Want a custom animated boot logo on iOS 8 – 8.1? Here’s a complete step by step tutorial on how you can add custom animated boot logos to iOS 8 / 8.1 running on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch.

Animated boot logos isn’t a factory default feature on iOS. However, jailbreaking has been countering all that Apple doesn’t really want you doing. Such is the case with iOS 8 / 8.1, but thanks to a Cydia tweak titled ‘Animate iOS 8’, users can now add animated boot logos to their jailbroken iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch running iOS 8 or above.

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Here’s how to go about adding animated boot logos to your iOS device.

Requirements:

  • A jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 8 or above. If you haven’t jailbroken your device but wish to do so, check out are jailbreaking guides at the foot of this post.

Instructions:

Step 1: To begin, launch Cydia and search for the ‘Animate iOS 8’ tweak.

Step 2: Once you see the tweak listed on the display, tap it and then install it.

Step 3: Once the tweak is installed, hit the Home button and launch the Settings app.

Step 4: Scroll below and tap BootLogo to see a list of boot animations. For now you will likely be seeing just two built-in boot logos; we now need to add in animated boot logos.

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Step 5: Close the Settings app, head back into Cydia and tap Sources.

Step 6: Enter the BigBoss repository and head over to Addons (BootLogo). Here you will find a comprehensive list of animated boot logos for your device.

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Since the list contains basically all sorts of boot logos ranging from older iPhones to iPads and iPod touch devices, you will have to do a bit of searching for an appropriate fit. So if you have an iPhone 6 / 6 Plus, animated boot logos that have been optimized for the resolution and screen of Apple’s latest and greatest will really amp up your device’s startup.

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Apple won’t be bringing animated boot logos to its iOS lineup of devices any time soon, but this is your best bet for now.

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