A splash screen or boot logo is the first thing you’d see when you turn on your smartphone. Usually, it is either the OEM’s logo followed by Android’s branding or it could be your model name. The Android operating system is fairly customizable and lets you change pretty much everything that requires special tools and permissions. One of the most sought after customization is to the splash screen as you can change it.
Android smartphones which also count Vivo phones allow changing the splash screen or boot logo via root. There are a plethora of methods you can deploy to change it to your name or any image you want. There are a number of things you have to keep in mind but pretty much you can do it in a few minutes or so depending upon which method you follow.
Just to make your efforts easier, we have curated a list of methods on how to change splash screen (boot logo) for Vivo smartphones that you can use. Of course, almost all of these methods require root access and that’s why we have a disclaimer too.
Disclaimer: All these methods require a rooted Vivo device that grants 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, you are solely responsible for whatever ill-effects these methods may incur as we have tested it on a few models but not all. Some of the methods may work very well but some won’t so user discretion is advisable.
How To Create a Splash Screen (Boot Logo)
As usual, there are plenty of methods to create a splash screen or a boot logo and this is one of them.
Things you would be needing is to check what resolution your phone screen has. For example, the Vivo V20 has a resolution of 1080×2400 pixels while Vivo Y20 has a resolution of 720×100 pixels. Adding a boot logo larger than the resolution your phone supports will automatically cause the system to reject it. Using an image with the same resolution or slightly lower is recommended.
Next up, each smartphone has a buffer to store the boot logo or splash screen. It could be around 100KB or more or less depending upon the model. You will find the information on the logo’s dimensions when you remove or rename the stock logo file in the methods posted below.
Step #1: The Folks at XDA Developer created a Splash Maker that will allow you to create splash screens. Please ignore the folder’s name accredited to a specific model as you can use it on all Android devices. Or use this tool.
Step #2: Now, you need to create your own boot logo keeping the size and resolution among other specifics in mind.
Step #3: Assuming that you already extracted the tool on your computer, open it and add the newly created boot logo as “logo.png” or “logo.bin” or “logo.jpg” based on what nomenclature your phone uses. Some of the devices might have a boot logo stored as “splash.img” or “splash.png”.
Step #4: Go to the “pics” sub-folder in the tool you just extracted and find the aforementioned image. You need to replace the old file with a new file keeping the same name.
Step #5: Finally, tap on “CREATE_LOGO.bat” and it will launch a pop-up, and bingo, you have just created a new splash screen.
Note that using the method above, you created a new splash screen but flashing is still required. You can use Method #3 listed below to flash it on your device.
Changing Splash Screen (Boot Logo)
Here are all the methods you can employ to change splash screen (boot logo) for Vivo smartphones.
Method #1: Using the Root File Explorer Method
This is a fairly easy method to abide by although you would need root access to complete it. Here’s how you can do it.
Method #2: Using Recovery Flash Method
Click here to use this method on your Vivo smartphone to change the splash screen.
Method #3: Using the ADB Method
You can click here to read about how to use the ADB method to flash splash screens on your Vivo smartphone.
How To Change Splash Screen (Boot Logo) For MediaTek Devices
Many Vivo smartphones have MediaTek processors and they have slightly different methods compared to Snapdragon. Note that some of the aforementioned methods are interchangeable so you have to see which one works for you.
Step #1: Firstly, tap here to download “LogoBuilder_v1.6”, and extract it using any of the zip extractors you have.
Step #2: Open the folder and find “logo.bin” where this file is the splash screen. MediaTek devices store splash screen images as “logo.bin”.
Step #3: Rename the stock logo.bin file via the (/dev/logo) as it will allow users to get a new file for the system to recognize.
Step #4: Launch LogoBuilder.exe.
Step #5: Click on “Create New Project”.
Step #6: Next up, select the logo.bin file you just extracted from your MediaTek Vivo device.
Step #7: Create a new folder to store all the files. Name it anything like splash.bin or boot.bin or update.zip (if it is zipped) as there’s no constraint on its nomenclature.
Step #8: Select the newly created folder and tap on “OK”.
- You’ll see a progress bar running and once it is done, you will see a tonne of images in the newly created folder.
Step #9: Open the new folder and you’ll see a bunch of new images.
Step #10: Check out img1.png & img39.png where the former is the boot logo that the system uses when booting up.
- The tool enables you to create a new splash screen although you can also use a different tool to create it.
- The things you are required to remember is that the new boot logo must have the same dimensions as the img1.png file.
- This includes the size of the file, resolution, and other specifics.
Step #11: Next up, you need to delete both img1.png and img39.png from your MediaTek devices.
Step #12: This is where you add the new boot logo to this folder. Name it as “img1.png” so that the system recognizes it as a boot logo.
Step #13: Ensure that you have a copy of the stock image for use as you might need to later on.
Step #14: Finally, click on the “Make” button on the LogoBuilder tool and it is done.
Step #15: Once you have created a new logo.bin file with a new boot logo in it, you just have to flash it. Here are the various ways you can do it.
Using Smartphone Flash Tool
- Here, you can use the Smartphone Flash Tool that allows users to flash a new boot logo with a simple drag and drop interface. Click here to download it.
- You also need MTK Drivers in case the computer fails to recognize your device. It is better to keep the drivers updated then to find out it is flawed later on. Click here to download it.
Using TWRP Recovery or others
- Another possible way to flash it on your device is to transfer the new logo.bin to the internal storage. Read how to do it here.
Using ADB Tools
- This is another alternative to flash and change splash screen on your Vivo smartphone using the ADB method on MediaTek devices.
- You need to use a terminal emulator or using ADB tools assuming that you already have root access to your device.
- Type in the command given below and this should work –
dd if=/<the_directory_where_logo_is_present>/logo of=/sdcard/logo.bin
This command will look like –>
dd if=/dev/logo of=/sdcard/logo.bin bs=3145728 count=1
That’s the end of this guide on how to change splash screen for Vivo smartphones. Most of the methods mentioned above may work while some may not, so user discretion is advisable.