Every now and then I come across some very nice tips for our beloved Nook Color by the XDA forum members as well as the users there. Now for today there is another one! Just caught a nice tip on a thread on speeding up or reducing the Nook Color boot up time by disabling the boot animation. According to the johnopsec if the boot animation is disabled then Nook Color can boot about 6 seconds faster!
Now to disable the boot animation is not that difficult as far as you have rooted your Nook Color. If you are not rooted you can follow our guide: How to Root Nook Color on New 1.2 Firmware & Install Market, Google Apps or take a look in the Nook Color section for all the relevant guides and other exciting tips&tricks.
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After rooting there are multiple methods to disable the boot animation. For example, you can just use a tool like Root Explorer to rename the /system/bin/bootanimation binary to something else so that it cannot be found by the system! Of course, you can also use the SSH to login to the Nook Color file system to do so.
Another, way provided by the johnopsec is using the ADB:
# mount -o remount rw /system
# cd /system/bin
# mv bootanimation bootanimation.bak
Now yet another way to achieve this is by just adding the following two lines of code to the /system/build.prop (it comes from this thread):
Now here is the message posted from the johnopsec in the thread:
Just an FYI:
It appears that if you leave out /system/bin/bootanimation, the NC boots slightly quicker.
It appears that we can also disable the bootanimation a "cleaner" way in /system/etc/init.goldfish.sh as well. That’s an exercise left up to you if you choose to do so.
I just did a comparison with and without /system/bin/bootanimation and the NC boots about 6 seconds faster without the file in place. Since I already know that the device is a Nook Color and that it runs Android, I’m going to go without any boot animation, opting for the faster boot time.
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