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Old 09-02-2006, 03:56 AM
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i just created my first theme using s60 theme studio v1.2. i'm able to create the .sis successfully. but when i transferred to my n3230, i'm not able to install..
is it to do with the private key file and certificate file???
can anyone tell me the steps in creating or send me a sample??
if you know, pls let me know. thanks^^

Old 22-03-2006, 07:07 AM
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right it's painfully non userfriendly. i managed to create a certificate file and a private key file.

open a command prompt. sorta like a dos (black screen with white fonts)
click start/all programs/accessories/command prompt.

type makekeys
its description should appear.

copy the example. then it should try to make one. please don't ask me how to put your own details in there cuz i can't do that myself.

after sucessfully creating a cert and a private key file, go back to theme studio.
open ur theme, go to checkout and click continue.

click on advance and put an x mark on both lines in the lower left corner of that small window. browse the certificate then the private key. the files should be saved in the "theme studio" folder in your C: drive. that's it.

unfortunately for me, my theme was converted to a Microsoft Office Tool Application instead of a .SIS file. :S

so, i am still unable to use my created theme... to make this story short. it's a load of crap and people shouldn't waste time on this BS!!!

Old 11-04-2006, 01:37 PM
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serious problem

need advice...have that nokia themes program. I also created a theme, but when I want to check out, it asks for a key and a certificate. But as I don't know much about computers and that stuff, I don't know how to create a key and so on. I also read the other posts...but I didn't understand much. So please could someone explain that all to me in simple (!!!!) words? Thank you in advance.

Old 24-04-2006, 02:55 PM
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Hi,I know about the 'theme studio' released by NOkIA but my computer have only 256RAM so it is veryyyyyy slow, so does ur know any software that is similar to theme studio ? Thank you

Old 27-04-2006, 07:39 PM
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don't worry dud. this program does not rely on how fast is ur ram. i got a 1 gig ram and it's still shitty as hell!!!!

this is a big waste of ur harddrive space. uninstall it and just be contented with ur current themes.. hehe

Old 05-05-2006, 03:01 PM
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Unhappy where to find the Compatibility tab

where to find the compatibility tab pls help mi. =(

Old 23-05-2006, 02:00 PM
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Please Help me Anyone ohh please...!!!!!
Nokia theme studio 3.0 (series 60)

i have worked 5 days on a single theme, and now when I want to make installation file (.sis) it hangs.

after checkout---->Advance--->(after giving .cer :byebye: goes all grey and hangs even left it for hours like this but nothing :cry: :(

when i close the makesis.exe from Task manager (Ctrl+alt+Del) "theme creation successful see report"

but no .sis created and also in report it gives the following error:-

Blaaa blaaa blaaaa
Loading file: .\transparent2428.svgb
Loading file: .\transparent2429.svgb
Writing mif: dude.mif
Loading mbm icons...
Loading file: .\Image114_i122231.bmp
Loading file: .\qsn_bg_screen181920.bmp
Writing mbm: dude.mbm
1 file(s) copied.
1 file(s) copied.
Processing dude.pkg...
FAILED while executing makesis.


Please see attachment for full details

waiting for ur kind replies

Old 08-06-2006, 04:50 PM
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can someone upload the s60 3rd edition theme editor cuz i registered like 2 times and still cant login


Old 11-06-2006, 08:08 PM
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GT i already answered this somewhere.

Old 05-07-2006, 04:43 PM
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Angry Series 60 Theme Creator

I have created a theme but when I go to checkout it asks for a certificate and a key, how do I create these?

I know someone has already tried to explain this but I followed his instructions and got nowhere at all!

Is there a way of creating an sis file without these, cuz otherwise this program is totally pointless and probably more annoying than internet pop-ups

Old 03-08-2006, 05:53 PM
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what must i do when i want to create an theme for an nokia e61? there is no resolution of 320*240.

when i modify the BaseGraphics.xml with:

<layout height="240" width="320" orientation="portrait" >
<file name = "pql_av_qvga_lsc"/>
<file name = "pql_apps_qvga_lsc"/>

i can select the new res but cant edit all areas in a clearly way :-( any solution for this ? anybody must have done an theme for e61 atm or ?


Old 07-08-2006, 12:48 AM
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i'm using windows XP....
theme studio installed without any problems...
but it's so damn slow....

is there any way at all to make it faster?
cause this is just rediculous.....

Old 06-09-2006, 04:31 PM
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I've done some more digging about the hanging/crashing whilst exporting issue of the theme studio... Then I found the reason to do with the key and certificate generation process and a lack of detailed information in the "Artist's guide" instructions.

Basically, the important thing is to not use a password for the generated key file. This is outlined below (taken from the release notes of v3.0):

Creating private keys:

- Open command prompt
- Select target directory, for example:
cd C:\Program Files\Series_60_Theme_Studio\S60_TS_3_0\bin
- Create a key with single line (where Nokia is replaced with your own

makekeys -v -cert -len 2048 -dname "CN=Nokia OU=Themes OR=Nokia CO=FI" nokia.key nokia.cer

- When password is asked, answer no
- For creating random number type about one hundred characters or move the mouse
in the screen.
- Notice v key in the command (turns on verbose mode)
Using a key pair generated with the above command I can now successfully build themes... yeah!

Old 14-09-2006, 07:24 AM
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Successor application


Many problems shall sort out the new tool released by Nokia for theme editing "Carbide.ui S60 Theme Edition 3.1 for Symbian OS", look for it at

Old 20-02-2007, 07:24 PM
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