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How to fix some mysterious problems.

Is there a way to a)stop the animation and b)make it the GP skull instead of the apple?


asked 08 Feb '11, 23:55

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You can remove the animation by logging in with SSH and deleting the file /usr/bin/animate on your phone.

In order to do this, you need to install "OpenSSH" on your phone via Cydia.

Then, if you're on a mac, open up Terminal and login to your phone using:

ssh root@<your iphone's ip address>
password: alpine

If you're on Windows, you'll need to download WinSCP to access your phone via SSH.

Once logged in, you'll want to remove the following file:


You can do this in the Terminal by using the command:

rm /usr/bin/animate

I'm sure soon there will more packages to replace the bootlogo on Cydia. Currently, there are just the following packages that I could find:


answered 09 Feb '11, 00:18

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edited 09 Feb '11, 00:25

Thanks! That did the trick for the animation - is there a way to use the GP logo instead of the apple?

(09 Feb '11, 00:26) docwilly2011 docwilly2011's gravatar image

You can also use iFile App to remove it :) or i-Funbox via PC


answered 09 Feb '11, 01:52

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note that if the animation is not working its probably due to the rights of the file "animate" make sure its set to 755 which is equivalent to (this is helpful if you use iFile to set):

owner: read, write and execute permissions. group: read and execute permissions. others: read and execute permissions.

The file is found at: /usr/bin/animate

(09 Feb '11, 03:34) knightz4u knightz4u's gravatar image
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Asked: 08 Feb '11, 23:55

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