Patch webOS Boot Themes
When the Pre is booting or shutting down, the screen fades between two images - /palm-logo.png and /palm-logo-bright.png located in /usr/palm/sysmgr/images. By replacing either or both of these images, the boot logo can be customized. This requires access to the Pre's OS if you follow the method outlined below "Replacing the Files". However, boot logos can now be installed via Quick Install...read the next paragraph to find out how.
The easiest way to install a boot theme onto your phone is to use WebOS Quick Install, which can be found at http://forums.precentral.net/homebrew-apps/206905-webos-quick-install-v2-7-beyond.html. You can download any set of boot logos, and then install them with Quick Install via the Change Boot Logo tweak. Alternatively, if you use the website PreThemer, you can download the IPKG files and install them directly through Quick Install. To do this, simply download the IPK file from the website to wherever you want on your computer, and then drag it into the main field of Quick Install and hit Install. If you had a boot log installed previous to webOS 1.2 (or 1.2.1), it is recommended that you uninstall the old ones first with Quick Install if you want to install via that program. To do this, go to Tools > Device Management and then look over your installed applications. You should see the name of your installed boot logo on that list. You can uninstall it by checking its box and then clicking uninstall.
Works with: 1.0.3, 1.1
NOTES: In webOS 1.x the boot images are named palm-logo.png and palm-logo-bright.png. In webOS 2.x and 3.x, the boot images are named hp-logo.png and hp-logo-bright.png. The Pre 3 uses slightly larger images located in the /usr/palm/sysmgr/images/1.5/ directory. Make the necessary adjustments to file paths in your commands when following the steps below.
The Pre 3 uses slightly larger images located in the /usr/palm/sysmgr/images/1.5/ directory.
Make the necessary adjustments to file paths in your commands when following the steps below.
Replacing the Files using Internalz
- Install Internalz (by Canuck Software) from Preware or WOSQI.
- Turn on "Master Mode" in the preferences menu of Internalz. (You can bork your phone messing around with this mode, so don't wander from the path. Pay attention to the pop-up warning when you enable Master Mode.)
- Place your desired boot images in your phone's USB partition and name them palm-logo.png and palm-logo-bright.png.
- Navigate to /usr/palm/sysmgr/images/ and find palm-logo.png and palm-logo-bright.png. Rename them by adding ".orig" (without the quotes) to the end of the file name. (Example: palm-logo-bright.png.orig) You rename a file in Internalz by tapping the file, selecting "Info" from the menu, and then editing the name at the top of the screen.
- Navigate back to the folder where you placed your new images and copy each one individually to /usr/palm/sysmgr/images/.
- Restart luna and see your new boot logo.
Replacing the Files using Linux Commands
1. Backup existing images
Plug your device into your computer and select 'just charge'. Gain root access to the device (novaterm, ssh, WOSQI, etc.) and backup the original files to the USB drive.
mkdir /media/internal/bootlogo cp /usr/palm/sysmgr/images/hp-logo.png /media/internal/bootlogo/orig-hp-logo.png cp /usr/palm/sysmgr/images/hp-logo-bright.png /media/internal/bootlogo/orig-hp-logo-bright.png
Note: This step is optional, these files are available below, and can also be obtained from the webOS doctor.
2. Copy new images to USB drive
Select USB drive from the device to gain normal access to the USB drive. Copy and paste the images you want to use to the bootlogo directory. Make sure to name them 'hp-logo.png' and 'hp-logo-bright.png'. Safely eject the device from your computer, but leave it plugged in (in 'just charging' mode).
3. Replace boot images
Gain root access to the device again and copy the new images into place.
cp /media/internal/bootlogo/hp-logo.png /usr/palm/sysmgr/images/hp-logo.png cp /media/internal/bootlogo/hp-logo-bright.png /usr/palm/sysmgr/images/hp-logo-bright.png
4. Restart Luna to take effect
Restart Luna and watch your awesome new logo. You can do this with Preware, WOSQI, through a power menu patch, or from the command line.
Taking it to the Next Step
With a small bit of scripting, we can have separate boot and shutdown themes. The first thing to do is to create regular and "bright" images for booting and shutting down. Save the new images to the bootlogo directory on the Pre's USB drive. (Steps 1-3 above).
Step One Log into the phone via ssh, remount the root filesystem read-write, and create a directory in /opt to store the new images. We're using /opt, as the script we'll modify later will copy files, and /usr is mounted read-only.
sudo mount -o rw,remount / sudo mkdir -p /opt/share/bootimages
Step Two Copy the new images to /opt/share/bootimages, naming them palm-logo-up.png, palm-logo-up-bright.png, palm-logo-down.png and palm-logo-down-bright.png. Additionally, copy the shutdown files to palm-logo.png and palm-logo-bright.png.
cd /opt/share/bootimages/ sudo cp /media/internal/bootlogo/<boot image> palm-logo-up.png sudo cp /media/internal/bootlogo/<bright boot image> palm-logo-up-bright.png sudo cp /media/internal/bootlogo/<shutdown image> palm-logo-down.png sudo cp /media/internal/bootlogo/<bright shutdown image> palm-logo-down-bright.png sudo cp palm-logo-down.png palm-logo.png sudo cp palm-logo-down-bright.png palm-logo-bright.png
Step Three Backup the current logo images, if you haven't already.
sudo cp -ip /usr/palm/sysmgr/images/palm-logo.png /usr/palm/sysmgr/images/palm-logo.png.orig sudo cp -ip /usr/palm/sysmgr/images/palm-logo-bright.png /usr/palm/sysmgr/images/palm-logo-bright.png.orig
Step Four Delete the current logo images and replace them with symlinks to the files in our new directory in /opt
cd /usr/palm/sysmgr/images/ sudo rm palm-logo-bright.png sudo rm palm-logo.png sudo ln -s ../../../../../opt/share/bootimages/palm-logo-bright.png palm-logo-bright.png sudo ln -s ../../../../../opt/share/bootimages/palm-logo.png palm-logo.png
Step Five Back up and edit /etc/init.d/start_animation, adding the switching of the files
sudo cp -ip /etc/init.d/start_animation /etc/init.d/start_animation.orig sudo -e /etc/init.d/start_animation
Before the line starting with if [ -x /usr/bin/luna-send add the following:
ok=no if [ -f /opt/share/bootimages/palm-logo-up.png ] && \ [ -f /opt/share/bootimages/palm-logo-up-bright.png ] && \ [ -f /opt/share/bootimages/palm-logo-down.png ] && \ [ -f /opt/share/bootimages/palm-logo-down-bright.png ] ; then cp /opt/share/bootimages/palm-logo-down.png /opt/share/bootimages/palm-logo.png cp /opt/share/bootimages/palm-logo-down-bright.png /opt/share/bootimages/palm-logo-bright.png ok=yes fi
At the very end of the file, add the following:
if [ "$ok" = "yes" ] ; then sleep 5 cp /opt/share/bootimages/palm-logo-up.png /opt/share/bootimages/palm-logo.png cp /opt/share/bootimages/palm-logo-up-bright.png /opt/share/bootimages/palm-logo-bright.png fi
Step Six Restart Luna and watch your awesome new logos.
You can find more boot themes at http://www.prethemer.com/logos.
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