While the latest version of Android – dubbed Android 6.0 Marshmallow – is not ready to run on your Android device just yet, you can get its boot animation to work on your device right away. The boot animation is now available for the rooted Android devices, and you can install it on your device using a simple root explorer.
Once installed, your stock boot animation will be gone, and you will see the latest Marshmallow in its magical action on your device. If that sounds good to you, and you cannot wait to get it running on your device, here’s how you can do that.
Note: you need to have a rooted Android device to do this.
Installing the Android 6.0 Marshmallow Boot Animation
What you are going to do is replace the stock boot animation with the Marshmallow one using the root explorer app. Once that is done, you need to reboot your device to see the changes.
1. Download the Marshmallow Boot Animation, and save it to your Android device. You need to first extract the downloaded archive to get the “bootanimation.zip” file. This is the file that you will be using in the following steps.
2. Head over to the Google Play store and download and install ES File Explorer.
3. Once it is installed, launch it.
4. Navigate to the folder where the Marshmallow boot animation is located. Once there, long-press on the animation file and tap on “Copy” in the bottom panel. You will then paste it at its correct location so it will show up when you reboot your device.
5. Tap on directory path on the top and select “Device” to be taken to the root directory.
6. Tap on the “system” folder followed by “media” to go to the system media folder.
7. When you are in the “/system/media/” directory, you might want to backup your stock boot animation so you can easily revert back if you do not like the Marshmallow boot animation. To back it up, long-press on “bootanimation.zip” and select “Rename.”
8. Add “.bak” at the end of the boot animation file name and tap on “OK” to save the changes. What you did here is change the name of the stock boot animation so that you don’t lose it when you paste the new boot animation here in this directory.
9. It is time to install the latest Marshmallow boot animation. Tap on “Paste” in the bottom panel, and the boot animation file that you copied previously will now be available here in this directory.
10. You should see the new boot animation sitting in the system media directory. Just reboot your device to see the changes in effect.
The Marshmallow Boot Animation is now up and running on your Android device.
Should you ever wish to get back to the stock boot animation, just delete the Marshmallow Boot Animation file and remove “.bak” from the stock boot animation file.
It’s easy to be impatient when something that you would like is available but has not reached you yet. The guide above helps you – the Android fans – to get the latest Marshmallow boot animation installed on your device so that you can get started with at least one element of this latest version of Android.
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