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06-28-2014, 08:27 AM #1
How to Add A Custom Boot Logo to Your Jailbroken iOS 7 Device
If you're running any jailbreak on your iOS 7 device(s), whether by way of evasi0n7 or the newly-released Pangu jailbreak, and you want to apply a custom boot logo to your device, then read on!
You are going to need four things to get this done:
- A filesystem-editing application, such as iFunBox
- BootGIF, for turning your .gif images into boot-up animations
- An iOS 7 device with Apple File Conduit "2" installed on it
- A modified version of animate for iOS 7
You can download iFunBox from the download links below:
You can download BootGIF from the download link below:
You will also need to find a .gif image (animated if you want) that you want to use as a boot logo. You can use almost any one that you want, so you can search Google Images, or if you already have one you want to use, you can use that one too.
First up, you're going to want to go on the device that you're wanting to add a boot logo to, and you'll want to add a new repository to your Cydia sources. That repository is:
If you don't already have it, you'll also want to install Apple File Conduit "2" on your device so you can access your filesystem over a USB connection (this is available in Cydia's default repository, so there's no need to add another repository for it):
Once your device is ready, you can go ahead and open the BootGIF application on your computer that you downloaded. You will see a "Select GIF" button in the top right-hand corner of the application that you can use to select the .gif image that you want to use as your boot logo, and once you do, your interface should look something like the one below:
You can pick the device that the boot logo will be for so that it will be formatted correctly for your device, you can change the background color to whatever you want, configure the fade, configure the height and width of the image, select the output to where your animated boot logo file will be saved to, and much more, but we'll be leaving these options as the default for this demonstration. You may need to play with these options a few times until you get it right where you like it.
Once finished, you can click on the "Make bootlogo" button to finalize and create your boot logo for your device.
After making your boot logo file, you'll find a new folder at the destination that you configured as your file output (we chose our Desktop). It should appear in a folder named something such as "BL_95667," but the numbers may be different for you.
You can now plug your iOS device that you have Apple File Conduit "2" and animate installed on into to your computer, and you can open the iFunBox application. It will detect your device, and on the left side of the application, you will want to click on "Raw File System." Now, you will navigate to Library>BootLogos, and you can drag the folder you created (in our case, BL_95667 from our Desktop) into this location:
Now, you can go on your iOS device and go to the Settings application and visit the BootLogo preferences pane and pick the boot logo that you created:
Congratulations! You have now changed your boot logo to something other than a boring little white Apple. You can reboot your device and you'll see the .gif image that you created!
For a video walk-through on changing your boot logo on iOS 7, you can watch our video version of this guide below:
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06-28-2014, 08:45 AM #2
Awesome, thanks Anthony!
06-28-2014, 10:17 AM #3
06-28-2014, 12:11 PM #4
Nice but I'm too lazy to do all those steps just for a 10-15 sec. Boot logo.Sent from my iPhone 4.
06-28-2014, 05:42 PM #5
Well I actually did this. This is a bad tweak. Once you do this and boot up you'll see the apple logo for awhile, then you'll see your custom image, then you'll see the apple logo again. I'm going back to stock, what's the point?
06-28-2014, 09:24 PM #6
06-28-2014, 10:35 PM #7
does it work with 7.1.1?
06-29-2014, 04:29 AM #8
Yes it works 7.1.1
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06-29-2014, 08:57 PM #9
100% ineffective for me. Followed directions. Don't work.
06-29-2014, 09:50 PM #10
It kinda works on my iPad3. I did exactly what it says BUT the logo is now upside down.
I was hoping it would change the Apple Logo when you respring but it doesn't. Just the upside down logo when you reboot.