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How To Change Kenwood Load Screen | Customise Start Screen 2018

Change Kenwood Load Screen

Change Kenwood Load Screen & Customise Start Screen

Coming into 2018 with the all new range we keep getting asked How To Change Kenwood Load Screen or Kenwood Start Up Screen. So at it once again we thought we would clear this up for you all so you can be happy as a pig in mud.

This new guide will work for 2018 models and allow you to customise your start screen on the JVC Kenwood stereos. This is great to run custom logos of your vehicle or even photos of your car or loved ones.

For earlier models (before 2018) we have a guide on our YouTube channel to help you out. Please check it out at @CarbonCarSystems.

Step 1: Watch The Guide

Step 2: Download Files Here

NOTE* You may have to right click and download file.

Step 3: Format USB Card To FAT


  1. cannop January 3, 2019

    I’m trying to change the start up screen on my DNX9180DABS and I keep getting a red screen with NG in the middle when I press the Opening Customize button.

    The thing I’m getting confused with is the image size to use, the prepare image size (1377 x 720) or the crush image size (1280 x 720)?

    The thing is I’ve tried both sizes and I get the same red screen, it must be reading the usb drive OK because if I don’t plug it in the buttons are greyed out, once it’s plugged in it recognises the usb drive and the buttons become available.

    I’ve formatted the usb drive as FAT32, the unedited OpeningCustomize.txt file is at root level along with the prepared logo saved as image1.bmp. These are the only two files on the drive. The image1.bmp is saved as a 16bit full colour and RGB 5, 6, 5 file. I’ve saved it as a 1377 x 720 file and as a 1280 x 720 file but with either resolution I get the red screen with NG displayed in the middle of it.

    What am I doing wrong?

  2. cannop January 11, 2019

    Does nobody know the answer?

  3. cannop January 19, 2019

    Never mind, I figured it out in the end with the help of Kenwood support,

  4. jjflash72 April 14, 2019

    Do you guys have any idea how this works on a DMX7018? I Cannot seem to get into the customisation menu.
    When I try to tip next to the app logo, it goes into the menu, and nothing happens…..

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