Step 7: Themes for RockBox

You deserve a little present for sticking with me through this whole tutorial, so I'll teach you how to get new themes (yay!)

1. Go to http://www.rockbox-themes.org/

2. Go to your iPod

3. Find a theme you like (Make sure it says any daily build, since most other builds are hard to come by) Then click on the thumbnail to download it.

You will get a .rockbox folder

4. To install the theme: Open up your ipod so your in the root directory, where IpodControl and .rockbox is. Drag the new .rockbox folder you download into the root folder. Click Yes to all to the message that pops up.

6. On your iPod, go to Settings, Theme settings, Browse themes, click the theme, then go to .wps and do the same.

7. Woo! A brand new look!
url is wrong, try http://themes.rockbox.org/ instead<br />
does it have 2 b ipod viedo
No, there is a list of compatible iPods/mp3 players at rockbox.org<br />
Hey does any one know if this will work with GBA games?
Nope, only GB and GBC for now.<br />
Hey, is there RockBox for iPod Nano 4th Generation?
Will this work with the Sansa e200? Will I be able to run doom and GBA roms?
Hello. I have a question. Does anyone know how to make the game file actually be able to save. if you do, please reply.
toggle the hold switch and a save menu should appear
i did it and it says base wad missing. im using a 30gb ipod video. everything else works fine. thanks for the instructable. oh and by the way when i installed rockbox it took off all my music and photos but one song.
<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/PluginDoom">http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/PluginDoom</a>You have to put a level on your doom file so go to my link and pick both of the file links and put them in your doom file.<br/>
whare is a good place to download roms
Coolroms.com is the absolute safest, i think
The best I've found is <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.get-your-rom.com">http://www.get-your-rom.com</a><br/>
a good place to dowmload roms is rom hustler.com
or doperoms.com or emucation.net
it says no ipod found ensure its in disk mode and connect ipod its in enables disk if thats wat it means any help?
Okay explain to me what you need and I'll try to help you through it.
i just found out that my ipod wont work with rockbox which is dissapointing since i spent 3 hours trying to get it to work and i reallly wanted that doodle background. But i really liked this instructable. wen i get a new ipod ill be visiting again.
wow im a little disappointed like i said i did something wrong. i cant find the theme sttings thing i looked in setting but it wasnt there. after u make the folders and such what do u do then do u save it or just take out ipod and it will be there? need lots o help And on putting the theme on i accidentally skipped a step what do u mean root folder and all that? ill try experimenting i suppose help ASAP plz.
freaken sweet im not that old so i probaly did something wrong but ill figure out in moment. +5 to bad ratings dont go any higher. I'll leave another emssage if it dosnt work.
isnt that gross stuff =P (yuck)<br/>
unfortunately(sp) no. =P but some are in languages i do not yet understand. lol<br/><br/>so i uploaded the doom1.wad and put it in the doom folder yet it still doesnt work.<br/>
never mind i fixed the problem. all i have to say is well done! 1+ X infinity! you da man =]<br/>
where'd you get this XP theme? Looks cool... or is it just vista?
I have pokemon yellow and tetris DX on my Ipod now, but the music is laggy and kinda weird. Can you help, or is it just like that?
There's not much you can do, unless you want to try iPodlinux and use iBoy, which is a better gameboy emulator
You can also download a doom WAD from the Rockbox site itself
damn, on the site it says it works for sansa e260 v1, i have sansa e260 v2 :(. oh well...
Don't worry, they should have one soon, In the mean time I would try the v2 on the sansa, if something goes wrong, use the patcher again and use uninstall.
unfortunately, it doesnt even wanna work :( what do you mean try the v2, does that mean there is a rockbox version for v2 sansa?
im gonna try to install it from ubuntu, because it doesnt work in windows...
Alternately you could use the automated installer, which runs the bootloader for you and puts the .rockbox file on your ipod.<br/>It can be found at <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/RockboxUtility">http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/RockboxUtility</a> this does it all for you. =] <br/>
Yea You can also do this, I just chose this way since thats not 'finished' and could still have bugs. I had no problems with it but I don't want to be responsible for breaking someones iPod :P
Awesome! Mannnnnn, I want a new iPod so bad...
will it actually save game data (like for pokemon), and can you do this for a zune also. please and thank you
it will save the game, save the game in pokemon, then it will create an autosave for the rom, so yea. And no there is no build for the Zune yet
Nice Instructable! Well Done! Good alternative the standard ipod linux.
Thanks! Any suggestions on what I should do better in my next one? I have a whole bunch of ideas but I don't know they'll be well received.
Just go for it. If it is really weird just PM (personal message) me and I will left you know how i think it will go.

About This Instructable


23 favorites


Bio: I try to help people unlock their technology to its full potential!
More by bakedleaf: How to get all GBC Games (and DOOM) on your iPod with Rockbox!
Add instructable to: