Modify Plazmic 4.5 CDK To Export To Older OS Versions

When the Plazmic 4.5 CDK was officially released many theme developers were peeved since it only allowed you to create themes for OS 4.5+.

Steve just let us know that he found a simple way to modify/hack the Plazmic 4.5 CDK to allow you to export themes to older OS 4.2.1 & 4.2.2 devices. Its actually pretty simple.

THIS IS NOT A SUPPORTED FUNCTION OF PLAZMIC so proceed at your own risk. The instructions are below. Thanks Steve!

With a little “push” from Constabl on BBF… I’ve figured out how to export Custom themes in a lower OS.
you need to edit some files..but its REAL easy. Do it at your OWN RISK….

  1. make sure Themebuilder is CLOSED
  2. locate the Plazmic CDK 4.5 directory in Program files.
  3. go to the directory RESOURCES
  4. select the file THEMES
  5. look for 2 folders. 1 is dimension240x260, the other dimension 320×240.
  6. within the dimension 240×260 there is a file called 8100Custom.
  7. Edit the following lines to look like this:
    The files are located in the Resource/Theme directories, then the 240×260 directory (will have the 8100 files) the 320×240 (will have the 8300, 8800 files) I’d suggest not changing the 7100 or 8700 (is there an os 4.5 for 8700?) files/
    these are the lines you edit:
    theme.supportedHandheldOs = 4.2.1,4.2.2,4.5
    theme.preferredHandheldOs = 4.5
    theme.importOs = 4.2.2,4.3.1
  8. Go to the dimension320x240 file and do the same for the 8300Custom, 8800Custom.

I don’t think you will find it necessary to edit the 7100 or the 8700 (are the 8700’s going to be using OS 4.5?)

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  1. Hey guys,

    I dragged some of the original plazmic 4.5 custom theme files out of Plazmic 4.5 OS into zip (Compressed Folder). If you don’t have the plazmic Themebuilder 4.5. So you can download theme files within zip. So you can edit the theme files (within the dimension 240×260 there is a file called 8100Custom. Open with Wordpad or Notepad) on your own for Plazmic 4.2 before export it in OS 4.2 (plazmic Builder).

    Here download: [-Plazmic] (47.55 MB)

    Good luck!

  2. This is a great tip but when I use it, I notice that my BB messenger icon disappears from the main screen if I choose to do a custom theme and move the icon dock to the bottom of the screen. It’s still there, but it’s invisible. Do you know why this is?

    I thought maybe I hid it accidentally but no luck.

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