This is how my theme is supposed to look
This might not be news for anyone who is conscious of what OS they are running and have been tracking issues across each build, but more and more readers have written in asking me to expose an annoying theme bug. The above screenshot is a how my theme is supposed to look, with a black background and multi-color thread across the homescreen. It’s important that the background is black, because as you can see the icons are white. Before installing this theme, I was using the preloaded “snow mountain” wallpaper.
As you can see from the above screenshot, clicking to the icon screen loads the wrong wallpaper, and displays the wallpaper I was using before loading the theme. In this situation, the wrong wallpaper is particularly bad for a theme that uses white icons. At this point, I would be really upset about my theme purchase and demand my money back, even though the bug is the fault of RIM and the carrier who officially approved the OS. In this case, OS 18.104.22.1681 was officially approved by Bell.
What’s even worse is that if you play around with the backgrounds, the OS may decide to just give you a white screen and no wallpaper. This makes the theme almost completely useless, and even if the icons were fine it ruins the whole user experience. Nobody would want this on their device.
So far the only fix involves upgrading your OS pas 22.214.171.1241 or reverting to a default theme. I’m not sure what range of OS software this affects, but I know it affects .411 and I’ve heard it may impact earlier builds as well. Considering the OS I’m using is official, it seems that the QA department isn’t well-versed enough in BlackBerry content to bother checking how themes perform in the latest OS builds. If you know of any other fixes, leave them in the comments.