Last night the author of the last few CyanogenMod boot animations, 73v1n, graced the world with a completely revamped boot animation for CyanogenMod 10. The CyanogenMod 9 boot animation featured the CyanogenMod mascot, Cid, which seemed to generate a lot of rage from many CM fans. During the bootup process, Cid’s facial expression changed a bit, looking angry, bad, evil (or bad ass) depending whom you ask. Learning a thing or two since last time, the author decided to completely redo the boot boot animation, removing all traces of Cid, version numbers, and making it as clean as possible.
Since the last time I made one of these, I realized that boot animations should be pretty, but they shouldn’t be 30 seconds long and 15MB in size. So this time I made a boot animation that’s small and pretty. It’s only 2MB for the largest version! Also it doesn’t have the version number or a mascot in it. Not that there’s anything wrong with CID, I just couldn’t find a way to work him in. And haters gonna hate…
Downloads are available for various tablet and phone resolutions below. Once downloaded, open CM10_bootanimation.zip. Choose your desired vertical or horizontal resolution. Copy the corresponding bootanimation.zip to your devices SDCard. Using Root Explorer or ES File Explorer, place the new bootanimation.zip file in /system/media/. (You may want to backup your previous bootanimation.zip as well.)
EDIT: It seems the 720 vertical file included below is a compressed zip and causing booting issues. If you have the Galaxy Nexus or another 720 resolution device, please use this file.
Vertical: 240, 320, 360, 480, 540, 600, 720, 768, 800 (Example: Galaxy Nexus Vertical is 720)
Horizontal: 240, 480, 600, 720, 768, 800
So what do you think? Do you love it compared to CM9’s boot animation or do you miss Cid?