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How to add custom boot and shutdown animations for Samsung Knox devices?

The default boot-up and shutdown animation in an Android device is usually the device manufacturer logo. Hexnode lets you personalize these animations with your enterprises’ custom animations and sounds. On a Samsung Knox 2.5+ device, you can brand the boot-up, boot-loop, and shutdown animations using Hexnode UEM.



  • This feature is available on Enterprise, Ultimate, and Ultra license plans.
  • For this feature to work, you must associate a KPE Premium license key to the target devices. With Hexnode, you can either associate a policy containing both the key and custom boot/shutdown animation simultaneously or associate a policy containing the key to the target devices prior to configuring the boot/shutdown animation.

To customize boot/shutdown animation


There might be a slight delay to set boot and shutdown animations and sounds, since the audio and animation files have to be downloaded on the device.

  1. On your Hexnode MDM portal, go to Policies.
  2. Click on New Policy > New Blank Policy if you want to create a new policy or, you can edit an already existing policy.
  3. Add a Policy Name and Description (optional).
  4. Go to Android > Configurations > Boot/Shutdown Animation.
  5. Click on Configure.
  6. Configure the customizations that you require. The available options are:
    • Boot-up animation: Upload the custom animation that you want to display during the device boot-up. Only QMG file format is supported for animations.
    • Boot-loop animation: Upload a QMG animation file that has to be displayed during the device boot-loop.
    • Boot-up animation sound: Upload a .ogg audio file. This music file will be played during boot-up.
    • Delay in boot-up animation sound: Set the number of milliseconds to delay playing the boot-up animation sound. You can choose a value between 0 and 2147483646.
    • Shutdown animation: Upload a QMG animation file to be displayed during the device shutdown.
    • Shutdown animation sound: Upload an Ogg audio file that has to be played during the device shutdown.
  7. Next, head on to General Settings > Knox Platform for Enterprise > Configure. Select the KPE Premium license key from the list of keys already added to the portal from the Admin tab. (Skip this step if the key is already associated with the device)
  8. Click on Save.


You can also upload the QMG and Ogg file in Admin > File Management, and these files can directly be used to create a Boot/Shutdown Animation policy.


Customizing boot/shutdown animation will not work on Samsung J3 (Verizon device).

Associate Policies with Devices / Groups

If you have already saved the policy

  1. On the Policies tab, select the desired policy.
  2. Click on Manage > Associate Targets.
  3. From Devices/Users/User Groups/Device Groups/Domains, select the targets to which you want to attach the policy.
  4. Click on Associate.

If you haven’t saved the policy

  1. After you have completed configuring the policy, go to Policy Targets.
  2. From Devices/Users/User Groups/Device Groups/Domains, select the targets to which you want to attach the policy.
  3. Click on Save.