We talked about the easy route of changing your BlackBerry theme last week but thought it was important to note that you can also upload themes to your BlackBerry from your computer if you don’t have the ability/desire to get online via the BlackBerry to do the download for whatever reason. First you’ll need to download the theme file to your computer. The file will usually be in the rar format which will need to be decompressed using winrar or UnRarX if you’re on a Mac. Then just install it using your BlackBerry Desktop Manager.
- Connect the BlackBerry to your computer
- Open the Desktop Manager
- Choose Application Loader > Add
- Find your theme file (“yourthemefilenamehere.alx”) and hit ok
- Find the file called “Plazmic_Theme_reader.alx” and hit ok
*Note: You only need to install the “Plazmic_Theme_reader.alx” file if this file is in your theme folder that you downloaded – many, but not all, BB themes are built on this platform and thus require this file to work… if the file isn’t in the theme folder, it probably isn’t required. Please note, once you install the “Plazmic_Theme_reader.alx” file once, you won’t need to do it again for future themes. After the installation finishes, you can now change your BlackBerry theme exactly as we previously instructed.