I want to customize the boot up/splash screen on my Kenwood car stereo to something a little more vehicle-specific than the default startup screen. I couldn't find specific instructions for my headunit model, but there was information for similar models. I have the DDX7701HD, but the other models listed in the title are very similar and use the same manual, so they should be able to use the same method.
- Prepare the files:
- Format a USB drive as fat32
- On the USB stick, save a bitmap image of 800x480 pixels with 16-bit full color and RGB color settings of R5,G6,B5 (a free program like Gimp can do this if you choose File > Export As > select BMP > Save (a dialog will pop up after you hit save) > Advanced > Select R5 G6 B5 under the 16-bit heading
- On the USB stick, create a text file named OpeningCustomize.txt containing the text shown here.
- This file must be created using Notepad. Linux-style line returns will not work.
- Make sure to change your_file_name.bmp to your actual bitmap image file name.
- Prepare the stereo:
- If you don't want to lose your settings, back them up in the Setup -> System -> Setup Memory menu.
- Get a paperclip ready to press the reset button (red lighted triangle on lower left corner)
- Perform the customization:
- With the stereo on, press the volume down and menu buttons (you will keep holding these two only), and quickly press the reset button.
- The stereo will power off and then turn back on. Release the volume down and menu buttons only after the buttons on the bezel illuminate
- When the customization menu appears, plug the USB drive into the USB port connected to the stereo's USB cable.
- Touch the button labeled "Opening Customize" and it will say "Customization OK"
- Now power the unit off and on via the Menu/Power button, and it should come up with your new splash screen