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How do I Change the boot splash screen

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I've just managed to ahem, persuade Orange UK to sim unlock my Niki 12 weeks early.
The next thing I'd like to do is replace the orange boot splash screen to one of my own.
Maybe with one of R'kids stunning paintings http://www.artworkbysteve.co.uk/


Do I first need to CID unlock my Niki to do this?
Is there any software that is capable of doing this without bricking my phone?

I've done this previously with my wizard, but I'm still a little unsteady on my feet,
I need clear easy to follow step by step newbie instructions if anybody has the time.

Any help greatly appreciated,
Cheers.
 

gfreek

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To change the actual boot splash which contains the operator logo and ROM info text you need to flash it! the TD (Niki) has 4 splash screen as follows:

1-Primary Splash (Operator Logo)
2-Secondary Splash again operator logo with the ROM Protocol info at the bottom of screen in red.
3-Splash Gif animation
4-Splash Welcomehead i.e. WM6 splash you get before Today loads.

Splash 3 and 4 can easily be changed as mentioned here. I think what you need is to change Splash 1 and 2 if you want to get rid of the Orange logo however this can only be done through flashing (via customRUU) so you must make sure your TD has HardSPL otherwise you will end up bricking the device if you haven't check this thread:http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=355730

At the moment I can only change the 1st Splash but can't seem to change the 2nd splash once I can figure out how, I will post the necessary files here
 
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zcink

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second one is easy to change. Just rename any .png picture to welcomehead.96.png and put in Windows folder on phone, replacing the one that's there. Then soft reset.
 
odd problem with Welcomehead 96

Tried overwriting the welcomehead.96 file but it can't be overwritten,
checked the properties of the file and all the options (read only etc) are greyed out?
Copied the file to my hard drive and it cannot be seen, even when I have the show hidden files folder option checked?
I'd hazard a guess that the PNG file is hard coded to the memory chip? so a Rom flash may be needed?
But I still can't work out why the copied PNG on my hard drive would behave the way it is,
maybe just having a thick attack.
I haven't come across this before, can anyone shed some light on it?
 

gfreek

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Apr 4, 2005
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Tried overwriting the welcomehead.96 file but it can't be overwritten,
checked the properties of the file and all the options (read only etc) are greyed out?
Copied the file to my hard drive and it cannot be seen, even when I have the show hidden files folder option checked?
I'd hazard a guess that the PNG file is hard coded to the memory chip? so a Rom flash may be needed?
But I still can't work out why the copied PNG on my hard drive would behave the way it is,
maybe just having a thick attack.
I haven't come across this before, can anyone shed some light on it?

You can't overwrite files in the windows folder with the built in file explorer use Resco File Explorer or download freeware Total Commander from here: http://www.ghisler.com/pocketpc.htm
 

[email protected]

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At the moment I can only change the 1st Splash but can't seem to change the 2nd splash once I can figure out how, I will post the necessary files here

Here's how I changed both the 1st & 2nd Splash screens on my Wife's Touch Dual:

First create two splash screens (.i.e. PrimarySplash.nb & SecondarySplash.nb) using the methods & tools mentioned in PDAViet site.

1. Use Dark Simpson HTC ROM Tool
2. Select 'Hermes' as device
3. Fill in 'NIKI***' as Model ID (Instead of 'HERM***')
4. Select your Primary & Secondary Splash
5. Create the NBH file
6. Flash with the Touch Dual CustomRUU extracted from Niki Project's ROM.

Cheers!
 

gfreek

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Apr 4, 2005
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Here's how I changed both the 1st & 2nd Splash screens on my Wife's Touch Dual:

First create two splash screens (.i.e. PrimarySplash.nb & SecondarySplash.nb) using the methods & tools mentioned in PDAViet site.

1. Use Dark Simpson HTC ROM Tool
2. Select 'Hermes' as device
3. Fill in 'NIKI***' as Model ID (Instead of 'HERM***')
4. Select your Primary & Secondary Splash
5. Create the NBH file
6. Flash with the Touch Dual CustomRUU extracted from Niki Project's ROM.

Cheers!

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction! Followed as per your instruction and finally got both 1&2 splash changed:) however both splash's are about 10-15 pixel off center to the right, with the bottom part being black:-/ see attached images below;

I can't understand why??? am I missing something? all the splash I've used are QVGA 240x320 so they are the correct size!!

Appreciate your help on this one!
 

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gfreek

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***SOLVED***

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction! Followed as per your instruction and finally got both 1&2 splash changed:) however both splash's are about 10-15 pixel off center to the right, with the bottom part being black:-/ see attached images below;

I can't understand why??? am I missing something? all the splash I've used are QVGA 240x320 so they are the correct size!!

Appreciate your help on this one!

Update***SOLVED*** Once again thanks [email protected] for pointing me in the right direction however, to create the two splash (.i.e. PrimarySplash.nb & SecondarySplash.nb) using the methods & tools mentioned in PDAViet site and here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=361287 is "NOT COMPATIBLE WITH NIKI" hence the reason I ended up getting corrupted splash screens (see the images in my last post)

The Correct Procedure is as Follows:

1. Make sure you have HardSPL installed if not get it here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=355730
2. Create a BMP file in paint, size must be 240x320, save it as BMP 24bit.
3. Get SplashTool from here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=334904
4. Load your BMP on nb_image_converter (included in SplashTool's zip) and save it as PrimarySplash do the same load another BMP and this time save as SecondarySplash
5. Open SplashTool.exe and convert both PrimarySplash.nb and SecondarySplash.nb to new format.
6. Use Dark Simpson HTC ROM Tool get it here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=311909
7. Select 'Hermes' as device
8. Fill in 'NIKI***' as Model ID (Instead of 'HERM***')
9. Select your Primary & Secondary Splash
10. Create the NBH file
11. Flash with the Touch Dual CustomRUU get it here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=356259

Enjoy your new splash screen:)

Credits to Pof, MadKat, Dark Simpson, Jockyw2001 and Midget_1990!!!!

P.S. For those of you who are getting the vista "COMDLG32.OSX" error when trying to run madkat's NB image converter download and install the attached file and re-run the convertor should work;)
 

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tom_codon

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Update***SOLVED*** Once again thanks [email protected] for pointing me in the right direction however, to create the two splash (.i.e. PrimarySplash.nb & SecondarySplash.nb) using the methods & tools mentioned in PDAViet site and here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=361287 is "NOT COMPATIBLE WITH NIKI" hence the reason I ended up getting corrupted splash screens (see the images in my last post)

The Correct Procedure is as Follows:

1. Make sure you have HardSPL installed if not get it here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=355730
2. Create a BMP file in paint, size must be 240x320, save it as BMP 24bit.
3. Get SplashTool from here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=334904
4. Load your BMP on nb_image_converter (included in SplashTool's zip) and save it as PrimarySplash do the same load another BMP and this time save as SecondarySplash
5. Open SplashTool.exe and convert both PrimarySplash.nb and SecondarySplash.nb to new format.
6. Use Dark Simpson HTC ROM Tool get it here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=311909
7. Select 'Hermes' as device
8. Fill in 'NIKI***' as Model ID (Instead of 'HERM***')
9. Select your Primary & Secondary Splash
10. Create the NBH file
11. Flash with the Touch Dual CustomRUU get it here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=356259

Enjoy your new splash screen:)

Credits to Pof, MadKat, Dark Simpson, Jockyw2001 and Midget_1990!!!!

P.S. For those of you who are getting the vista "COMDLG32.OSX" error when trying to run madkat's NB image converter download and install the attached file and re-run the convertor should work;)


Oh.......Same post for me :eek::eek:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=367370

Anyway u faster 30 seconds gfreek