I have a SK504, brazilian phone. Well, i was trying to change my boot animation, but downloaded and installed a corrupted one. So, when i rebooted, the phone shows ANDROID like always, but after, a black screen appears and stays forever. I can acess recovery, and the phone is rooted. No backup. Is there a way to get into the phone trough USB and change the bootanimation.zip file to a valid one? Because i don't want to reset it or install another ROM, unless necessary.

Besides the corrupted bootanimation.zip file, i have two more on the /system/media folder, they are bootanimation.old (the original one) and bootanimation(2).zip, a valid one that worked before, so there is no need to transfer something from pc to phone, just rename the files.


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On custom recoveries (CWM, TWRP) you normally are able to use adb. With that you can delete the corrupted bootanimation and replace it with your original one.

  • Mount your /system partition using "Mount->System" on TWRP or "Mounts and Storage->mount /system" on CWM
  • Plug your phone onto the computer
  • Remove your corrupt bootanimation: adb shell "rm /system/media/bootanimation.zip"
  • Restore your old bootanimation: adb shell "mv /system/media/bootanimation.old /system/media/bootanimation.zip"
  • You may have to set the right permissions: adb shell "chmod 0644 /system/media/bootanimation.zip
  • Well this is another problem, i have the stock recovery, without "install from zip" or any other options that should help. I tried "install update from an external storage",using an android explorer named Aroma, but always get "Installation Aborted." Jul 22, 2014 at 17:54
  • @LucasSoares then you should install a custom recovery from fastboot mode and then follow the steps in this answer.
    – Thomas Vos
    Jun 28, 2015 at 20:29
  • You say that like it's so easy, but if you have a phone with no custom recoveries available online, that's practically impossible. Feb 20, 2019 at 7:27

Following is an extremely simple solution which is sort of cheating but functional nonetheless. Step 1: Extract the contents of the custom recovery (here CWM) to a folder (eg. SOMENAME. Step 2: Go to META-INF\com\google\android. Step 3: Open the file updater-script. Step 4: Where you find the indeterminate.png files being deleted and extracted, paste the following two lines between the above mentioned lines: delete("system/media/bootanimation.zip"); package_extract_file("system/media/bootanimation.old", "system/media/bootanimation.zip"); Step 5: Save the file and exit. Step 6: Now zip the contents of SOMENAME to create a new flashable zip file SOMENAME.zip. Step 7: Save this file in the SD card and flash it in your phone. Step 8: Normal Clockwork Recovery Mod will open, but the required copying of the bootanimation file has been executed while opening.

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