How to Make Own Boot Animation in Nexus 7 – Tutorial

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Here is a very depth tutorial for the Google Nexus 7 users to create their own boot animations. Full credits will goes to the XDA Senior Member AFAinHD who has come up with this tutorial.

In this tutorial we explain various things like what file type the images in the animation have to be, proper naming conventions, proper file organization and even installation instructions. Before start to proceed strictly follow the pre requisites which we have given below.

Pre requisites:

  • We strongly advice you to take backup of all your internal data such as Call Logs, Contacts, SMS, MMS, Apps, APNs Settings, etc. with the help of backup applications. Just in case, if you lost your data due to any reason you could easily recover them with the help of backup applications.
  • We also advice you to charge your device battery fully in order to apply the update. Minimum 80% is recommended from our side. If you do not consider this there is a chance of your device getting switched off during the middle of the process.
  • Next disable all the antivirus suites in your computer as well as mobile so that update process may not get interrupted.
  • Make sure USB debugging is enabled in your mobile. If not, you can do it by following the path – “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging” and after that USB debugging would be enabled in your phone.

DISCLAIMER : Use the given below procedures at your own risk. We should not be held responsible/liable if any thing happens wrongly to your device.


  • Notepad++
  • WinRAR
  • A root file explorer on your Nexus 7 (In this tutorial we use Root Browser)
  • A rooted Nexus 7

How to make your very own boot animation for the Nexus 7:

  • First, round up your pictures that you want to be in the boot animation. Please make a note that all your pictures must be in .png format not in the JPEG format. And also they must be named like (something001, something002, something003, and so on).
  • After that just make a folder on your desktop called “New Boot Animation”.
  • After that again create a subfolder and name it “part0” (you can give what ever name you want for subfolders).

  • Once you created a subfolder (i.e part0)move all the pictures into there.
  • Now, open the NotePad ++ and create a new file. After that your file will be look like this…


808 1288 19
p 1 0 part0
p 0 0 part1

  • Now, let us just explain what all that means,
  • “808 1288” This is the resolution of your boot animation, for the Nexus 7 this is Width – 808 by Height – 1288.
  • “19” This is your frame rate, or the speed at which your boot animation will be playing by frames per second.
  • “p 1 0 part0” The “p” is telling the system to play this part, the “1” is how many times you want the system to play this folder (0 being infinite loops till boot) the “0” is how long should the system wait (in milliseconds) before playing the next folder, and “part0” is telling the system which folder to play with these settings.

(Remember you only need to put “part1” if you are going to have more than one folder playing).

  • Now, go ahead and put the file into the main folder, and name it as “desc.txt”.
  • So, once you completed all the folders you want to put, just make all them into a zip file. Open up the WinRAR and go into the folder.
  • There select all the files and hit the button “add”. After that go further and change the archive name to “bootanimation”.
  • On the left side change the archive format to Zip. Right below that change the compression method to “store”. After that click “OK” button at the bottom.
  • Now, go and check the main folder, there will be a new file called
  • After that connect your Nexus 7 and move your to the root of your storage.

  • Now, Go ahead and open the root file browser in your Nexus 7. There find your and copy it.
  • Now go to system>media. There you will see the current, back it up, delete it, or rape it as your wish. But, after that paste your new into this folder.
  • Now, restart your tablet and enjoy your own boot animation.
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