Why is everyone messing with phone-based file managers?
Plug in your phone, execute 'adb shell', and modify files as needed
Now I want to find an interesting Android boot animation to replace the Virgin Mobile Splash screens.
thanks again for the detailed instructions
Thank you. This method doesn't cause problems.
btw /hidden/data/CDA/content/start-up-sound/VMU_Power_Up.mp3 can be safely deleted
simply naming .mp3 to .back and replace them with 1s silence causes problems. cannot power down(reboot on shutdown) and still getting start up sound
FYI installing a custom recovery + ROM like CM7 Gingerbread (or even alpha CM9 ICS), the steps to follow are easier than to get rid of the bootup sounds. It's hard to brick a MT so give it a try, way better experience than stock ROM. Head over to the MT section on androidforums.com.
here as a CM7 ROM
What CWM recovery version? 5.5 was the "RECOMMENDED VERSION" but can't restore it's own backups! Lame. I'm using 184.108.40.206 I think now, but I saw something about needing ext4?
I read here you must reinstall all your applications and settings. Thus you loose call logs, etc? Can you install the data partition(?) of a backup to get your applications on a different ROM? This is a significant hit if so.
Last edited by BuzzBuzzBuzz; 07-27-2012 at 10:32 AM.
I think you can replace the startup/shutdown sound files by just booting the phone with volume-down depressed, then hooking it to a computer via the USB cable. A bunch of folders will mount, I don't recall which ones had those sounds in them.