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Art
13th September 2005, 04:33 PM
Hi Guys,
I'm not quite sure where to put this.
I had a play with the firmware for Garmin eTrex Legend to create custom
icons as has been done before.

***_ Garmin eTrex Legend _***

USE OF THIS FIRMWARE WITH ANY OTHER DEVICE WILL RENDER IT INOPERATIVE!!

1. Go to Garmin and download the latest firmware 3.70.
2. Use the Garmin updater to upload the custom file provided here

The file is suffixed with '380.RGN' although software version will be reported
to be 3.71 by the Garmin unit.
You can always go back to original firmware by renaming the original file same as the custom version.
The updater is a bit dumb, although it doesn't want to update to older or matching firmware versions, it is easily fooled by the user, it only looks at the firmware filename for the firmware version.

Icons replaced are 'Skiing Area' and some other icon I found useless.

The unit owner's name can be edited with Hex Workshop or another hex editor
for Windows, then you can turn off the owner's screen because it is permanently
embedded in firmware.
The owner's information screen of the file provided here is generic by default.
Cheers Art.

cmg
13th September 2005, 05:01 PM
one that is really needed is "hillclimb"

but there a a heap of unusable ones in there IMO

stoner area? geez I know how to get there, its getting home I have the hassles with :D

Art
13th September 2005, 05:07 PM
I agree with the author of some older custom fw versions like
'Mountain biking version' & 'Land version'.
Garmin tried to accomidate everybody, but not altogether favourable to
anyone with waypoint icons.

I absolutely love my Garmin Legend though, and would only trade it for a colour screen version.
Art.