Tuesday, December 02, 2008

How to Lose the Icons on the Front Screen of your Blackberry Bold 9000

So... you've got yourself a nice wallpaper background but those icons on the front screen are spoiling it.

Wanna get rid of them? Here's how.

A Warning
The procedure described below will move your desktop icons around a little, change your existing blackberry wallpaper and move all non-standard applications back to the download folder. If you can't handle this, then don't proceed.

Also note; this procedure gets rid of the icons on the front page of the blackberry but it doesn't remove the shaded bar at the top of the screen.

PART 1: GETTING THE THEME ONTO YOUR BLACKBERRY
  1. First we need to obtain a theme that doesn't contain those icons
    Here's a link to one on Crackberry.com. I'm not sure if you need to be logged in to get it or not.

    http://forums.crackberry.com/attachments/f83/6737d1228167408-any-way-make-home-screen-totally-clear-all-icons-com_plazmic_theme_no_icons.zip

  2. Download and Unzip the files - there should be an .ALX file in the archive.

  3. Next, Connect your Blackberry to your computer via the USB Cable

  4. Start Blackberry Desktop Manager

  5. Click the icon marked Application Loader



  6. Click the button marked Browse...

  7. Browse to where you unzipped the files and select No_Icons.ALX

  8. Click Ok.

  9. Click Next

  10. Click Finish

  11. Wait a minute... it took literally a minute on my blackberry - so don't panic.

  12. Close out of Blackberry Manager (and stop the blackberry services and disconnect your device).

PART 2: SELECTING THE THEME

  1. Go to the Spanner icon (options)

  2. Click on Theme

  3. Choose No Icons

  4. Then Close everything back to the main menu and presto... it should be clean.

  5. Don't forget, you'll have to reset your home screen picture and icons.

Did I mention that you can find lots of pictures (and use a great wallpaper maker at crackberry.com)?

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