Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 22

I have an 8703e. I can load today themes fine they show up but there ... General Blackberry forum

  1. #1
    Lfarmer's Avatar
    Lfarmer no está en línea Stack level 2
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    20

    Help, Today Themes not Working

    Advertisement



    I have an 8703e. I can load today themes fine they show up but there is no activate options. Any ideas? I've had many requests for my WinIphone theme in Today form and would like to test it on a live device.

  2. #2
    Virex's Avatar
    Virex no está en línea Banned for Content theft
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    PIN/ID
    CUSHION
    Posts
    723
    If your 8700 is using OS 4.1...themes on the new Themebuilder WILL NOT WORK The os needs to be atleast 4.2.0 on the 8700 models.

    AND never ..ever...ever load Plazmic Theme Reader on a devise that has 4.2

    The theme reader comes standard on the OS for 4.2

  3. #3
    Lfarmer's Avatar
    Lfarmer no está en línea Stack level 2
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    20

    Today Themes not Woring

    I am running 4.2.1 OS on my bb I do have theme reader loaded can I just delete it will this fix the problem.

  4. #4
    Virex's Avatar
    Virex no está en línea Banned for Content theft
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    PIN/ID
    CUSHION
    Posts
    723
    AND never ..ever...ever load Plazmic Theme Reader on a devise that has 4.2
    like i said, it comes standard on 4.2 so that has to be the problem. go ahead and delete it and keep us posted, hope it works

  5. #5
    Lfarmer's Avatar
    Lfarmer no está en línea Stack level 2
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    20
    I deleted theme reader and rebooted removed the battery reloaded the theme and rebooted again. Still not fixed. Again the OS is 4.2.106 (4.3) platform 2.3.0.20. There is no more current OS for my device. The theme was built with theme builder 4.3 I know because I built it. Exported as 4.2.1 alx. I think it is something today with verizon's build of the OS.

  6. #6
    Virex's Avatar
    Virex no está en línea Banned for Content theft
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    PIN/ID
    CUSHION
    Posts
    723
    i think your export file name is clashing with the OS that is installed. I think the OS is determining it isnt a valid theme.

  7. #7
    doughdaddy's Avatar
    doughdaddy no está en línea Device Pro
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    3,715
    Please try this:

    Download the latest build of 8700 software from here:
    https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...2BAA6EBC8B872D

    Select:
    BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.2.1.192 (Chinese)
    Package Version: 4.2.1.192
    Consisting of:
    Applications: 4.2.1.114
    Software Platform: 2.3.0.88
    File name: 8700C_PBr4.2.1_rel192_PL2.3.0.88_A4.2.1.114_Hutchi son.exe
    File size: 73.36MB

    Install it on your PC

    Take the net_rim_theme_bbdimension_today_320x240_w.cod from C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files\<8700 OS Version name>\Java
    and copy it to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files\<8703e OS Version name>\Java

    Open your BlackBerry.alx file located in: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files\<8703e OS Version name> and do a search (Menu Bar > Edit > Find Next) for "Theme" without the "". Find the theme section that looks something like this:
    <!-- Theme filesets -->

    Add the following after the <!-- Theme filesets --> tag:
    <fileset Theme="Normal" Colour="True" series="8700" Java="1.0">
    <files>
    net_rim_theme_bbdimension_today_320x240_w.cod
    </files>
    </fileset>

    Save the BlackBerry.alx file

    Run Application Loader in Desktop Manager and it should prompt you to install a new update (the .cod file we added). Walk through the install of the .cod file and let the BB reboot if it needs to.

    After rebooting try enabling the Today theme on the BB. It should load and run now.

    Please let me know how this works for you. I have tested it before on my 8703e and it worked.

  8. #8
    Virex's Avatar
    Virex no está en línea Banned for Content theft
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    PIN/ID
    CUSHION
    Posts
    723
    ok so just for future reference, i was under the impression that all 4.2 builds could do this for the 8700 series. do you know what makes this build significant?

  9. #9
    doughdaddy's Avatar
    doughdaddy no está en línea Device Pro
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    3,715
    The 8703e 4.2 OS is missing the ability to run the Plazmic today themes. Following what I wrote will add the ability for it to run. Just adding the Plazmic Theme Reader file will not work since it is already installed.

    The exception is that the Today Themes use a different file to call the Plazmic Theme Reader.

  10. #10
    Virex's Avatar
    Virex no está en línea Banned for Content theft
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    PIN/ID
    CUSHION
    Posts
    723
    The 8703e 4.2 OS is missing the ability to run the Plazmic today themes.
    gotcha. ok now we are on the same page. thats a good find. thanks

  11. #11
    Lfarmer's Avatar
    Lfarmer no está en línea Stack level 2
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    20
    DoughDaddy-Thanks I will try that later today catch the pun, I don't have time now to re-install the OS I will let you know.

    Thanks for your help!

  12. #12
    doughdaddy's Avatar
    doughdaddy no está en línea Device Pro
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    3,715
    Quote Originally Posted by Lfarmer View Post
    DoughDaddy-Thanks I will try that later today catch the pun, I don't have time now to re-install the OS I will let you know.

    Thanks for your help!
    You don't need to re-install the OS. You are simply taking a file from one OS, and adding it to the other. The only installation is of the file itself.

  13. #13
    Lfarmer's Avatar
    Lfarmer no está en línea Stack level 2
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    20
    I see the the lang is Chinese is this a multi-language download, also I won't loose media manager by up-grading will I?

    Thanks Again

  14. #14
    Virex's Avatar
    Virex no está en línea Banned for Content theft
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    PIN/ID
    CUSHION
    Posts
    723
    hhehe Lfarmer attention to detail is key here or you may wind up turning a small fix into your whole device wont boot up, just make sure to read throughly. wouldnt want you to paperweight your device

  15. #15
    doughdaddy's Avatar
    doughdaddy no está en línea Device Pro
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    3,715
    Quote Originally Posted by Lfarmer View Post
    I see the the lang is Chinese is this a multi-language download, also I won't loose media manager by up-grading will I?

    Thanks Again
    ALL BB OS's include English. This one just happens to be English and Chinese. The multi-language version includes all languages.

Page 1 of 2 12 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
  •