I've hated the Cyanogenmod 11 boot animation since I first installed Cyanogenmod on my phone. Admittedly I don't see it often, but I hate it. These walking fingers, possibly drawn by Will Holmes, would be so much better. So I put together a shell script to convert animated GIF files to the format Android needs.
Now and then phones are lost, particularly at schools, and I have two children, so I added an option to add text.
is full of suitable input files. To download today's highest-scoring
animation and annotate it with
The resulting file is called bootanimation.zip and must be stored in /data/local/bootanimation.zip or /system/media/bootanimation.zip. You need root rights to write to in the latter location, but if stored there the animation will survive even a factory reset.
Update for people whose phones aren't black: