Change the startup screen of your Garmin Nuvi

I’ve really enjoyed my Garmin Nuvi 760 and stumbled on a way to set an image as the startup screen. I really love my Subaru Legacy so it was only natural that I would want to throw a Subaru logo onto the GPS startup screen.

Subaru Garmin startup screen

I tried a few jpg images and found that I couldn’t get any to work full screen so every image I tried was surrounded by a black border. I decided to build a jpg with a black background to make a more seamless look and this is what I came up with.  Feel free to use it if you like.

To set a jpg as your startup screen, begin by saving it to an SD card and insert the SD card in your Nuvi.  Use the picture viewer on your Nuvi to display the image.  Find the check box in the corner of the display that offers to display it on startup.  Fill in the check box and exit out of the photo viewer.  Turn your Nuvi off and back on to admire your handiwork.  You don’t need to leave the SD card in after doing this for it to continue working.

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