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    Getting themes on an 8300

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    Why is it so hard? Why? WHY?

    Why must I be cursed like this?

    Obviously, as a Mac owner I can't put themes onto the phone (I downloaded a few from RIM on my 8707v but it's too soon for them to provide any). So I fire up the wife's PC and load the desktop software and then download the MacBerry theme for the 8700. Can I transfer it? Not a hope in Hell.

    For starters, the software provided with the handset isn't up to date enough for the Curve (nice one, RIM!) and it won't allow me to add any themes.

    It's bad enough that as a Mac user I'm screwed when it comes to themes, but doubly irritating when even the wife's PC can't do it.

    All I want is a Mac theme for my Curve. Is that really asking too much? Does anyone have any OTA links I can try before I start setting fire to things in anger?

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    Re: Getting themes on an 8300

    harry - try the OTA theme that SRL has posted in the 8800 ota theme section

    i have also been successful in loading the themes i made 8800 zip themes section

    also, stacker pro rcbjr has successfully loaded 8700 themes to his curve...

    with that being said, have you downloaded DM sp2? the disk that came with my curve had it on there already so i downloaded it and it worked beautifully...before, i had only DM sp1 and it wouldn't work...

    give those steps a try (from the wife's PC, of course)

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    Re: Getting themes on an 8300

    Or, get a copy of Parallels or VMware, install DM on your mac that way...

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    Re: Getting themes on an 8300

    Thanks for the tips. Parallel sounds ideal, since I should be getting a copy of that anyway this week! I'll give it a try and report back.

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    Re: Getting themes on an 8300

    I just found this out - hadn't even looked before.. but if the Theme is in an .alx format you can install it via the Mac without the need for Windows...

    Download PocketMac for Blackberry

    After installing it, go to "Utilities > Install Software to Device" - select the ALX file.. and there ya go...

    I didn't realize that was even there until just now!!! Sweet

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    Re: Getting themes on an 8300

    hi811, does that mean I don't need the cod files that come with alx files? I'm confused.

    Think I'll stick with OTA until a better solution for Mac users becomes available.

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    Re: Getting themes on an 8300

    NO, you still need the Cod files, that is what the alx file installs. I'm working your other issues. And you are right RIM does not ship the Installed OS with the hand helds. It posts them on a vendor linked website. looking for a vodophone link right now.

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    Re: Getting themes on an 8300

    Found the Vodafone page, HERE. There are two versions for the 8707. If you download the one that is installed on your Handheld to your wife's PC and install it, Desktop manager will /should install the theme.

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    Re: Getting themes on an 8300

    Outstanding, thanks very much Rcbjr. I'll try it later and hopefully it'll solve some issues!

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