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  • [How To] Set A Boot Logo With the Untethered iOS 5.0.1 Jailbreak

    This quick guide will tell you how to set a custom boot logo on iOS 5.0.1.

    One thing that many people liked about the Chronic Dev Team's untethered greenpois0n jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1 was the ability to set custom boot logos. Unfortunately, as time has passed, jailbreak tools have stopped supporting native boot logos for the iDevice lineup. Setting a custom boot logo, however, has still never been easier. You need to install three things to make your custom boot logo appear after you jailbreak and all of it can be found in Cydia. Actually, two things; but, you also need to install a boot logo for it to work!

    To begin, you need a tool called, "animate" which was made available about the time that the iOS 4.2.1 untethered greenpois0n jailbreak was released. The only prerequisite to it is that it only works on iOS 4.2.1 (as you will see when you find it; it tells you). But, we are going to bypass that prerequisite so that we can have our boot logo on iOS 5.0.1. So, to get 'animate' you're going to open up Cydia and search for it. You want to install the tool that was made by the Chronic Dev Team:



    After you install it (no respring or reboot required), you are going to install the tool that will let the boot logo work on an iOS version that is not iOS 4.2.1. The tool you will need is called, "animate fix for iOS 4.x.x" and it was released by iH8sn0w, the famous developer behind iFaith, sn0wbreeze and other jailbreak tools alike. So, to get 'animate fix for iOS 4.x.x' you're going to open up Cydia and search for it. Even though it says it's for iOS 4.x.x, it works for iOS 5.0.1 as well. When you find it, just install it (once again, respring or reboot required):



    Now that you have those two tools installed, you can download and install the third thing that you need - a boot logo. You can search through Cydia's archives for a boot logo that you like or you can use one of your own. You can test out what you have already because after you install 'animate' the greenpois0n boot logo is made your boot logo by default. You can change this by going into your Settings application, then opening the Bootlogo section, and then picking between Chronic Dev Team's boot logo or the stock Apple logo. After you install a third party boot logo, it will appear in that list as well for you to choose from.

    That's all there is to getting a boot logo on iOS 5.0.1. If you haven't heard already, the A5 jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 has arrived. You can follow our guide on how to jailbreak your A5 device with the new Absinthe A5 jailbreak from this link. Maybe one of the first things you will do with your newly jailbroken A5 device is change the boot logo! This will work on other iDevices jailbroken on iOS 5.0.1 as well - not just the A5 ones. Happy jailbreaking.

    Please note that the tweak made for patching 'animate' was built for iOS 4. If you're having trouble, wait for the iOS 5 patch. The current version has worked fine for me and some others. Some boot logos will work better than others. Try this at your own risk.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [How To] Set A Boot Logo With the Untethered iOS 5.0.1 Jailbreak started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 61 Comments
    1. expl0itfinder's Avatar
      expl0itfinder -
      I have been doing this for quite a while now, but a warning: downloading to many bootlogos will cause an endless respring, that remains even after they have been deleted. (via ssh.) The only way to fix this is a restore
    1. Gh0sti's Avatar
      Gh0sti -
      this is very buggy and glitches your screen also the animations are really slow plz wait for an update to this guys dont install it
    1. bingo24's Avatar
      bingo24 -
      what is the boot logo called (iOS starting up...)??
    1. expl0itfinder's Avatar
      expl0itfinder -
      And for the issue of the crazy horizantal line screen glitches, this is causes by your boot sequence being faster then the animation. So even after the device is booted, the logo tries to finish its sequence. It will go away if you lock your device and wait a couple mins.
    1. samuel17's Avatar
      samuel17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by expl0itfinder View Post
      I have been doing this for quite a while now, but a warning: downloading to many bootlogos will cause an endless respring, that remains even after they have been deleted. (via ssh.) The only way to fix this is a restore
      really? I have quite a few bootlogos on mine, like 15 or so, never had any issues.
    1. expl0itfinder's Avatar
      expl0itfinder -
      Quote Originally Posted by samuel17 View Post
      really? I have quite a few bootlogos on mine, like 15 or so, never had any issues.
      Ok thats good. I got so excited when i saw that this worked that i downloaded MANY of them at once and maybe that caused it
    1. Hedrush's Avatar
      Hedrush -
      Quote Originally Posted by samuel17 View Post
      Wow, this tweak isn't new, for one it's been out there for some time and how can you hate them for the post? People liked bootlogos, I wanted it to happen, and it is for A4 devices too. Give em a break!
      I never said the tweek was new! I said why post a tweek as news that is glitchy as ****. Keep up ffs
    1. MercMan007's Avatar
      MercMan007 -
      Quote Originally Posted by samuel17 View Post
      I have both installed, i uninstalled, shut down, reinstalled both, and no luck i thought there was hope and my ipod also went crazy with the glitchy lines. Maybe it makes the difference if its a redsn0w corona JB or a cydia install untether?
      I had the same exact issue. I ended up removing it.

      iPhone 4
      iOS 5.0.1
      RedSn0w
    1. Kharmashand's Avatar
      Kharmashand -
      Same issues with mine. For now the boot logos can't keep up. I recommend waiting on an update as its jus too glitchy atm. I love my boot logos, but this is ridiculous.
    1. lkailburn's Avatar
      lkailburn -
      Darn, I was interested in trying this out but looks like its best to hold off for now.
    1. kuanyu's Avatar
      kuanyu -
      Awesome!!!
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Nice, will give this a shot
    1. David03181986's Avatar
      David03181986 -
      so after i downloaded the jailbreak for the A5 i downloaded sbsettings and noticed the notifications did not work at all. i deleted and now there is absolute nothing working in notification....

      does not work for me at all....
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      It worked without problems. Thanks for the instructions anthony
    1. David03181986's Avatar
      David03181986 -
      did you do anything different then explained? i downloaded the 2 necessary things and i downloaded the skyrim boot logo and selected it in settings and it still dont work?? any ideas
    1. MMX007's Avatar
      MMX007 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Hedrush View Post
      The A5 jailbreak has been out for 4 hours and you go and post this glitchy tweak as news. Ffs way to go and screw up people's newly jailbroken phones. Good job guys!
      Tatally Agree!
      Haha!!
      This wasn't a good move. Please remove this entire thread. Thank you very much.
    1. kuanyu's Avatar
      kuanyu -
      LMOA! My custom boot logo woouldn't start immediately when my phone starts up. It starts after the default bootlogo dissapears. Which means, my custom boot logo plays while I'm on my lockscreen. Hope this will be fixed
      On 3GS 5.01 using animate+animated fix for 4.x.x
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Quote Originally Posted by David03181986 View Post
      did you do anything different then explained? i downloaded the 2 necessary things and i downloaded the skyrim boot logo and selected it in settings and it still dont work?? any ideas
      Download a different bootlogo and see if it works
    1. altoiddealer's Avatar
      altoiddealer -
      Quote Originally Posted by alirz View Post
      holy crap.. I tried this on my 5.0.1 Iphone 4. I wanted to get the ios5 setup animated boot logo..
      So after rebooting the phone,, my the phone's screen went into this crazy frenzy,, all kinds of glitches,, horizontold lines scrolling up and down.. half of the screen went black, just all kinds of weird crap was going on...somehow i managed to go into cydia during this psychedelic trip uninstall animate and related stuff.
      Back to normal now.. Just a heads up if someone else sees this
      Confirmed. Do not do this tweak