Create Your Own Boot Animations With Only A .Gif File

November 21, 2014 - Written By John Anon

If you are rooted then you will know how good it is to customize your device. There is a truly satisfying feeling when making your device much more unique to you. This is simply one of the ways in which android is so much better than the other OS…he who must not be named. That said there are limits to how much you can customize and make a device your own. For instance, boot animations are one area where users would love to have more scope to individualize. Boot animations always come as standard with the OEM or operating system (or sometimes both) and are quite generic. There are of course developers who do create custom boot animations which you can install and use. This does help to make the device a bit more customized. However, as this is typically someone’s else’s boot animation it is more representative of them than of you.

Well wait no longer people. One of the clever folks over at reddit (ahhh you thought I was going to say XDA). Yes, one of the guys over at reddit has created a website which allows users to turn any gif into a boot animation. Then of course you can upload the animation and hey presto – a truly unique and custom boot animation. Gif2Boot is an extremely basic website and simply only offers the transformation from gifs to boot animations. That said, the process seems rather easy. You simply drop (or drag) you gif into the upload box. Following this, all you need to do is enter your screen size. You can also adjust the frames per second (FPS) and whether you want the animation to rotate and that is it. There are no further settings or things to do. Within a couple of seconds you will have your very own boot animation. You then simply flash the animation and you are done. Simple.

Now, time for the obligatory disclaimer. Flashing stuff can be bad. Bad things can cause bad effects. Bad effects can break things. Broken things might not be fixable. The moral of the disclaimer is that it is your fault if you choose to give this a go. You can cause problems by installing and flashing any file therefore you do need to make sure you know what you are doing and be prepared for problems. The only caveat is that you must be rooted to use this feature, but that is probably a given as the file needs to be flashed. That said if you are rooted and still game then click here to head over to Gif2Boot and give it a go. If you do, let us know how it went and how much you love your new boot animation.