Thursday , August 16 2018

Android offers you many ways to customise your phone or tablet. Wallpaper and ringtones? Of course you can change those. You can change your home-screen, app-launcher, and replace most of the built in applications with something else if you like.

Most Android phones also display an animation when turning on. Carrier-sold devices will usually have a carrier logo animation, and un-branded devices will usually feature something else, e.g. a Samsung logo or in the case of Nexus devices, some coloured dots doing weird and wonderful things.

However, if you want to change these, it has previously been a bit difficult. Doable, yes, but easy, no. A new app developed by Santiago Gutierrez, called Boot Box, allows you to easily replace the boot animation on your Android device. In beta, the app currently supports a range of Nexus devices, but sadly more common handsets such as the Galaxy S4 or HTC One are not currently supported.

Boot Box allows you to preview a range of boot animations designed for your device, and through a simple process, you can download and install a new one without any heartache. Even better, if the service doesn’t offer you the animation you want, you can create your own in-app. If you think your effort is wonderful, you can share with other Boot Box users as well.

Boot Box is free to download and use, and if you’re into a bit of customisation, might be well worth your checking out.

Boot Box
Boot Box
Price: Free
Source: Android Beat.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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Not much selection for the Nexus 5 yet. 1080 is too many resolutions…

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I think it’s worth mentioning that root access is required.

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