Back on greenpois0n days, Jaywalker9988 and westbaer have released a cool little tweak called Animate which allows you to change the default iPhone/iPad boot logo with a video logo or animated logo. Fast forward a few years, and the tweak is broken on iOS 7 and arm64 devices. Luckily, CoolStar has submitted an Animate fix for iOS 7 to BigBoss repo, which is compatible with arm64, but the actual Animate preference bundle is not. This means that you cannot set your boot logo in settings like you would normally be able to on a pre-A7 device. Instead, you will need to do it manually. Jump over the break to learn how to do it…
NOTE: be very careful with this tutorial as it may result in restoring your device. If you don’t know what you’re doing wait for an official update of Animate. Don’t blame us for any screw-ups
To do this, you will need:
- animate fix for iOS 7.x.x
- iFile (or another method of browsing/editing your file system)
- Start by downloading a boot logo from Cydia.
- Navigate to /Library/BootLogos and create a new file called “org.chronic-dev.animate”
- You will see a folder with the name of the boot logo you downloaded. Open the file you created in Text Editor, and paste the folder name.
- Save the file
- rename the file to add a .plist extention (“org.chronic-dev.animate.plist“) [iFile seems to give errors when you attempt to open the file while it has “.plist” in its name. This is why you need to add the extention when you’re done editing. Failure to do this can cause a boot loop.]
- reboot your device. Enjoy