Free Holiday Theme! If you've browsed around the site lately, it's easy to see we are full swing into our Holiday Spirit: Santa is Rock'n Out with his BlackBerry on the logo, the 12 Days of CrackBerry Holiday Giveaway is open for entry and is offering a whopping 78 prizes to be won (BlackBerry Accessories, Software and even a new BlackBerry!) and now we're kicking up the holiday cheer even more with's Free Holiday BlackBerry Theme and Wallpapers.

A big thanks to James and Artem for getting this new theme together. I'm loving the Holiday Zen theme on my Curve! We have it available for the BlackBerry Curve, Pearl, 88xx and 8700 series smartphones. I was testing/showing off the theme this weekend at some Christmas parties and it got LOTS of oooos and awwwws and I want thats!!! Hopefully for next year we'll have it for the new Dimension L theme that's becoming quite popular.

Download Links  and Instructions >> Holiday Theme Instructions  

Keep in mind that while we have tested out the CrackBerry Holiday Theme on many BlackBerry devices and varying models, we make no guarantees to it on every device. You should only install the theme if you are comfortable with the process.  Be sure to look at the OS version on your device and requirements below before proceeding. Don't install the theme unless you meet the requirements. We had the 8700 theme available for download, but it looks like a few people didn't check their OS (had an older version) and tried downloading and ran into some trouble. I've pulled the 8700 link to ensure this doesn't happen. If you have an 8700 and would like the theme, once you have confirmed your OS you can email me and I will send you the download link.

BlackBerry OS Minimum Requirements:

  • BlackBerry Pearl = 4.2.1
  • BlackBerry Curve = 4.2.2
  • BlackBerry 8800 = 4.2.1
  • BlackBerry 8830 = 4.2.2
  • BlackBerry 8700 = 4.2.1

If you are unsure of which OS version your device has, you may check by hitting Alt - Caps - H on your keyboard. This will launch the Help Me! screen and your App Version will be listed. Be sure you meet the requirements! 

Over the Air Installation:
On your BlackBerry smartphone, open the web browser. Visit the appropriate link for your BlackBerry Device model. Sorry about the long URLS, be sure to type carefully and it is case sensitive (put a capital C and B in the CrackBerry.jad):

  • Pearl:
  • Curve:
  • 8800:
  • 8830:
  • 8700: email kevin at and "Request 8700 Theme"

Please note your handheld may need to reboot after the theme is installed. To activate your theme once the handheld has rebooted, go to Options > Theme and select CrackBerry. Keep in mind that when you install a new theme, the shortcuts will return to their default (original order/not hidden). You will want to take a minute to organize the layout of shortcuts on your background. To do this simply go to the Application screen and click the menu/option button on the shortcuts you want to Move/Hide. From there you can easily reoder the layout of icons (make your most used apps the first four). Enjoy your new theme!!

BlackBerry Desktop Manager Installation:
While I prefer installing everything over the air, if you don't have a data plan you can also install via BlackBerry Desktop Manager. Click the links below to download the .zip folder. Once on your computer, unzip the file, connect your BlackBerry to the computer via usb, open BlackBerry Desktop Manager, and use the Application Loader to load the CrackBerry.alx file to your device. Please take note of the OS requirements above.

  • Pearl:
  • Curve:
  • 8800:
  • 8830:
  • 8700: email kevin at and "Request 8700 Theme" Holiday BlackBerry Wallpapers 

If you don't want to change up your whole theme but want to give your BlackBerry the Holiday look, you can download our CrackBerry snowman and snowflake backgrounds from the Wallpaper Gallery.

320 by 240 Wallpapers (compatible with BlackBerry Curve, 88xx and 87xx):

240 by 260 Wallpapers (compatible with BlackBerry Pearl Series): Christmas Ringtones

It looks like we have a couple of Christmas Ringtones in our user-contributed Ringtone Gallery. Tis the season, if you have anymore Holiday ringtones and want to share them with the CrackBerry community be sure to submit them to the site!

Have a Merry Berry everyone!