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Hi guys, here's my little contribution to the scene.
I was upset with the Flashback's Boot animation (no offense to the dev, but for the life of me... it's ugly!) so i decided to "port" the one i use on my HTC Desire.
So here it is, just copy the bootanimation.zip to your /data/local folder and reboot to enjoy it.

You can either use a file manager (root manager, file manager hd, es file explorer...), i personnally go for the QtADB option (easier way to handle files).
Here's what it will look like:

Edit - 18/Sept/2011:
Just a little video to show the work in progress.
I've managed to change the boot logo, working on a little app to ease the process for everyone atm.

Edit - 19/Sept/2011:
Until i come with a nice solution to reboot in APX mode, please use the following archive to flash a custom splash screen.
Little dirty tut, wait for a better one.

0. Always make a backup / Download and unpack the main archive / Read the whole tut twice before proceeding.

1. If you have already installed the APX drivers and made a backup of your partitions, please go to step 5.

2. Otherwise just power your tab off, then press Volume - and Power On till the screen turns black.
Windows will ask for specific drivers, locate them in the previous unpacked archive. When it's done proceed to the next step.

3. Run 'backup_hannspad.bat' to backup your partitions.
Please save those part?.img somewhere safe. Open the partition.txt and look for the following line: Name=BLO.
Just above, you'll find 'PartitionId=x'.
This number is important, as it tells us which partition holds the Boot LOgo. For me it's partition 7:
PartitionId=7
Name=BLO
DeviceId=19
StartSector=3712
NumSectors=2048
BytesPerSector=2048
4. Once it's done, power off. Then boot once again in APX mode (vol - and power), you might need to do this since sometime the apx command line isn't
really recognized.

5. If your partitionID is not 7, edit the "nvflash_hannspad_splash.bat" from the archive to the relevant number.
Otherwise run it and wait till it's finished. You'll see some progress in the window..

6. When everything is over, just reboot. Yoou should see your new splash screen.

7. If it doesn't work:
- Check the logo.bmp. Your picture must be 1024x600x24bits, check the following section ffor more info.
- Power the tab off, and restart the flash, sometimes apx is peeky.

Hope it helps till we find a better solution.

Quick sum up, for lazy users:
Double check your BLO partition (often 7 on our Hannspad, but could be 6 or Gtablet).
Make a specific bmp, width = 1024, height = 600, and 24bits, save it as logo.bmp
You could also open the one in the archive and edit it to your needs, make sure to keep the settings (1024x600x24).
Reboot the Hannspad in apx with Volume - and Power for a while, till it starts to boot but the screen turns black.
Then run the "nvflash_hannspad_splash.bat" from the archive, it will works just fine.
If your PartitionId is not '7', then you must edit the previous .bat file with the relevant number (for ex, 6).

Reboot and enjoy.
If it doesn't work, post your log or errors here.
 

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Yes it is.
 

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Hi Piotrus, i want to work on it.
I need to gather some info first, in order to make it easier for the end-user (you).
So i might need to code a little app to perform this (select your picture, convert it to the relevant format and then flash it), but since i ain't got that much time... it'll take some time.
Just keep in mind, that i'll work it out, in time
 

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Hi Piotrus, i want to work on it.
I need to gather some info first, in order to make it easier for the end-user (you).
So i might need to code a little app to perform this (select your picture, convert it to the relevant format and then flash it), but since i ain't got that much time... it'll take some time.
Just keep in mind, that i'll work it out, in time
iirc there was an app out when google g1 was first rooted - sure you might be able to find it on xda or another android forum - i know at the time the images had to be a certain size and number of colours
 

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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
Rejoice ! Updated the 1st post with a little video

I've managed to change the boot logo with a custom one that matches my boot animation.
Atm working on a little tool to let everyone achieve this.
 

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Anyone else having a problem with flashback (7.2) and root access to the system folder?

If I use ES File Manager, I can enable root etc, but it won't let me copy/move to system.

If I use terminal, and manually mount -o remount,rw /system/ then anything I try to do (using -f switch on the copy/move commands) gives the error 'no room left on device'.

I know that's nonsense as I can install apps off the market, only discovered the problem after I got everything else setup how I wanted it and went to change the bootanimation and add in some backed up apk's.

Chief.
 

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I've never managed to get ES File Manager to work with root...
Try RootManager from the market (paid app) or FileManagerHD.
I personnaly use QtADB from my computer to copy files to my device (HTC Desire or Hannspad).
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=683223
 

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FileManager HD also failed to copy files to system after rooting/mounting, are you on 7.1 with the 7.2 supplicant or a different flashback version?

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RE Bootlogo's
I have the hanspree splash & also a second one ( im on the vegantab )
where exactly are they stored & whats the names of these files ?
Any help changing these is much appreciated
 

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Not sure where the 2nd one is kept, whether in the same file, but anyway, the first hannspree logo is (quote from my other thread):

BLO - bootlogo - part7.img (First Hannspree logo - there are two that load up, both identical).

So, partition 7 of the hannspad.

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Chief, do you know any command that might reboot in APX mode?
Or are we stuck to power off, hold down vol- and then power on?
 

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No, I don't know of any other way, but then I haven't really looked into modding anything other than replaceing .apks in the update.zip files, while slatedroid's a good community the XDA forums may be a good place to ask as well.

Chief
 
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