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Bacon On BlackBerry is a weekly "how-to" column featuring BlackBerry guru Jeff Bacon from Magmic Games.

If you have a question for Jeff, send him a note at If not, check out some of his sizzle below.

Bacon On BlackBerry: theme issues, Outlook issues, more issues

Q: Good evening. I have a BB 8100 sim lock to O2. How can I download the Vodafone Today theme?

A: The theme’s don’t depend on sim-locking or anything else. You just need the COD files that contain the theme and you need to copy them to your device. BlackBerryCool did an article a long time ago describing how to put themes on.

Finding the Vodafone theme might be tricky but I’m sure it’s been posted on some forum on the ‘net if you search for it. For other themes, check out as we have 10 unique themes are will be adding many more in the future.

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Bacon on BlackBerry returns

Nice to see our help expert and Magmic BlackBerry guru Jeff Bacon back in the driver’s seat (insider tip: he sits on phone books to see over the wheel) with a new installment of Bacon on BlackBerry. Have a ‘Berry query that you just can’t handle? Drop Bacon a note at bacon [at] and he’ll make everything right. Or die trying. Good to see you again, Jeff.

Q: I need to wipe the memory clean off a Pearl that I am selling. How do I do this?

A: The Desktop Manager is the easiest tool for this. Open the Application Loader. Click ‘Next’ on the list of applications. Click the ‘Advanced’ button and check off both checkboxes. On the next screen, make sure to select ‘Do not automatically backup and restore the device applications data during the loading process’. Click ‘Next’ through to the end of the dialogs and it will wipe your device.

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Bacon on BlackBerry: SIM cards, navigation systems, and more

We’re happy to see Magmic’s BlackBerry know-it-all Jeff Bacon again. This week, he handles questions that cover the gamut, giving answers on SIM card queries, navigation systems, Skype, and more. If you’ve got an issue that you just can’t figure out, shoot a note to and check back to see if the guru has tackled your question with ease. Thanks, Jeff.

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Bacon on BlackBerry: OS issues, BES issues, and more

You folks have a lot of issues. Thankfully, Magmic’s Jeff Bacon can put his own aside for a bit each week and lend a hand and give some answers on your BlackBerry woes. Have a question for Bacon? Drop him a note at and be sure to check back to see if he’s tackled your problem with one hand - he really is that strong. Thanks, Jeff.

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Bacon on BlackBerry: Browsers, email, and more

Bacon’s been busy, thus the day delay, but he was able to set aside some free time to take care of your questions. Have an issue with your device that the mere mortals can’t take care of? Drop Magmic’s BlackBerry genius a line at and be sure to check back each week to see if he’s been able to solve your issue.

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Bacon on BlackBerry: photos, applications, and email clients

He’s not a large gentleman, but Magmic’s BlackBerry guru Jeff Bacon weighs in huge every week with massive amounts of knowledge. This week he handles questions regarding photos on the 8700c, removing applications from your device, and more. Any questions for the Bacon? Email and check in next week to see if he’s come to the rescue.

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Bacon on BlackBerry: Surfing, scrolling, software, and more

Morning, class. Magmic’s Jeff Bacon turns in a solid paper this week, answering all of your questions. This week he touches on browsing options on your device, software for voice dialing, email-related nonsense, and then some. Jeff likes feeling needed, so if you’ve got any inquiries at all (anything), drop him an e at . Welcome to Monday, folks. - Steve

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Bacon on BlackBerry: third party app’s, calendars, and Bluetooth

The only reason I come in to work on Mondays is so I can see how sauvely Mr. Bacon over at Magmic handles your questions. It’s the only thing that gets me through the week. I might be exaggerating, but I’m sure you’re all thankful as this week he handles questions regarding third party programs for your BlackBerry, reminders on your calendars, and various Bluetooth queries. Merci, Jeff.

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Bacon on BlackBerry

This week, Magmic’s BlackBerry expert and BBCool ringer Jeff Bacon answers your questions regarding those pesty duplicate emails, shutting off that nuisance of a green light on the 7100r, and recovering your address book. Got a question for Jeff to handle? Send him a note at

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Bacon On BlackBerry: voicemail vs. speed dial, errors, and more

Most people use calendars and such to know what day it is - I use my inbox. An email from Jeff Bacon means that it’s Monday and that he’s got some BlackBerry answers for those who have BlackBerry questions. Read on as Mr. Bacon tackles questions about voicemail on speed dial, service books, pictures, and the feared JVM error.

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