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Well, I currently am using an 8700c, unlocked, on the T-Mobile USA network, running Vodafone package 4.1.0.211. I also enabled the O2, Orange, and Vodafone themes.

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nice...i may have to download some themes on my new 8700 which arrived today compliments of Amazon!

After the rebate, my total net cost is -$0.01
They actually paid me one cent to take delivery of the thing...how could I refuse?
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Oh, that did it dc/dc, you just haaaaad to rub it in! After all that trouble I had yesterday trying to get that to work, you go and post some killer pics just to get me going again! DAMN!

Ok, now that I am over that, I am going to try again, but this time by installing the Vodafone package first. Now, just to be sure, is it a simple process? I assume you did it with no issues? Are there things to be wary of? Will it affect radio signal? Will it affect anything? If something goes wrong is it easy to revert back to original settings?
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Oh, that did it dc/dc, you just haaaaad to rub it in! After all that trouble I had yesterday trying to get that to work, you go and post some killer pics just to get me going again! DAMN!

Ok, now that I am over that, I am going to try again, but this time by installing the Vodafone package first. Now, just to be sure, is it a simple process? I assume you did it with no issues? Are there things to be wary of? Will it affect radio signal? Will it affect anything? If something goes wrong is it easy to revert back to original settings?
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I had no issues at all, and out of the loads I have used on my 8700, the Vodafone one seems to be the best. Just follow all the instructions in the 4.x upgrade thread and you will be good to go. And yes, it is easy to go back if you need. Be sure and back up your device before loading though.
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I ran the intall file on my PC, then opened the DM but nothing seemed to happen. Should something have ocurred on the DM portion?
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Can we get these themes OTA?
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I had no issues at all, and out of the loads I have used on my 8700, the Vodafone one seems to be the best. Just follow all the instructions in the 4.x upgrade thread and you will be good to go. And yes, it is easy to go back if you need. Be sure and back up your device before loading though.
Do you mean the Vodafone software or theme is the best, and why? I am just curious since I am new to Blackberries.
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WOOOOOOW! I just installed the Vodafone build and unlocked the O2, Vodafone and Orange themes! AWESOME! Everything went very smoothly. During the upgrade it backed up my personal settings and reinstalled them, so when it was finished I looked at the BB and it still had my custom MacBerry theme and icons on it, so I wasn;t sure if it took. But when I went to the Themes section, all four (O2 has List and Icon) new ones were there. They all look great, too. Kinda makes me upset that Cingular's looks so crappy compared to them. Not sure which one is my fav yet - will take some time. But since they are all so different, I will probably rotate through all three icon versions, plus my MacBerry version. BIG thanks to dc/dc for his help through this - it was well worth it!

(BTW - The Vodafone is cool because it has the name of each program show on the top just under the Cingular label instead of at the bottm of the screen when you scroll through them...

Also, several new background colored images appear in the Pictures section as well - very nice!)

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Do you mean the Vodafone software or theme is the best, and why? I am just curious since I am new to Blackberries.
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WOOOOOOW! I just installed the Vodafone build and unlocked the O2, Vodafone and Orange themes! AWESOME! Everything went very smoothly. During the upgrade it backed up my personal settings and reinstalled them, so when it was finished I looked at the BB and it still had my custom MacBerry theme and icons on it, so I wasn;t sure if it took. But when I went to the Themes section, all four (O2 has List and Icon) new ones were there. They all look great, too. Kinda makes me upset that Cingular's looks so crappy compared to them. Not sure which one is my fav yet - will take some time. But since they are all so different, I will probably rotate through all three icon versions, plus my MacBerry version. BIG thanks to dc/dc for his help through this - it was well worth it!
(BTW - The Vodafone is cool because it has the name of each program show on the top just under the Cingular label instead of at the bottm of the screen when you scroll through them...)
Glad everything worked out for you.
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Hi,
Loaded the same package (4.1.0.211), checked in my themes, and didn't "get" them (only new pics for home screen image),
Checked in my apploader directory, and don't get .alx themes (i.e. Vodafone or Orange),
Any hints / help / advise? Thanks!
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Hi,
Loaded the same package (4.1.0.211), checked in my themes, and didn't "get" them (only new pics for home screen image),
Checked in my apploader directory, and don't get .alx themes (i.e. Vodafone or Orange),
Any hints / help / advise? Thanks!
I have to step out for an hour or so, so unless you get it resolved before then, I will guide you when I get back.
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Hi,
Loaded the same package (4.1.0.211), checked in my themes, and didn't "get" them (only new pics for home screen image),
Checked in my apploader directory, and don't get .alx themes (i.e. Vodafone or Orange),
Any hints / help / advise? Thanks!
You won't find alx files just for the themes. You will need to enable them in the file "blackberry.alx".

See this thread for all the info:
http://blackberryforums.com/showthread.php?t=24485
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nice...i may have to download some themes on my new 8700 which arrived today compliments of Amazon!

After the rebate, my total net cost is -$0.01
They actually paid me one cent to take delivery of the thing...how could I refuse?


You signed up for both voice and data plans?
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You signed up for both voice and data plans?
I believe you have to sign up for a 2 year contract (voice + data) to get this deal.
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Great! Thanks! Was a bit 'delicate' (first time I did the editing in notepad), but worked! Take care
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Great! Thanks! Was a bit 'delicate' (first time I did the editing in notepad), but worked! Take care
No prob. Happy to help.
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Thx all! I managed to get the themes unlocked. I did get an "Uncaught exception: java.lang.Error" message after the bootup (after modifying & loading the blackberry.alx file). I clicked "OK" on the dialog box and haven't gotten the message again. All 4 themes are unlocked and work perfectly. I did not get any new pictures 'though (not sure what I'm doing wrong). Here are the homescreens if anyone else is thinking about trying this:








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Check out my two modified themes, the MacBerry BlackBerry and the Vodafone with the White BBTiles background:





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A couple questions.

Is there any way to get these themes as OTA install?

Is there any way to use a custom icon set with any theme or does it have to be hard coded into the theme what icons it uses?

Any help would be great.
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