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Old 10-30-2007, 12:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have read all the install theme threads and they really don't tell me a step by step on how to do it. Could someone pls . walk me thru installing a theme I already have for my 8100? Thank you guys sooo much. I need to know how and where to put the .cod and .alx and .jpg files. Like I said a step by step and very detailed install procedure would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again.
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Hey, you must have missed the FAQ, detailed, step-by-step instructions.
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that page does not say the 8100. is it the same for the 8100? thans for the info also. I did miss that.
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It works the same way, that was just written before the 8100.

The easiest manner is Over The Air download, install, BAM, you're done.
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I dont have any ota capabilities so I dl the zip and now I'm wondering what files to install? I have 2 jpeg and one cod and one alx. Thanks again.
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The FAQ linked in the first reply to you in this thread even has screenshots of what you need to do.

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Thanks man.
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Yeah, I must be an idiot, cause I dont see it.
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You're not an idiot, stop it.

You don't see what? The link I gave you.... Scroll up to post #2 in this thread.

What files to install? you will be using the ALX and COD files. Read and follow the specific step by step instructions in the link above.

Good luck.
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I'm looking again. Is the 7100 the same setup as the 8100?
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yes. 7100, 8100, 8800, 8300, basically all can install themes in the same manner. JUST NOT the same themes. Have to have that model series' specific version.
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K, I'm looking at that link and don't see step by step instr.
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again. very sorry to be such a noob but I'm old and not good at this kind of thing. Thanx for your patience
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shuld the phone be on or off when I hook it to the puter?
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phone on the entire time.

Don't close your eyes.
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phone on the entire time.

Don't close your eyes.
lol, k. How come I cant PM here? do you have a instant messaging progy or anything if you wuld not mind walking me thru this.
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You can PM, although I rarely answer those, when questions in the forum here work just as well.
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k, so im hooked up right now and im about to load the .alx and .cod files to my phone. is that it?
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You must have your current version of your handheld OS installed to your PC to do this... Do you have that already?
If not:
BlackBerry Handheld Software Package Matching your carrier and the version on your device (Current version can be found in Options->Status)
BlackBerry Operating System Downloads - BlackBerryFAQ

Try this, step by step:

* 1 Start Desktop Manager
* 2 Connect the BlackBerry Device to the PC and Desktop Manager
* 3 If you are not prompted to update software, open the "Application Loader"
* 4 Follow through the application loader. You will be prompted to update core applications, but if you installed the same version of software as is currently on the device, only the themes will be added.
* 5 Complete the loader process and wait for the device reboot. You should now have new themes available in your themes list!
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You must have your current version of your handheld OS installed to your PC to do this... Do you have that already?
If not:
BlackBerry Handheld Software Package Matching your carrier and the version on your device (Current version can be found in Options->Status)
BlackBerry Operating System Downloads - BlackBerryFAQ

Try this, step by step:

* 1 Start Desktop Manager
* 2 Connect the BlackBerry Device to the PC and Desktop Manager
* 3 If you are not prompted to update software, open the "Application Loader"
* 4 Follow through the application loader. You will be prompted to update core applications, but if you installed the same version of software as is currently on the device, only the themes will be added.
* 5 Complete the loader process and wait for the device reboot. You should now have new themes available in your themes list!
K, I have the app loader open and everything seems fine. So, I load the alx or cod or both?
I just got the phone a few days ago and just loaded the desktop software last nite and I have already installed the colored trackball and it works fine, so I think that I'm good as far as what you just posted.

The only thing I have noticed with the colored trackball by Metsfan is that if I set it at a certain color and then go to the gerneral options and set it to do all colors when ringing , it never goes back to my color after the call.
But, to answer your question, yes I believe im ready to go except not knowing what files to load.
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