Series 60 Theme Studio

Series 60 Theme Studio Carbide.ui 3.4

Official editor to create themes for your Series 60

Series 60 Theme Studio is Nokia's own free tool to help you make themes for Symbian phones. View full description

PROS

  • Attractive design

CONS

  • Difficult to use
  • Awkward installation

Good
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Series 60 Theme Studio is Nokia's own free tool to help you make themes for Symbian phones.

One of the much vaunted features of Nokia's Series 60 range of phones is the capability of personalising your handset with custom themes. Just as we're now encouraged to 'skin' desktop applications such as WinAmp media player, so Nokia wants us to develop a more personal attachment to our phones by choosing or even creating our own themes.

Series 60 Theme Studio's installation includes some atypical steps, so it's important that you don’t rush through the installation. The most problematic step is selecting default editors for bitmaps, vectors and sound files. No guidance is given for this step, and no default editing programs were found on my test system. Without any assistance from the Series 60 Theme Studio manual, this proved to be a major stumbling block in getting the program to function at all. I'd therefore recommend installing Adobe PhotoShop for Windows prior to attempting to install Series 60 Theme Studio, as the install program should detect PhotoShop as a default bitmap and vector editor.

More annoying problems

At the end of the Series 60 Theme Studio installation, I was prompted to restart the computer now, or wait and do it myself later. I chose to wait, but the installer immediately started trying to close my computer down. I managed to stop it, but this was an annoying reminder of why you’re always warned to close all other applications before an installation: things can go wrong.

Once up and running, Series 60 Theme Studio doesn’t really improve much. After a few minutes tinkering with the program's interface, it becomes clear that this is not an application aimed at users with a basic to intermediate skill level. Creating themes is a time consuming, fiddly and perplexing chore – as is trying to find help in the program's manual. This is a shame, because Series 60 Theme Studio is graphically well designed and looks like it could be used to produce some stunning results, if only it weren't aimed at developers only.

In all, Series 60 Theme Studio is a disappointingly complex tool really aimed only at developers.

The S60 Theme Studio for Symbian OS is a PC tool for creating themes for S60 devices. The tool enables the creation of custom themes that can alter the appearance of the S60 UI components and the Music Player. With the tool themes can be created, edited, and viewed.

The S60 Theme Studio allows the user to evaluate the appearance of wallpaper, application icons, color schemes, or any other UI component. Once a theme has been created, the S60 Theme Studio will package it into a Symbian OS installation file and prepare it for Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) Digital Rights Management (DRM) protection, if required, after which it will be ready for deployment to devices.

Series 60 Theme Studio

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Series 60 Theme Studio Carbide.ui 3.4

User reviews about Series 60 Theme Studio

  • nass1470

    by nass1470

    "SIS file"

    Hi Tom I've been going around...the internet. Nobody has an answear about Themes Creation .sis files ...for Nokia 5320... More.

    reviewed on June 20, 2009

  • jthornton

    by jthornton

    "Guide to making themes"

    Have a look at this post, which describes how to make themes with Series 60 Theme Studio. Hope it helps... http://en.... More.

    reviewed on May 18, 2009

  • Sokborey

    by Sokborey

    "u can teach!"

    i can't made theme this software u can teach me, thanks,. More.

    reviewed on April 23, 2009

  • *tom

    by *tom

    "Please note..."

    Please note that Softonic does not permit requests for cracks to be published on its pages. Anyhow, this program does... More.

    reviewed on June 5, 2007

  • sirdeey

    by sirdeey

    "please"

    how to regester Carbide_ui_S60_Theme_3_1 can you give me the regestration code or crack send me on my email sirdeey@yaho... More.

    reviewed on March 12, 2007

  • shreyas

    by shreyas

    "Carbide_ui_S60_Theme_3_1"

    how to regester Carbide_ui_S60_Theme_3_1 can you give me the regestration code or crack send me on my email shreyasta... More.

    reviewed on February 15, 2007