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Old 02-12-2008, 01:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Here's How to get the new Today Plus and Scribble without OTA

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If you would like to install the two new curve themes from blackberry, but don't have ota access, here's how. First, enter the url's below into explorer, and download the .jad files. Then, open in notepad, and look at the necessary .cod files that are listed as part of the installation. Simply change the url link extension from .jad to the appropriate .cod (and then -1, -2, etc.), and download to the same folder as the .jad file. Then, copy the folder to your blackberry, and open the folder from the media player. Then, select the .jad file and follow the prompt to "download". The .jad file will then pick up the .cod files in the same folder, and you've got your themes. I've also included the .jad files and how they look in notepad in case anyone has problems with that step.

UPDATE: Go to this post where I've included the actual files...

How To: Today Plus and Scribble without ota access - PinStack.com

Scribble http://mobile.blackberry.com/resourc...x240_422_b.jad
Today Plus http://mobile.blackberry.com/resourc...x240_422_b.jad


Scribble
MIDlet-Jar-Size: 70324
MIDlet-Jar-URL: net_rim_theme_scribble_zen_320x240_422_b.jar
MIDlet-Name: net_rim_theme_scribble_zen_320x240_422_b
MIDlet-Version: 1.0.0.16
MIDlet-Vendor: Plazmic, Inc
MIDlet-Description:
RIM-COD-URL-1: net_rim_theme_scribble_zen_320x240_422_b.cod
RIM-COD-Size-1: 54208
RIM-COD-URL-2: net_rim_theme_scribble_zen_320x240_422_b-1.cod
RIM-COD-Size-2: 55560
RIM-COD-URL-3: net_rim_theme_scribble_zen_320x240_422_b-2.cod
RIM-COD-Size-3: 41340
RIM-COD-URL-4: net_rim_theme_scribble_zen_320x240_422_b-3.cod
RIM-COD-Size-4: 55796
RIM-COD-URL-5: net_rim_theme_scribble_zen_320x240_422_b-4.cod
RIM-COD-Size-5: 55428
RIM-COD-URL-6: net_rim_theme_scribble_zen_320x240_422_b-5.cod
RIM-COD-Size-6: 55988
RIM-COD-URL-7: net_rim_theme_scribble_zen_320x240_422_b-6.cod
RIM-COD-Size-7: 60472
RIM-COD-URL-8: net_rim_theme_scribble_zen_320x240_422_b-7.cod
RIM-COD-Size-8: 55288
RIM-COD-URL-9: net_rim_theme_scribble_zen_320x240_422_b-8.cod
RIM-COD-Size-9: 63064

Today Plus
MIDlet-Jar-Size: 70324
MIDlet-Jar-URL: net_rim_theme_bbdimension_today_plus_320x240_422_b .jar
MIDlet-Name: net_rim_theme_bbdimension_today_plus_320x240_422_b
MIDlet-Version: 1.0.0.16
MIDlet-Vendor: Plazmic, Inc
MIDlet-Description:
RIM-COD-URL-1: net_rim_theme_bbdimension_today_plus_320x240_422_b .cod
RIM-COD-Size-1: 60880
RIM-COD-URL-2: net_rim_theme_bbdimension_today_plus_320x240_422_b-1.cod
RIM-COD-Size-2: 48828
RIM-COD-URL-3: net_rim_theme_bbdimension_today_plus_320x240_422_b-2.cod
RIM-COD-Size-3: 55576
RIM-COD-URL-4: net_rim_theme_bbdimension_today_plus_320x240_422_b-3.cod
RIM-COD-Size-4: 54432
RIM-COD-URL-5: net_rim_theme_bbdimension_today_plus_320x240_422_b-4.cod
RIM-COD-Size-5: 58296
RIM-COD-URL-6: net_rim_theme_bbdimension_today_plus_320x240_422_b-5.cod
RIM-COD-Size-6: 64272

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The media player doesn't recognize the .jad files.
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You have to go into the media app, press the application button, and then select "explore", and browse to where you have the files saved. Then you should be able to select the .jad file and go from there...
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Awesome thanks, for some reason I can't access the mobile.blackberry.com site so this is a great help.
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Default revised Instructions Needed

Can you post revised instructions. I attempted to follow what you had documentd but I must not have done it correcly.

I too could not access mobile.blackberry.com to download the OTA themes, even though I am permitted the site indicates there are no new themse.

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These are not available for the 8700
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That explains it. Sorry for the trouble.
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Not a problem!
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I could be wrong, but shouldn't these themes work on the 8700 if they are installed using the manual method? What O/S do you have on your 8700?
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You have to go into the media app, press the application button, and then select "explore", and browse to where you have the files saved. Then you should be able to select the .jad file and go from there...
Oh wow, never realized it had the explore function. This is awesome, now the 2 themes are successfully installed thanks to you. Happy happy joy joy~~~ lol.
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. Then, open in notepad, and look at the necessary .cod files that are listed as part of the installation. Simply change the url link extension from .jad to the appropriate .cod (and then -1, -2, etc.), and download to the same folder as the .jad file.
I can open the jad file but dont understand what to change and where the new files comes from?
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Try this link to a different post of mine, it contains some more details, and I've attached the files as well....

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thank got it installed in 2 seconds thank to the zip files that you posted on your pinstack thread.
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I could be wrong, but shouldn't these themes work on the 8700 if they are installed using the manual method? What O/S do you have on your 8700?
You are wrong. Trackball themes are completely different from trackwheel themes.
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This worked for me. I was able to put the today plus them on my 8800. What a great theme!!
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I have an 8800 too, and i used the method exactly like the post said... they installed, they're showing up in my applications, however i can't select them in my Theme menu, in fact they don't even show up! I have OS 4.2.1. What should i try next??
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have you tried a battery pull after the installation?
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yeah, several times... nothing
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I'm having the same issue. BB 8800 on ATT, themes install (and appear as installed applications) but don't show up in the theme list after multiple battery pulls.
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