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    Last straw! NEED HELP WITH THEMES

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    I thought I should make my first post a good one. I have been trying to install themes on my BlackBerry Pearl 8130 for quite some time. I've followed all the directions and still, no luck. I modified the blackberry.alx file and downloaded and chose to install the themes via the blackberry software. Each and everytime I installed a theme it would never show up in my themes list. Another wierd thing is that in the "help" application on the pearl under themes it says that there should be a "download themes" option when you hit the menu key. NOTHING shows up. What is going on here? Someone please give me a fool-proof how-to on installing themes on this phone or at least some information why I cannot. Thank you.

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    To get themes to show up in the Themes section of your BB (and not the Applications), remove the battery and then put it back in.

    Not sure what to say about the Download Themes menu option. I just looked at my 8120 and it's still there.

    Do you have the OS that's on your phone, on your PC? I think that may be part of the problem with loading them via Desktop Manager.


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    are you downloading themes from the themes section or trying to unlock the themes in the alx file? the process is completely different.

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    What type of files are you trying to dl? Zip files are done from your PC and through the dm. .jad files are done from your phone OTA. They also have to be for the 8100 series.

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    I'm doing every way possible to install the themes on the phone. I unlocked the .ALX themes didn't like them so got rid of them to save space for other themes. Mainly, I just want to get the iphone and Vista themes on my phone because I don't like the BBDimension themes. I guess, someone just give me a how-to on installing the themes themselves because I am at a standstill.

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    ok, but it would be helpful to know why you are having issues so i can address those too.

    here is how you install a theme using DM

    .. download theme/.zip file to pc
    .. unzip file
    .. extract .alx and .cod file
    .. plug in blackberry to usb cable
    .. launch desktop manager
    .. double click application loader
    .. wait for initialization
    .. click add, browse to where you saved .alx and choose
    .. click next and run thru wizard
    .. bb will reboot after install

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    Also, when I unlocked the vendor themes. I deleted some of the BB Dimension themes and when I did that, some of the themes that I downloaded, wouldn't show up. When I put the BB Dimensions themes back on, they showed up.

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    ^^ very good suggestion. if you were in there messing with the alx file, you could have deleted something you should not have.
    if you are running zen themes, you need the bb dimension zen theme, so on ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cherrichiodo View Post
    ok, but it would be helpful to know why you are having issues so i can address those too.

    here is how you install a theme using DM

    .. download theme/.zip file to pc
    .. unzip file
    .. extract .alx and .cod file
    .. plug in blackberry to usb cable
    .. launch desktop manager
    .. double click application loader
    .. wait for initialization
    .. click add, browse to where you saved .alx and choose
    .. click next and run thru wizard
    .. bb will reboot after install

    Ok, thats exactly what I did. The theme never shows up in the themes menu .

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    Quote Originally Posted by cherrichiodo View Post
    ^^ very good suggestion. if you were in there messing with the alx file, you could have deleted something you should not have.
    if you are running zen themes, you need the bb dimension zen theme, so on ...
    Yes, I didn't delete them all. I deleted the Icon and today BB theme only and left the Zen. So, I put them all back on and suggest you just leave them alone.

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    After putting your BB Dimension themes back on your phone, Try downloading these from here over your phone:

    Bphone (Iphone like theme)

    OTA links

    8100 Series

    Icon - http://rogersmj.com/download.php?nam...Phone_Icon.jad

    Zen- http://rogersmj.com/download.php?nam...bPhone_Zen.jad

    Today- http://rogersmj.com/download.php?nam...hone_Today.jad

    and

    Ultimate Vista 2day theme

    http://bbthemesbysmooth.com/OTA/com_..._by_Smooth.jad

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    I seriously want to figure out just why I cannot load themes onto my freakin' 8130...

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    I know that Verizon is a selfish company and doesn't let you customize many things, could this be why?

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    im still not sure what problems you are having. its VERY unclear

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    Having the same problem on my 8100! Even tgemes that were previosly there are now gone! I deleted the newest themes and restored my backup but it only shows the default themes and 1 other! All of them show up in the apps list, but not under themes. I have pulled the baterry countless times to no avail. I gave up when I got my Ming, which is now broken, so I'm back to the berry! Any suggestions?

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