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DIY: Change Kenwood Start Screen Image

Change Kenwood Start Screen Image

DIY: Change Kenwood Start Screen Image

We show you how to change Kenwood start screen image for all the new Kenwood DDX9, DMX7 & DNX series multimedia units.

This is useful to make your unit look factory fitted by displaying your vehicles logo at start up or simply want to put a cool image such as a photo of your car or girlfriend. 😀

 

What You’ll Need:

Step 1:

Watch our DIY video in full.

Step 2:

Download this file: –> OpeningCustomize  (right click save as or download linked file)

Step 3:

Ensure your image file is labelled “image1” and is in this format

  • .BMP 16bit Full Colour  RGB 5,6,5 Ratio
  • Size 800 x 480 pixels
  • Named image1  example: image1.bmp

Step 4:

Ensure using formatted USB with nothing else on it in FAT 32 format

 

We have attached below the Subaru image as an example format for download.

>>> Download Subaru Image File Here <<<

Daniel Gardener

9 Comments

  1. Bradley Ferguson May 1, 2017

    The provided image link is broken. Can you please re-publish the link?

    • Daniel Gardener Author
      Daniel Gardener May 5, 2017

      What do you need republished sorry?

      • fiteoman September 20, 2017

        The download this file (Opening Customize) doesn’t download anything, I’m not on a Mac would that make a difference for it to download the file? I click on it and it just takes me to the internet target file showing the four lines of text… Please help. Thanks

  2. James Leech May 28, 2017

    also note that the image must be 96 dpi.

  3. sheahinkle September 19, 2017

    Hello I was unable to get the link the OpeningCustomize link to download. Is there another location to download from?

  4. ccox_27 October 28, 2017

    I did everything but when my unit starts up the picture is a total mess for most of the boot up period. it becomes clear for about 2-3 seconds then goes to the warning message. What did I do wrong?

    • anderson.michaeljohn82 October 30, 2017

      Im having the same issue i think i didnt rename file correctly to image1.bmp now i get a red screen and can not access anything. My model is the dnx694s. The picture changed but is just a bunch of lines. Please help!! Thank you

    • glenn.grahame November 8, 2017

      I had the same issue, this is what worked for me.

      Download GIMP the free photo editor and launch it
      Open the image you want to use, make sure it’s the correct size
      Click File then Export As and select a save location click export
      Choose Advanced Options then under 16 bits choose R5 G6 B5 and click export
      Copy that to your usb drive and continue from there on the head unit, should work perfectly, it did for me anyway.

    • glenn.grahame November 8, 2017

      I had the same issue, this is what worked for me.

      Download GIMP the free photo editor and launch it
      Open the image you want to use, make sure it’s the correct size
      Click File then Export As and select a save location click export
      Choose Advanced Options then under 16 bits choose R5 G6 B5 and click export
      Copy that to your usb drive and continue from there on the head unit, should work perfectly, it did for me anyway.

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