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Google Play Edition Boot Animation and SunBeam Live Wallpaper Available for Download


The new Google boot animation and SunBeam live wallpaper that are currently exclusive to the Google Play Editions of the HTC One and Galaxy S4 have already been pulled and released for our tinkering pleasure. Thanks to the release of the GPL files (similar to factory images) for each phone by JBQ, members of XDA were able to get inside and pull out these two goodies. We’re still awaiting the arrival of the new Camera app, but we’ll take these two for now. 

The boot animation is a .zip file that can be flashed through your custom recovery (yes, you need to be rooted). The files are 1080p wide, so it should look good on almost any device.

With the SunBeam wallpaper, you can try to install it as you would any other sideloaded .apk, but it may error out on you. Should you run into an issue, you’ll need to be rooted so that you can push the file to /system/app. Set the permissions to RW-R–R–, reboot, and enjoy.

Downloads:  Boot Animation | SunBeam Wallpaper [2]

Via:  XDA [2]

  • Mohamad Shaban

    wher i can find the original boot animation for htc one plz

  • arelifea

    Bootanimation works with my Galaxy S SL i9003 ! Thanks ! You saved me bcoz at first my Galaxy S SL was stuck at bootanimation . Know it is boot without any problem with your Google animation 😉

  • thecharrr

    My HTC Evo 3D successfully installed the boot animation and it looks way cooler than the CM one.

  • Tanuj Chokshi

    boot animation doesnt install on the vzw s4

  • Maxim

    Do you know suggest me where could I pick up some more nice bootanimations? Thanks.

    And also please let me know if the sentence written above is correct or not.

    Thank you again!

  • Rithvik Rao

    Kellex, I’m not one to copy but… I really hope you don’t mind if I were to grace my RAZR M by copying your setup ENTIRELY. 🙂

  • Working on my GalaxyNote2 =)!!! {soo freaking happy}

    theres just a litle bug on it! (see the pic
    http://goo.gl/oidiU (founded on g+))

  • Alex Buck

    I flashed the apk file for the bootloader on my ATT S4 and its still booting with the ATT boot animation?

  • Elliot Kotis

    Anyone without root you can either buy an app from Google play or you can install this like a regular apk: I have tested it and it works from androidroot.com I think the site was called.

  • Jacob Svonavec

    Boot animation Video


  • Elliot Kotis

    Must I root to get customised nav bar?

    • Pratik Holla


  • roy69

    Wallpaper looks great on my note 2! Flashed boot animation with ease.

  • Stratos

    What clock widget & icon pack is that? Thank you =]

  • Capt. Crunch

    Can anyone find a static version of the wallpaper, I think it would look great on my white RAZR HD.

    • evltwn

      Take a screenshot and just crop out the notification bar and soft keys.

  • Heon Jun Park

    Cool downloaded directly to my Nexus 4 and flashed using TWRP Manager… worked great it looks awesome

  • Raj Bhatt

    Been a long time since I changed my bootanimation. Like back in the sholes days. I’m loving this one on my GNex though.

    • Seth Merritt

      Does the Google splash screen right before the bootani have a bigger Google logo on yours?

      • Raj Bhatt


        • Dragonetti Surprise

          Getting a blank bootup when I’m rebooting. Downloaded the .zip file and pushed it in the /system/media folder, changed original to a different file extension, changed the new bootanimation file to the proper name and it doesn’t seem to work for me.

          • Seth Merritt

            I just flashed the zip in recovery. Worked fine.

          • Dragonetti Surprise

            Ok. Nevermind actually. I just downloaded the bootani from another source and it worked fine. But thanks lol.

          • Michael Martin

            just flash it in recovery. works like a charm

  • Carlton Crasher

    For Those of you who says won’t sideload/install please make sure you are rooted and are able to push to the system/app directory and reboot

    • Chris

      Or install the tweaked apk in the above post

      • Carlton Crasher

        yeah i know, just know how some of us read the first two words of a post and then go wy fail?

  • Brandon Schlack

    Using the SoftKeyZ app. You can apply these and other sets of soft keys to your device. Note: It must be rooted and already have soft keys (no hardware buttons)

    SoftKeyZ: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.janis605.softkeyz&hl=en

  • Hatyrei

    how did you get those circle icons :)? How about the new Camera apk?

  • you have to adb push it to /system/app.

    Also went to install the boot animation on my HTC one and it didn’t work

    • Henry Chiang

      Same, flashed successful and rebooted but same HTC boot animation

  • disastrousrainbow

    Awesome! I just installed LiquidSmooth on my S4 and was not digging their boot up animation. As for the wallpaper, eh, it’s ok. Btw, if you guys are having problems installing root and follow instructions, geez….

  • PhilyP

    Yeah wallpaper didn’t install (gs3)
    Stupid question…what clock widget is that?

  • Caleb Loop

    Can you PLEASE tell me where you got those navigation buttons??

  • Jason Downing

    Everything is working great for me. Installed the wallpaper using root browser as well as the boot ani.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Why would we need to be rooted to install a Wallpaper? What am I missing here?

    • daniel123450

      its a system app, you can try to install it but it might not work, if it doesnt you have to put it in /system/app so it will work correctly

  • fred

    What launcher is that? Not stock is it?

  • realfoxm

    What’s the name of that clock widget?

  • Kyle Cordiano

    Wallpaper not installed. Bummer.

    • 4n1m4L

      Give them a bit to fix it. The device just came out some hours ago.

      • Chris

        It’s a wallpaper and boot animation. Not a device

        • 4n1m4L

          No duh. Off of a device that just came out. Devs haven’t had a chance to make it a regular apk yet.

    • Justin Rogers

      Proper SunBeam build from source from here https://github.com/kejar31/android_packages_wallpapers_SunBeam

      I used the raw images etc from the odexed apk with Phasebeam to recreate it

      here is the apk https://www.dropbox.com/s/n55r02ncozpgwz4/SunBeam.apk

      • James

        You sir are a gentleman and a scholar, that one installed perfectly unlike the one in the post. Thanks 🙂

      • Kyle Cordiano

        Perfect. Thank you!

      • Chris

        Nice. Take that Google.

      • droidrazredge

        Installed perfectly but I get SunBeam has suddenly stopped error each time it tries to load it :(.

        • Geoff Johnson

          Same here.

          • Michael Pahl

            Same here

      • joejoe5709

        This and the Boot Zip worked like a charm. Thank you so much!

      • Michael Pahl

        Not working on Razr Maxx HD

        • droidrazredge

          I have the same issues. No one seems to know why either >.<.

      • meatydojo06

        excellent work thank you 🙂

    • Michael Martin

      doing as they said of pushing the apk and changing permissions

      • cas_e

        Apparently some people can’t read.

    • Geoff Johnson

      You have to manually copy it to the /system/app folder, it worked for me that way but the wallpaper is laggy compared to the stock phase beam wallpaper.

      • KleenDroid

        It is very smooth for me on my S4.

      • KleenDroid

        It is very smooth for me on my S4.

      • FPS seems low on my S4.

  • d1m1m1

    It doesn’t install for me.