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Old 10-04-2007, 04:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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81xx Themes - Gemblock, the home of free blackberry themes

wanted to download one but is the site safe? also do i need the DM or OTA for my ATT pearl? thanx.

also once downloaded, how do i actually get it on the phone and how to go back to my original theme? thanx!
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If the link says it is OTA (Over the Air) download directly from your BB browser, if it is a zip (with alx or cod file) you will need to download to your PC and then load with DM and Application Loader.

I have seen other say they have gotten themes from that site.

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I downloaded and installed the Chalk 2D Zen theme, and installed it.

Looks great! I personally wouldn't worry about dl'ing any of these.

But obviously, you take your chances, however I've NEVER had an issue installing and using a theme, and I've tried a LOT of them.
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im having a problem, it wount open and says: windows cant open this file because its unkinown what progran created it. and when i try to load the folder in the DM it wount becuase its not a program (or something like that) i donno, im retarted with computers.
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you likely need to extract the ZIP file you downloaded. Then remember where the files are located (probably an *.ALX file and a *.COD file).

Open Desktop Manager and Application loader and click on ADD, and find the *.ALX file.

If you download the OTA file FROM your BlackBerry browser, you could avoid all this.
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81xx Themes - Gemblock, the home of free blackberry themes

wanted to download one but is the site safe? also do i need the DM or OTA for my ATT pearl? thanx.

also once downloaded, how do i actually get it on the phone and how to go back to my original theme? thanx!
Of course its a safe site, I made it...

Good luck with the theme loading.
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If you download the OTA file FROM your BlackBerry browser, you could avoid all this.
ummm....what does that mean?
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ummm....what does that mean?
it means that if you download the themes over the air, you will avoid needing to extract the zip file, no need to use Desktop Manager, no need to use Applicaiton loader, etc.
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I got the Chalk 2D Zen theme and its really cool. Job well done.
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downloaded OTA, and the themes don't show up.
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downloaded OTA, and the themes don't show up.
Try pulling out your battery, then put it back in. When your device is back up and running, go to Options/Themes, and you should see it there.
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I got the Chalk 2D Zen theme and its really cool. Job well done.
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Also, just to let you guys know, my site is working really slow right now, so don't get too frustrated

It's all the stupid hosting company's fault (dot5hosting)...
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Oh also, the site appears to be working well now, enjoy.
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Also, just to let you guys know, my site is working really slow right now, so don't get too frustrated

It's all the stupid hosting company's fault (dot5hosting)...
Pat yourself on the back from me.
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Well those themes aren't showing up when I DL them. I'm upgrading to Desktop Software v4.2 SP2 and its taking forever to DL.
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After installing the themes, pull your battery to reboot the BB, and they should appear under Themes.
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After installing the themes, pull your battery to reboot the BB, and they should appear under Themes.
Yeah that's what i did and i didn't find it there.
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Yeah that's what i did and i didn't find it there.
What is your Handheld OS version?

The required one is 4.2.1, so if you don't have that then you may run into problems.
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Unhappy themes...

what if i downloaded the wrong model theme to my blackberry eeeek?!
now my blackberry shuts on and off continuously.... red light blinks.. hr glass turns...I killed it!?

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