How to change Boot Animation in Android phone

A tutorial to change boot animation in android with video guide. this process is require, root access of your Phone.

In this article, today we know “how to change Boot Animation of your phone. This process requires root access of your Phone. So if your phone is not rooted, then first root your phone after that you can change your boot animation and customize your phone according to you. I am trying to make this procedure easy as much as possible.

Boot animation change processor required root explorer app, if you don’t have root explorer then use any other file explorer app.  The Boot Animation of Android has uncompressed zip file which is called You can find this file in the media folder of your phone system folder. In this single file all the information which is required to play the boot animation are saved. This file itself loaded when your device boots. It means changing the boot animation means editing or replacing this file on your device. Here you will see all steps to change Boot Animation of your phone.

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Follow steps to change Boot Animation in Android device:

Step 1. First of all Download file click here and save it on your phone storage. Now open root explorer app, then you will get a popup tab from Su app for getting root permission, So tap on “Grant” to give root access permission. Now go to your phone storage where you saved your custom boot animation and copy this file.


Step 2. After copy boot animation file, then goes to root folder then system folder. Now find and tap on media folder and paste file here  (Paste option show at the bottom). Now you will get a warning message then tap on the “yes”.  Your boot animation overwrite on stock boot animation. See in this image.


Step 3. Now your boot animation changed, but It’s not work without set permission. So you must set read or write permission on boot animation file. Press and hold few second on boot animation file and  you will get lots of options in the option tab, now tap on permission option and you will get a popup tab for set permission. Now tick on owner, group and other for read permission but write permission tick only for owner, then tap on OK.


Step 4. That’s all. Now reboot your phone and you will see your boot animation working or not.

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I hope you like this change boot animation guide from which you will be able to easily change boot animation on your Android phone without any extra efforts. If feel any problem in this guide then please use comment box. Thanks to all.


  1. when i m downloading 17 mb this app…my mob said does nt support this system …what i do …plse tell me… i want to root my y22

  2. its not granting me permission…root browser said that sysytem files are not allowing permission into rw-r-r …its still in rwxr-x…..what to do to get permission from system

  3. I changed to .bak extension and didn't add any new animation zip file. Now my phone is missing boot animation file and can't pass showing boot animation step after it is booted. How can I add new or edit boot animation file in root explorer?

  4. all ok.. but its showing cant paste here, its read only system..and no such permissions tab/option..

  5. Please tell me I have downloaded windows phone 8 boot animation zip file where the dots rotate for few seconds I have Canvas 2 A120

    1. Hi abhishek
      My infocus m2 4g shows
      Should I change the new boot animation name to boot animations encrypted?

      1. Hi Parikshith

        Your custom boot animation zip file name must be same as your ROM boot animation

  6. i wish to display "power by android" but doesn't have the .zip….Can you please send me……

  7. Hi Dear,
    i Want To SET The Xolo Boot Logo On Boot But I Don't Have It's zip File So That You Can Send Me A Link Of Of Xolo.
    I request You As You Try Please Send Me A Link Of Xolo A500s IPS.
    I Hove You Reply Me As FAst As You Can.

  8. hi dear,
    i tried a lot to change my boot animation on my rooted Samsung S duos 7562 but nothing happened . it shows only black screen . .
    but my boot animation changer app is working fine .
    i m running kyleopen rom
    plz help how can i change my boot animation my own

    1. Hi abar

      Replace you boot animation with your Rom boot animation but your boot animation name should be same with your Rom boot animation.

    1. you have to download and install the root explorer app on your phone then mount ur sd card to r/w (at the top) and place the zip file in system/media folder.

  9. its nice but not so good. i actually need the phone to fool my friends that its canvas 4 but at the beginning its showing canvas hd. one more problem, after that canvas 4 animation is coming but its not covering the full screen…..

    1. Hi Sourav

      It is bootanimation of canvas 4 but you want change your Boot logo also, so i will give you Canvas 4 boot logo then change it

      Good day

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