One of the perks of having an Android phone is extreme customization. Changing the Boot animation of your phone is just another small way to make the phone more personal. I have described an easy and fool-proof to change the boot animation of your device. Android’s boot animation is stores in a file called Our goal is to replace this file with the desired one to change the boot animation.

Boot Animations

This process is fairly simple and applicable to a majority of devices that are Rooted. However, a few phones may not be as friendly in this matter. If this process doesn’t work for you, you may Download this app from Google play store.


  • Rooted device.
  • ES File explorer
  • The boot animation file of your choice that you want to apply. Download from here.

Note: Download according to your screen resolution.


  • Connect your phone to the PC and transfer the downloaded “” file on your SD card.
  • Once transferred disconnect the phone.
  • Launch the ES file explorer and press the “Menu button>Settings>Root settings>check all items“. ES file explorer :Root settings
  • Now navigate to system/media where you’ll find the file.
  • long press the file to get a menu. Select Rename and rename the file as bootanimation.bak and store it as a backup.
  • Now navigate to the folder where you placed the downloaded
  • Copy it and Paste it into system/media.
  • Restart your phone to see the new boot animation. (However, it may happen that it will not change if so then download the app mentioned above)

Here are a few awesome looking Boot animations:

Few more links to BootAnimation repositories:
XDA forums have some huge collection of Boot Animations and you cna have alook at those here: link 1 and link 2.

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