Android operating systems on Lenovo devices offer higher levels of customizations, unlike its biggest rival Apple iOS. There’s practically a lot you can do to get stuff done right from startup to root. Just after you power up your device, you are greeted with a boot screen consisting of Lenovo’s logo. Well, what if you can change it?
Apparently, many users want to change their boot image which is also known as splash screen. You can put anything instead of the original boot image like any xyz logo or as you wish. There are plenty of methods that you can deploy to change splash screen on your Lenovo smartphone. Here’s all you need to know.
Disclaimer: This method may require rooted Lenovo 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 a non-rooted Android operating system. Also, we don’t take any responsibility for any ill-effects or bricked phones resulting in abiding to these methods as user discretion is required.
How To Change Boot Logo (Splash Screen) for Lenovo Smartphones
There are basically three methods that work on all the devices although you would need to root the device before carrying out any of these methods.
Method #1: Using the Root File Explorer Method
Note that you would need to root the device using this method or any other of your choice. Here’s how you can do it on your Lenovo device.
Method #2: Using Recovery Flash Method
This particular method is comparatively easy when compared to the third method listed in this list. You would need a rooted device with a custom recovery like CWM, TWRP, or Philz to carry it out. Here’s how to do it.
Method #3: Using the ADB Method
This particular method requires you to install ADB on your PC and use it to replace the old boot image with the new one. No doubt this method also requires you to root the device in most cases so be cautious. Here’s how you can do it.
Method #4: Using Splash Maker & Terminal Emulator
Here’s a simple step dedicated to Lenovo devices running on Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC. Here’s how to do it. This should work on all Snapdragon devices under Lenovo, although be cautious. It works on rooted Lenovo devices only.
Step #1: You need to create a splash screen. You can create it using this tool.
Step #2: Find your logo file inside the “pics” folder as “logo.png” it could be stored as “splash.png” or “splash.img“.
Step #3: You need to create a new boot logo as per your choice.
- Make sure the image is in PNG format.
- It should be compatible with the resolution of your device. If you have a phone with 1080×2400 pixels resolution, you need an image equals to or less than the size mentioned. If the screen resolution is lower or higher, you need to create the splash logo compatible with it.
- Note that the splash screen partition on your device has a fixed buffer that could be as low as 70KB or less. You need an image that abides by the size requirements or else, the system will reject file sizes greater than the buffer.
- The easiest way to reduce size is to decrease the number of colors in the image. You can also use compressPNG or any other compatible tool to reduce the file size.
Step #4: Once you have created a new boot logo, replace the old boot logo or splash screen with this new one and that should do the trick.
Step #5: Next up, run “CREATE_LOGO.bat”. Once you have created a splash.img, you’ll find it in the ‘output’ folder.
Step #6: You need to transfer the splash screen (logo) that you want to set up on boot. Transfer it to the device’s internal storage.
Step #7: Download and install Terminal Emulator on your device.
Step #8: Use this code
- dd if=/sdcard/splash.img of=/dev/block/bootdevice/by-name/splash
You can use the following code using the fastboot tool as well:
- Fastboot flash splash splash.img
Note that this method works on many other devices. The path changes concerning the path where the boot logo or animation is stored may change.