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    Question To theme...or not to theme...that is the question...

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    Hello there folks...it's me, Shoobop!

    Now that I've tackled (allbeit it took an entire WEEK for crying out loud) downloading a stinkin ringtone to my BlackBerry...I wonder...

    If you were new to this whole BlackBerry world and you appeared to be technologically challenged...would YOUR next move be attempting to download a theme or would you suggest another little somethin' to move me to the next level?

    Because I'll be honest, I think that the whole ringtone thing mighta shaved a couple years off my life.

    I put myself at your mercy...if you think it's worth my time and would be the next natural step for me in learning about what this thing does, then I'm game...

    Just remember...it's gonna come with a lot of frustrating questions and this thread could grow and grow and grow and...well, you get the idea.

    Alrighty - oh, and don't give me all that crap about "It's your personal preference whether or not you download stuff to your BlackBerry" crapolla...I just need to know what my next step should be...I think I'm ready!

    Love,
    Shoobop!

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    If you think you are ready then go for it. As long as you remember to download themes that are made for your device and operating system then you should be good to go. If you have questions then someone will try to assist you and answer them and it won't matter if this thread becomes 1000 post that is what most of us are here for. To help our fellow berry addicts.

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    I would say your next step is to continue to explore your BB's capabilities... A big part of the BB Luv Thing is "Trail and Error" what better way to learn... If you have an unlimited Data plan and you want to venture into Themes to Pimp out your BB, than I would suggest you look for themes here on pinstack under your Model and make sure they're OTA (Over The Air) this would be the easiest way. 1. View the Theme, 2. Click on the OTA LINK (to start the Download and Install Process) 3. Once the download is complete, Reboot, than go to Options > Themes and choose what Theme you would like to make active..

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    Thanks guys...

    Anyone else wanna give me their $.02 before you have to help me UNDO anything that I do WRONG?!?!?! hehehe...

    I have to admit that I'm a little scared of this little piece of technology that I have obtained. How stupid is that?

    Still love ya!

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    Not stupid at all I have been doing this for a little while and still get a little scared when trying new things. Good luck and post here with questions or start a new thread if need be.

    Dj that was very sound advice even if you aren't purple.

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    Purple? Oh crap...I suppose the fact that I'm blue would mean that I am NOT someone that anyone would want to take advice from? LOL!

    You know what? I'm not even offended by it. I wouldn't DREAM of giving anyone advice about ANYTHING - BlackBerry or otherwise!

    Thanks guys!

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    You - know - who...SHOOBOP!

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    Quote Originally Posted by moderncowboy View Post
    Not stupid at all I have been doing this for a little while and still get a little scared when trying new things. Good luck and post here with questions or start a new thread if need be.

    Dj that was very sound advice even if you aren't purple.
    Well, I figure if I give a little more advice I'd get my Colors back

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoobop View Post
    Purple? Oh crap...I suppose the fact that I'm blue would mean that I am NOT someone that anyone would want to take advice from? LOL!

    You know what? I'm not even offended by it. I wouldn't DREAM of giving anyone advice about ANYTHING - BlackBerry or otherwise!

    Thanks guys!

    Love,

    You - know - who...SHOOBOP!
    The Good thing about Pinstack, once you start Stacking its hard not help someone out, it wont be long before you be helping someone out you'll see...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoobop View Post
    Purple? Oh crap...I suppose the fact that I'm blue would mean that I am NOT someone that anyone would want to take advice from? LOL!

    You know what? I'm not even offended by it. I wouldn't DREAM of giving anyone advice about ANYTHING - BlackBerry or otherwise!

    Thanks guys!

    Love,

    You - know - who...SHOOBOP!
    I wouldn't say that I think some of my better advice came from being blue...that is when I learned the most.

    And just so you understand I was just teasing DJ because he is actually suppose to be purple as a theme expert and a glitch has him with his current color.
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    Go for it Shoo! Themes...applications...lots of free stuff to try and take DJ's advice and use the OTA links for now - that will be the simplest to install and least likely to give you any trouble.

    Watch your memory though (Options - Status - File Free) when you start adding things it eats up your device memory and the next post will likely be "What Happened to my call logs and messages?"

    Have fun and remember we are always here when you run into anything you don't understand!
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    I was clueless about the blackberry untill a friend showed me this site. I knew nothing about them or what they could do. Only reason I got one was because my wife got one lol. I know from my experiance themes were fairly easy to figure out. Anything free and OTA is a snap. But even if its not don't worry, the people here will help you the best they can. If it wasn't for the mods and people like moderncowboy and motoup ect I would still be lost. So like the other people have said, trial and error, figure out what it can do and what you know. If you can't figure it out search the site or post a question, heck I'm even to the point where I'm giving people advice ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~

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    Well stated!!!! There are some great people on the stacks that are always willing to help out .... As for "to theme or not...." You're in the right place.... Theme away!!!!! There are some great themers here.

    Quote Originally Posted by gusgus413 View Post
    I was clueless about the blackberry untill a friend showed me this site. I knew nothing about them or what they could do. Only reason I got one was because my wife got one lol. I know from my experiance themes were fairly easy to figure out. Anything free and OTA is a snap. But even if its not don't worry, the people here will help you the best they can. If it wasn't for the mods and people like moderncowboy and motoup ect I would still be lost. So like the other people have said, trial and error, figure out what it can do and what you know. If you can't figure it out search the site or post a question, heck I'm even to the point where I'm giving people advice ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~

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    Alrighty!!! Perhaps all of your confidence is catchy...but I'm gonna jump in!

    BTW - Gary...you're a crack up - if you hadn't told me to check my memory, you're absolutely correct "What Happened to my call logs and messages?" would have been a question you would have seen me post...ya got a giggle outta me anyway.

    I'm gonna try this whole theme thing tonight....AFTER I check my memory, that is.

    Love, Shoobop!

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    Well... I'm only "BLUE" but I say to do-er-up!! Start theme-ing!! There are soooo many incredibly talented theme-makers here... you will be blown away!! Play with it.... if you download something you decide you don't really like afterall, it's pretty simple to delete. Get familiar with your desktop manager. And as stated above, just be sure you are downloading the proper themes for your device and OS. Honestly, once you get the hang of it, it's second nature and you won't be able to put the stupid thing down. I've been accused of having an affair with mine! lol

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    Lol - girl we were separated at birth!~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~

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