        7. Rename your sound of choice to android_audio.mp3 and place in /system/media
        8. Reboot

  • DroiDtC

    Is there another place to dl?

  • Elliot323

    Worlds slowest download, 7.2 MB downloaded with 12 minutes left

  • WarDroid

    i have a little tutorial here on how to enable boot sounds on the OG Droid http://forum.cyanogenmod.com/topic/23508-droid-boot-sound/page__fromsearch__1 

  • Droidbot

    If u can’t download the sound file go to the zedge app and download the transformer ringtone then rename it transform.ogg and put it in system/media. That will get you sound. Works on my Droid 2

    • Topher

      I have a droid 2 as well. Mine is unrooted. Do you know how to get the boot animation on there? i keep trying but cant figure out!

  • sean648

    installed on my D2G this morning but the audio is off by about 2 seconds

  • Topher

    the download for some reason is really slow… like literally 10k/sec…

    Its not my interenet because i just finished downloading a movie at 550k/sec

  • Anonymous

    Our buddy carlz28 has finished the DROID Prime (we know that name is likely not real) boot animation that he unveiled to us last Friday. He has made some slight tweaks, but overall is just as good (if not better) than you remember…@geedee82:disqus I just got a $829.99 iPad2 for only $103.37 and my mom got a $1499.99 HDTV for only $251.92, they are both coming with USPS tomorrow. I would be an idiot to ever pay full retail prices at places like Walmart or Bestbuy. I sold a 37″ HDTV to my boss for $600 that I only paid $78.24 for. I use http://bit.ly/grab1023

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  • Rob Meyer

    I need to root to get this thing on the bionic to remind me of better things to come. My D1 has had the bioninc boot animation and im already tired watching it, what with all the crashing and random reboots and all.

  • Richarda80

    any instructions to install on an og droid?

    • working on that right now on my old OG Droid just sitting around… as soon as I figure it out I’ll post on here

      • Richarda80

        rooted using lgb 2.6

  • Anonymous

    Kellex, you keep mentioning doubt about the name “Droid Prime,” any alternative ideas? Will VZW go with Nexus Prime or are you thinking something else?

  • Anonymous

    All these prime posts today are persuading me not to get the bionic tomorrow

  • Installation instructions for a D2G:
    1. Copy the files to your SD card… remembering where you put them.
    2. Using a file manager (TotalCommander is my personal favorite), copy and paste the bootanimation.zip file to /data/local
    3. Open terminal emulator and type the following command: “busybox mount -o rw,remount /system”
    4. Using a file manager, copy and paste transdroid.mp3 to /system/media/audio/notifications
    5. Open terminal emulator and type the following command: “busybox mount -o ro,remount /system”
    6. Reboot and enjoy.

    • jason6g

      if you use root explorer, theres a button for mounting the system, so its just tap button, paste, tap button instead of all this

      “busybox mount -o rw,remount /system”
      “busybox mount -o ro,remount /system”

      • Well.. I’m unemployed right now, so I don’t have root explorer >.< but this way works for TotalCommander 🙂

        • Joe

          ES File Explorer is Free and works just as good as Root Explorer if you enable root access.

          • G3orge612

            if you have  Root Explorer where do paste the files?

    • Topher

      does this work with the original D2 as well?

  • Trooper

    No thanks.

    • Anonymous

      Then why comment?

  • Murphy

    So, following Motos Twitter feed, how are you about the only site without a Bionic in your hands??

    • Anonymous

      Moto hates brutal honesty…

    • Murphy

      A site called @laptopmag:twitter even has one…wow.. lol

    • haha

    • Anonymous

      Yeah you would think DROID-life would be the first place Moto would send a review unit?????  I’ve got a bone to pick with Moto if they really dissed DL like that…

    • rrosotho

      So true im used to finding info out before my friends do by Droid Life….Droid Life should of been the FIRST website with hands on because Kellex advertised moto this whole time.  To me this is worse than the 9 month release date!  

    • Anonymous

      We don’t necessarily get a lot of love on that front.  They must think we’re still small time. 😛

    • Anonymous

      We don’t necessarily get a lot of love on that front.  They must think we’re still small time. 😛