[root] live dmesg

[root] live dmesg

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live dmesg is the one and only boot animation replacement that shows the actual dmesg log (kernel debug messages). It looks a bit similar to a BIOS boot. Handy for developers too! Unlike other similar apps, the information you see on screen is real and live, not a pre-recorded fake.

The paid version price is aimed at being "one beer" (at the bar, not the supermarket). Google does the price conversion, but if it comes out way above that in your area, let me know.

!! requires a fully rooted device !!

!! install on DEVICE, NOT on SD-CARD !!

The paid version adds features to hide the copyright notice, enlarge the text size, and rotate the display. For the ultimate geekgasm, get the paid versions of both live dmesg and live logcat, and display both in split screen mode during boot. In that case you can also switch between the three modes during boot by tapping the screen.

The application uses some (root) trickery to get itself installed and running, and it may not be compatible with all devices. It also requires writable /system in many cases ("S-OFF"). It has been tested and found working on the following devices (though it may not work on all firmwares and kernels for a specific device):

- Samsung Galaxy S
- Samsung Galaxy S II
- Samsung Galaxy S III
- Samsung Galaxy Note
- Samsung/Google Galaxy Nexus
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 7"
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1"
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7"
- Asus/Google Nexus 7
- Samsung Vibrant
- Samsung Captivate
- HTC/Google Nexus One
- HTC Thunderbolt
- HTC Desire
- HTC Desire Z (T-Mo G2)
- HTC Desire HD
- HTC Incredible
- HTC HD2
- HTC Evo
- HTC Hero
- Motorola Droid
- Motorola Droid X
- Motorola Cliq
- Motorola Milestone
- Motorola Atrix 4G
- MyTouch 4G
- LG Optimus 2X

It is likely to work on many more devices, if you use a non-listed device and it works, please leave a comment! Note that it will never work on ALL devices, so please don't just rate it 1-star if it doesn't work for you.

Tags: bootanimation 320x480, tf101 firmware kernel host debugging, boot animation 320x480, sgs2 root kernels, 320x480 boot animation, root htc desire, live dmesg, b boot screen animation, broken sgs2, boot animation log screen.

Recently changed in this version

v3.0:
- Numerous fixes and adjustments to fix crashes, error messages, broken functionalities, and touch screen and button input support on Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean builds

v2.6:
- SGS2 (Gingerbread) fix, broke in 2.5

v2.5:
- Various OMAP4 devices now supported
- Fixes for some Honeycomb devices
- Fixes for some Ice Cream Sandwich devices
- Theme now standard device theme


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  • (67 stars)

    by Andrew Kaercher on 18/02/2014

    Found it a few years ago, I always reinstall it whenever I swap phones

  • (67 stars)

    by Miquel Angel Madalone on 09/02/2014

    works on my 4.3 device, not on 4.4..please please fix?

  • (67 stars)

    by Brian White on 18/01/2014

    Works perfect OK n Sprint Galaxy Note 2

  • (67 stars)

    by Jeremy Sharp on 04/01/2014

    That's about it. Maybe later, hopefully.

  • (67 stars)

    by My Vita on 30/11/2013

    Wouldn't boot once the phone entered the ui

  • (67 stars)

    by john smith on 21/11/2013

    Can't lie, I haven't used this app yet... I just bought this to support the developer.

  • (67 stars)

    by Matthew Cushman on 06/08/2013

    Just black until the lock screen. Bummer. Haven't found a way to communicate this to the developer. Will change review once fixed.