Plazmic 4.7 CDK Shows Up!

Plazmic 4.7 CDK Shows Up!
By Bla1ze on 11 Feb 2009 12:50 am EST

* Update from Kevin: WARNING - Got word that the version of the 4.7 CDK floating around is actually a fairly early beta compared to what will ultimately get released, which means the themes created off this version could have some very unfriendly impact on the devices installed to. In you wind up with a bricked Berry, remember these instructions. *

Yup! That's right, it's time to get your theme skills sharpened up so you can start making some slick new themes for the BlackBerry Storm, 8900 and heck, even the Curve 8350i. The Plazmic Content Developers Kit has started showing up in some areas of the net and I can confirm after having installed it all the previous mentioned device are built into the CDK just nicely. How well it will work in the long run remains yet to be seen. Now while it's making its appearance we'll hold off on posting any direct links for now and just simply leave you with the recommendation to search the forums and see what you may find, clicking on the links and downloading. I'll leave that decision up to you all!

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Plazmic 4.7 CDK Shows Up!


Have the next two days off and have been scouting for such events to occur since launch of the Storm.

Can't wait to see what comes out! :)

I am a rep at verizon and have loved the phone since it came out. Despite its bumpy launch with OS issues. More and more I would tell my customers to be patient and more and more it becomes obvious that things are only going to get bigger and better!

Now that this is available, how long do you think it will be before Storm themes are being offered? I don't know how long it takes to program themes.

a day or two at most. these people are pros and it's probably really similar to the last versions of plazmic assuming all the content they need is available (java phone programs to verify their themes are functioning, etc...)

both....depends....but they go both ways.
Just go check out some for the Curve or Bold and you will have your answers. Also just depends on where you get them from as well. Bplay sells some cool themes but they cost money.

I would really like that link to the 4.7 if you could e-mail it to me or even the setup file would be GREAT!! Thanks

I am so glad. I love my 8900, the themes not so much. I may try my hand at making on or two. I can't wait to see what the pros come up with!!!

looks like I'll be firing things up and making some themes tonight...woo fricking hoo. about time.

Now I just need a dl link.

True this is very unstable PLAZMIC software. My 89xx will only be rebooted using ZEN but not running the new Themes. So please before u rebooted please change ur theme back to the original. Else u will get lots JAVALANG error and in some cases it crash all ur apps.

plazmic shuts down when u try to change the font and a few other things, not when you change it but when you go to export it

I'll wait for the official release... I don't want to brick my BB, nor someone else's BB.

Also, interesting that you only have zen or custom for the 8900... I messed around with a custom and put calendar, messages and missed calls on the main screen... may have to go with that when it finally comes out.

I downloaded Plazmic 4.7 yesterday and was excited to finally get my today screen back on my storm (call me lazy but I like being able to see what I have to do), I created a simple today theme and attempted to export it to an .ALX but first the program kept throwing warnings that all the banner objects were outside of the boundaries, even after I resorted to removing all the banner objects it still gave me the same warning!?! I closed Plazmic and did a system reboot and opened the theme again. this time there were no warnings but everytime I try to export, it goes through the motions for about 10 seconds, then I get the typical "this program has encountered a program and needs to close" from windows. Reopened the program, tried to export, and got the banner object error again. No matter what I do, I continually get one of these errors. First the banner object error, do a restart, then the windows error, then back to the banner objects error. I tried exporting as a .JAD instead and it still acts the same way.
I think I will wait until it gets a little more tweaking and try again, until then I will just have to resort to pushing a button to see what's going on in my that's time consuming.

Seems like they ( are getting hands on never version now:

I installed this in the first 24 hours of it's *leak* - I had the Storm simulator installed and working properly prior to installing Plazmic 4.7 - I have had only one crash so far (of plazmic, not my Storm) when I tried to change something in a menu. If you only change the banners, apps screen and home screen you will be fine. Dont try to change the menu list graphics etc. And you can use any of the included BB fonts (all the ones at the top of the list) without issue. Don't use other fonts though. I have had NO probs on my device at all when testing the themes I've made with this release. There does seem to be an issue with the beta OS's that have been released running custom themes... double BT icons showing up and bottom of dialpad cut off a bit. But nothing major. Some great themes are starting to pop up already!

well, I missed out on the free link, everywhere I look, I find the programs have been taken down ... anyone willing to email me a copy of the software? or send a link where I can get it? I've been searching to no avail ...