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Old 06-04-2007, 04:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Talking Cingular 8300 8300EFIGS_Dutch_PBr4.2.2_rel186_PL2.4.0.39_A4.2.2. 89_AT&T Released

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Cingular has released their device software for the 8300 so it should be easier to unlock all the vendor themes once jibi has worked his magic...

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Instructions for upgrading:

1. Install Desktop Manager 4.2 SP2
2. Download the above linked file to your PC and then install it to the PC.
3. Locate and delete the file named vendor.xml
4. Connect BB and run Desktop Manager. You should be prompted to upgrade.


Edit: Below is a modified Blackberry.alx file for adding the other vendor themes. It will work on any 8300 using this OS.
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Old 06-04-2007, 04:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 06-04-2007, 04:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well this is good news.

Now we just need the modified vendor file right?
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Old 06-04-2007, 05:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I already downloaded and installed it on my Curve, but one problem. BB Maps will not load on to my device when I check mark it under the Apps Loader..why is that?? is this ATT's doing? It just doesn't show up on my device
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Old 06-04-2007, 05:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Okay so I just edited the file myself and loaded all the themes.

Rebooting now.
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Old 06-04-2007, 05:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Okay so I just edited the file myself and loaded all the themes.

Rebooting now.
Would you mind posting the modified .alx file?
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Old 06-04-2007, 05:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have a lot of themes now:

AT&T
BB Dimension Icon
BB Dimension Today
BB Dimension Zen
O2 Today
O2 Zen
Orange
Rogers
Telefonica Zen
TIM Zen
T_Mobile Zen
T-Mobile Zen
Vodofone Today

What I don't see is a Today Plus theme.
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Old 06-04-2007, 05:38 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Would you mind posting the modified .alx file?
No problem.

For Cingular - vendor 102
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Old 06-04-2007, 05:48 PM   #9 (permalink)
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No problem.
It appears that a lot of the vendor themes are still checking for "102" in the version you posted? If not or if that is ok, go easy on me... I'm new to the blackberry wold

Here's what a grep for "vendor" in the .alx shows:

<vendor>Research In Motion</vendor>
<fileset Colour="True" Java="1.0" series="8800|8300" _vendorID="102">
<fileset Colour="True" Java="1.0" series="8800|8300" _vendorID="102">
<fileset Colour="True" Java="1.0" series="8800|8300" _vendorID="102">
<fileset Colour="True" series="8800|8300" Java="1.0" _vendorID="102">
<fileset Colour="True" series="8800|8300" Java="1.0" _vendorID="102">
<fileset series="8800|8300" Colour="True" Java="1.0" _vendorID="102">
<fileset Colour="True" Java="1.0" series="8800|8300" _vendorID="102">
<fileset Colour="True" Java="1.0" series="8800|8300" _vendorID="102">
<fileset Colour="True" Java="1.0" series="8800|8300" _vendorID="102">
<fileset Colour="True" series="8800|8300" Java="1.0" _vendorID="102">
<vendor>Research In Motion</vendor>
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Well this was the first time I ever edited the file but I thought I did it correctly.

I have Cingular and my device shows that my vendor ID is 102, which is why I changed ALL of the themes for the 8800/8300 to vendor ID 102.

This is what the instructions said to do.

In any case I've got all the themes I listed above on my device now.
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Ah okay, gotcha... I've never modified before but I had been reading someone's post who modified the O2 version to work... he/she just removed all the _vendorID="xxx" which had the same result (not checking vs matching all).
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So MrKyoo, did I go about it incorrectly?

By removing the vendor tag does something get added that replacing the vendor tags with the users vendor doesn't?

Just curious.
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Thanks for sharing the modified .alx file lgreenberg. When I get my Curve this week I'll load it on as I want all the extra themes.
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So MrKyoo, did I go about it incorrectly?

By removing the vendor tag does something get added that replacing the vendor tags with the users vendor doesn't?

Just curious.
Technically the FAQ advises to REMOVE the vendorID check... you set it so that all the checks are looking for an AT&T phone. While this makes it work for your phone, it is probably best to delete the vendorID portion of the xml so that the .alx works on ALL vendors' phones and not just AT&T phones (i.e. share the wealth with those vodafone and O2 people).
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I already downloaded and installed it on my Curve, but one problem. BB Maps will not load on to my device when I check mark it under the Apps Loader..why is that?? is this ATT's doing? It just doesn't show up on my device
AT&T (and some other carriers) hide it on the device to force you to pay for the TeleNav software they offer.

You can unlock this restriction by modifying the LBS.alx file inside the Loader Files directory. Search my posts for one called BBMaps and you'll find the instructions.

I suggested the mods sticky it, but they haven't.
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Worse, the mods moved it so that 8300 can't easily find it and thus we have the same question over and over...

here's the link: BlackBerry Maps - Where did it go?
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I Just posted this and it was deleted????
Are you referring to this thread???
http://www.blackberryforums.com/dele...d-already.html
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Are you referring to this thread???
http://www.blackberryforums.com/dele...d-already.html
cant access the link..
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Technically the FAQ advises to REMOVE the vendorID check... you set it so that all the checks are looking for an AT&T phone. While this makes it work for your phone, it is probably best to delete the vendorID portion of the xml so that the .alx works on ALL vendors' phones and not just AT&T phones (i.e. share the wealth with those vodafone and O2 people).
So it does the same thing?

With the vendor ID means it'll only work with that specific vendor's phone?

Without the vendor ID means it'll work with any phone?
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