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Old 04-04-2009, 08:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there, recently I have been working on a Vista Aero Style BlackBerry theme.
I decided it post it on here in order to share it with others.
I designed:
  • Signal and Battery Meters (From Scratch)
  • Banner (From Scratch)
  • Zen Tabs and Overlays (From Scratch)
  • Dialog Buttons (Using Screenshot)
  • Data Transmission Icons (From Scratch)
  • Loading Animations (From Scratch)
  • New Items Overlay (From Scratch)
The rest was all configured strategically in Plazmic.

Uses all the Actual fonts in vista: "Segoe UI"

Credit goes to CrackBerry Gallery for the Vista Ultimate Background.

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This did take a lot of my own time and I would greatly appreciate a donation of any sum.
If you choose to do so click on donate below (uses PayPal).
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N.B This theme requires OS 4.5 or higher.

Download Links:

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Desktop (ALX/COD) : Download (RAR)
OTA (JAD) : Download (OTA)

87xx
Desktop (ALX/COD) : Download (RAR)
OTA (JAD) : Download (OTA)

88xx
Desktop (ALX/COD) : Download (RAR)
OTA (JAD) : Download (OTA)

I am Unable to test the OTA links so could you please comment on them after trying.

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Old 04-04-2009, 03:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If I used zen themes, this would definitely be one to look at!
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Old 04-04-2009, 03:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I tried it out, and it looks great. Only qualm is that they aren't user customizable. I would suggest going back to themebuilder and doing so.
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Old 04-04-2009, 03:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I tried it out, and it looks great. Only qualm is that they aren't user customizable. I would suggest going back to themebuilder and doing so.
Thank-you for raising this point, I am looking into it now and shall then update the download.
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On the homescreen, when you have an icon selected, go to Properties, then check the block that says Use Device Application Order.
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Old 04-04-2009, 06:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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would look a lot better if you used actual vista icons instead of the default ones. you are on the right track..looks good!
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Old 04-04-2009, 06:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thank-you for raising this point, I am looking into it now and shall then update the download.
Icons reconfigured for user selectable order possibility and also I will eventually update this again slmoney once I remaster and recreate all icons using Vista's. Should be done by the end of the week.
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Old 04-04-2009, 11:42 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Homescreen font doesn't seem to match, other than that, it looks pretty cool.
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Old 04-05-2009, 07:43 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Changelog So Far:
  1. Applications made User Customizable
  2. Homescreen Fonts Fixed
  3. Clock Re-Aligned for 12 hour view
  4. Actual Vista icons added
  5. Dialog box vista icons added
  6. Custom message list icons added
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The only thing missing for me is the notification icons in the banner. Enough room for 3-4 would be great! (ex.Message, SMS, BBM, Facebook etc.)

Nice work.
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The only thing missing for me is the notification icons in the banner. Enough room for 3-4 would be great! (ex.Message, SMS, BBM, Facebook etc.)

Nice work.
Yeah i'd thought about that too; trouble is that the title bar is at the ratio of reality to vista's task bar size and practicality. Only one can display at a time however the one that displays can be any of the normal ones except it is only one.
I shall address this issue however in the next release.
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looks much better!
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I love this theme, the only thing that could make it better is if the fonts would use the fonts I pic & also when your on a call if you could match the call screen to a more Vista look (like the incomming wallpaper but with a vistaish cuve.) I will donate when I have some cash in about a week, look for a donation from Romeo
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I love this theme, the only thing that could make it better is if the fonts would use the fonts I pic & also when your on a call if you could match the call screen to a more Vista look (like the incomming wallpaper but with a vistaish cuve.) I will donate when I have some cash in about a week, look for a donation from Romeo
You can easily use the fonts you wish by selecting them in Options>Screen & Keyboard>Font Family

If you wish to reuse the original theme fonts just go to Options>Theme, then click trackwheel/trackball and select "Reset Theme Defaults"

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I just downloaded it. Looks pretty good. Not a fan of the moving icons, but overall, very nice job.
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Not bad for a 14 year-old eh?

Absolutely not! I am impressed Very nice job


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Synter,

Any update on finding a spot in the banner for message etc icons/counts for this theme?
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Synter,

Any update on finding a spot in the banner for message etc icons/counts for this theme?
Yeah they now go along the bottom of the title bar, I am just exporting them now, I also have made the title bar semi-transparent so you can see your desktop through it like in real vista aero.
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Download Links Updated;

Changelog:
  • New Vista Wallpaper
  • Transparent Icon Bar
  • Unread Icons Relocated in order to be able to display more than one at a time
  • Roaming, Alarm, Bluetooth, Wifi and GPS Icons Relocated
  • Font colours rematched due to background change
  • Highlighted font changed to white

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Liking the changes Sytner, great stuff you got going...
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