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This is a howto for editing all the splashscreens of your Wizard.
There are several tutorials however none of them deal with all 3 of them.
I myself had a lot of searching before I found the way to change HTC Logo.

All info is already on this forum, I only wrote this little tutorial, changed a tool and created some scripts to ease your work..

I have changed a few steps (just to make it easier)
I have included every program and file used.

WARNING:
DO NOT PROCEED IF YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND THE STEPS.
Do not blame me if you brick your phone, your house burns down, your girlfriend gets pregnant and all other catastrophies..

1st step: Splashscreen1 the HTC Logo
The HTC logo is the first splash screen you see (its the screen without the IPL/SPL ETC data).
It is a 240 W x 320 H 24 bits bitmap, but it is compressed..

In order to make a HTC_Logo Splash screen do the following:
1a) Create a 240x320 (Portrait!!) bitmap save it as 24 bits bitmap.
1b) Call this file htc.bmp and copy it to the folder with my files.
1c) Doubleclick htc-compres.bat -> Now a file called "HTC_Logo.nb" is created. The size of this file should be exactly 65536 bytes *

2nd Step: Splashscreen2 the Splash Screen
The Splash Screen is the second splash screen you will see when booting the phone
It is again a 240 W x 320 H 24 bits bitmap.
2a) Create a 240x320 (Portrait!!) bitmap save it as 24 bits bitmap.
2b) Call this file splash.bmp and copy it to the folder with my files.
2c) open nb_image_converter.exe; load your splash.bmp and click save .nb; call this file signed.002 ( not signed.002.nb )
2d) doubleclick splash2.bat. A file called signed-splash.nb is now created. The size of this file should be exactly 196608 bytes


3rd Step: Create the splash-installer.
3a) run nbfsplash-tool.exe (this file has been modified by me in order to simplify the process)
3b) Model ID is wizard (don't change)
- Choose the language of your rom (eg. WWE)
- leave OEM version; Operator version and CID empty ( So don't change!!!)
3c) Check File #1 and add the signed-splash.nb file; select the image name "Splash screen" and click the start address
-it should read "92000000" don't change!!
3d) Check File #2 and add the htc_logo.nb file file; select the image name "HTC Logo" and click the start address
-it should read "9D000000" don't change!!
3e) Click translate. a file called nk.nbf is created.
3f) open RUU_SPLASH.zip and drag and drop the nk.nbf.
3g) rename RUU_SPLASH.zip to RUU_SPLASH.exe

Now you are ready to flash your splash files.
doubleclick the RUU_SPLASH.exe and follow the well known actions (it will be done in less than a minute).

4rd Step: Splashscreen3 the Welcomehead.96.png
It is the third splash screen you will see when booting the phone
It is a 240 W x 320 H png file.
4a) Create a 240x320 (Portrait!!) bitmap save it as a 24 bits bitmap.
4b) Call this file welcomehead.bmp and copy it to the folder with my files.
4c) doubleclick welcomehead.bat, now a file called welcomehead.cab is created.
4d) install the cab on the phone.


Have Fun.
EqX

Attached: tools you need.

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In order for this to work you need the MSVC 8.0 runtimes:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

Note: If your own bitmap is compressed and the HTC_Logo.nb exceeds the 64K limit, the bitmap is too complex. The Lz compression can't handle it.

Save the BMP as a gif file, then open the gif and save it again as a bmp. The compression of gif is enough to simplify the bitmap.
Then try 1b-1c again.

If it still is not enough, then you'll have to convert to jpeg (try lowest compression first!) and re-convert it to BMP, after that try 1b-1c again..
Attached Files
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Last edited by the-equinoxe; 6th December 2006 at 04:28 PM. Reason: made the tut a bit easier to understand..