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Old 11-19-2009, 08:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just got my BB 8900 today from AT&T. I have many questions but most of those can wait until I've read the manual. But I do have a couple of questions about changing themes.

1) When you change the theme, are you primarily changing the icons? Do you select a new theme based on the icons, and then can still use other wallpaper?

2) Can someone tell me how, or point me to step-by-step instructions on how to change the theme? (I'm hoping it's as simple as changing wallpaper.)

Any advice, suggestions, and help appreciated. Thanks!
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Yes it is primarily icon choice.

BUT some aftermarket theme's also have a built in 'wallpaper' that is permanent when you press the menu key and stray from your actual 'home page' the backberry controlled theme's have a dark blue gradient 'wallpaper', also the 'wallpaper' when you lock your phone.

Changing your theme:
Settings > Options > Theme

Most aftermarket theme's are for download over the net some are OTA (Over the Air) meaning you download them over your blackberry browser (if you have a BIS that is)
and some are downloaded and loaded via PC through DM (Desktop Manager).

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How do u load themes on a BB 8900
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Do you have a set theme download link of any sort so I can walk you through this step by step?
or would you like me to just go for it?
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Thanks David for the info. Appreciate it. After living with the new phone (BB) today, I think I'll wait on changing the theme for now. I switched it to the other theme that came with, and like it better. It was mainly the icons that bothered me, they weren't "colorful" enough, but like I said, after living with it for a day, I sort of like the simplicity. So I think for now I'll concentrate on learning all about my new BB and how to use all the features.

I thank you for your help.
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To check out new themes for free try themes4bb.com
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