I was looking into this again. reading old posts. i read that the bootanimation file in /system/bin is a script. so i went there and opened it with file expert and it was a long list of junk, but scrolling down there was readable txt. "debug.sf.nobootanimation 0 BootAnimation boot animation disabled %0 80 /data/local/bootanimation.zip /system/media/bootanimation.zip desc.txt descMap is null %d %d %d p %d %d %s images/android-logo-mask.png images/android-logo-shine.png SurfaceFlinger died, exiting... linkToComposerDeath failed" is one block if we can find this shine.jpg i bet it says sylvania and we might use that location to change the animation.