Guide on how to create and upload your own splash screen for the HTC Hero 1. Ensure that you have a suitable SPL installed on your phone which allows fastboot. 2. Download (and unzip) the latest SDK from Google, this will give you fastboot.exe (located in tools) 3. Create an image with the following properties using a suitable graphics package. - 320 x480 Pixels - 256Colour - 8-bit - Saveas BMP, JPEG, GIF or PNG 4. Download RGB565Convertor from here: http://download148.mediafire.com/tw5mbi1mc...ertor_v0.3c.rar 5. Run the RGB565 program: i.Select 'To RGB565 (binary) tab and select 'Open Image' ii.Select the image you wish to convert iii.Press 'Convert to RGB565' iv.Save the file as herosplash.rgb565 -Note, file name can be anything you like. 6. Run a command prompt (Start -> Run -> CMD) 7. Go to the folder you unzipped in Step 2 and navigate to the 'tools' folder. 8. Run a directory listing and confirm that you have a program called FASTBOOT.EXE. - If so, continue otherwise re-download and try again. 9. Copy the RGB565 file created in step 5.4 to the tools directory 10. Plug-in your Hero via USB and power it on using POWER+BACK 11. Run the following commands: fastboot flash splash1 herosplash.rgb565 <<ENTER>> fastboot reboot <<ENTER>> 12. Enjoy your new splash screen!