[root] live logcat

[root] live logcat


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.

Recent changes:
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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About [root] live logcat
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.

Recent changes:
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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A Google User
Aug 12, 2014
S3 I9300 - Stopped working on Android 4.3 :( Love this and live dmesg; however I recently "upgraded" my S3 International (I9300) from UltimaROM v15 (Android 4.1.2) to Archidroid 1.7 (Android 4.3), both based on Sammy, and now this won't work. Installation is ok, but when I reboot I get a black screen and that's all. Tried wiping cache and dalvik; no use. Had to follow instructions I found to rename /system/bin/bootanimation, then I was able to boot and uninstall. Please fix this, or at least provide an easier recovery method. Thanks! :)
A Google User
Jul 25, 2014
Bricked This app bricked my phone.
A Google User
May 18, 2014
Doesn't work in galaxy s5 This used to work on my galaxy s3, but it will not work on my s5. So frustrating.
A Google User
May 9, 2014
Neat Geek Toy Not very useful but then again it's not meant to be useful. Amaze your friends with your geekosity when your phone boots up and looks like it just plugged in to the Matrix. Works great on the i9300 S3 with OmniROM.
A Google User
May 9, 2014
Black screen on Note 3.