BlackBerry OS 5 themes bug on 9530 and maybe Storm 2

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I have loaded the official OS 5.0.0.328 on my BlackBerry Storm 9530 and my themes are broken. There has been some buzz about this in the forums and I’ve tested the theory using an Elecite theme on my Verizon 9530.

What happens when you load a theme with the latest official OS 5 build, is very worrying. If you go into landscape mode from the homepage, and scroll, you get the dragging window effect (see the above screenshot). Also, some of the buttons in my theme, such as the “media” button, no longer work.

The Verizon BlackBerry Storm 2 is shipping tomorrow with OS 5.0.0.320 (according to the device I’m holding in my hands now) and now I’m worried the whole themes business is crushed for Storm users.

Stay tuned as we test this themes bug on the Storm 2.

  • DavidB

    @stevec: options…Language and Text Input… The change input style to auto correct instead of word completion.

    So…anyone with a Storm2 try a 3rd party theme in landscape?

  • susanL

    Thanks Jon! It worked… the only thing is, I can’t seem to get the original wallpaper that’s associated with the theme back without running into the same white border in landscape mode issue again. Urgh…. any thoughts?

  • susanL

    Thanks Jon! It worked… the only thing is, I can’t seem to get the original wallpaper that’s associated with the theme back without running into the same white border in landscape mode issue again. Urgh…. any thoughts?

  • susanL

    Thanks Jon! It worked… the only thing is, I can’t seem to get the original wallpaper that’s associated with the theme back without running into the same white border in landscape mode issue again. Urgh…. any thoughts?

  • Travis

    “Nathan
    October 27, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    temporary fix:

    1. In landscape mode, hit blackberry button, select options and change wallpaper from the theme default
    2. Back in options, select layout, change to Today mode, save and close out
    3. Go back to options, select layout and change back to 2 rows

    Theme should now work properly until next reboot”

    thank you good sir this works perfect :)

  • Travis

    “Nathan
    October 27, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    temporary fix:

    1. In landscape mode, hit blackberry button, select options and change wallpaper from the theme default
    2. Back in options, select layout, change to Today mode, save and close out
    3. Go back to options, select layout and change back to 2 rows

    Theme should now work properly until next reboot”

    thank you good sir this works perfect :)

  • Lisa

    Thanks so much Jon! This totally worked for me. Yay!!! I have my themes back!!!

    From Jon:
    “step1: obviously load the theme step2: do not use the theme wall paper change it! this is where the issue lies. step3: after changing your wall paper to something other than the theme default go to options>themes>open the little blue box to the right of the active theme. now select the layou option and change the row settings from 2 rows to one row then back to two with out leaving the theme screen, and wala your theme will not longer show the white borders when in landscape mode only bummer is that you have to repeat step 3 each time you change themes or reboot you phone as long as the wallpaper is not the theme default i guarantee you this will work.”

  • Lisa

    Thanks so much Jon! This totally worked for me. Yay!!! I have my themes back!!!

    From Jon:
    “step1: obviously load the theme step2: do not use the theme wall paper change it! this is where the issue lies. step3: after changing your wall paper to something other than the theme default go to options>themes>open the little blue box to the right of the active theme. now select the layou option and change the row settings from 2 rows to one row then back to two with out leaving the theme screen, and wala your theme will not longer show the white borders when in landscape mode only bummer is that you have to repeat step 3 each time you change themes or reboot you phone as long as the wallpaper is not the theme default i guarantee you this will work.”

  • pat

    jon is a !@$#ing genius or something. anywho hes right

  • pat

    jon is a !@$#ing genius or something. anywho hes right

  • pat

    jon is a !@$#ing genius or something. anywho hes right

  • david

    is there a theme ougth there for me to download that works on the new update for the 9530? and if there is cand u send me the link or post it please.

  • david

    is there a theme ougth there for me to download that works on the new update for the 9530? and if there is cand u send me the link or post it please.

  • david

    is there a theme ougth there for me to download that works on the new update for the 9530? and if there is cand u send me the link or post it please.

  • Joshua

    Shankeith’s fix worked like a charm for me! I have been looking and haven’t been able to find a fix for this.

  • Joshua

    Shankeith’s fix worked like a charm for me! I have been looking and haven’t been able to find a fix for this.

  • Shawn

    here’s a work around which requires a pc. this is of course in theory because i have not encountered this problem yet. god knows the hell i did that caused it to not appear. anyways.

    here’s what i think could be done

    since the case is that when u use a theme’s original wallpaper u get the white border thing. that should be associated with the theme settings [img=etcetc or watever coding they are using]

    so why not plug it into you pc which you obviously have considering that you are posting here and transfer a copy of the picture into your pc. use programmes like adobe or something. i remember a programme similar to adobe but its free [since adobe will revert any image to psd format and after you have opened it save the image again with a different name and set the format to whichever u prefer]. I’m pretty sure this will work because the problem only shows itself when the original wallpaper of a theme is active. [you could use microsoft paint but quality will be lower ie: pixelated, blurred which ever comes first which could be fixed by saving it as a high resolution image and then uploading it into ur phone since the phone has a smaller display compared to your monitor the pixelation and blur may not be visible or noticeable]

    anyhow if anyone would be so kind to try this out please send a feedback to shawn.h.cheah@gmail.com would like to fill this into the troubleshooting guide i’m working on.

  • Shawn

    here’s a work around which requires a pc. this is of course in theory because i have not encountered this problem yet. god knows the hell i did that caused it to not appear. anyways.

    here’s what i think could be done

    since the case is that when u use a theme’s original wallpaper u get the white border thing. that should be associated with the theme settings [img=etcetc or watever coding they are using]

    so why not plug it into you pc which you obviously have considering that you are posting here and transfer a copy of the picture into your pc. use programmes like adobe or something. i remember a programme similar to adobe but its free [since adobe will revert any image to psd format and after you have opened it save the image again with a different name and set the format to whichever u prefer]. I’m pretty sure this will work because the problem only shows itself when the original wallpaper of a theme is active. [you could use microsoft paint but quality will be lower ie: pixelated, blurred which ever comes first which could be fixed by saving it as a high resolution image and then uploading it into ur phone since the phone has a smaller display compared to your monitor the pixelation and blur may not be visible or noticeable]

    anyhow if anyone would be so kind to try this out please send a feedback to shawn.h.cheah@gmail.com would like to fill this into the troubleshooting guide i’m working on.

  • morganlee27

    I would like to know what am i suppose to do if the downloaded theme does not even give me the options menu, let alone the full menu screen. The Theme keeps letting the phone reset itself and is giving me a huge pain in my behind. CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!

  • morganlee27

    I would like to know what am i suppose to do if the downloaded theme does not even give me the options menu, let alone the full menu screen. The Theme keeps letting the phone reset itself and is giving me a huge pain in my behind. CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!