Want to host your own OTA theme but dont know how?
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Thanks a lot this will be very usefull!!!
Just one little clarification.... Well two....
There can be many many more than four .cod files depending on the size, complexity and number of images included in a theme.....
Second, unless your apache is set up properly, you will need to place the .htaccess file in any directory on the server from which you want to activate .jad files... for example
each directory containing themes needs the .htaccess file.
I am playing with my apache server in an attempt to alleviate this requirement. When I figure it out I will post the solution though, unless you are the server administrator, chances are you won't be able to use the fix.
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Ah I only did it based on the one theme I done which had 4 files, didn't realise there could be more but it still applies.
I didn't go into the complexity of directorys and such, yes there other ways of doing it but mine is the quick and easy way. At least with a .htaccess file in each folder, you can't got wrong and its not a large file.
But yes, I'm always open for better ways etc, I just wanted to knock something up that everyone could follow without technical knowledge or understanding.
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thanks so much!!! this is good info.
If any issues with my themes are found, please inform me so I can fix them :)
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This works PERFECTLY!!!! I followed your instructions and I can now host my own OTA files!!!!! This is a great thread - MIC8310 you're awesome thanks so much for this well thought out tutorial!
Mic, you are a golden god!!! Thank you so much for your great tutorial.
Ok, so I've been at this for days trying to figure out where I am going wrong. It's actually giving me a headache ha! So here is what I did... Can someone pleaseeee help.
1. I install the theme builder from Plazmic
2. I made a theme and saved it as a .thm file so i could work on it
3. When i was satisfied, I exported the file as a .jad
4. I then put the 1 .jad file and the 14 .cod files (ha i know a lot shhh) into one unzipped folder.
5. I then used notepad to make a ".htaccess" file with the text
AddType text/vnd.sun.j2me.app-descriptor jad
AddType application/java-archive jar
AddType application/vnd.rim.cod cod
6. I then registered for the german website, thank goodness for german translator! I activated the .ftp and draged my file with with .cod, .jad, and .htaccess files into the ftp site in windows explorer.
7. It transfered fine
My problem is i can't find the ota link. i either get an error message, or something crazy. I tried to write the file into .html, the ota link appeared but all i got was what was in the .jad file for text.
If someone could help i would greatly appreciate it.
You don't 'find' the ota link, you have to write it.here's mine
Is the address at the top of your screen
Is the folder name I used
Is the name of the jad file
Have you done that but obviously used your folder name etc? Put all of that together and its OTA for a theme.
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Ok I think i'm confused hahaha. How do I write it? Ok so in my address bar this is what I put....
lilepnguin103.li.ohost.de is the address
my file is named /Collage/
and the .jad file is... com_plazmic_theme_collage.jad
so in the address bar do i just put lilpenguin103.li.ohost.de/Collage/com_plazmic_theme_collage.jad ??
Or is there something i'm missing in between? If so this is what i get...
Internal Server Error
Thanks for trying to help
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Penguin, the easiest way I have found to get the link is after loading the file on to the server, click on the .jad file in Internet Explorer. Then once the page loads up, copy the URL in the address bar. Then just change the ftp at the beginning to http and that's your OTA link.
I'll go try that now and l'll let you know what happens. Thanks so much!
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