Does anybody know where the shutdown animation is located in my branded phone?

I don't like this branded stuff, so I'd like to remove it.
It's been simple for the boot animation (it was where Android forums tell to look - /system/media/bootanimation.zip).
But for the shutdown animation I still have no clue... It is not located in the standard path /system/media/video/shutdown.

Information on my phone:
- Model LG-P692
- Android version 2.3.4 (Gingerbread)
- Kernel version
- Build number GRJ22
- SW version V10e-JUN-04-2012

  • I've read this post where someone with an LG Connect 4G couldn't find the shutdown animation in the usual location (system > media > video > shutdown). Someone answered that it is located on the ramdisk. Perhaps this is also the case for your phone?
    – THelper
    Commented Nov 1, 2012 at 11:11
  • @THelper: how to locate and change it in the ramdisk?
    – igi
    Commented Nov 1, 2012 at 12:48
  • I have no experience with that myself, but this page may be helpful.
    – THelper
    Commented Nov 1, 2012 at 13:19

1 Answer 1


IMPORTANT: Make a backup before trying any of the following steps!

Usually the animation video is stored at: /system/media/video/shutdown You can rename this to something else. Or delete all the files from there.

If it's not there, check /system/customize/resource/ or /data/local/ May be it can be found there.

In some cases shutdown animation may be handled by an APK. Check under system/app if you have a Shutdown.apk or PowerOff.apk. If yes (like in LG-P692), you also have PowerOff.odex there. Do NOT touch PowerOff.odex.

In this case you can modify the PowerOff.apk. This is how:

  1. Copy the PowerOff.apkto your PC

  2. Use 7zip or WinRAR or any uncompressor software you have, to open the APK. Go to res/drawable folders. You might have up to 3-4 of them like: drawable-ldpi, drawable-mdpi, drawable-hdpi, drawable-xdpi (in case of LG-P692, only drawable-mdpi will be found).

  3. There you can see some .png or .jpg files. Replace those with any images that you want. If you don't want anything there you can use plain black images. Make sure that you put the images with the same resolution that of the original images. Replace images in all the drawable folders.

  4. After you replace those images, make sure the APK is in the same format as it was earlier, except the images that have been changed.

  5. Now copy back the PowerOff.apk to your phone where it was.

  6. Power off your phone. REMOVE your battery. Power on. And now test.

See how this helps.

Tested with an LG-P692.

  • I have a rooted LG P500 running stock 2.3.3 (V20C). I do not have folder /system/media/video/shutdown, /system/customize/resource/ and /data/local/
    – Narayanan
    Commented Nov 2, 2012 at 4:56
  • Yes @SurajBajaj, I have PowerOff.apk in /system/app and it contains 16 files named power_off_001.pro to power_off_016.pro, which appears to be images for animation. It also contains shutdown.mp3 which is being played while shutdown. I am unable find a suitable app (in Windows) to open these power_off_xxx.pro files to verify them.
    – Narayanan
    Commented Nov 2, 2012 at 11:22
  • The LG P990 (operadora Claro - Brazil) has the aplication PowerOf.apk ... i change the files in res/drawable and perfect !!! Tks
    – user26463
    Commented Jan 9, 2013 at 18:32

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .