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Old 08-22-2005, 01:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 7100 themes on 72xx devices (atleast the 7290)

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Okay, I stumbled onto how to install the Orange France (119) theme onto a 7100 device, and so I reverse that methodology and figured out how to install the 7100 themes onto the 72xx devices, although, I must warn... its NOT pretty.

* Note: This is only a guide for 4.0.2 installations. If someone wants to make an ALX installation for this, so be it. I just find it easier to do with 4.0.2, since all of the edits can be made with what is already included.

* Note: These themes are NOT designed for the 72xx devices, as they are a MUCH larger resolution than the 160 pixels that you have for your device vertically. This means that there will be 100 pixels that WON'T be shown in the screen, although you can navigate that portion into the screen. Think of it as setting your PC's resolution higher than what your monitor supports, and then you have to scroll around to see the rest of the screen (very annoying). For this reason, and this reason alone, I don't suggest installing these themes.

* Note: I have only tested this with the 7290 BlackBerry simulator, so it may have different results in real-world tests. Please install at your own discretion.

The easiest method I have found to get the extra theme files that won't interrupt your current device installation is to install the BlackBerry JDE 4.0.2. It is big, so someone may just want to collect these files again (the updated versions). The JDE can be found here:

https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...359F4AE7BD7BA1

Once installed, the files will be located here:

C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry JDE 4.0.2\simulator\Java

Alternatively, you can download the 7100 software from any vendor. The latest was issued by Dobson and can be found here:

https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...E3F94D95B11DAF

The theme files are: net_rim_theme_100_240x260.cod (T-Mobile), net_rim_theme_125_240x260.cod (O2), and net_rim_theme_blackberry_240x260.cod (Default List). I removed the Vodafone listing, since there is one (a better one) already included with the 72xx device, from what I can see. The last two are REQUIRED in order to make the others to work (well, atleast the O2 theme).

In order to NOT clutter up your current software installation with various tidbits of COD files and ALX installation files, I am editing the default ALX file that you have present with your OS installation files on your PC. In my opinion, this is a quick and easy process to take in order to do what you want with what you already have in place.

Open the BlackBerry.alx file with Notepad. This file can be found in a path similar to the following:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files\7290-v4.0.2.36_P1.8.0.139

In this file, you will want to find and edit the following:

Code:
                <fileset Theme="Normal" Colour="True" KeyboardType="Reduced" Java="1.0">
                        <files>
                                net_rim_theme_blackberry_240x260.cod
                                net_rim_bb_backdrops_240x260.cod
                        </files>
                </fileset>
Code:
                <!-- T-Mobile filesets -->
                <fileset Colour="True" KeyboardType="Reduced" Java="1.0" _vendorID="100">
                        <files>
                                net_rim_theme_100_240x260.cod
                        </files>
                </fileset>
Code:
                <!-- O2 filesets -->
                <fileset Colour="True" KeyboardType="Reduced" Java="1.0" _vendorID="111|125">
                        <files>
                                net_rim_theme_125_240x260.cod
                        </files>
                </fileset>
You will want these to be changed to the following:

Code:
                <fileset Theme="Normal" Colour="True" KeyboardType="Qwerty" Java="1.0">
                        <files>
                                net_rim_theme_blackberry_240x260.cod
                                net_rim_bb_backdrops_240x260.cod
                        </files>
                </fileset>
Code:
                <!-- T-Mobile filesets -->
                <fileset Colour="True" KeyboardType="Qwerty" Java="1.0">
                        <files>
                                net_rim_theme_100_240x260.cod
                        </files>
                </fileset>
Code:
                <!-- O2 filesets -->
                <fileset Colour="True" KeyboardType="Qwerty" Java="1.0">
                        <files>
                                net_rim_theme_125_240x260.cod
                        </files>
                </fileset>
You are basically removing the vendorID requirements (so that its installed no matter what carrier your handheld was issued by) and changing the KeyboardType from Reduced (7100) to Qwerty (72xx).

Close out of the file and save it. Open Desktop Manager and it should prompt you to update the Core files.

I don't think I'm missing anything, so there you are.

For those wanting to install the Orange theme onto the 7100 devices, and have the ability to activate it, you can see this thread here for more information:

Orange France theme on 7100 handheld

Hope that makes some geek's day... hehe.

P.S. - Please don't complain about how ugly these look on the 72xx handhelds. If you want to complain, please read the many disclaimer notes in this thread - they are there for a reason. These themes won't be useable by 99.9% of the people who install theme, however, I'm just sharing some information I found by making a simple stupid mistake with the simulator program while trying to test something else out. Others have been requesting how to install the themes onto a 72xx device, so there we have it - in all its ugly glory.
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Here is all 8 themes as displayed on a 7290 device (simulator).

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Wow, I want to try that O2 theme. I may have to sit down and give this a shot to see what it looks like. With my luck, I almost scared to try anything...
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since you seem to have done the work for us. can you post the files here. so we can enjoy them
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I will put them up for download in a bit on my website. Let me go grab a bite to eat, then I'll set everything up for over-the-air, zipped files with COD/ALX installations, etc.

This is me being nice with a gesture for the lazy...
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Here you are...

Definitive Guide to Installing 7100 and 7200 Themes - OS 4.0 ONLY!
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Man Jibi YOU ROCK again!!! Love the themes!
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