Ever wish your Android smartphone could look a bit more like your 12 year old computer when it boots up? Well your prayers have been answered. A member of the xda-developers forum has posted files that you can use to replace the default boot animation on a number of Android devices — and it should look familiar to any long time PC user.

The animation doesn’t actually check your system memory or other stats, but simply cycles through a series of images. But there are device-specific versions for the Google Nexus One, Motorola Droid and Milestone, and HTC Desire, Dream, Hero, Incredible, Magic, and Liquid.

You can find instructions for installing the boot animation at the xda-developers forum. If you don’t understand them, you probably shouldn’t bother trying.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...