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    PEARL/8100 THEMES: regular & OTA... nothing works

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    I simply can't get themes to load in 'themes'. they go to 'applications.

    i have tried getting regular as well as OTA and neither loads.

    i have version 4.2.0 on the phone and pc.


    i know it's been done a bajillion times, but someone tell me what i am doing wrong (i had no problem with the BB 7105, but i can't get them to load on the Pearl).


    explain it to me like I'm a 2yr old please... because i'm tired and slightly cranky.

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    Re: PEARL/8100 THEMES: regular & OTA... nothing works

    Hi chantal7399,

    Maybe it's just the install method? Try below.

    Theme install help.


    OTA (over-the-air)

    The OTA install method is easy and fast and requires no PC or USB cables. You should use the Internet browser on your BlackBerry (not the WAP browser) to navigate to the web page containing the link for the installation. For this site Pinstacks

    87xx ota theme downloads

    71xx Over-The-Air Theme Downloads

    8100/Pearl OTA Themes


    You can type this into the browser on your device or paste it into an email you send to yourself and launch it from the email message. Select and click on the theme's name, then use the Get Link option from the pop-up menu. The next screen will prompt you to download the file or cancel. Some information about the file is also displayed. Select Download and the process will begin. On EDGE and EVDO networks, the download should take less than one minute. Upon completion, you will be prompted to reboot the device.
    If this is your first time installing a theme via OTA, I recommend you download the theme file first, do NOT reboot, then download the Theme Reader (same web page) and then reboot. After that you'll be ready to use the new theme.
    Note: 8100/Pearl device does NOT need the theme reader file.


    Install using your desktop manager.


    1. Download the zip file to your PC:
    2. Unzip the file to a folder (name the folder).
    3. Connect your Blackberry to your computer.
    4. Open up Desktop Manager –> Application Loader –> Add.
    5. Find the file called “ThemeName.alx” and click “OK”.
    6. Find the file called "Plazmic_Theme_reader.alx" and click "ok".

    Note: 8100/Pearl users omit step 6 above. The theme reader is NOT needed.
    After the installation finishes, you can now change your themes by going to Options (wrench icon) –> Theme.


    http://blackberryforums.pinstack.com...30_themes.html

    8100/Pearl Themes

    Ongoing List of 8700 themes

    New forum for 8800 themes



    Notes:
    Icons from any third party vendors will show as they normally do, without transparency.
    If you have already installed themes using plazmic_theme_reader.alx file in the past no need to re-load that file over again.
    Additionally after installing themes keep the theme folder in the same place or the desktop manager will produce a message saying it can't find any additional applications to install in the future if you attempt to install additional themes.

    Phones do have memory limits, you may not be able to keep a never ending list of themes installed. If you find that a theme does not show up look at how many themes you have installed and consider removing one to make room for the newly install theme.



    Hope this helps?

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    Re: PEARL/8100 THEMES: regular & OTA... nothing works

    ive also noticed that with some of the pearls, the OS and the plazmic theme reader digits have to match

    to find OS version
    options/about - third line down (all digits; ex. 4.2.1.66)

    to find plazmic theme reader version
    options/advanced options/applications
    click menu/choose modules
    scroll to com_plazmic_themereader and click on it
    tell me what version it is

    both mine are v4.2.1.66
    im just guessing that maybe yours don't match...just a guess

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    Re: PEARL/8100 THEMES: regular & OTA... nothing works

    thanks. i'll print this and try again when i get home

    i tried a hard reset.. supposedly that would take them from 'applications' to 'themes'.. but it didn't.

    the 7105 was sooo much easier to install themes. but i do love the pearl
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    Re: PEARL/8100 THEMES: regular & OTA... nothing works

    ok, in another thread, it says that the Pearl does not require the Plazmic Theme Reader because it already has a theme reader built in.

    i deleted the theme reader (v1.0.0.14) from my applications, but won't be able to try to download and install themes until i get home.

    if it turns out that i do need an updated theme reader (v4.2.1.66) to go with my current BB version 4.2.0.42, where would I be able to download it??

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    Re: PEARL/8100 THEMES: regular & OTA... nothing works

    hmmm, download and reinstall the phone's OS. what's the easiest way one might do that??

    (but again... it says that Pearls do not require the Theme Reader)

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    Re: PEARL/8100 THEMES: regular & OTA... nothing works

    Gotcha

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    Re: PEARL/8100 THEMES: regular & OTA... nothing works

    WELL... I REINSTALLED THE OS

    themes are still listed under applications...


    oh well, i think i give up

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