How to change your BlackBerry Theme

By default, a lot of mobile providers include a rather ugly and “branded” theme for your BlackBerry. This brief tutorial will show you how to change BlackBerry themes.

  1. As you can see in the screenshot below, my BlackBerry came with a painfully ugly – and branded (Rogers) default theme. The first thing I did was change this theme to something less obnoxious. To do so, select Options from the Applications screen.
  2. From the Options menu, scroll down to Theme and select it.
  3. Highlight a different theme, and click it.
  4. Return to the Options menu..
  5. and exit out of it. Now you’re using a different theme. Repeat the above steps until you’ve found a theme you’re happy with.
  6. If you want to find, download and install even more themes, see this tutorial.
{ 17 comments… add one }
  • Blackberry Themes June 18, 2009, 3:17 pm

    Great article, I can’t count how many times my customers have asked how to change to the new installed theme.

  • julie June 27, 2009, 9:27 am

    I am try to change call theme from sprint to picture take on online

  • hannah February 4, 2010, 3:58 am

    can you have your own picture as a theme??

  • Viki February 4, 2010, 9:38 pm

    The theme that I have downloadad shows up in my applications but I can’t find it in my themes. How to activate it on my phone?

  • lindsay March 25, 2010, 1:27 pm

    oh my goodness! this was the MOST HELPFUL thing in my life…i am very technologically challenged and i got this! (the problem was that i had no idea where the options button was!)haha thankyou!

  • Austin March 29, 2010, 2:29 pm

    What??? I did all of your steps from the last thing and it said it installed succesfully, but when i go to themes, it isn’t listed please help!

    please and thanks.

  • fLawlEssfreka July 8, 2010, 1:17 am

    =( well i installed a theme but it doesnt appear in the theme option!! what should i doo! i need help!!

  • Viki July 8, 2010, 1:22 am

    If the theme is in your applications list & not visible in your themes list, then the issue is that you have downloaded the wrong OS version.
    The OS version of your device & the OS version of your theme are different.

    To make sure you download the correct OS version for your model, Click on “Options” then click on “About” on your BlackBerry. The OS version will be “v.4.****” or “v.5.****” .

  • Angela November 28, 2010, 2:45 pm

    Cant change theme on new BB Style does anybody know how to do so

  • Wong April 21, 2011, 4:10 am

    Cannot figure out why only default theme display on the screen. Is there any incompatible issue?

  • Michaela June 28, 2011, 11:34 am

    This actualy worked for me soooo ThankyouuBabe;)xxx

  • aneez September 12, 2011, 9:37 am

    Sir,plz tell me how to change the theme in curve 5820..as I have downloaded themes but not able to locate it..and I can’t change anything in the themes options..please help me

  • Nichole November 18, 2011, 1:44 am

    I downloaded and installed a vintage butterfly theme I would like to remove it but I am not able to access any of my aps settings ect I am willing to do a system restore if needed than u in adv

  • Joshua December 5, 2011, 12:45 am

    Absolutely helpful, a whole week I was going crazy about this theme I hated, wow thank you so much! Just great!

  • victoria justice xx October 25, 2012, 12:08 pm

    amazing! it worked!

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