How Do I Change the Start-Up TomTom XL?

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How Do I Change the Start-Up TomTom XL?
Replace your start-up image in your TomTom GPS device. (planetary satellites image by Paul Moore from Fotolia.com)

Learn how to replace the start-up image in your TomTom to add any splash screen image you like. Global Positioning System (GPS) was developed by the U.S. government and it's now used worldwide. GPS can be used to accurately pinpoint a particular location in the world. GPS devices come in different makes and models, such as the TomTom XL. A TomTom GPS is a device mostly used for car navigation, giving you street directions to a particular address.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Turn on your TomTom GPS device. Connect the USB cable from your TomTom device to your computer.

  2. 2

    Open "Windows Explorer" by pressing the Windows key and "E." Browse to "TomTom (<drive letter>:)" and click the drive.

  3. 3

    Find the bitmap image called "splash" and rename it to "splash_old." Find a 320 x 240 bitmap image of your choice and copy it to "TomTom (<drive letter> :)."

  4. 4

    Rename your new bitmap image to "splash.bmp."

  5. 5

    Restart your TomTom GPS device and you will see your new image.

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