As we near the public release of Google’s latest update to Android: Android Nougat, we have heard about a lot of new features, and changes made to the world’s most popular mobile operating system. While those of us without Nexus devices, or people who don’t want to use a beta on their primary device, can do nothing but wait for the final release of Android Nougat to get our hands on the cool features and UI changes, there are a couple of things that we can get on our devices right now.
The boot animation in an Android device is the animation that plays on the device, every time we boot it up. Google pushes their own boot animations with every Android update, and thanks to rooting, we have the ability to change our Android device’s boot animation to anything we want to. In this article, we’ll tell you how you can get the Android Nougat boot animation on your Android device, regardless of what version of the OS your device is running.
Note: The boot animation we are using is known to not work on Samsung devices. If you have a Samsung device, you can try this, but at your own risk.
So, this is how you can get the Android Nougat boot animation on your Android device:
1. Download the “bootanimation.zip” from here.
2. In your Android device, use a Root File Explorer (such as ES File Explorer), and navigate to /system/media
3. If there is already a “bootanimation.zip” file at /system/media, simply rename it to something like “bootanimation.zip.bak”
4. Copy the bootanimation.zip that you downloaded, from your computer to /system/media, on your Android device.
5. Edit the permissions for “bootanimation.zip”, such that they are “rw-r–r–“.
- You can do this by selecting “bootanimation.zip” in your Android device, and going to “Properties”.
- In properties, you will see “Permissions”, select that.
- Here, assign “Read, Write” permissions to “Owner”, and only “Read” to the rest
6. That’s all, you can reboot your device now, and you will have the Android Nougat boot animation.
Get a Taste of What’s to Come in Android Nougat
Android’s latest boot animation sure looks slick, and minimal. While we have no choice but to wait until Google releases Android Nougat to the masses, you can still get a lot of their neat features on your Android smartphone right now, without having to install the Developer Preview of Android Nougat. If that interests you, give this article a read. Until then, use the Android Nougat boot animation on your device.
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