Customising the warning screen

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pcdabbler
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Customising the warning screen

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Hi guys, new XT owner here. Has anyone tried editing the warning screen on the XT, to include a personal message, is the file structure the same as the 660 ?

Thanks,
Alan.

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Re: Customising the warning screen

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Don't know but on ADVrider there has been some discussion of changing Line with same way as 590 and I seem to recal a similar discussion when the 590 came out doing the same change as they did on the 660.

..Tom

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Re: Customising the warning screen

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Ok, the procedure detailed previously for the 660 and 590 DOES work and the software seems to be in the same format. I've just sucessfully altered the warning screen to include the motorcycle the GPS is usually used on, and a contact phone number if it's found. This procedure has been copied from another site. Obviously use this at your own risk, bear in mind if you screw it up it might make your unit unbootable !

To replace the warning message
1. Connect your Zumo 590/595/660 to your computer
2. Open the folder Text
3. Find, according to your language settings, the correct language file
For UK English, it's en_GB.glx
For Dutch, it's nl_NL.glx
4. Backup the language file, in case something goes wrong
5. Copy the language file to your computer (it's read only when it's on the GPS device)
6. Open and edit the language file in an advanced text editor like Notepad.
7. Find the <entry handle="WARNING_TEXT>" tag
8. Change the text between the next<visual>...</visual> tags into whatever personalized text you prefer, for instance your name, address and phone number (so if found the device can be returned to you)
Do not use any special characters or any HTML tags, it could prevent your GPS device from booting normally!
9. Save the language file
10. Copy the modified language file back to the Text folder on the GPS device, overwriting the previous (original) version
11. Disconnect the GPS device and power it on

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