Last Updated: July 24th, 2011

It has been almost a month since our last bootscreen roundup, so we decided it was time to give you another opportunity to pimp your power up process (I don't normally use the word "pimp", but I just couldn't resist the alliteration). After spending a few hours and literally digging through hundreds of pages, here are five more most kickass boots animations that I could find.

If you have never changed your boot image before, check out our tutorial on the matter.

Android Particles

From the same creator who brought us Smooth Ring the first time around, this is a super-elegant image of Andy appearing from what can only be described as fairy dust. There are a couple of other nice bootscreens in the source thread over at XDA, so make sure to check those out as well.



Halo Reach

This one is for the gamers out there. It's from Halo Reach, and honestly, even if you don't like the game, it is still a pretty sweet animation.

Note: This the only one of the bunch that is a flashable .zip that you'll have to install through recovery. The rest can be installed manually.


[Source Thread, Download Link]

HoneyBee Version 1.1

We featured the Honeycomb bootscreen in the last roundup, but this one is quite a bit different. Personally, I love the way Andy looks in his Honeycomb costume, but the smooth pixel action at the beginning of this animation is what sold me. Check out the video and hit the source link below to download.

[Source, Download Link]

Android Honeycomb Carbon Fiber

Everyone who knows me is aware of my love for minimalism, so this one goes out to all of my like-minded Android brothers and sisters. It reminds me of a Linux desktop loading animation, and it's so clean that leaving it out would have just been cruel and inhuman.


[Source and download links]

Android Particle Ring

Okay, so this one may be cheating since we featured the green one the first go around, but selection is always a plus. Aside form the original green, you can now have this very slick animation in Honeycomb blue and Cyanogenmod cyan. How sweet is that?

preview-green preview-blue preview-cyan

[Source and download links]

...and there you have it - the five best animations that I could find. Of course, the search for perfection is never ending, so if you have an awesome bootscreen, drop us a line and maybe we'll throw it into the next roundup.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • TareX

    Can I have those on an Atrix or will I need to have a custom kernel?

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      You don't need to modify the kernel at all. Sometimes you don't even need access to /system (if /data/local works on your phone).

  • RockinEvo

    I haven't tried any of them but the particules and halo looks interesting, I give them a shot. Still using the honeycomb annimation from the last roundup.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Same here - the HC animation is unbeatable.

  • bang pow boom

    nothing happened, i just got a black screen with the halo animation, but the honey bee animation was dope. I'm going to try android particles next good work!

    OG D1

    • RockinEvo

      Let me know how you get the particles to download, when I went to the link it showed everything but that. Funny that's only one I found interesting next to the hc from last the article

  • EvoGenius

    green particle ring for the win! it's so SMOOTH!!

  • http://blog.firstdove.com Christian

    These are all very nice... but what about a bootanimation.zip with the Android Police animation? *grin*

  • h0st1le

    check out the helix boot animations/shutdowns created by optmsprim2 over at xda:


  • http://www.blender3dclub.com Red

    I can't wait to try this out with Blender!

  • http://motorolatriumph.info Dana Rock

    I love it! We should get choices without rooting for this on all phones - it would be awesome!

  • JKJK

    Screw animations. Verbose boot is the coolest :)