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2008-07-15

How To Make Sidekick Themes

The question I get asked the most by Sidekick users is "How Do I Make A Theme?". The Truth is that it isn't really all that hard, Anyone with a little time on their hands can make a Sidekick theme. I'm not saying that everyone can make a master piece but you can definitely make your own favorite theme. In order to make things easier, I created theme templates for the Sidekick LX & Sidekick Slide. The template is a regular theme but it contains information instead of images of your favorite clothing brand or music artist. When you put this theme on your phone you can identify all the images so you know exactly what goes where. The idea is once you know where every image goes, you can replace the images with whatever you want. When I first made a theme, that was the way I did it, so it shouldn't be any harder for you. All you have to do is duplicate the theme template and replace everything in there with whatever you want!

This video has two parts, In the first part I will show you how to make a theme with the theme template and the help of image editing software (remember GIMP is free); In the second part I'll show you how to make a theme with SkLXthemes' or SkSlidethemes' theme creator. Making Sidekick themes with the theme creator is a lot easier and faster but you will not be able to use hinge sounds, zoom effects or SMS icon with this method. This video is meant to show you how to put a theme together and it doesn't go into details about making bubbles, or hinge sounds, If you need help with that you should watch my other videos.

10 comments:

inayah said...

UR TUTORIAL IS THE IISH!!!! I
SAT HERE FOR AN HOUR TRYNA FIGURE DIS STUFF OUT N I FINALLY GOT IT,NOW IM PISSED BCUZ I SAT HERE FOR AN HOUR MESSIN STUFF UP,WEN I COULDA BEEN FINISHED BY NOW LOl

erotic vanilla said...

can you add hinge sounds later when you use the sidekick lx theme creator? and can you change the zoom effects and sms icon later too?
thanks!

CubanitaStylez said...

yea, you can always edit the theme after you make it with the theme creator.

jaime said...

hi can you reupload the slide template please thanks bcauze mediathingy u use doenst work

MissATLSunshine said...

Thanks for the tutorial, it was very easy once you get the initial working of the tutorial.

Stuart said...
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Stuart said...

I followed your tutorial exactly but for some reason my theme won't show up on my phone. I have a sidekick slide

Regards.

Street Life Vato said...

hi cubanita i like ur work i got a question i hope u can help me
ok so how can i change the top bar on my sidekick the one says t-mobile on it
u can put a tutorial 4 that it will b cool if u can help me thnx cya

Sara said...

i know that you wont make them but is there any way that I can make a theme using my own pictures?

Elliott said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful tutorial to us. With this, I will create the ideal theme for my sidekick. The only thing left for me to do is find the pictures for it. LOL. =D

Elliott Bellaire