Here are 81 amazing boot animations for your phone [Android is awesome]

by: Bogdan PetrovanJune 25, 2013

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I first stumbled upon the work of Croatian artist Paolo Ceric a few months ago on Google Plus. I was in awe with the beauty of Ceric’s animated GIFs, which typically depict abstract shapes that move in a mesmerizing, almost organic way. From pulsing stylized hearts to hypnotic animations inspired by Escher’s impossible constructions, these animations prove that art can take many forms, including a lowly GIF.

Back when I first discovered Paolo Ceric’s animations, I thought they’d make wonderful boot animations. Apparently, XDA-Developers forum user raishiro thought the same, because he took some 56 of Ceric’s finest creations and turned them into boot animations that can be used on any rooted Android device.

Raishiro added 25 variations of some of the 56 GIF images, bringing the collection to a grand total of 81 boot animations. All images are available in HDPI (480×800) and XHDPI (720 x 1280) resolutions.

Here are just a couple of samples (high resolution):


paolo ceric boot animationPaolo Ceric Boot animation (3)
The XDA user even made a helpful tutorial for changing boot animations on rooted Android devices, which you can watch below. The process if fairly simple and the results are definitely worth it.

For the full collection of Android boot animations by Paolo Ceric and packaged by raishiro, head over to this link. Enjoy!

  • SeraZR™

    just before anybody questions, YES U NEED TO B ROOTED !!!!!!!!! :D :D

    • Well, I wrote that in the post, but yeah, your comment is welcome.

      • Alan Shearer

        So do you need to be rooted to be able to do this?

        :P teehee

        • We have a troublemaker.

          • chirag

            lets shoot him :-)

        • SeraZR™

          what? go play football xD

  • PuzzledObserver

    This is amazing! Thanks you very much for the article.

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  • Vinay Williams

    u do not need to be rooted

  • AJ Perez

    Great boot animation collection! Thanks! Love the heart beating.

  • Android Tag

    Your superb man just superb !!!

  • Kris Conway

    help iv got the animation iv downloaded it but cant find it and wen i go into system then media iv not got boit animation iv only got boot sounds. iv also got a battery animation for wen phones chargeing but dont know how to activate it or were to paste or copy it

  • Sid Iqbal

    download link???