[root] live logcat

[root] live logcat

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live logcat is the one and only boot animation replacement that shows the actual logcat log (Android 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: boot logcat, boot animation b, boot animation console, bootanimation console, b boot anim, best boot screen log cat, b boot animations, qhd screens, b boot screen droid, live logcat boot ani.

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


Comments and ratings for [root] live logcat
  • (70 stars)

    by Jim Wilson on 06/11/2013

    You have to be a little bit hacker and a little bit geek to really enjoy this app, luckily I'm a lot of both. Why watch some lame boot animation when you can watch what is really going on during boot. I love every app this guy makes, he's gifted.

  • (70 stars)

    by REGGIE BRADFORD on 09/10/2013

    Gotta Agree With Andrew Bell, Love The App Paid For Both However I Have A Rooted Note 3 And It Crashes When I Install It, Gotta Update This For New Model Phones, Would Hate To See This Disappear As The App That Once Was Hottt.

  • (70 stars)

    by jose perdido on 08/10/2013

    That this awesome app doesn't work on the Samsung note 3 n900t. Black screen. Hope it works in the future :)

  • (70 stars)

    by Andrew Bell on 07/10/2013

    Doesn't work on rooted Note 3 but that's not why I'm leaving only 3 stars. Has not been updated for 12months which is probably why it's not working on newer models. Poor form for a paid app.

  • (70 stars)

    by Kisora Thomas on 27/09/2013

    It works flawlessly on my Galaxy S. Hourray! It has made booting into my Lenovo Ideatab impossible. Both devices are rooted. Plugged into my computer it shows a new charging logo. Unplugged, it will turn on the screen, but will not show anything else. After tinkering with the various reset button sequences, and finding the one built into the tablet, it finally displays the lenovo boot logo, onl

  • (70 stars)

    by Chris Heron on 11/09/2013

    On the Samsung galaxy s4 it dies not work. It shows the first Samsung boot logo then turns black with the Samsung tune and then hits the lock screen. Please can this be fixed?

  • (70 stars)

    by Roman Alifanov on 26/08/2013

    Not working on my sg4 , 5 stars when this is fixed