Since it was first phones from Google, Pixel and Pixel XL had to be smarter and better than other Android devices. While Pixel users enjoy the best of Google, many Android owners were drooling over the awesome features of Pixels. Thankfully, there are always some workarounds to get things done. First, people were excited enable Google Assistant on any Android smartphones.
Next, Android users were struck by Google Pixel Home button animation on Nexus phones; and very recently, Donald Trump boot animation was the rage among Android users.
It has been noticed that Google Pixel users have mostly liked the first visual extravaganza in the four coloured dots that dance on the white screen and finally form ‘G’ for Google. But there are many users, who are unwilling to pay more than $649, which is the starting price of Google Pixel.
Before you get started, make sure that your Android device is rooted and you also need a root enabled file browser.
How to Get Pixel’s New Boot Animation on Any Android Smartphone
Step #1: First off, you need to download Pixel’s new boot animation file. It is a non-flashable ZIP file and perhaps this is why you need to download it on a MicroSD card or internal storage of your Android smartphone.
Step #2: Now launch your choice of root file browser and go to the /system/media folder on root partition. Here, you should ensure that it is downloaded as read/write. Next, press and hold the current bootanimation.zip file and choose ‘Rename’ from the context menu. Now you need to add a “.bak” to the end of file name; this will change your file name to bootanimation.zip.bak.
Step #3: After this, go to the Download folder on SD card or internal storage of your Android phone. Press and hold the bootanimation.zip you have downloaded earlier. Tap on ‘Copy’ and then go back to /system/media folder and paste the new file in this location.
Step #4: Now is the time to tap and hold this newly copied bootanimation.zip file and select ‘Permissions’ from the context menu. Please check that the Owner category is enabled ‘Read/Write/Execute’ and every other category is enabled to ‘Read’.
Once it is done, just reboot your Android phone and your device will welcome you with a new boot animation. Check the GIF here and start your day with some fun. And save your $650!
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