BlackBerry Theme Builder feature support

When you use the BlackBerry® Theme Builder to create themes, you might encounter version compatibility issues when you export your theme to a BlackBerry device. The BlackBerry device might be running a version of the BlackBerry® Device Software that does not support the features that are available in the version of the BlackBerry Theme Builder that you use to create the theme.

You can use the following table to help verify the features that different versions of the BlackBerry Theme Builder and BlackBerry Device Software support.

BlackBerry Theme Builder was previously known as Plazmic® Theme Builder.

Feature

Introduced in BlackBerry Theme Builder version

         

4.5

4.6

4.7

5.0

6

Fonts

           

international characters

4.2

TrueType fonts

4.2

stroke customization

4.2.2

opacity customization

4.5

Preferences

 

vendor, copyright, version, and description in theme files

4.5

multiple inboxes to separate MMS messages and SMS text messages

4.5

 

Banners

 

signal meter customization

4.2

layout customization

4.2

text customization

4.2

banner height customization (Home screen)

4.2.2

banner height customization (Application List screen)

4.2.2

 

Network signal indicator customization

4.2

Wi-Fi® signal indicator customization

4.2.2

Battery indicator customization

4.2

banner item repositioning (Home screen)

4.2

banner item repositioning (Application List screen)

4.2

 

Application screen banner customization

4.6

 

New Items indicator customization

4.2.2

Wi-Fi icon customization (Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry devices)

4.2.2

Focus underlay icon customization

4.2.2

text alignment options

4.5

ability to hide items on the banner (Home screen)

4.2.2

ability to hide items on the banner (Application List screen)

4.2.2

   

ability to have different background images for the banners on the Application screen and the Home screen

4.6

ability to set the banner to take up the full screen (Home screen banner in Custom theme layouts)

4.6

Profile icon resizing

4.7

Home screen

           

Universal search customization (background, Search icon, text, background, focus)

6.0

       

Overlay and Underlay icon customization (Home screens in Custom theme layouts)

5.0

 

Overlay and Underlay icon customization (Home screens in Custom 6 theme layouts)

6.0

       

Custom theme layout

4.5

 

Custom 6 theme layout

6.0

       

BlackBerry 6 theme layout

6.0

       

number of subentries to display (Today, Custom, theme layouts)

4.6

 

number of subentries to display (Custom 6 theme layouts)

6.0

       

flash and glow animation for icons (Custom theme layouts)

4.5

 

flash and glow animation for icons (Custom 6 theme layouts)

6.0

       

Tab and Tab Focus images (Custom theme layouts)

4.6

 

Tab and Tab Focus images (Custom 6 theme layouts)

6.0

       

Home screen animation by using an SVG file

4.6

Today Area customization (Custom theme layout)

4.6

 

Today Area customization (Custom 6 theme layout)

6.0

       

navigation order changes (Custom theme layouts)

4.6

 

navigation order changes (Custom 6 theme layouts)

6.0

       

Home screen customization in landscape mode (BlackBerry devices with a touch screen)

5.0

Today support for BlackBerry® Messenger (Custom and Custom 6 theme layouts)

6.0

       

Today support for the Facebook® and Twitter® applications (Custom 6 theme layouts)

6.0

       

Today support for tasks, memos (Custom and Custom 6 theme layouts)

         

Event based wallpaper (BlackBerry 6 theme layouts)

6.0

       

Slideshow wallpaper

6.0

       

Today Home Screen (BlackBerry 6 theme layout)

           

Title text customization

6.0

       

Subentry text customization

6.0

       

Background customization

6.0

       

Caret customization

6.0

       

Application list

           

Alarm icon customization

4.2

 

Application order customization

4.2

 

Overlay customization for an icon that is in focus

4.2

Default Folder customization

4.2.2

Manage Connections customization (Bluetooth® On, Bluetooth Off, Radio On, and Radio Off)

4.2.2

adding third-party applications (Zen and Today themes)

5.0

web links

4.5

Clock icon customization

4.6

Move icon customization

4.7

Word Mole® icon customization

4.6

Profiles Medium icon customization

4.7

Application Center icon customization

4.7

 

Ringtones icon customization

5.0

Downloads folder icon customization

5.0

 

Games folder icon customization

5.0

Instant Messaging folder icon customization

5.0

Pictures icon customization

5.0

Setup folder icon customization

5.0

 

Videos icon customization

5.0

Applications folder icon customization

5.0

Files icon customization

5.0

Music icon customization

5.0

Text messages icon customization

6.0

       

Podcasts icon customization

6.0

       

Visual voice mail icon customization

6.0

       

Setup icon customization

6.0

       

Social Feeds icon customization

6.0

       

Calendar icon (dynamic)

6.0

       

Tray customization (text, background, highlight)

6.0

       

Controls

           

background customization for lists

4.2

text customization for lists

4.2

cursor customization for lists

4.2

Alarm icon customization (in dialog boxes)

4.5

Memory Cleaner icon customization (in dialog boxes)

4.5

color customization of alternating lines (stripes) for lists

4.6

search field customization

5.0

gradient color for cursors (for menus, title bars, lists)

5.0

Disabled button customization

5.0

Disabled Highlight button customization

5.0

Active button customization

5.0

Normal Arrow button customization

5.0

Highlight Arrow button customization

5.0

Group box customization (title text, body text, text highlight, title background, title background highlight, body background)

6.0

       

Pop-up menu customization (text, background, tab focus)

6.0

       

Message list

           

background customization

4.2

message list icons customization

4.5

Phone screen

           

text color customization for My Number

4.2

Incoming Call screen customization

4.2

Phone icons customization (Phone Hotlist, Incoming Call, and Active Call screens)

4.6

background customization (Active Call screen)

4.6

Ringtone customization for incoming calls

5.0

Icon customization for Active Call screen (Speaker, Bluetooth, Hold, Resume, Mute, Unmute, Join, Add Participant, Head Set, Hand Set)

6.0

       

Lock screen

           

Background customization

4.2

Lock icon customization

4.5

Lock screen animation by using an SVG file

4.6

Shortcut bar

           

Left icon and Right icon customization (status bar on the BlackBerry® Storm™ 9500 smartphone)

5.0

External screen

           

external screen customization (BlackBerry® Pearl™ 8220 smartphone)

4.6

Global items

           

color customization for the progress bar

4.2

Key modifiers (ALT, SHIFT)

4.7

Hourglass icon customization

4.2

scroll arrows customization

4.2

reception indicator and transmission indicator customization

4.2

text color customization for all applications

4.6

screen transitions

5.0


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