***|THEME|*** SteelBlue 3.1 from Team Carbon (markyyyyy, edint3000, 00.ante)

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By edint3000, Senior Member on 23rd February 2011, 05:45 PM
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Steel Blue v3.1

by Team Carbon
(markyyyy, edint3000, 00.ante)


LATEST INFO (updated 03/03/11)

> 3.1 changes have been released
  • Darky 9.3 phone.apk themed
  • Browser with UA settings
  • Latest Gmail themed
  • Update scripts have been changed to make installation more robust for issues we have had installing on darky rom. (deleting some files, pre install to help with space)
> Some apps/boot animations changed to install in data/app and data/local respectively, again helping with space in /system
> Steel Blue v3.0 reaches 2000 downloads (over 10,000 for the combined versions) thanks for the support guys, and thanks for the donations we have received.... you know who you are... and we appreciate it
> Recently Updated....
  • Darky 9.3b3 phone.apk (now themed)
  • Latest Gmail (themed)
  • Browser with UA settings (from 9.3b3) themed.

These files have been made available in a zip with just the apk's
Please replaced the correct file on your phone with these versions.
They will be included in a new update file 3.1 due shortly, but if you want them now, download the zip, copy them to the correct directory to replace your current files.
For Phone and Browser.apk these are to replace the files in system/app
For the new version of gmail, the file is called
You need to search in data/app for the correct name of your updated version file, rename the new.apk with the correct name, and copy it to the data/app directory to overwrite your existing one. Phone will likely require a reboot for the changes to the icon to be seen.

> ***** IMPORTANT *****
We have found a few issues on darkyy 9.2/9.3 which we have almost cracked, basically darky rom with certain options selected, leaves about 18.2mb available in system, i think if you don't install swype and samsung and 3rd party then there is much more available, installing our theme then uses the rest of the available space, once it gets to 0mb free, nothing else in the theme is flashed which is why we have the problem.
  • here are some things which you can try to fix.
1. ensure that you flash zip from CWM (not darky config or anything like that). You will need to go in and mount /data before you flash zip from sdcard.
2. ensure you have circa 40mb of space available in system if not delete some apps first
3. make sure you delete the following from system before flashing theme
Hope some of these help, if you do the above, the full theme should flash ok.
  • v3.1 on the way... following fixes being put in place
  • phone.apk from darky 9.3 with recordng (themed and included in our 3.1)
  • latest gmail, themed
  • removing launcher pro, and providing it as a separate zip.
  • change purple buttons to dark blue in phone.apk
  • plus lighter install (where possible apps/animations being installed to local)
  • If you like what we do, please consider a donation via paypal, either to myself, edin or ante.
  • If you can put a note saying SteelBlue on it, so that we know, and then funds will be distributed evenly across the team. Thanks in advance.


Welcome the the 3rd instalment of Steel Blue.

We have taken some of the feedback from v2, and made some more changes, and being joined by a new team member (00.ante) has enabled the collaboration to make more changes and have more input than ever before.

This is the most comprehensive theme out there… the level of apps modded is unsurpassed (34 to date)…. We have tried to make the experience something that we all like, and hope that you all feel the same as we do.

We have all used this theme, during creation and are happy that it works on the JP5 platform. If you do have any issues, please let us know and we'll do what we can to help.
What’s new for v3.1:
  • New battery icons
  • Modded/themed apps
Almost too many to mention. DialerTab, Phone, Contacts, MMS, Clock, Market 2.3.3, Gingerbread Keyboard, SwypeKeyboard, Launcher Pro 0.8.3 (as v1.0), Email, Gmail, Camera, Miuimusic, Calculator, TWlauncher, Gallery, Music Player
  • Apps modded for icons only
Voice Dialer, Voice Recorder, FM Radio, Google Quick Search, Memo, Google Talk, Video Player, Browser, , My Files, Calendar, XDA forum, Task Manager
  • New bootanimations, Now 3 to choose from (**)
  • 3 new steelblue custom boot animations
  • Others still available from 2.0 and 1.0 posts.
  • Lots of nice blue wallpapers

** Please see known issues in 1st post

Previews - (v3.1)
Previews below do not show everything just a feel for some of the mods.

Downloads have been separated. You can now download just the parts you want, or go for the full experience

**** Latest Version **** **** 3.1 ****

Full Theme,
Framework, apps, boot & shutdown animation, wallpapers (Recommended) - (100Mb)

3.1 Theme Only - (28.5Mb)

3.1 Apps Only

Bootanimations/Shutdown Animations

SteelBlue 3.1a - Default on main theme

SteelBlue 3.1b – Another SteelBlue boot.

SteelBlue 3.1c – SteelBlue Eyes II

Shutdown Animation & Sound Only

Other App Choices
**** Previous Versions ****
Version 1.0, thread can be found here.

Version 2.0 thread can be found here

Installation Instructions

Please make sure you always back up your rom prior to flashing.
Download to your SD Card,
Use CWD recovery to flash from SD,
(Flash this AFTER custom Rom)

Reboot.... and ENJOY

*** Known issues ***

We have been having some issues on odd occasions using Darky 9.2
(please note that the theme installs perfectly on doc’s 9.6)

As far as we know the theme and apps are working fine,
However please post any issues, and we will let you know if we can help
Issues seen:-
o Bootanimation does not flash
o Shutdown animation partially flashes
o Shutdown sound does not work (known issue with Darky 9.2)
o Gingerbread Keyb will not overwrite rom installed GBKeyb. You will need to delete previous version this manually prior to flashing.


thanks to all below, and more if we have missed anyone, for your ideas, themes and help along the way. Let me know if we have missed you off, we'll add you as soon as we can.

-obsessionXYZ the creator of battey icon (Honeycomb theme)
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23rd February 2011, 05:54 PM |#2  
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cant wait for some screenshots.... do you no if it works on darkys 9.3 beta 3 ... Im a massive steel blue fan, but couldnt get it working on his previous rom
23rd February 2011, 06:01 PM |#3  
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Links not up yet?
Obsessions battery like his icon and glad its I can see what you meant about the theme I repacked together....makes sense now...

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23rd February 2011, 06:04 PM |#4  
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downloading this badboy now
23rd February 2011, 06:06 PM |#5  
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Downloading.......thanks to everyone for their hard work...

Cant wait to try it
23rd February 2011, 06:07 PM |#6  
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Wow yeah 3.0 is here.

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23rd February 2011, 06:28 PM |#7  
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haha didn't see the 3.0v. , well this looks much better!
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screen shots look awesome... just finished downloading.. anyone successfully installed on darkys 9.3 beta 3 ???
23rd February 2011, 06:30 PM |#9  
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And there we are! ... 3.0 sweeeeet
Big up guys!

BTW! ... Does Bootanimation work now? On SteelBlue 2.0 I got Bootloop when I tried to Boot my phone up :/
23rd February 2011, 06:36 PM |#10  
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simply the best good work guys
23rd February 2011, 06:43 PM |#11  
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wow looks awesome guys. THNX velly mug :)
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