How To: Theme Your BlackBerry PlayBook with Updated DingleBerry Root Tool

The DingleBerry team has updated their PlayBook root exploit tool to v3.2.0! With this new update of DingleBerry gives users the ability to theme their PlayBooks! One of the custom scripts you can run is a command to substitute your own custom images for images depended on by the theme. And with that comes some new directions to help you theme out your favorite Blackberry Tablet!

Here is a tutorial to ‘theme’ your PlayBook. Your PlayBook must be previously rooted and you need to know how to gain SSH access. Credit goes to xSacha and the BNXTreme team.

1. Download Dingleberry 3.2.1 (or newer) from Dingleberry.it

2. If you’re not already, downgrade to Playbook OS 2.0.0.6149 or older and re-Dingle (to get all the new Dingleberry features).

3. Modify the start.sh file in /accounts/devuser. Insert the following code:

NAV=/apps/sys.navigator/assets/1024_600

for i in 1 2 3 4; do

ln -sPf ${NAV}/4g-LTE_$(expr $i + 1)_bars_sm.png ${NAV}/wifi_${i}.png

done


Alternatively, you can download a premodified start.sh from HERE and overwrite the existing start.sh in /accounts/devuser.

4. Reboot. You should now have the 4G icon in place of your WiFi icon, just like in the screenshot!

(The Android icons in the above screenshot are not from this method; instructions for that can be found at http://opensourcebb.com/2012/01/changing-playbook-icons-android-ics-icon-set-download/)

 

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