Splash screen or boot image is something you see when you power up your phone. It usually contains the brand name or logo followed by Android’s branding and might change depending upon which phone/model/software you are using. Well, we came across users who wanted to change their splash screen and personalize it according to their choices and that’s where this guide comes into play.
We have tried many methods to change splash screen or boot logo on Huawei smartphones and came across the following methods that work. Note that we don’t take any responsibility in case your phone bricks or crashes in any way or sense possible. Going through with this guide requires user discretion. Hope you’ll find it helpful.
Disclaimer: Most of these methods require rooted Huawei devices that grant the user access to the various Android subsystems for greater control allowing users to perform functions that otherwise wouldn’t be possible with non-rooted Android operating system.
Method #1: Using the Root File Explorer/Manager
This is certainly an easy way to change the splash screen on your Huawei device. You need a rooted device as a prerequisite, download the said file manager and follow all the steps mentioned here and it is done.
Method #2: Using the Recovery Flash Method
The second method in the row, this method requires you to root the device at first. Install a custom ROM such as Phils or TWRP and you are good to go. Follow these step-by-step instructions to flash the new splash screen in just a few clicks.
Method #3: Using the ADB Method
This is the third method that you can use. It requires you to install ADB on your computer and may require root so do check out for your phone model. Here’s a step by step instructions on how to change splash screen using the ADB method.
Alternative Method Using ADB and Fastboot tools
Here’s an alternative method using ADB and Fastboot tools to change the splash screen.
Note: This method may work on your Huawei device although it won’t work on all the devices. So do check it out.
Step #1: First up, you need to install ADB and Fastboot on your device via Android SDK.
Step #2: Next up, open ADB folder on your computer and open CMD from there. You can do it simply by right-clicking on the mouse and launching Command Prompt.
Step #3: Issue the following commands that should work on Huawei devices.
- Adb shell su -c “dd if=/dev/block/platform/hi_mci.0/by-name/oeminfo of=/sdcard/oeminfo”
- Adb pull /sdcard/oeminfo oeminfo
Step #4: It is advisable to take a copy of oeminfo info in case you need to restore it later.
Step #5: Next up, you need to create a logo for the splash screen for your Huawei device. Note that the image must be of 1080×1920 pixels and must be in .bmp format.
Step #6: Copy and paste this file in the ADB folder under platform-tools or tools depending upon which SDK version you are using.
Step #7: Next up, you need to open the command prompt and enter the following commands.
- Oem_info.exe oeminfo logo.bmp
- Adb push oeminfo /sdcard/oeminfo
- Adb shell su -c “dd if=/sdcard/oeminfo of=/dev/block/platform/hi_mci.0/by-name/oeminfor”
- Adb rm -f /sdcard/oeminfo
Step #8: Finally, reboot the system and check whether this worked or not.