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    still didn't work? i must be doing something wrong? when i look under my first one that i did, (that worked) and the second, they are exactly the same, but the second did not work? i also do not get the prompt to "store" either, just "copy" and "move"? like i said, it worked the first time and the second it didn't?




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    Working on Tour 9630!

    Okay..

    All seems well now on my tour. Couldn't get it to work at first. Like others, there wasn't 'BDA' or 'Icons' folder under the store/appdata/rim folders...

    So I created them as 'BDA' or 'Icons' respectively. Previous to this I had just setup the yahoo email account via the email setup utility on the BB, but I hadn't rebooted.

    I copied the yahoo icon from this location (http://www.berrymanual.com/wp-conten...9/07/yahoo.png) and saved it in my pictures sd card folder.

    I went into bbfilescout and copied the .png file into the newly created folder under icons (with the UID # of my yahoo account).

    Then I 'RENAMED' the file from yahoo.png to 1-80-80.png.

    Then I rebooted.

    When the BB restarted, the yahoo icon wasn't the red yahoo, but instead the a yahoo email icon. I figured it was because I setup the yahoo account via the BB email setup and it was waiting for a restart to update the icon, soo...

    I went back into BBFileScout and started go down the folder structure and low and behold it is case sensitive:.....

    The folder structure within the Store must be EXACTLY like this: (Its case sensitive!!!)

    store/appdata/rim/bda/icons/ (your UID goes here, all CAPS and numbers)

    **initially I had created the BDA and Icons folders in caps.. those folder where still there so I deleted them.

    This all lower case folder structure had my yahoo UID folder and inside was a 1-80-80.png (the new yahoo icon I mentioned). So I just replaced it with the modified version of the icon I liked better (black and white as the static and color as the highlighted: ).

    To further test this I wanted to see if I could do the same for an exchange server (outlook) account I have for work. I looked up the UID, created a new folder for it in the 'store/appdata/rim/bda/icons/' location and created a custom icon (just opened up one of the icons from this location: How to Customize Blackberry Email and Folder Icons | iCrack in Photoshop and brought in my company logo, scaled it to the size of the existing icons and save). I also renamed that icon to '1-80-80.png' in that new UID folder.

    Reboot and WALLA.. all is well!

    Hope this helps any Tour users that couldn't get it to work!

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    Has anyone gotten this to work on a Bold 9700? I tried doing this as my Yahoo icon was using the new icon. It set up the default folder (bda/icons/etc) and the 1-80-80.png file for the yahoo icon was there. I followed the instructions completely and still cannot get the new Gmail nor my work email icon to show up.

    Also, the Yahoo icon no longer shows up. All three of my emails show the default blackberry email icon.

    I am positive that I have the correct UID number, the files are in the correct resolution and titled 1-80-80.png in each of their respective folders. I don't use any new themes, just the ones defaulted on the 9700.

    Does anyone have any ideas? I'd really like for this to work!

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dablessing View Post
    Has anyone gotten this to work on a Bold 9700? I tried doing this as my Yahoo icon was using the new icon. It set up the default folder (bda/icons/etc) and the 1-80-80.png file for the yahoo icon was there. I followed the instructions completely and still cannot get the new Gmail nor my work email icon to show up.

    Also, the Yahoo icon no longer shows up. All three of my emails show the default blackberry email icon.

    I am positive that I have the correct UID number, the files are in the correct resolution and titled 1-80-80.png in each of their respective folders. I don't use any new themes, just the ones defaulted on the 9700.

    Does anyone have any ideas? I'd really like for this to work!

    Thanks!
    Are you running a 5.0 os on the 9700?

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    Yes, I am running 5.0.0.344.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dablessing View Post
    Yes, I am running 5.0.0.344.
    As far as I have been able to find this is actually because of the 5.0 os its not allowing you to edit the proper system folders. Something to do with API or something like that.. I know just enough to get me in trouble but I think its not going to be possible til bbfilsout is updated

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    Yeah, I figured it was something out of my control. I guess I'll just wait around until the app is updated. I tried searching on my phone through my PC/USB cable. It only recognized the SD card and I couldn't get into the device memory there.

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    Even if bbfilescout is updated it won't work, that is a OS limitation due to security reasons.
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    Ok, thanks for your help! It would appear that with the new OS 5.0 that customizing the app icons is not possible? I wonder if it has something to do with the service book because I have had the Yahoo Icon show up.

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    I don't think its in the service books. I am sure its in the OS
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    Do you think that OS 5.0 will ever allow for something like this to work? I guess its not actually going to be the OS that allows it, but someone finding a way around it....

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    If you resend service books yahoo icon will be back, as for is the OS will allow this I highly doubt it
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    Thank you all once again for your help!

    I don't mean to keep beating the dead horse and you don't have to respond to this, but that is why I'm confused.

    If I resend the service books and the yahoo Icon will show up, why isn't it possible one day to see other email accounts with new icons? That is what led me to believe that the Service books could be the way to get that done. I mean, if Yahoo's icon can be changed why can't Gmail and or any other third party? There must be some OS exception to allow the Yahoo Icon and not the GMail and/or any other email.

    Thanks again!

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    I have followed all the step and my icon still doesn't change. I have a 8530! What is the numbered file name for that? I have 1-52-52.png but it won't change. I did a battery pull and a resend service books and still nothing. I even go back to BBFileScout and the file is still the one I want but still no update on menu. Any suggestions?

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    Changing the email icons for Blackberry Curve 8530

    This is for the Curve 8530 only!! Settings and steps may change depending on your model of phone.

    Step 1: Download the FileScout app from Blackberry App World
    Step 2: Install FileScout (Puts it in your downloads folder Can be moved at desired location)
    Step 3: Download the Email Icons.zip file for the very first thread of this post
    Step 4: Open any of the files with your image editor (photoshop,gimp, etc.)
    *Note* ANY icon you want (I make my own) it HAS to be Doubled as you see in the picture you have opened. It can't be just a single picture or it won't work. Well it becomes a single picture when you're done. You have to edit your photo with layers and editing tools. I'm not explaining how to done this. If you know how to edit photos you know what I'm talking about.

    Before Image: After Image:
    *Note* I personally like transparent backgrounds (If you do too use your software to take any background out) The after image has transparent background so you could use that as a default image. Then you can replace with your desired icon.

    Step 5: File creation is done and put in desired location on your hard drive
    Step 6: Open your BB Desktop Manager
    Step 7: Connect your Blackberry and click on the pictures link on the left pane
    Step 8: Sync your desired icons and disconnect BB when prompted
    Step 9: Go to FileScout on your BB
    Step 10: Go to SDcard/Blackberry/pictures/filename.png
    *Note* file has to be .png
    Step 11: select your desired file click Blackberry button or menu button
    Step 12: select put on vClipboard
    Step 13: back out of the the directories using the back button
    *Note* backing all the way out of filescout with loose your vClipboard picture
    So just go only as far as you see SDcard and Store option
    Step 14: Go to store/appdata/rim/bda/icons/emails UID
    *Note* if bda is caps like so "BDA" and or "ICONS" make sure they are lowered like so "bda" and "icons". You find your emails UID by going to from the main menu Options/Advanced Options/ Service Books. Select your email and note it is the CMIME not the other. Example UID:BISxxxxxxxxx. So now you know your UID and mine is automatic so I just just the right one.
    Step 15: Use should be in the location stated in Step 14. Now Click the menu button and select copy "filename.png'
    Step 16: Delete the original file 1-52-52.png and rename the one you just put in to the file name 1-52-52.png
    Step 17: Close out of the filescout
    Step 18: Either resend service books which I do because it's faster or do a batter pull
    Step 19: See the changes
    Step 20: Happy Iconning

    Thank you to the original poster and I will definately buy the filescout when my trial is up!

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