The CyanogenMod team has revealed the new boot animation for CM10, the first version of the custom Android-based operating system to use Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The new animation should start showing up in nightly builds of CyanogenMod 10 soon.
The new boot screen has a simple look with the CyanogenMod name in the center of a circle and glowing lights revolving around the name.
Unlike earlier boot logos, there’s no mascot in sight. CyanogenMod 7 featured an Android on a skateboard, and CM10 had Cid, the kind-of-creepy blue android with a circle on his chest and glowing eyes.
One of the advantages to unlocking your bootloader and installing a custom ROM is the ability to install custom boot animations. So if you don’t like the new simple look, you can always flash an alternate boot logo.