Thursday, 16 October 2008

5800 Themes & Wallpapers

UPDATED FEB 2012

Themes

Below are some links to website where you can download free Themes for your 5800.















Featured Themes

Click on the images for download links














5800Base Theme .tdf for 5800

I have created a Basic theme for 5800 for people to use a template when using Carbide 3.4 theme creator. I have uploaded the 5800base folder including .tdf file and .sis file for you to download which needs to be placed in your Program files/Nokia/carbide3.4/workspace folder.

This theme is intended to simulate the 5800 Soundwaves default theme, with similar straight level indicators, touch input and music player details.
I have not used the same colours (otherwise you might as well use the default theme) and there are some differences that i was unable to alter in carbide but its a starting block for you to create some 5800 style themes rather than using Haze or Jingmask or the outdated default Blue Carbide theme. Screenshots below.

Download 5800base



















Wallpapers

One of the New features of the Nokia 5800 and 5th Edition software is the improvement in Full Screen Wallpaper Display.
In the past some Nokia phone models allowed for a full screen wallpaper while others including the N95 would only show a 3/4 image as a wallpaper.
This created a rather distorted image with bars at the top and bottom. The image left shows an N95 with Theme Image and Wallpaper image.









The 5800 allows you to set a image/photo that will fit the Idle screen exactly as a true full
screen image. There is also a resize "wallpaper" feature in the Gallery that allows you to crop any of your photos to a 640x360 screen resolution.

This has reduced the need for creating Themes, because as i see it, most people just want to use a cool photo (of their friends or places) as their wallpaper rather than creating a theme that has different coloured Fonts, Icons and Backgrounds.
Nokia have used a background gradient around the on-screen displays which allows a white image to still show the Battery and Signal strength indicators while the indicators themselves are white. The ability to add any image as a true full screen wallpaper means that rather than creating a complicated theme you can just download a cool image from the internet move it to your phone, crop it to 640x360 and "set as Wallpaper" from the Gallery Options.


I have selected 12 images i collected from the Internet and put then in a zip folder. Click on the image left to download








Get more Free wallpapers from the websites below, Click on an image to visit the websites





















5800 Default Themes

If you want the Red or Blue 5800 themes, download the zip folder and follow the Install Notes. There are 2 images to choose from Wavelength and Soundwave. Download below:

RED Theme

BLUE Theme















Carbide 3.4 theme creator

To create themes for this phone you need to
Download Carbide 3.4 theme Edition
Below are some of the new screen displays in the 5800. From left to right, Call Dialer, Virtual ITU, Virtual keyboard and Dialer.

















36 comments:

Anonymous said...

hi, i just bought a nokia 5800 and im loving it so far... by the way, do you know where can i get the spanish langpack for my 5800?? thanks in advance..

sjc said...

Re Anon: First Comment, cool !
Well its early days, i still haven't got a 5800.
The good news is there should be a 5800 firmware update out now.
The product code for euro1 is apparently: Product Code: 0575378
Model: 5800d-1
Languages: English, French, Deutsch, Italian, Spanish, Portugese.
You will need to debrand your phone to get Euro1 code otherwise you could take it to a Nokia service centre and get them to do it.
please remember you do this at your own risk and back up your data!!
I would try the firmware update and see without debranding to see if they added languages.

Anonymous said...

hey, I love your blog.

Only problem, I can't load the sound wave blue theme into carbide.ui.

maybe you can help me with a *.tdf file or sth else?

thak you in advance,

R'hastus Khal

sjc said...

Re R'hastus Khal Blue theme: You can't put those folders into Carbide, they go directly into your phone memory card, you could load the wallpapers in carbide.
I have started creating a basic .tdf which people could use as an alternative base theme, more similar to the 5800 soundwaves themes.
I'm glad you like the new blog:) It's still early days but i feel good about it, lots more to come!
All the best sjc

suyash said...

hey i loved your blog...thankx
i am having trouble with the phone..i have updated my firmware but after that i am not able to play any preloaded songs...dont know why

sjc said...

Re preloaded songs: Have you checked if they are still there, by using File manager and locating the tracks. If they are still there i would use Tip5 to refresh library. If the tracks are deleted, Were the preloaded songs Boyce Avenue, Joe Bagale, Deviants of Reality, Minipop,B-Team, Winston, Giles,etc. I can email you the tracks if you want them.
Hope that helps
sjc

Anonymous said...

There is another website to download Nokia 5800 themes - http://www.mobile88.com/cellphone/Nokia/Nokia-5800-XpressMusic/themes.asp

Janice said...

hey i am kinda new to the phone and the theme making thing....the only thing i want to know is how to find or change the icons in the menu? for example the message icon?how to change it or most importantly..where to find the icons or templates???

please i have been asking alot..no one is telling me how...so would any of you be so kind and help me out?
thanks....

sjc said...

Re Janice Icons: The Carbide Theme Creator does have a few icon packs, which you can use when creating a theme.
Once you have opened a theme in Carbide use the Gallery View (usually on the right) to select "Application Grid" then click on any icon to open editing options. If you click on the "Components Store" Tab then you will see the other icons available. You can create your own .svg icons using Inkscape or another .svg creator.
I hope this answers your question
all the best :)

Anonymous said...

"I have started creating a basic .tdf which people could use as an alternative base theme, more similar to the 5800 soundwaves themes."

on 23th march youi said this. can you kindly help us sharing this basic tdf theme, so we can use it in carbide.ui? thanks in advance.

sjc said...

Re Anon Basic .tdf: I just haven't had time to finish it off, but i'm on holiday this week, so i'll try and finish it, Thanks for reminding me!

sjc said...

Re Anon .tdf: I finished the .tdf!! i'll post it up today

Anonymous said...

thank you very much, i've just downloaded it! :))))
(andrea , italy)

pixelim said...

I tried using the 5800Base theme as a base for my own theme, loaded in the Carbide.ui 3.4, packaged it to a .sis file, and when trying to install on my phone I get "Update error" message, any ideas?

sjc said...

Re Anon Update Error!: Well it sound like the 5800Base tdf worked ok otherwise it would not have shown up in Carbide. Apparently the 5800 doesn't except a screensaver. So when creating the .sis untick the box for screensaver.
Hopefully that will fix it.

pixelim said...

Unticking the screen saver actually fixed the update error problem, thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi. I downloaded ur base theme for 5800 and opened it with carbide but i have a problem. carbide automaticly puts 3 keys on bottom home screen but 5800 only has 2. How can you change this?

sjc said...

Re Anon 3 keys: Don't worry about the 3 keys shown when using Carbide. They only appear when you are creating a theme and wont show up on the phone :)
All the best

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your help. Going to try it with something simple now. Thanks again.

niki said...

Hi,
I like nokia phones thats the only main reason i bought n-5800. But iam facing problems like when i take capture videos or phots from my phone, after some time pics get broken n same with the videoz. after some it gets corrupted i loose more then 500 pics n videos n songs as well.. Please help me...

Timothy said...

niki said...

Hi,
I like nokia phones thats the only main reason i bought n-5800. But iam facing problems like when i take capture videos or phots from my phone, after some time pics get broken n same with the videoz. after some it gets corrupted i loose more then 500 pics n videos n songs as well.. Please help me...

--you have to plug to ur phone to ur pc as storage/mass(forgot the term) then go to windows eplorer, right click, properties, go to tools then under the error-checking box click check now, might take some time, try it

Anonymous said...

I also use Nokia 5800 XM,But My Phone have some problem...I Swift Off Power Bottom & Then reopen Phone.At that time Ph Still Hand NOKIA Logo & cann't continue to enter.What happening i don't know.If you can explain,please send me mail to blackparade85@yahoo.com..Thank a lot

sjc said...

Re anon: Phone restart, i've sent an email.

Finas said...

hello. am using nokia 5800 recently bought it. am having a bit difficulties. wanna use my own photo image that consist my family but the image does not fit the screen. it's large. i tried edit but cannot it says "cannot decrease image"..please help. thank you vm

Finas said...

it's me again...appreciate it if u could email me "how to" my email rafeesya@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

my questin ix same as abv did how to resize walpaper?

sjc said...

RE RESIZE PHOTOS for Wallpaper: To edit a photo so that it will fit into the whole screen.
Open the image from the Gallery>Options>Edit, the near centre icon is CROP, select it and choose "wallpaper" and this will give you the correct proportions. You can then move the crop area around, after you have cropped the image SAVE it. then open it again and select Option> Use image Set as wallpaper.
All the best

Anonymous said...

Recently I brought a new 5800 and had a firmware update (5.00....).
But now i've lost nearly all my phone memory.
Please tell me how can I solve it.
Please help me. My email id: itsashis4u@gmail.com.
Thanx

sjc said...

Re itsashi: firmware updates on the 5800 should retain the personal data. I am a little unsure when u say "Phone memory" but i assume you mean the physical space in the phone memory. I would use the file manager to see if there is anything u can safely delete. Otherwise you could reinstal the firmware and hope that fixes the problem.
All the best

SyHafiz said...

i need help now..
anyone can teach me how to edit existing theme with carbide ui??
i still cant find with one menu to edit...because the existing is .sis
but the edit must use .tdf or .xml....
anyone please teach step by step...
;(

sjc said...

Re SyHafiz: There is more info on creating themes with Carbide on my N95 website and a link to a video tutorial HERE
Hope that helps :)

Anonymous said...

hi where shall i get more icons variety of icon.. Please can u post the link kindly....

sjc said...

Re Icons: I assume you mean icons in themes, well they are created by the theme developer and are packed in the theme itself.
I would try some more themes and change the home screen to something you like.
All the best

Rajnish1186 said...

i have downloaded carbide theme creator and created a theme.wfter saving i send it to my memory card.
on my mobile its extension was .tdf
plese suggest me to convert in sis.
if u r free give me the correct procedure.

Rajnish1186 said...

i downloaded carbide and made a theme.
but it is in tdf extension and doesnt work in 5800.
please tell me the prosedure to make it work in 5800

sjc said...

Re Rajnish1186 Carbide: You have to create a .sis file from the .tdf package that you made.
Before you can publish your theme, you should make a Key Pair.Go to Tools->Handle Key Pairs and click on the New Button to create a new Key Pair.In the next dialog box, click New to create a New Key Pair.
You have to create Certificate and Key which it can do for you.
Once you have made the Key Pairs press SAVE and then a new dialog box should appear "Create New Sis package".
Its a little confusing at first after that you'll find it easy.
All the best :)