W810i How To Guide: Custom Flash Menus for all Themes
Here are the instructions on how to edit any W810i theme to make use one of the flash menus that are uploaded to the handset.
1>You first need to download/make the theme you want to use the flash menu with.
2>Once you have the theme, you will notice that it has a file name like xxxxxx.thm
3>In order to edit this file you need the following software:
Tar Compiler which you can get from www.tugzip.com
Install it onto your PC.
3>The next step is to rename the theme extension to Tar file(.thm to.tar).
If you can''''t view the extensions of the files on your computer, then you need to enable it in Windows (in Windows Explorer – Tools – Folder Options – View – and then uncheck ''''Hide extensions for know file types''''.
Rename xxxxxx.thm to xxxxxx.tar
4>Now double click on xxxxxx.tar and it will open the archive in Tug Zip. You will now see a number of image files and a theme.xml file.
Extract all the contents of the archive to a folder on your computer, and then open the theme.xml file with notepad.
5>Just after the line stating:
enter this line:
NOTE: The orbit.swf is to use the orbit menu in the phone. In case you want to use other menus you should write the name of the uploaded .swf file.
You can use any one of the uploaded menus inside the handset (orbit.swf, emerge.swf, equalizer.swf, breakbeat.swf, Active_desktop.swf, etc).
Once you have done this, you will need to click file save as, and make sure that you save it as an .xml file.
6> Now you need to convert all the files back to a .thm file by adding all of them into a .tar archive.
Locate the folder on your computer where you extracted the original archive, highlight all the files and right click. You should see a green arrow that says ''''add to'''' ON ITS OWN! Click on it.
Ok where it says format, select TAR from the drop down.
In the field labelled ''''name'''' you should see the location as to where the Tar archive will be saved. Makes sure you know the location, and name it to what you what you want the theme to be called. i.e. xxxxxx.tar
Click on ok.
Now rename xxxxxx.tar to xxxxxx.thm and upload it to your phone.
NOTE: YOU NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT THE NAMES OF THE .SWF FILES UPLOADED ARE ENTERED CORRECTLY IN THE EDITING PROCEDURE OF THE .XML