How to Install Android Boot Animations on Samsung Phone using QMG Files!


For those of you who want custom Android boot animations on your Samsung devices such as Galaxy S4, S5, S6, S7, Note 5, etc…etc…, you will need to use QMG files instead of traditional and install them manually into /system/media directory.

The good news is that this will work on any Samsung device that has root.  If your Samsung device is rooted, you will be able to enjoy these boot animations.

Before we begin, you will need a rooted Samsung phone!

Step 1. Go to the Samsung QMG section at and download the Android boot animation you want to install.



Step 2. Install and run Root Browser app on the Play Store.  (You can also use ES File Explorer app but make sure you enable root and also enable R/W for system directory.)

Do a long-press on the boot animation zip file you downloaded.  In this example, I downloaded the so I did a long-press and selected “Extract” to extra the actual QMG boot animation files.

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Step 3. You should now have a new folder with the QMG files.

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Step 4. Before you can copy and paste the QMG files, you will need to delete the existing files so go ahead and browse to /system/media directory and delete bootsamsung.qmg, bootsamsungloop.qmg, and shutdown.qmg files.


Step 5. Go back to the new QMG files you extracted earlier and copy the files.


And paste them in /system/media directory.


Step 6. Do a long-press on each of the QMG files and select “Permissions”.


Change the permissions to “RW/R/R” like shown below for all 3 files:


Step 7. That’s it!  Try rebooting and you will see the new shutdown boot animation.


And also the new boot animation when rebooted!


10 Responses

  1. N T says:

    Thanks for this Max.
    Shutdown animation works..but boot animation does not. I am on kingrom and in system/ media, there was boot and Shutdown.qmg
    When I remove that zip and replace with qmg files and update permissions, still does not play the batman boot…just Shutdown works.
    Any ideas?

  2. Canyn says:

    I have a sprint Samsung Galaxy S7 I had to do a extra step and delete SPR_bootanimation.qmg, SPR_bootanimationloop.qmg and SPR_shutdown.qmg

  3. tyson says:

    Does not work on SM-G935. Attempted extract in root browser of the animation zip file: ERROR EXTRACTING. FAILED TO EXTRACT BOOTANIMATION. Help? My phone is on EchoeRom, already rooted w/ injustice theme (thanks for that one sir!)

    • William says:

      I had the same issue at first. I downloaded it on my Windows PC and then transferred via SD card that’s of course after extracting all three files on the PC. I then used Root Browser to move to system/media. I long-pressed each file, and updated permissions. Voila!!

  4. Andrian says:

    i tried this in my samsung Grand 2 and got bootloop. deleted the bootanimation.qmg from system after backing it up and replaced it with the bootanimation, after i shutted it down it just stucked on boot loop

  5. Aileen says:

    The shutdown animation works, but the boot animation doesn’t. Loved the star wars btw.

  6. Vlad says:

    Thanks mate, sure you heard this before but this is very helpful and thank you again 😀

  7. Tobi says:

    Your explanation is woeful.How can you say we should delete the files and then copy again!can you copy deleted files?

  8. muhammad darussalam says:

    max, how about installing file qmg file on ressurection remix os? i have flashed it but it doesn’t work

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