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Overview:
This is the long-awaited Vodafone and Today themes for 7100 series devices.

Important Note:
These themes are supported on the versions of the 7100 OS versions 4.1.0.365/4.1.0.309 (package/application version; currently available from T-Mobile) and above and the 7130e OS versions 4.1.0.364/4.1.0.309 (package/application version; currently available from Telstra) and above and the 7130g OS versions 4.1.0.401/4.1.0.321 (package/application version; currently available from Cingular) and above. These are NOT supported on versions prior to that.

Instructions:
* Note: If you already have the T-Mobile (7100; 4.1.0.365) or Telstra (7130e; 4.1.0.364) or Cingular (7130c/7130g; 4.1.0.401) OS loaded and used my BlackBerry.alx file available in Step 2, then you can skip on to Step 4 in each of your respective instruction sets below.

7100 GSM/GPRS SERIES:
1 - Be sure that you have the T-Mobile 4.1.0.365 OS installed on your PC and your handheld.
2 - Download BlackBerry.alx file for T-Mobile 4.1 (version .365):
Click Here
3 - Extract BlackBerry.alx to installation path:
Installation Path: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files\7100-v4.1.0.309_P1.8.0.146
4 - Download the Today themes ZIP file from: Click Here
5 - Extract net_rim_theme_bb_dimension_today_240x260.cod and net_rim_theme_120_today_240x260.cod from the ZIP file to the Java directory under the installation path:
Java Path: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files\7100-v4.1.0.309_P1.8.0.146\Java
6 - Open Desktop Manager and it should now prompt you to update the Core Applications.

7130e CDMA/EV-DO SERIES:
1 - Be sure that you have the Telstra 4.1.0.364 OS installed on your PC and your handheld.
2 - Download BlackBerry.alx file for Telstra 4.1 (version .364):
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3 - Extract BlackBerry.alx to installation path:
Installation Path: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files\7130e-v4.1.0.309_P2.2.0.120
4 - Download the Today themes ZIP file from: Click Here
5 - Extract net_rim_theme_bb_dimension_today_240x260.cod and net_rim_theme_120_today_240x260.cod from the ZIP file to the Java directory under the installation path:
Java Path: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files\7130e-v4.1.0.309_P2.2.0.120\Java
6 - Open Desktop Manager and it should now prompt you to update the Core Applications.

7130c/7130g GSM/GPRS/EDGE SERIES *:
* Note: Since Cingular is currently the only provider with the 7130c/7130g device, you can skip Steps 4 and 5
1 - Be sure that you have the Cingular 4.1.0.401 OS installed on your PC and your handheld.
2 - Download BlackBerry.alx file for Cingular 4.1 (version .401):
Click Here
3 - Extract BlackBerry.alx to installation path:
Installation Path: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files\7130-v4.1.0.321_P2.1.0.26
4 - Download the Today themes ZIP file from: Click Here
5 - Extract net_rim_theme_bb_dimension_today_240x260.cod and net_rim_theme_120_today_240x260.cod from the ZIP file to the Java directory under the installation path:
Java Path: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files\7130-v4.1.0.321_P2.1.0.26\Java
6 - Open Desktop Manager and it should now prompt you to update the Core Applications.

Alternate Instructions (Java Loader):
1 - Download the Today themes ZIP file to your Desktop: Click Here
2 - Extract net_rim_theme_bb_dimension_today_240x260.cod and net_rim_theme_120_today_240x260.cod to your Desktop.
3 - Download and unzip JavaLoader.exe to your Desktop from the attached JavaLoader.zip
4 - Click on Start then Run and type CMD and click OK
5 - This should bring up a command-prompt at C:\Documents and Settings\yourname\
6 - Type the following:

cd Desktop <enter> (don't type <enter> - just push it)
JavaLoader.exe -u load net_rim_theme_bb_dimension_today_240x260.cod <enter>
JavaLoader.exe -u load net_rim_theme_120_today_240x260.cod <enter>

* Note: Here is an example of the DOS/command-prompt:

C:\Documents and Settings\username>cd desktop

C:\Documents and Settings\username\Desktop>

C:\Documents and Settings\username\Desktop>JavaLoader.exe -u load net_rim_theme_bb_dimension_today_240x260.cod

C:\Documents and Settings\username\Desktop>JavaLoader.exe -u load net_rim_theme_120_today_240x260.cod

Over-The-Air:
BB Dimension-Today: Click Here
Vodafone Today: Click Here

Note: These links have not been tested by myself.

Since the Vodafone Today theme is linked to the Vodafone theme itself, I will also include that particular download.

Instructions (7100 and 7130e ONLY):
1 - After completing the above steps, go to the installation directory and rename net_rim_theme_120_240x260.cod to net_rim_theme_120_240x260.old:
Installation Path:
7100: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files\7100-v4.1.0.309_P1.8.0.146
7130e: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files\7130e-v4.1.0.309_P2.2.0.120
2 - Download the Vodafone theme file from: Click Here
3 - Extract net_rim_theme_120_240x260.cod from the ZIP file to the Java directory under the installation path:
Java Path:
7100: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files\7100-v4.1.0.309_P1.8.0.146\Java
7130e: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files\7130e-v4.1.0.309_P2.2.0.120\Java
4 - Open Desktop Manager and it should now prompt you to update the Core Applications.

Alternate Instructions (Java Loader):
1 - Download the Vodafone theme file to your Desktop: Click Here
2 - Extract net_rim_theme_120_240x260.cod to your Desktop.
3 - Download and unzip JavaLoader.exe to your Desktop from the attached JavaLoader.zip
4 - Click on Start then Run and type CMD and click OK
5 - This should bring up a command-prompt at C:\Documents and Settings\yourname\
6 - Type the following:

cd Desktop <enter> (don't type <enter> - just push it)
JavaLoader.exe -u load net_rim_theme_120_240x260.cod <enter>

* Note: Here is an example of the DOS/command-prompt:

C:\Documents and Settings\username>cd desktop

C:\Documents and Settings\username\Desktop>

C:\Documents and Settings\username\Desktop>JavaLoader.exe -u load net_rim_theme_120_240x260.cod

Over-The-Air:
Vodafone: Click Here

BONUS - New Zen Theme version:
And as an added bonus, here's the updated Zen theme from the Cingular 7130c/7130g package.

Instructions (7100 and 7130e ONLY):
1 - Go to the installation directory and rename net_rim_theme_bb_dimension_zen_240x260.cod to net_rim_theme_bb_dimension_zen_240x260.old:
Installation Path:
7100: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files\7100-v4.1.0.309_P1.8.0.146
7130e: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files\7130e-v4.1.0.309_P2.2.0.120
2 - Download the Dimension Zen theme file from: Click Here
3 - Extract net_rim_theme_bb_dimension_zen_240x260.cod from the ZIP file to the Java directory under the installation path:
Java Path:
7100: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files\7100-v4.1.0.309_P1.8.0.146\Java
7130e: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files\7130e-v4.1.0.309_P2.2.0.120\Java
4 - Open Desktop Manager and it should now prompt you to update the Core Applications.

Alternate Instructions (Java Loader):
1 - Download the Dimension Zen theme file to your Desktop: Click Here
2 - Extract net_rim_theme_bb_dimension_zen_240x260.cod to your Desktop.
3 - Download and unzip JavaLoader.exe to your Desktop from the attached JavaLoader.zip
4 - Click on Start then Run and type CMD and click OK
5 - This should bring up a command-prompt at C:\Documents and Settings\yourname\
6 - Type the following:

cd Desktop <enter> (don't type <enter> - just push it)
JavaLoader.exe -u load net_rim_theme_bb_dimension_zen_240x260.cod <enter>

* Note: Here is an example of the DOS/command-prompt:

C:\Documents and Settings\username>cd desktop

C:\Documents and Settings\username\Desktop>

C:\Documents and Settings\username\Desktop>JavaLoader.exe -u load net_rim_theme_bb_dimension_zen_240x260.cod

Over-The-Air:
BB Dimension-Zen: Click Here
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I guess yours is a bit more detailed than mine, but was this really required since I wrote it up a few hours ago?
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There are more versions of the 7100 series handhelds than the 7130e, no? If I was going to make it for the 7100 GSM handheld users (which are about 80% or more of the 71xx market), then I was going to include the 7130e and the 7130c/7130g instructions as well. And from experience, most people would rather have simple instructions rather than ALX edits - this would include OTA links and JL instructions. In addition to a select few here, I've been doing theme how-to's for longer than pretty much anyone in the BB community, so its pretty much known what kind of instructions our users are more comfortable with following. Sorry if you think that I stepped on your toes - I'm sure most appreciate both of our work.
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Yes, I do feel like you stepped on my toes, but I understand where you're coming from, so I won't take offence. I assumed that my instructions would work for GSM 7100 series devices, but I had no way to prove it so that was why I stated 7130e only.

Having said all that, I do appreciate your work, so hopefully the combination of our threads will cover anyone who wishes to do this.
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Yes, I do feel like you stepped on my toes, but I understand where you're coming from, so I won't take offence. I assumed that my instructions would work for GSM 7100 series devices, but I had no way to prove it so that was why I stated 7130e only.
Most would have likely balked on the path names, as they are different (trust, read some of the threads here and you'd be simply amazed at just how detailed and varied you'd have to be and STILL have people who ask questions). Unfortunately, comprehension and its combination with wishful thinking just aren't attributes commonly expressed on internet forums.

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Vodafone download failed again. I think the Today theme and the Zen theme are the same because that's what it asked if I wanted to overwrite. Edit: Yup, the Today theme shows up as BB Dimension-Zen.
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Gonna wipe and reload everything from the thread where the updated software is located.
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Oops, wrong forum LOL
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Yeah. I just tested all of the OTA downloads to my 8700 successfully. I was just going to suggest clearing the browser cache, but wiping the handheld should do it as well. heh.
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Most would have likely balked on the path names, as they are different (trust, read some of the threads here and you'd be simply amazed at just how detailed and varied you'd have to be and STILL have people who ask questions). Unfortunately, comprehension and its combination with wishful thinking just aren't attributes commonly expressed on internet forums.

Agreed. I hope you understand where I was coming from though. Us CDMA users feel left out of the fun sometimes but as I was a GSM BB user before, I am somewhat more daring when it comes to modification, and wanted to share my findings with others. I suppose that I am overestimating the mental capacity of 90% of the users on this forum to follow my instructions to the T.
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Quote:
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I suppose that I am overestimating the mental capacity of 90% of the users on this forum to follow my instructions to the T.
http://www.blackberryforums.com/showthread.php?t=37727

need i say more?
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hey Nu B here please don't skin me but i remember seeing some sort of IQ test thingie on the forum. any idea where that was and how you work it?
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jibi - can you post the link to the Telstra 4.1.0.364/4.1.0.309 OS
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jibi - can you post the link to the Telstra 4.1.0.364/4.1.0.309 OS
Disregard - I found it.
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Since I have not yet upgraded to the Telstra .364, can I combine the upgrade steps?

For example:

1. use the Blackberry.alx file from the jibi post above (step 2)
2. use the net_rim_bb_dimension_today_240x260.cod AND
net_rim_120_today_240x260.cod from step 5 above to the ...\Java folder
3. use the net_rim_theme_bb_dimension_zen_240x260.cod from the Bonus section above

It would be easier to do this prep before the upgrade to consolidate into one operation. Any thoughts?
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mmhmm.
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OTA download worked fine on my 7130e with Telstra OS.
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OTA worked fine on the 7105t with latest TMo software.

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anyone able to change the vodaphone logo in the vodaphone today screen locked state. I realise thers no option within the phone to change the backgrounds in this theme but has anyone managed to crack the cod file to change it?

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Actually i thing i might be able to do this one myself, asuming thers no checksum to these files.
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anyone able to change the vodaphone logo in the vodaphone today screen locked state. I realise thers no option within the phone to change the backgrounds in this theme but has anyone managed to crack the cod file to change it?

--edit
Actually i thing i might be able to do this one myself, asuming thers no checksum to these files.
VODAFONE.

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I Guess That This...like Anything New And Intersting...wont Work On The 7100i Phone?
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