Everyone must be quite familiar with getting root access in Android Devices. Having a root access in your android device makes your device a super charged android armour. With root access, you can do almost anything with your android device and customise it to do anykinds of stuff you want.
Android is based on linux kernel but it is not similar to your PC’s linux distribution. As we know linux is an open-source, so it makes the development of the android more easier. As developers dont need to make their own linux kernel because it’s already being manintained and can modify the same kernel to fit their needs for android development.
So today we are going to see how to make use of our rooted android device to dump the logcat and dmesg outputs into the boot screen. So as to make it more convenient for users to see what’s going on behind the boot animation. To get this done, follow the instructions given below :
- First make sure that your android device has root access. You can do that with the help of an app called Root Checker. Once verified, we are good to go.
- Now in order to get liveboot application, go to this link and download the application. It was developed by Chainfire.
- Once you download liveboot application, open the application and make the necessary changes inside logcat category.
- Enable color code logcat output.
- Enable Display Kernel message log inside Dmesg category.
- Inside Options category enable Dark background for better visual of logs and dmesg, rest you can leave as it is.
- You can test your setup by tapping Test run inside miscellaneous category and see the actual live boot.
- Also enable Freeload.
- Grant root access whenever prompted while configuring the liveboot.
Once everything is done as mentioned, reboot your android device and you should be able to see the logs and dmesg outputs while being in the boot screen.
That’s all in this topic, please stay tuned for more cool stuffs!!