This post was published 4 years, 8 months ago. Due to the rapidly evolving world of technology, some material it contains may no longer be applicable.
Do you remember a few days ago when I wrote a post on the Android Wear boot animation that I had ported over to the Motorola MotoACTV? It was a pretty cool concept running the Android Wear boot animation on an older smartwatch but I am willing to bet most of you don’t have a MotoACTV.
Since then I have fixed this problem. No, I haven’t bought a MotoACTV for each of you but I have made numerous versions of the boot animation for all different devices so you can run it on the device(s) you do have instead! The only requirements being a) you are rooted and b) that your device runs Android 4.1 or greater (for now – animations for older versions are planned!). Below is a preview of it on the Nexus 5.
Making this animation was not all that easy because the frames from the boot animation in the LG G Watch leak are just 280×280. This was fine when making frames for the MotoACTV as that has a smaller display and downsizing a bitmap can be done without too much degradation of quality. Up-scaling to fit the super high-resolution smartphone and tablet screens though was a big no go!
I managed to get around this problem by tracing and vectorising each frame to create a set of scalable SVGs from which I could make png frames in any resolution. After doing this I had to find ways of reducing the file size as much as possible to ensure the boot animations would be super smooth even on some pretty old or low-end devices.
Right, you are probably feeling a bit like Mr. T above as this point and so I won’t digress any longer, you can grab the boot animation (with installation instructions) over at XDA: http://forum.xda-developers.com/android-wear/general/mod-android-wear-boot-animation-devices-t2776091
Enjoy it! (Fools!)