Here’s an easy way how to remove any carrier boot animation on Galaxy S4. If you purchased your device with a contract from any carrier then definitely you have to see their logo appear all the time on your phone. This is something normal but if you don’t like to see that logo every time you turn on/off your device read further:
We are going to help you to easily change the carrier boot animation on Galaxy S4. You can use either Samsung original boot animation logo or a custom one that you may like.
This is a very simple method and it works with all variants of Galaxy S4. Firstly you will need to root your phone. If you don’t have root access you may want to check 16 rooting tools for Android (infographic). They are one-click root tool and you can find one depending on the Android version your phone is using.
Also, you might want to check this guide how to root Galaxy S4 without tripping KNOX. If you already have rooted your phone, head over to Google Play Store and download a file manager with root access. We recommend ES File Explorer and Total Commander.
Here at DoryLabs, no one is responsible for any damage that may happen to your phone. Everything we share it’s tested and working but you know, things can happen. So if you make your mind and want to go further do at your own risk.
How to remove Carrier Boot Animation on Galaxy S4
First of all, you will need to download the new boot animation file. If you want the original Samsung Boot Animation, download it here. Go to /system/media and save the files somewhere else just in case you want to revert back.
- Download the BootAnimation zip file. Since it’s a zip file, extract it.
- Copy the files from the folder to /system/media. Replace the old files.
The files you have to copy are named like this:
From the BootAnimation zip file copy these files:
Copy them to /system/media/audio/ui by replacing the original files. Make sure you backup the old files.
Don’t forget to set the right permissions. If you rename the originals to .bak or something like this, they will be under it basically rw-r–r– on all files.
Alternately, if you do not want to download, you can make a copy of, and rename the bootsamsung.qmg, bootsamsungloop.qmg and shutdown.qmg that are already located in your system/media folder, and PowerOn.ogg it is already located in your system/media\audio\ui folder.
To disable sound go to: system/media/audio/ui and search for PowerOn.ogg and PowerOff.ogg. Just rename it to PowerOn.ogg.backup and PowerOff.ogg.backup (or any other extension). Well done!
Reboot the phone and the carrier boot animation will be removed, and the sound as well if you decide to disable it.
You can also install a custom Boot Animation. Below you will find some of them that have been tested and work fine.
- LiquidHavoc Boot Animation: Download here
- Android Urinating Apple Animations: Download here
- Crystal Machine boot animation: Download here
- Reverse Scribble shutdown animation: Download here
- QMG Animations: Download here.
Before downloading the Custom Boot Animations take a look at the original thread here. You will see the Boot Animation pictures as well.