Watch your Nexus 7 boot up with this Phandroid boot animation! [VIDEO]

Looking for a cool new boot animation to apply to your Nexus 7? Why not wake your device up with the Phandroid logo giving you a nice big smile? “AFAinHD” from XDA created the boot animation using our winking little friend you see at the top of our site every day, and I must say that it’s quite nice.

Considering we caught a lot of flack for having the winking eye on the wrong side of the face in our previous logo, the error in this boot animation caught my eye right away. Perhaps it was an intentional way of paying homage to our blunder of yesteryear, but it does have a bit of charm to it and we don’t mind it one bit!

This download link will net you all of the files you’ll need to get started, and this XDA thread will have all the instructions you need to apply the boot animation¬†(and a nice selection of other boot animations)¬†if you feel like showing Phandroid some love on your Nexus 7. If you happen to adapt the boot animation to other devices be sure to let us know in the comments section below and we’ll update this post with any more that happen to be floating about!

[Thanks John!]

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TAGS: Nexus 7 2012

  • HellG


  • bmg314

    Winking eye on the wrong side of the face…. Huh?

    • Jason Farrell

      The old logo had the eye winking on one side, and the mouth curling up on the other side. Try winking yourself right now… and you’ll suddenly understand.

      • bmg314

        Doh! Now I get it… Lol.

  • Nathan Bryant

    I love Phandroid but that looks so Windows 95 ha-ha. Let me find out you guys are getting into the phone business. I’ll buy :).

    • Jason Farrell

      Could definitely be improved, but hey, free bootani.

      It’s not easy, and I should know since I’ve created a couple. e.g.: here’s an animated GIF of my latest creation from a few months ago (for JustinBean’s inverted gapps):

      Guess disqus doesn’t like animated GIFs, so here’s a link to my xda post with the anigif instead:

  • Michael Thompson

    Trade one logo for another?
    Hey, I love you guys, and I’d run the blue android speaker all day, but if I have the power to do this then I think I want something a little more…personalized.

  • Ted Raymundo


  • Tyler

    A little polish if you add a last second *twinkle* on the winking eye.

  • AFAinHD

    Well if you guys want I can redo it. Never thought this would make it on the front page, lol. I can make it better now.