Installing New Themes For The Blackberry 7100

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O2 Theme
The Blackberry 7100 devices comes in many variants, T-Mobiles 7100t, Rogers 7100r, O2′s 7100x, Vodafone’s 7100v, and of course the general 7100g. You may have noticed that although the internal hardware is the same they all come with different home screens. RIM calls these themes, just like WinAmp where you can change the “skin”, you can also change your theme for your Blackberry 7100.

Here’s how:

1. Download the following file to your PC:

http://www.blackberrycool.com/bbthemes.zip

2. Unzip the file to your Desktop.
3. Connect your Blackberry to your computer.
4. Open up Desktop Manager –> Application Loader –> Add.
5. Find the file called “Themes.alx” and hit “OK”.

After the installation finishes, you can now change your themes by going to Settings –> Options –> Themes.

Click to see the rest of the themes …

O2 Theme
Classic Theme
Rogers Theme

  • http://www.abidia.com/ Mike

    Do these themes work with 72xx devices?

  • http://www.abidia.com Mike

    Do these themes work with 72xx devices?

  • Lman

    Although the “default” theme in this download is pretty sweet, The calculator function doesnt work under this theme.

  • Lman

    Although the “default” theme in this download is pretty sweet, The calculator function doesnt work under this theme.

  • Ritchie

    Pretty cool… Im liking the water lookin one..

  • Ritchie

    Pretty cool… Im liking the water lookin one..

  • Ev

    I installed the themes as instructed, but when trying to select any i get the error: Uncaught exception: Unable to find parent

    HELP!!!!!!!

  • Ev

    I installed the themes as instructed, but when trying to select any i get the error: Uncaught exception: Unable to find parent

    HELP!!!!!!!

  • Tiff

    I installed these themes for my 7100g. They work, but the one I prefer (T Mobile) screws up the calculator function. It doesn’t line up right. Calculator still works when I switch back to default theme (list) that came with Blackberry.

  • Tiff

    I installed these themes for my 7100g. They work, but the one I prefer (T Mobile) screws up the calculator function. It doesn’t line up right. Calculator still works when I switch back to default theme (list) that came with Blackberry.

  • Bryan

    Followed the steps to the “T” and I get the error message of “no additional applications designed for your handheld for your handheld were found.” Can anyone help me with this? My e-mail is bryan.y.yu@gmail.com

  • Bryan

    Followed the steps to the “T” and I get the error message of “no additional applications designed for your handheld for your handheld were found.” Can anyone help me with this? My e-mail is bryan.y.yu@gmail.com

  • Rose

    Uploaded and worked perfectly. Just be warned that it might take your 7100t awhile to actually boot up. I thought I screwed up my phone, but in the end it worked out fine. Also keep in mind that the options tend to move around with the new icons. It takes some getting used to and some patience.

    p.s. I dig the 02 default.

  • Rose

    Uploaded and worked perfectly. Just be warned that it might take your 7100t awhile to actually boot up. I thought I screwed up my phone, but in the end it worked out fine. Also keep in mind that the options tend to move around with the new icons. It takes some getting used to and some patience.

    p.s. I dig the 02 default.

  • anna

    i think something very wrong has happened. the PC program loaded the software fine, but it is still booting up (spinning hourglass). it’s been about 20 minutes… any suggestions what to do??

  • anna

    i think something very wrong has happened. the PC program loaded the software fine, but it is still booting up (spinning hourglass). it’s been about 20 minutes… any suggestions what to do??

  • Mark

    This is great. Appreciate the time you put into this. Very easy and straight forward directions.

  • Mark

    This is great. Appreciate the time you put into this. Very easy and straight forward directions.

  • http://www.wugnet.com/ LarryMcJ

    Now that I installed these themes over the two that came with my 7105 everything is hosed. Icons are messed up, additional stuff I don’t want or need has been added. I tried removing this via the App Loader…didn’t work. Did a hard reset on the device…still have everything. How can I get back to the default T-Mobile configuration of just the two themes and get this other stuff off my BB. Thanks.

  • http://www.wugnet.com LarryMcJ

    Now that I installed these themes over the two that came with my 7105 everything is hosed. Icons are messed up, additional stuff I don’t want or need has been added. I tried removing this via the App Loader…didn’t work. Did a hard reset on the device…still have everything. How can I get back to the default T-Mobile configuration of just the two themes and get this other stuff off my BB. Thanks.

  • August Geise

    Do you know if there is anything new/special to do to get these working on the 7130 class devices? I have the 7130C (cingular) and could load the themes, but then there is no option to activate them (use them). I can use the cingular theme and other bb themes that came with the device. tried downloading a theme and that was unable to be activated also
    Thanks
    –awg

  • August Geise

    Do you know if there is anything new/special to do to get these working on the 7130 class devices? I have the 7130C (cingular) and could load the themes, but then there is no option to activate them (use them). I can use the cingular theme and other bb themes that came with the device. tried downloading a theme and that was unable to be activated also
    Thanks
    –awg

  • eric

    very cool. i like it.
    email me at rydnlo@gmail.com because ill probably find more for u guys.

  • eric

    very cool. i like it.
    email me at rydnlo@gmail.com because ill probably find more for u guys.

  • Clint

    its been an hour still waiting for that damn hourglass to go away

  • Clint

    its been an hour still waiting for that damn hourglass to go away

  • Clint

    its been an hour still waiting for that damn hourglass to go away

  • Clint

    its been an hour still waiting for that damn hourglass to go away

  • robsa

    great, this has totally buggered my blackberry. I also get the unable to locat parent message and cannot remove the themes, even when doing a hard reset or clear the blackberry.

    and now I cant add any more apps as it crashes.

    f-a-n-t-a-s-t-i-c

  • robsa

    great, this has totally buggered my blackberry. I also get the unable to locat parent message and cannot remove the themes, even when doing a hard reset or clear the blackberry.

    and now I cant add any more apps as it crashes.

    f-a-n-t-a-s-t-i-c

  • http://whitemonky.net/ erick

    I would like to have some of this themes in a mac,i sthat possible??I have a blackberry pearl 8100

  • http://whitemonky.net erick

    I would like to have some of this themes in a mac,i sthat possible??I have a blackberry pearl 8100

  • ashley

    why can’t i download these on my phone, i mean i have it all connected and then it says that its been put on my phone. but its not showing up.

  • ashley

    why can’t i download these on my phone, i mean i have it all connected and then it says that its been put on my phone. but its not showing up.

  • ashley

    why can’t i download these on my phone, i mean i have it all connected and then it says that its been put on my phone. but its not showing up.

  • aliga

    my 7100x requires a 4.1 version of operating system to load the theme. please can anyone direct me how i can get this OS? regards.

  • aliga

    my 7100x requires a 4.1 version of operating system to load the theme. please can anyone direct me how i can get this OS? regards.

  • aliga

    re:ashley
    i believe we might be having the same problem. it could be that your operating system cannot upload it. find out what your OS is and report to us

  • aliga

    re:ashley
    i believe we might be having the same problem. it could be that your operating system cannot upload it. find out what your OS is and report to us

  • jacques

    my 7290 is also out of order after installing/de installing these themes.They never worked and after the install the 7290 just rebooted and came back up all bugged out,meaning keyboard is out and display horrible…

    help!!!!

  • jacques

    my 7290 is also out of order after installing/de installing these themes.They never worked and after the install the 7290 just rebooted and came back up all bugged out,meaning keyboard is out and display horrible…

    help!!!!

  • bahadir

    When i receive an email it is shown as ‘Received using : Unknown (Secure)’.
    So i try to reply an email and guess what…

    There is no “Send” button…

    Eventhough i liked the default theme it is useless…

  • bahadir

    When i receive an email it is shown as ‘Received using : Unknown (Secure)’.
    So i try to reply an email and guess what…

    There is no “Send” button…

    Eventhough i liked the default theme it is useless…

  • Alex

    My phone is BROKEN now after installing the themes on my 7100 from rogers. The hourglass just spins. Thanks BUDDY. Any clues on how to fix this problem?

  • Alex

    My phone is BROKEN now after installing the themes on my 7100 from rogers. The hourglass just spins. Thanks BUDDY. Any clues on how to fix this problem?

  • Matt

    The reason these themes are not working for many people is THEY ARE NOT USING A COMPATIBLE DEVICE 7100 does not mean 7290 or 8100, it means anything within the 7100 class, great themes btw works a treat on my 7100g, remember always check compatibility.

  • Matt

    The reason these themes are not working for many people is THEY ARE NOT USING A COMPATIBLE DEVICE 7100 does not mean 7290 or 8100, it means anything within the 7100 class, great themes btw works a treat on my 7100g, remember always check compatibility.

  • Rio

    I am unable to download the zip file. Clicking the link is opening up a web page. Need some help.

  • Rio

    I am unable to download the zip file. Clicking the link is opening up a web page. Need some help.

  • Adam

    Oh wow. I was going to download that zip to add new themes until I read the plethora of comments from people who bricked their blackberry. Okay, so if I have a blackberry pearl 8300, where can I find themes? Oh, btw, opening the menu in the theme option window will give you an option to download themes via your phone. Unfortunately, the screen this takes you to (MEdia Net for Cingular Users) has no themes. Any ideas?