Page 1 of 52 123456 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 773

One of the greatest things about the Blackberry is the ability for users to change ... Free BlackBerry Themes forum

  1. #1
    N8DBB's Avatar
    N8DBB no está en línea Stack level 8
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    PIN/ID
    7BCE3C88
    Posts
    6,028

    Themes: How To Find, Download, Install And Activate

    Advertisement



    One of the greatest things about the Blackberry is the ability for users to change such options as the themes on it, according to their individual tastes and moods. This how to is going to teach you just that. How to find themes, download them, load them into your Blackberry and how to activate them.

    WHERE TO FIND THEMES:

    There are already HUNDREDS of themes avaliable here on pinstack for your taking! There are too many to list them individually, so click these links to search for them.

    http://blackberryforums.pinstack.com...ds.php?catid=7
    http://blackberryforums.pinstack.com/forumdisplay.php?f=30

    The first thing that you want to do is make sure that the themes you are finding and the themes that you are downloading are compatible with your series of BlackBerry. If you download the wrong theme into your Blackberry, it will blow up and never work again. Ok, just kidding about that part, but you will be scratching your head wondering why they are not working and it will cause undue stress in your life.

    So you have found a theme that you want right? You decide you want that on your phone? Lets move on to learn how to get them!

    DOWNLOADING THEMES:

    Unforunately at this point, we are unable to offer the downloading of the themes OTA (over the air), so you need to download them onto your PC.

    The first thing I would recommend doing would be to create a folder that is strictly for your BlackBerry downloads. You will thank me later for this so that you are not searching all over your computer for the files you have downloaded. The simplest thing I have found to do is just create a folder labeled BB.

    Now find the theme(s) that you want and download them into your BB folder on your computer. These will be in ZIP format, so you are going to have to unzip them. If you do not have a program such as WinZip or an equivalent, you can click here to download it for free.

    http://www.winzip.com/downwzeval.htm

    After the files have finished downloading onto your computer, go to your BB folder. You will now see the zip files in your folder. Double click on the files you want to unzip. WinZip should automatically open up. Double click on the folder and you will now see probably 2 or 3 different files located there. Hold down the CTRL button and click on each of these files to highlight them.

    In order to activate custom made themes on your BlackBerry, you need a program called the Plasmic Theme Reader. Thankfully more and more people are including these in their Zip files so you don't have to go searching around for it some place else. This is why you are going to highlight all of the files there. If your BB is one of the more recent models that uses 4.2 or later, the theme reader is part of the Device Software and you don't have to install it separately.

    Ok, so all of the files are now highlighted right? There should be an icon towards the top of the program that says "Extract", or you can right click on the highlighted programs. A menu will then come up, and choose "Extract To". Extract these files to your BB folder. These files have now been extracted to your BB folder, and it is time for step 2.
    LOADING THEMES, STEP 1:

    Most themes that are now being created require you to be running the 4.1 or later (4.2, 4.3) operating system in order to work. Don't know what version of the operating system you have on your phone? Do this.

    From the homescreen, click on options and scroll up to about. Click your trackwheel and you will see the information on your phone. If you see where it says v4.1.x.xxx, you are in luck, you have 4.1 already on your phone. If you see v4.0.x.xxx...well...Sorry, you are out of luck...You can't get custom themes on your phone.....JUST KIDDING!

    You need to upgrade to version 4.1! You can first go HERE(http://www.pinstack.com/blackberryfo...read.php?t=929) to find out how to install 4.1 on your device. Once you have read (Preferably printed) these instructions out, you need to find a version of 4.1 to put onto your BlackBerry, which can be found HERE (http://blackberryforums.pinstack.com/showthread.php?t=8).

    Ok, we all have the correct version of the Operating System on our device that we need for the themes we have chosen right? Well lets move on!

    LOADING THEMES, STEP 2:

    Now we are going to load the themes into the BlackBerry. Start your Desktop Manager and connect your BlackBerry via the USB port. When it connects, you are going to click on "Application Loader". At the welcome screen, click next. It is now going to bring you to the "Device Application Selection". Toward the bottom, you are going to see an "Add" button. Click on this. It is going to now bring up a sub menu. Find your BB folder that you created earlier. The only files that are going to be shown are folders are .alx files, which are the themes.

    Click on the themes that you want to add to your device. If there is more than one theme that you want to add, then do it now. Just follow the same steps and keep adding all the themes that you want. When you have finally finished adding all those themes, click the "Next" button. Now you are going to go to a screen that shows what files you are about to load onto your BlackBerry AND what files you are about to DELETE.

    IMPORTANT:

    Make sure that you are NOT about to delete the default themes off of your device! If you do, you will think you have screwed it up because when it reboots you will have a white screen with "Stick figure" icons, and it will just irritate you that you have to go back from the begining and start all over again. Once again, do NOT delete your default themes!

    Ok...Now click the Finish button. You will now see all of your themes getting loaded onto your device. Once it has finished, your BlackBerry will restart itself. This is why you want to load all the themes you want at once, because you will soon grow bored of having your BB reboot for every theme you put on one at a time....

    HOW DO I ACTIVATE MY THEME?:

    Well, when your BB reboots, go to Options>Themes...See your themes there? YAY!!! All you have to do is scroll down and click your trackwheel and choose activate...TADA! Your new theme is active!

    But wait, what if you go to your themes and it's not there? Well, sorry to tell you but you messed up somewhere along the line and you just have to keep going until you get it right... Ha..Not really...Just messing with you again...

    Ok, you've loaded your themes but they don't appear in the "Themes" section under your options (Which is typical for the 71XX series Blackberry). Here is what you need to do. Go to Options>Advanced Options>Applications. When you open the advanced options, you are going to see a list of every one you have loaded onto your BB. What you are going to be looking for is something that is labeled either the name of the theme(s) you loaded (Eg: Superman, Simpsons, etc), or something that looks like: plasmic_com.....04.15.2006.3423...Something similar. Not that exact writing, because they will vary by theme.

    Found it? Good. Now scroll down to it and click your trackwheel. A menu will come up. Scroll to "Edit Permissions". See that one that is set at "Custom" and the other 2 at Allow? We need to change that. So scroll to where it says "Custom" (probably under Interactions), click your trackwheel, and change it to allow. Now SAVE your settings! Exit back out to the main menu. Now reset your Blackberry by doing a hard reset. This can be achieved by taking the battery out for 3 seconds and putting it back in. Your Blackberry will now reboot.

    Once it has finished rebooting, go to Options>Themes...And there they are! WOO HOO! You're new theme(s) are ready to use! Activate them and enjoy!

    If you have any problems, feel free to PIN me or search through the pinstack forums (There is tons of great information there).

    Until Next Time, N8

    Copyright 2006 Pinstack.com

    Having problems loading themes? try this thread:
    NO ADDITIONAL APPLICATIONS FOR YOUR DEVICE FOUND
    Last edited by Rcbjr; 01-15-2008 at 08:06 AM. Reason: added link at bottom to most common error. Added Information about 4.2 and later having

  2. #2
    hayden's Avatar
    hayden no está en línea Stack Mod
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    PIN/ID
    ask
    Posts
    12,440

    Re: Themes: How To Find, Download, Install And Activate

    Restored from merge. Almost lost

  3. #3
    theo_gulli's Avatar
    theo_gulli no está en línea Stack level 1
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    1

    Re: Themes: How To Find, Download, Install And Activate

    Your tutorial was very helpful.

  4. #4
    Monjazeb's Avatar
    Monjazeb no está en línea Stack level 1
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    PIN/ID
    NA
    Posts
    2

    Re: Themes: How To Find, Download, Install And Activate

    Thanks for your helfull Instruction.

  5. #5
    MERIDIAN's Avatar
    MERIDIAN no está en línea Stack level 1
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    1

    Re: Themes: How To Find, Download, Install And Activate

    Thanks. its great can see my blackberry like my apple. I only send by PocketMac the Mac_theme.Alx, and
    the blackberry seems my ibook.

    Great Theme

  6. #6
    effychan's Avatar
    effychan no está en línea Stack level 1
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    2

    Thumbs up Re: Themes: How To Find, Download, Install And Activate

    This tutorial was very helpful...THX

  7. #7
    acidsneaker's Avatar
    acidsneaker no está en línea Stack level 1
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    1

    Re: Themes: How To Find, Download, Install And Activate

    why when i choose allow but it still set to custom but this time the custom word is bold

  8. #8
    Andrewnoodles's Avatar
    Andrewnoodles no está en línea Stack level 1
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    1

    Re: Themes: How To Find, Download, Install And Activate

    Wow, what a great help thanks!!!

  9. #9
    pj_05_99's Avatar
    pj_05_99 no está en línea Stack level 1
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    6

    Re: Themes: How To Find, Download, Install And Activate

    my phone is 7290 version 4.1.x.xxx

    i followed every details in installing and activating the theme but it still doesn't appear in my phones' themes...

    Please help me..

  10. #10
    cherrichiodo's Avatar
    cherrichiodo no está en línea PINStacked!
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    PIN/ID
    ATA
    Posts
    17,164

    Re: Themes: How To Find, Download, Install And Activate

    pj, so you downloaded the OS for the 7290, installed it on your PC, edited the blackberry.alx file then installed it using desktop manager?

    ::edit:: whoops, thought you meant something else.

    you downloaded a theme from here to install on your bb? and u used DM to install it? did you also install the theme reader?

  11. #11
    pj_05_99's Avatar
    pj_05_99 no está en línea Stack level 1
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    6

    Re: Themes: How To Find, Download, Install And Activate

    Yup.. Can you help me?

  12. #12
    pj_05_99's Avatar
    pj_05_99 no está en línea Stack level 1
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    6

    Re: Themes: How To Find, Download, Install And Activate

    Yup.. theme reader? where can i get that?... After installing the theme reader, what happens?
    Last edited by pj_05_99; 06-18-2007 at 01:04 AM.

  13. #13
    pj_05_99's Avatar
    pj_05_99 no está en línea Stack level 1
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    6

    Re: Themes: How To Find, Download, Install And Activate

    thanks for the help cherrichiodo!!!

    i can see now my new themes!

  14. #14
    Pixelman's Avatar
    Pixelman no está en línea Stack level 1
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    1

    Re: Themes: How To Find, Download, Install And Activate

    please helpme, do you know how uninstall themes in blackberry 8100?

  15. #15
    iok1's Avatar
    iok1 no está en línea Stack level 1
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    1

    Re: Themes: How To Find, Download, Install And Activate

    can someone help me, i did all this stuff and i still can't see my themes.

Page 1 of 52 123456 ... LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •