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  1. bcoles's Avatar
    Kasperapd

    This is a breeze and works like a charm. After I make the changes in the .alx file the following themes become available:

    AT&T
    BB Demension Icon
    BB Deminsion Today
    BB Deminsion Zen
    O2 Today
    02 Zen
    Orange
    Sprint
    Telefonica Zen
    TIM Zen
    T-Mobile Zen
    Verizon
    Vodafone Today

    However the Verizon and Sprint Themes say No Preview Available when scrolling over them in the theme options and do not seem to load when selected. Those are the only two I see an issue with. The rest of them work great. Thanks for the tip! Do you know of any other tricks?
    06-21-07 10:55 AM
  2. turtle82's Avatar
    oh i see, so where do i find this .alx file? i've searched everywhere for it!! ;(
    06-21-07 02:11 PM
  3. kasperapd's Avatar
    You will need to download the operating system to get the .alx file.
    06-21-07 03:30 PM
  4. kasperapd's Avatar
    Verizon and Sprint won't be available to use.
    06-21-07 03:37 PM
  5. aamz001's Avatar
    Thanks kasperapd, great stuff!!!
    I lost original theme, now it's back
    06-24-07 03:06 AM
  6. MiniBB's Avatar
    Hi -
    I am stuck trying to find the correct file.
    I am not sure that my OS is loaded on my PC, since I can't find the .alx file.
    How do I make sure the OS is loaded?
    Such a newbie question - sorry!
    06-26-07 02:08 PM
  7. kasperapd's Avatar
    Well the OS is loaded when you load the OS. If you don't remember loading it, then it's probably not there.
    06-26-07 05:23 PM
  8. MiniBB's Avatar
    How do I load the OS?
    Is it part of the desktop manager? or do I load it from the device to my PC? Alltel likes to keep its secrets and the documentation that came with our Blackberrys is pretty lacking.
    06-26-07 06:06 PM
  9. kasperapd's Avatar
    Go to this site and download and install for Alltel.
    06-26-07 06:11 PM
  10. MiniBB's Avatar
    Thank you so much!
    I loaded the OS and am going to give this another try.
    I really appreciate your help.
    06-26-07 06:58 PM
  11. MiniBB's Avatar
    I just cannot get it to work.

    Can't find the Loader Files to even start the process.
    Thanks for your help.
    I guess I will wait until someone builds/sells a Zen or Today theme.
    06-26-07 07:43 PM
  12. kasperapd's Avatar
    You should follow this path on your PC to the files:

    C:/Program Files/Common Files/Research in Motion/Shared/Loader Files/8800-v4.2.1.74_P2.3.0.54

    The last folder will be different of course and correspond to the OS you just installed.

    If that doesn't work, run a search on your PC for blackberry.alx
    06-27-07 11:28 AM
  13. MiniBB's Avatar
    Thank you for all your help, but things are still not working.
    I think that it is possible that Alltel hid the .alx file.
    I tried doing the search and it still comes up with "not found".
    There is no file labeled C:/Program Files/Common Files/Research in Motion/Shared/Loader Files/.
    After accessing the C:/Program Files/Common Files/Research in Motion it goes directly to four files named appload - modemdriver - rimdevicemanager - usb drivers, can't find anything in any of those files.


    At this point, I am giving up. I'm sure that at some time I will be able to purchase the themes I am looking for.
    Hint hint to all the theme builder people out there
    06-27-07 06:06 PM
  14. kasperapd's Avatar
    You might want to make sure that your PC is not hiding the files.
    06-28-07 10:12 AM
  15. tkb9980's Avatar
    is this possible with a verizon 8830, and all their insane rules
    06-28-07 12:21 PM
  16. kasperapd's Avatar
    Well, I don't have an 8830 to say for sure, but I'm guessing if there's a blackberry.alx file in the OS, it can be modified.
    06-29-07 11:42 AM
  17. ThatsAngel's Avatar
    excellent post.. here's a list of all of the themes currently on my 8700g after i edited the blackberry.alx file:

    BB Dimension-List
    BB Dimension-Today
    BB Dimension-Zen
    BB Insight-Icon
    BB Insight-List
    Bell
    BB Dimension-Icon
    Cingular
    O2-Icon
    02-List
    Orange
    Overlord-Icon
    Sprint
    Verizon
    Vodafone

    Lovely work. Thank goodness I found this site.
    07-01-07 10:02 PM
  18. MiniBB's Avatar
    Finally got Zen and I am very pleased with it. Easier on the eyes and to navigate.
    Thanks for all your help.
    07-05-07 03:07 PM
  19. kasperapd's Avatar
    Once I started using a Zen theme, I've never switched back to anything else
    07-05-07 03:25 PM
  20. MadferritUk's Avatar
    Thank you for all your help, but things are still not working.
    I think that it is possible that Alltel hid the .alx file.
    I tried doing the search and it still comes up with "not found".
    There is no file labeled C:/Program Files/Common Files/Research in Motion/Shared/Loader Files/.
    After accessing the C:/Program Files/Common Files/Research in Motion it goes directly to four files named appload - modemdriver - rimdevicemanager - usb drivers, can't find anything in any of those files.


    At this point, I am giving up. I'm sure that at some time I will be able to purchase the themes I am looking for.
    Hint hint to all the theme builder people out there
    I'm getting exactly the same problem with my installation. I installed the Desktop Software from the UK Vodafone CD but after uninstalling that using the link to the Alltel site, i get the same problem. Have 4 folders but not the folder thats been specified.
    07-07-07 09:15 AM
  21. ThatsAngel's Avatar
    Once I started using a Zen theme, I've never switched back to anything else
    same here. but it's still a fun little bragging right to have all the themes.
    07-07-07 12:49 PM
  22. gbany's Avatar
    Thank you Kasperapd, excellent guide. I just have one question, should I also remove all the vendorID that are in the lines like this:

    <fileset Colour="True" KeyboardType="Reduced" Java="1.0" _vendorID="100">

    Thank you again for your kind assistance and support.

    gb
    07-07-07 02:13 PM
  23. kasperapd's Avatar
    I will tell you that I have no idea what you will or won't gain if you do that. I have never seen anyone doing that before so I just can't give you a good answer. Sorry.
    07-08-07 10:12 PM
  24. gbany's Avatar
    Thank you Kasperapd. I assume you did not rmove or rename thse strings? I have renamed them with my service provider ID and so far is running smoothly. I have also upgraded the OS and there are few differences from the previous OS. I have noticed that in the address book, trying to add a new address, does not capitalize the first letter. Don't know if it is supposed to be like that (it would capitalize before) or if it is a glitch. I will post what other differences I find.

    Thank you again for your time and assistance.

    gb
    07-11-07 09:26 AM
  25. Gleff42287's Avatar
    I am possibly more confused then ever. I really want all the themes. And I've read everything I can about altering the .alx and so on. Still I am confused. Do i copy and paste all the new vendor themes? Do I have to pick an choos themes? I mean there are lot of questions. I have read the how to probably 5 times and I am still cluless. Is there anywhere/anyplace that has the most ***** proof instructions. I am fairly versed in computers but I am still clueless.
    07-11-07 07:53 PM
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