Switch Out Your reMarkable’s Sleep Screen… Plus Easily Back it Up


My name is Kyra and I’m a computer programmer that decided to stay at home with my two beautiful daughters: Ada and Zoey. I created this website to share with you anything I come across in my day to day life that I think you may enjoy.

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  1. Nigel Millar says:

    Thanks Kyra, I now keep a copy of my png sleep screen on the remarkable with a unique name as well as the suspended.png version because I found that my personal version disappeared when my ReMarkable auto-updated. Then its 2 minute fix to restore my version.
    Thank you for your great resource

  2. kitty says:

    hello nice images i like to now if you can also do this with the splash.png and sleeping.png because dit is linkt to the splash.dat

    • Kyra says:

      When I log into my reMarkable and view the files within “/usr/share/remarkable/” I don’t see sleeping.png. I think the sleep screen image (suspended.png) used to be called sleeping.png before they updated it. I’m assuming you can replace all the PNG images in that directory (I replaced one other once… I think the poweroff.png) but some may be hard to test out so I haven’t replaced any others. As for the splash.png/dat I’m assuming it’s for a splash screen but I haven’t looked into it before. When looking up splash.dat online I could only find this archived reddit post with no comments: https://www.reddit.com/r/RemarkableTablet/comments/kawxmd/custom_splashpng_and_splashdat/

  3. Guido says:

    Thank you: excellently written tutorial!

  4. Debra Deppeler says:

    Brilliant. Thanks for such useful and detailed steps. I had to do them all. Create a public key, a ssh shortcut, the secure copy to my local computer, and then the copy png back to device, and finally a restart to see my updated suspend.png image. AND IT WORKED!

    I simply added a message to my “sleep” screen with my contact info if someone happens to find my rM, and would be so kind to return it.

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