How to install new themes onto the LG KU990 Viewty

Themes 14:35, 15 Jan 2008

Updated 9 Feb 2009 - The LG KU990 Viewty does not officially support the user installation of new handset themes - but that hasn't stopped Viewty owners. Find out how they managed it...

At present, there is no officially sanctioned way to download and install new Flash-based themes onto your LG KU990 Viewty.

That means, in theory, your state-of-the-art mobilephone with its three-inch high resolution touchscreen can only handle three preloaded themes: Black, Silver and Fish (Orange customers may also use a fourth called, surprise, Orange).

You can find detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to switch between these themes on this article.

However, where there's a will there's a way and a small but active community of brave Viewty owners has got together online to find a way to install new, animated Flash-based themes onto their handsets.

Already they have created an iPhone theme, a Simpsons theme and various other themes for the LG KU990 Viewty.

But the downside is that installing a new custom theme is a somewhat convoluted process that involves downloading a piece of software called EFS Media Builder. This software allows you to browse and delete protected directories on your Viewty.

Note: if you use this software you could delete or move crucial files which will render your Viewty inoperable. Follow the instructions we link to carefully and ensure that you have a backup of the phone's firmware

To install a new theme you will need to use EFS Builder to copy it across from your PC and overwriting the Silver theme that is preinstalled on the Viewty. Only one non-standard theme can be installed at any one time.

You can also use a piece of software called Theme Manager to switch between themes and use custom icons and clock widgets.

You can find detailed step-by-step instructions on using EFS Builder and installing Theme Manager online at www.mygreatphone.com

As for the LG KU990 Viewty themes themselves you can find - among others - a Simpsons theme, a Matrix theme, a World of Warcraft theme, an iPhone theme and a Vista theme on the Viewty Themes Download Page

Remember: Know Your Mobile accepts no responsibility for any damage that hacking into your Viewty to upload a new theme will cause. Installing a new, unofficial theme using these methods may violate your Viewty's warranty.

 

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