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    Quote Originally Posted by 5eleven View Post
    Ok, very cool, but I am presented with a slight problem.

    Sprint 8330 4.5

    When I upgraded to 4.2, I hated the Voice Activated Dialing, so I went in to the file structure and removed all of the associated files. I knew at the time that it would remove the ability for the funky colored "custom" folders.

    When I used Sprint's theme, it was no big deal because they had a couple of premade folder icons that I used, such as Communities/IM/Entertainment.

    But when I switched themes, I just have the really nifty yellow folders.

    So I followed your instructions, but when I use BB File Scout, I don't have a "folders" subdirectory. And I can't create one. Any thoughts?
    Welcome to BlackberryOS. I haven't gone through this entire process personally but reading over the instructions and your problem, it sounds like you may not be following the steps correctly.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 5eleven View Post
    Ok, very cool, but I am presented with a slight problem.

    Sprint 8330 4.5

    When I upgraded to 4.2, I hated the Voice Activated Dialing, so I went in to the file structure and removed all of the associated files. I knew at the time that it would remove the ability for the funky colored "custom" folders.

    When I used Sprint's theme, it was no big deal because they had a couple of premade folder icons that I used, such as Communities/IM/Entertainment.

    But when I switched themes, I just have the really nifty yellow folders.

    So I followed your instructions, but when I use BB File Scout, I don't have a "folders" subdirectory. And I can't create one. Any thoughts?
    you should be able to create a directory in the system/samples folder. i can do it on the storm and i believe you should be able to do it on your curve since it is a function of BBfilescout. open up your system/sample folder and hit your menu button and select create new directory. if you don't have a sample folder,back up one step,create a samples folder then create a "folder icons" folder within it.

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    This is some great information. I am going to get back into making themes this weekend.



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    Quote Originally Posted by travisn000 View Post
    I found a how-to for adding custom folder icon to your OS without creating an entire theme.. all you need is the right file manager for your blackberry and few of your favorite icons:.

    STEPS:

    1) FInd and download / copy folder icons to your blackberry's media card. These icons should be .png files of approximately 64x64 pixels, but any png will work (they are not resized in the OS's folder icon selection dialog, but will be resized on the actual folder button).

    2) Install a BlackBerry file manager that allows viewing of hidden OS files, and has a copy / paste operation. For this how-to I will be using BBFileScout.

    3) Open BBFileScout and browse to the folder on your media card that contains the folder icon that you would like to add to your BlackBerry OS. If you are going to be adding alot of icons I would suggest using BBFileScouts menu to "Add Dir as Favorite".

    4) Select the .png icon file, and then select "Store <image-name>.png on Stack"; now browse back to the filesystem root and then to /system/samples/folder icons. select "Copy file-name.png to.." from the menu to paste the file into this directory. I also renamed them to keep the existing naming structure, but I don't think this is required. The icon is now available in the OS's dialog for selecting folder icons.. If you would like to add more I suggest you also "Add Dir as Favorite", and then use "Goto Favorite.." to jump between these directories



    Just in case you are not familiar with setting folder icons, here is how it is done on my BlackBerry Storm 9530:

    1) From the home screen "Add Folder", or select an existing folder and choose "Edit Folder" from the BB Menu.

    2) Click on the Folder Icon and scroll through to find and select one your newly added icons. When ready, click "Save" ..on my phone the Save and Cancel buttons only work from this dialog when in portrait mode.. if they don't work, give it a try.

    :cool2:



    Credit: Tutorial: How to customize ALL folders icons in a theme - Discussed in Software & Theme dev forum - PinStack.com

    PS.. I got my icons from kde-look.org (a site dedicated to customizing the linux KDE desktop)
    This looks great, and I've downloaded the FileScout, but the phone doesn't allow me to paste the .png icon file to samples folder.
    Does anyone know how to resolve that problem?
    I've even tried building my own theme with Plazmic Theme builder, but it only offers setting up the default folder icon.
    I'm 8900 Curve user

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    Quote Originally Posted by njoke23 View Post
    This looks great, and I've downloaded the FileScout, but the phone doesn't allow me to paste the .png icon file to samples folder.
    Does anyone know how to resolve that problem?
    I've even tried building my own theme with Plazmic Theme builder, but it only offers setting up the default folder icon.
    I'm 8900 Curve user
    Welcome to BBOS. I think you may be missing a step. Haven't done this myself so I can't say for certain.



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    Quote Originally Posted by sunkast View Post
    Welcome to BBOS. I think you may be missing a step. Haven't done this myself so I can't say for certain.
    I've tried to do it step by step several times, but the problem seems to be that device folders are read-only. I've even tried to unlock them for editing with file manager pro, but the phone doesn't allow me to do so.
    If there is a way to add several folder icons (other than default one) over plazmic theme bulder, or if there is another theme builder available, any advice would be much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catstide View Post
    here's a screenie of mine

    Catside these look great can you post the png files for yours?

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    [QUOTE=njoke23;109267]I've tried to do it step by step several times, but the problem seems to be that device folders are read-only. I've even tried to unlock them for editing with file manager pro, but the phone doesn't allow me to do so.
    [QUOTE]

    ..try it using BBFileScout; IIRC I had similar issues before switching to BBFileScout file manager.

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