Install Android 5.0 Lollipop Boot Animation on Galaxy S4

Following this guide, you will be able to install the 5.0 Lollipop boot animation that comes on stock Android firmwares, found on Nexus devices, on the Samsung Galaxy S4. It is the boot animation that Google includes on all its devices. It is by far the best animation that we have ever seen on Lollipop devices.

As with every other Google animation, the latest one is simple and quite attractive. The animation starts with four spinning colored dots. Each dots represents one color from the Google logo: blue, yellow (orange), red and green.

After floating for a few seconds, they disappear and a text saying “Android” shows up. It is a cool boot animation presented on Android 5.0 Lollipop. However, this animation is available on Nexus devices only.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 recently received the official 5.0 Lollipop update, enhancing the performance and introducing new features. The UI changed too, and while using the phone, we noticed many new things too. But when we turned the phone off and then turned it back on, we noticed that it has the Samsung boot animation.

It is the same animation that the Galaxy S4 has had on 4.4 KitKat. Samsung didn’t bother to change this part of the software. The main thing is that the boot animation on the Galaxy S4 with Lollipop firmware is quite boring, because you only see a glowing “Samsung” text.

If you have been looking to change the stock boot animation that comes with the Galaxy S4 with Touchwiz firmware, follow the guide below.

Install Stock Lollipop Boot Animation on Galaxy S4

This method works on all Galaxy S4 running on stock based firmwares or custom ROMs. This mod will overwrite the current boot animation, so make a backup of the current animation folder.

Note: NaldoTech is shall not be held responsible for any damages that might be caused to your phone following this guide. Proceed at your risk.

It is recommended to make a full backup of the Android system in case something goes wrong. If you experience any problems or get stuck in a bootloop, you will be able to easily restore the backup.

  1. Download Lollipop Boot Animation zip file and move it to your phone.
  2. Turn your Galaxy S4 and boot into recovery.
  3. Go to install ZIP file and select the animation.
  4. Press Install.

Reboot the phone and you will enjoy the new stock Android 5.0 Lollipop boot animation on your Galaxy S4.


  1. Thank you for post Ronaldo.I have a request to make.I’m using a Samsung Galaxy S4 i9505 running Lollipop 5.0.1 and i tried and flashed the file but nothing happened,but the reason is probably becouse i tried those methods first 1( ) 2( ) and made a mess of things.Now i see only the Samsung GS4 inscription and the blank screen until the device boots up.I want to switch back to the default boot animation but i can’t seem to get it back no matter what i try and i no longer have my system/bin folder bckp.If you can point me to where i can download one or you have it and can shre it with me i’ll be immensely grateful.

    • The best thing to do is to flash a stock firmware for your Galaxy S4. You won’t need to wipe data and your boot animation will be restored.

        • It didn’t work. Started flashing and half way through i got fail. Had to reflash recovery to turn my phone back on cuz when i tried to boot up it gives me “firmware update failed” or something similar


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