Birthday Freebie: DreamTheme CrackBerry LiveScreen!

Free CrackBerry Birthday LiveScreen!
By Kevin Michaluk on 26 Feb 2009 04:16 pm
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EVERYBODY WINS: We've been running a bunch of contests this week, but this isn't a contest... it's a FREEBIE!!! No need to enter. Just click the image above to go download! *

Back in August we dropped word in the CrackBerry blogs of DreamTheme's animated homescreens for BlackBerry called LiveScreens. Instead of being held to the standard look and functionality of a traditional theme, a LiveScreen is an application that runs in the foreground of your BlackBerry, giving you total control over the look of your homescreen and improved functionality as well (ability to create shortcuts!!). Since then, DreamTheme has been working on their Version 2.0 LiveScreens, which will launching on their website at DreamTheme.mobi soon!

In honor of CrackBerry.com's turning two, they've hooked up CrackBerry Nation with a FREE CrackBerry LiveScreen... and this is their new 2.0 version! Click the image above to jump over to DreamTheme.mobi where you can download the files. Be sure to read the instructions fully before you proceed. You need to install both the LiveScreen app as well as the theme that corresponds to your device model. The LiveScreen is currently available for the Curve 83xx, Bold, 8800 and Pearl 81xx. Curve 8900, Storm and Pearl Flip editions will be coming soon (don't worry Storm/8900 owners... we have a freebie coming up for you as well!).

After the jump you can take a look at more screencaps of the CrackBerry Live Screen. Visit DreamTheme.mobi to download. Be sure to post any feedback in the comments. If you run into any technical diffculty, be sure to check out the instructions and FAQ on the DreamTheme website. Enjoy your freebie!!!

Version 2.0 CrackBerry LiveScreen

LiveScreen 2.0Once you install both the LiveScreen app and corresponding theme
you can activate the theme and launch your LiveScreen

 LiveScreen
Upon launching you'll get a welcome screen. Hit the BB/menukey to configure!

 

LiveScreen
Hitting the End key puts your LiveScreen in the background,
revealing a stylish traditional theme!

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Kevin Michaluk Kevin Michaluk "Founder, Editor in Chief " 3920 (articles) 3285 (forum posts)
137 comments

jordan.chabbert

i would love to get one of these themes

Kevin Michaluk

Nothing to pick, it's yours for FREE. Just click the image to go download!

pontiff

Thanks for the Love!

neevz

Can't wait for the storm version for this.

churchill6969

wont be any good for my storm but im sure my wife would love one for her 8330

vinndy

I know these themes are freakin awesome, but do they take a lot of memory and use a lot of battery?

sease15

So, is the Storm version available later today?

Shackler

I have the LiveScreen which is just amazing, but i dont have the actual theme that should be with it.
can anyone help me out here or while i have to pay for the theme

Kevin Michaluk

Go to their website from your computer - dreamtheme.mobi

You can download the .zip folder which contains the app and all the themes for all devices. It's free. You'll need to install via desktop manager though.

It's like OTA install is only the app - not the themes.

alan.wine

hahaha that's too funny!!!

skynny70

I am not clear on what makes this product different from any other theme. Are they "moving" themes? Like a video or slide show running behind your icons? One of the choices they offer looks like the gears are always turning behind the icons. Is that correct?

c0rinne

Ok, this is pretty cool.

accuberryedwin

trying it right now for my 8900

Shackler

Figured out how to get theme.
Thanks!

Cyguy33

Winning this would awesome

stein0726

You don't have to win... it's free.

Craig Framus

...for the Storm version. Looks pretty darn interesting.

sweet230

Is there something i'm dong wrong i clicked on the image above. It took me to DreamTheme.mobi there was a line in purple that said Happy Birthday to Crackberry at the end there was a download was that the onlything you need to do then use DM to get the themes...... Thanks for any help this is super GREAT!!!!!!

lvredman

I tried 4 times from my computer. I finally did it right from my bb 8900. It was easy from the phone.

BlackPearl890

Thanks DreamTheme!
Happy b-day CB!!

J_Rock

WOW! This is great!!! Thanks CB and Dream Theme!!!

r0bn4571c

I don't like how you need to compile all of your emails and your SMS in to a single folder, but I can deal. thx DreamTheme

-R0b

gmckin

pick meeee plz wooohooo

Ktownerxx213

PICK MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :DDDDD

dj_matty_s

so i downloaded this for the 8900, via ZIP from think provided....

i install it on my 8900.....and my home screen is blank....any help?

ShaneBB

Its not meant for the 8900. It says in the post that the Storm, Bold and 8900 versions are coming later.

lvredman

I got it to work on my 8900, don't ask me how. I loaded it from my phone and just followed the directions. Go figure, maybe I just think it's installed right :p

jimmers

And there is a Bold .alx version when you install it. Works fine for me :)

abdala_24

it takes forever for it to load

islandgal808

OK I downloaded the The Livescreen via OTA< but I can't find where to download the theme? New at this need help please

jnewman91

pretty cool, but i wish it was an actual theme instead of an application.

ElBBGuapo

I wish they had the live screens for the Storm also...I guess the Storm freebee is good too...

wezra

I have the Theme on the Bold, but my DM would not recgonize any other files associated with the download. I am using DM 4.6 so their sould not be any issues. What am I doing wrong here?

editionfws

why are you guys saying "pick me" for this one? this one is free for everybody!

discuss it here

http://forums.crackberry.com/f121/livestream-170254/

tedesco

Would look so pretty on my blackberry bold!!

tech-medic

This looks cool.

Happy B-Day Crackberry.

Jim

rumour

wow Happy Birthday CB and thanks for the B-day Freebie!

chamomiami

i love this place, it's like from another planet.... just give so much info, and help ppl in so many ways with for some a toy for another a tool, but at the end all together in this place, thanks and happeeeee birthday.!!

Kiggold

When I try to install for my Curve 8330, my dekstop manager states that there it is not for my device (both the DK.alx and themeforcurve.alx) help????

wezra

For what ever reason the only icons I had access to were the core ones on the home screen. I couldn't get to any of my other applications. So out goes the LiveScreen App but the Theme stays. I appreciate having the theme however... I really like the icons.

Jrbrass

Gotta love this free stuff, thank you Crackberry.

BADST39_Rattler

Thank you for the lovely birthday gift. I have it up and running.

vomviersen

Thanks to the DreamTheme folks for their CB birthday gift to us all!

baseball1927

have it running, looks sweet love the icons does take a lot of memory, but keep berry in case thanks again

mflava

Nice and different. Slow accessing files, but that's ok.

love_my_phoenix_girl

Ill have to try this theme out this week.

friars09

Can somebody tell me step by step how i install this theme onto my curve 8330. im having a little trouble. thanks

damann

dont bother. It slowed my bold down so bad, your curve wont stand a chance

Blazer93#CB

I have a new Curve 8330 and it works fine on mine, just can't seem to get the new backgrounds. It said the Live screen came with 4 backgrounds ( one of which is animated).

bbatfan

I can download the Livescreen app fine but the links to the themes look like there are charges to download. Anyone else having problems?

stein0726

I had the same problem, but then i figured it out. Go to setup when using livescreen and follow the link and it will bring you to a web page that has a link to download a free theme of theirs.
I downloaded it on my curve 8330 and it was VERY slow and didn't work well.
Good luck!

rockigirl

Took ages to load but looks great. Thanks a bunch DreamTheme.

Kinikalale

I just love my pink Blackberry Curve. I can do so many things with it that I couldn't do with my other phones. I learn more about it every day. The battery life is fairly decent. Crackberry is a very good site and I enjoy visiting it.

kvinna1

Don't you just love opening Birthday gifts? :) I love it!

Thanks again.

damann

I installed it, slowed my phone down to a crawl, couldnt access half my stuff from the live screen and had to pull the battery twice in 5 min and this Bold has NEVER froze on me, EVER.

DELETED faster than it took to downloaded

kramed

After trying it I still much prefer my GadgetBean theme. Thanks CrackBerry!

baseball1927

its not for the Bold thats why having all the problems

damann

It said bold.
Says it right in the article.
It worked to a degree and looked awesome, but I expect my phone to operate perfectly and this just slowed it right down. I opened the browser and it just froze. Tried changing all the settings just to have it freeze up on me again. I deleted and am trying it again. I'll let you know how it turns out

QuIcKsIlV3r

on my bold, it took 10 min to start the app, download the theme and get it going, but like Damann I uninstalled it

lvredman

Like every cool party there are always party favors. This one is pretty cool. Thank you for taking care of all of us CB fans. I like the new theme, took me a bit to get it downloaded for my 8900 but now its done. It will take me a few days to get it dialed in the way i want it but thats half the fun. Thanks again.

laurenchantel

But so hard to use.. its not too practical!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CRACKBERRY!!!!!!

jforce

Looking forward to the 8900 version! Very cool.

exnavy2003

what is the highest OS that i can use on a blackberry curve 8310==i currently have 4.5.0.111/platform 2.7.0.90

if i can go higher--what benefits do i derive from a higher OS--THANKS--i appreciate the support==also--does any one know a good all in one portal for blackerry or a widget that would give me some electrical formula such as voltage loss or so on--once ahain thanks

nurwantoro

thanks cb for the freebies... love it..
happy birtday...

BKWILLIAMS

IS IT ME? OR DID ANYONE ELSE HAVE PROBLEMS INSTALLING THIS THEME?

linkkoriri

Niceness! I've been wanting a way to flaunt off my Crackberry roots to all my clients, hense why I have been onto all these contests, especially the custom back and colorware to throw the big CB onto my old (or hopefully new w the contest) Blackberry!

I just hope that my poor lil pearl can handle this advanced of a theme... without crappin out (Even Viigo seems to crap it out with a big memory leak) HOPE FOR THE BESTEST BEST!! (Updating OS and adding as I type)

dougproctor

Downloaded the application, no problem, but after choosing the Velvet theme, it only gave me the option of purchasing it! Where's the free theme then?

yzy0212

thanks, happy birthday

crackberry Dean

the first time i saw someone using a bberry, i thought - what the heck would anyone want to have one of those things. now i think, why would someone leave home without one. Happy birthday and great site for shopping

samsams

This is really awesome! I am not such a fan of themes other than the preinstalled but this one...WOW! Thanks!

Let's dedicate a thread to it on the forum. There are quite some nice things to discover...

ddonalds

Very nice - keep up the great work I tell all my co-workers about this site

RazorV

sweet theme. i may have to buy if i don't win.

aeromonte

Ummm, not a whole lot of good reviews... I don't want my phone to slow down or freeze - that is not fun, but maybe I'll still try it. Thanks for the freebee though..

Maven454

Downloaded the Live Screen OTA, and it appears to have made my 8830 very unhappy, lots and lots of hour glassing.

--Maven
________________________________________
EDIT: Rebooted the 8830 and now it "seems" to be better, won't really be able to tell until I get home and can put a theme on it with DM.

--Maven

duckie

Looks pretty good but its just a glorified battery and memory sucker.
Dont waste your time.
In my opinion I certainly would not pay for it.

ANewMe2B

Happy Birthday Crackberry!

Hi,

I have the BB 8130, and there are no free themes for myself and others who may this BB as well...what do we get?

dachilleus

I love what Dream theme is doing for the BB. However, they can't be testing their amazing work on real BBs...

Download OTA and install to my 8320 flawlessly.
Looks fantastic - best Dream Theme yet. Version 2 is going to rock.
Installed the necessary theme, again without trouble.
Hourglass of doom. Would not respond and would not even give me full menu selection to save the profile change I had made.
Reboot phone. 10 Minutes ago.
The Dream Theme app is still in hourglass mode - still attempting to initialize. SO it's actually slower after a reboot and after turning off all other applications?

I love the love here and want to say Happy Birthday, too. But I will have to disappointingly remove this theme from my BB now :(

BKWILLIAMS

FOR SOME REASON, I CAN'T FIGURE IT OUT. THIS THEME IS NOT WORKING ON MY 8310. I HAVE UNINSTALLED AND REINSTALLED IT A FEW TIMES, THE BLACK BACKGROUND DOES NOT DISPLAY NOR AIM I ABLE TO ENABLE THE THEME UNDER OPTIONS/THEMES MENU.

kevinle117

Cool freebie! love cb.com

BBtoiPhone

I love the live theme but it seems like it makes my device run really slow.. Thanks for the free theme.

danny595

too memory intensive, too confusing. cool idea though.

opiesusan

CrackBerry,

Thanks for the FREEBIE, but I downloaded it and it's just not for me.
SLOWED everything down, and I don't do slow!

rubyfargo

Can someone clue me in as to how I can delete this program? I have the BB Pearl 8130 from Sprint.

Much obliged!

IRONlion84

Happy Birthday Crackberry!

robotaholic

So I used it for a day and like it and when i try customizing it, it works fine, but if i choose to cancel something i was going to save, all the icons turn into message icons- and i have to delete them and start over since there is no way to edit an icon-

also when i add a shortcut to a list icon so that it will lauch what I want, if I make a mistake, there is no way to delete it and start over, you have to delete the whole icon and start over- thats a pain!

Its free, I liked it and can deal just fine with the 4 minute loading time but I hate the icons all turning to message icons if I cancel something instead of saving it alot!

anybody else notice

blackberry curve 8330 4.5 os

DumbnDumber

I also had the same problem. I looked this thing up and apparently it's been an error since the first version of dreamtheme. I do appreciate the chance to play around with it, but there are bugs that still need to be worked out. I don't have memory issues on my phone when I'm not using the animated theme, i keep the screen with the purple background and the scroll icon list and the memory is fine.

But the icon thing is kinda annoying. At the very least it would have been good to be able to reassociate the icon to another picture if it's lost. Now you have to recreate the entire icon, which took me a lot of time to do, as all of my icons are lists.

I think this may be a limited version, and I'd be willing to buy a full one if I knew the following:

1) The icons wont revert to "message" icons when i reset the phone or do anything other than set it to be a "message" icon.

2) The icon's available to choose from are limited to only a few when doing lists. I wanted to make a list for all my map and directions programs, like google, telenav, poynt, etc... I couldnt choose the map icon. I think the full versions have "30 icons" to choose from, but am not sure since there is no trial period for the other themes.

3) you should be able to edit an icon, not just delete and add a new one. Anyone at dreamtheme reading these comments, I hope this feedback is useful.

MBellum

The first time you run it is really slow, but is only because I'm assuming it is only just beginning to build a cache. Because not too long after, the waiting times kept getting smaller and began to work a lot better. My main gripe is not the slowness but the fact that it is not very customizable. The icons in the sliding area are predetermined and live screen bunches a lot of them together. if all you use are the default programs on your bberry then is good, but if you have other apps, then you're constantly going to have to close live screen to get to your regular home screen, which defeats the purpose of this interactive home screen. bottom line, if the limitations in customization don't bother you, then just give the program some time and trust that it will get faster. it does look cool in the end.

digg#CB

Totally nuked by BB after uninstalling.

Thanks!!

stein0726

How do i change the background? I dont want an animated one but i like the icons.
I am confused! Why would i want LiveScreen and then press the end button and return to a different screen with all the icons. I dont get it!!
any help?

dupa87

The application is great. Looks amazing. Unfortunately, it is one of the biggest resource hogs I have seen for the Blackberry. True, I only run a Pearl 8130, but it appears that everyone up to a Bold user has excessive slowdowns. Next step for DREAMTHEME is to make this function with much less memory consumption. Additionally, RIM needs to give us the ability to use SIM cards for memory. It is ridiculous not to have that support.

CHARGER5741

I downloaded and installed this app yesterday. Little tip here: its so much easier to download OTA than from the desktop manager. I love it. However, today I notice that my Facebook messages get wiped soon after receiving them. Has anyone else run into any problems with Facebook?

cables3

Please help!! It looks awesome and I want it badly!

bbcicamica

Hi! I've downloaded the app which is excellent although there is no theme version for my flip yet. The problem I'm having when I click on Media>File nothing comes up. Absolutely nothing.
I still fideling with it tho.
Great app.

awesome18

I had a blackberry curve and then one day after i came home from school i put it on the coffie table in my living room. when my sister came home her and her friends went to drink juice at the table my sisters friend went to pour the juice in to her cup and the lid came off and spilled all over my phone now im stuck using a samsung black jack and i hate it i want to get another blackberry but i dont have enough money please please please i miss my blackberry so much!!!
-marti-

tlmoore36

Thanks CB and Happy Birthday!!

webchetan

Has the 8900 been out?

Thanks...HB! Crackberry!

jphillips10

This made my Curve 8330 unuseable it was so slow had to wait for hourglass to go away about 1-2min at a time when going in to different folders. Not worth it even for free.

charlibear

Beatuiful theme bout slowed up my Pearl to a baby crawl.. Kept the theme, disabled the live part. Too Bad

JamesMannes

Thanks for the freebie; it is just what I was looking for. I will certainly come back and purchase something from the generous company that takes such good care of the people in the BlackBerry community!!!

gammaxgoblin

I would strongly not suggest using this with a bold beta os. IT took my free file memory DOWN TO ZERO. The idea is SLICK AS H3LL tho.

robotaholic

At first I didn't know what to think about this except that it was beautiful. But now after a few days of using it, I love this! I am definitely appreciating this. I'm getting the hang of using it and I gota buy the Mech one lol. Anyway just wanted to come back to say thanks for this Crackberry, Kevin, and The Dreamtheme Team. And everybody!

-John

billr

Happy Birthday, Crackberry! I really enjoy your site.

Repo2k

Happy Birthday Crackberry, but April Fools Day is APRIL 1st not MARCH 1st!

This eye candy turned the fastest 'berry I've owned (Bold) into the slowest I've EVER experienced. I don't care if it gets faster with time or 300 battery pulls, there is no way it could get any slower!

I'm not running a Beta OS, nor have any resource intensive apps open - I can't work out how such a performance hit wasn't noticed in testing before they deemed this a V2.0 release (they DID test this, didn't they?)

tech42er

It's a great concept. but I'm not a big fan of the purple. Guess I'll have to wair until I can get a Livescreen 2.0 in Mech or Deep.

syedm

After installing this theme, everytime I move the trackball my phone will go in the reading mode for a minute or so. Even after rebooting several times, same problem. I had to show it to a phone person who had to clean up my data from my disk and it is working fine now. Well it was more like a nightmare theme for me.

xhoodiegirl

Leaving comment to enter contest (:

killersilver

I should win at least one of all this wonderful birthday week prizes, you are giving away a lot of things!

kvurj11364

Is this ready for the STORM yet?

redzapper

Am I too late to the game? I can't find the theme on the dreamtheme website.

candy.man

it's already gone from the website...

rorosz

Sorry to admit, but I fell asleep on this one.
Any chance they would extend this free offer or make "some" exception for loyal crackberry members?

celgrande

How can i download that??...looks awesome...xD...

Thanks...and i'll be waiting for your answer...

emt4life33

clicked on the image but it came to a search page any suggestions on how to get download link