How to install skins/themes on Motorola Phones
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Tuesday, 27 January 2009 10:28

 IMPORTANT: The Skins on this site are NOT for Motorola V3x! You will damage your phone if you try to install them on V3X.

Download Motorola skins here 

Method 1:

1) Download P2K Commander (make sure the archive has the p2kdrivers folder).  Unzip and run P2KCommander .
2) Point your Device Manager to the p2kdrivers folder and install the Motorola MCU Data logger, etc... devices.
3) If your skin folder has a 'install_yourskin.p2kc' file, just click it and P2KCommander will install the skin.
4) If the install.p2kc file is missing read below:

- Open P2KTools

- Plug Your Phone on the Cable
* On E398, V635 I sugest take the TransFlash off
- When the status apear 'Connected'

- Hit 'Refresh' to get the file list.

- Select the folder 'Skins'

- Right Click on the folder 'Skins' Will apear a sub-menu
Select the option 'Create Folder'

- Put the Name of the Skin, must be the same name of the '*.ski' File!

- Hit 'Refresh' to get the new file list.

- Select the new folder that was cereated. (The one that contain the same name of the *.ski)

- Hit 'Upload' to upload the skin files to the phone.

- Select all the files with *.DAT and *.Ski Extension

- Hit 'Open' to Upload

- Wait a Minute while P2KTools Send the files to your phone.

- Select the folder 'Picture'

- Hit 'Upload'

- Select the wallpaper and Screen Saver of the skin

- Hit 'Open' to Upload

- Wait a Minute while P2KTools Send the files to your phone.

Done it, restart your phone and check out your new skin..

For editing or font problems use Skinner4Moto. (Don't forget to download the .s4mi module for your phone: L7/ V3i/ PEBL/ ROKR E1/ E398/ E815/ E1000 V1050/ RAZR V3/ V550 V620 V635/ V980 V975 C975)


 Method 2: 

Utilized Programs: Skins Manager v0.47 (check for the latest version)

Old version: SkinsManager_v0.31  (Mirror 1 | Mirror 2) ; Skins Manager v0.41.05A

You may need RSD Lite (v3.3 latest version) in order for Skins Manager to recognize your phone.

For Connection problems check out this forum [A Guide to Un-Install and Re-Install P2K Drivers]

Once you have found and downloaded a skin that you like, extract it to a new folder. This folder should now contain AT LEAST one .JPG or .GIF file (wallpaper), one .SKI file, and several .DAT files. To explain what those files are:

.SKI File: This file is basically the "skin map". It contains all of the skin information such as font colors, object references, and object positions.

.DAT Files: These files contain all of the images that make up the skin excluding the wallpaper.


1. Connect the phone to the cable and open Skinmanager: It should auto connect and will say reading files as pictured:

How to install themes on Motorola Phones

2. Once finished it should look like this:

3. Click Install and you will get this pop up:

4. Navigate to the skin you want and click Open:

5. The skin will now begin to install as seen in the pic below. Depending on the size of the skin it could take a minute to install.

This program will auto-install the wallpaper as well in the uploading process:

6. Your skin is now installed:

7. After everything uploads click Skins, More, Restart phone.

8. Disconnect the phone after restart and enjoy your new skin.


If you want to delete skins please read this complete tutorial at howardforums.
- More skins for Motorola



0 #1 queryGuest 2006-11-30 10:25
still i am unable to download skins into my motorola razr v3i
0 #2 me to! - its not possible!medoo 2006-12-01 00:02
me to :sad:
0 #3 What the Hell... is this tutorial???!!!!Guest 2006-12-01 16:42
:-x I can't upload themes yet!
0 #4 Guest 2006-12-01 19:22
you're all so stupid. It's so easy to install them. :D :D :D
0 #5 v3x skinGuest 2006-12-02 17:28
who can help me how to install a new skin for my v3x? Thanks a lot Ü
0 #6 Guest 2006-12-08 17:41
how can i download skinManager and RSD Lite
0 #7 how?Guest 2006-12-11 18:35
how the hell do u get skins manager in the 1st place..if know contact me on
0 #8 Guest 2006-12-11 19:14
so many dumb ppl... can't you see the link?? there are even 2 mirrors for the software :-x
0 #9 Guest 2006-12-12 15:26
how can install skin in motoV360v :P
0 #10 help..Guest 2006-12-17 10:19
i really can't upload one..
help me pls..
0 #11 Guest 2006-12-24 04:37
seems like noone can install the themes, i cant to my PEBL either
0 #12 A1200Guest 2006-12-26 09:10
Can i install skins / color themes on my Motorola A1200 using this skin installer.
+1 #13 Guest 2006-12-26 10:52
will it work for motoslvr l7
0 #14 memGuest 2006-12-26 11:27
I THink u have to have a memcard in the phone :-? coz mine doesnt work either :sad: :-?
0 #15 Guest 2006-12-26 16:07
There are no themes for Motorola A1200.
0 #16 skinGuest 2006-12-28 07:53
how to enable skin...there's no check.
0 #17 a1200 themesGuest 2006-12-28 17:29
hey nebody can tell me how to install themes in my a1200
0 #18 pelase how to install themes and skins oGuest 2007-01-01 15:26
pelase how to install themes and skins on my moto v3i wich fodler do i have to puit them on plaes contact me mohamedgheith8@
0 #19 HelpGuest 2007-01-02 13:31
how can install skin in motorola v360v??? please help...
contact me at :
0 #20 no fontsGuest 2007-01-04 22:20
i can install the themes to my phone but it dosent have any font????? any ideas? ex: when i go to "my contacts" theres no names there
0 #21 plz help meGuest 2007-01-05 12:14
plz anyone here knows really how to install the themes on motorazr v3i
if anyone plz contact me with full details of installation
my emaild add is .in
thanksss if someone replies
0 #22 need help for SLVR L7Guest 2007-01-05 14:28
can anyone please help me telling how to install skin/theme on SLVR L7. and where to find them. i'll be glade if u please mail me regarding this help. "faysaldip@gmail .com"
0 #23 Guest 2007-01-08 18:11
My V3i don't connect to my computer when I run RSD Lite but it works when I run Motorola Phone Tools v4.04. When I run RSD Lite, it's opening "Found a new hardware" box but I 've installed it (Motorola_EU_Dr iver_Installati on). I don't understand! So I run skin manager, my V3i doesn't connect! Plz tell me the way to fix it! please contact me at : Thanks very much!
0 #24 dont u have any themes compatible for v3Guest 2007-01-11 07:39
themes for v3x is not available u know any site?
0 #25 apamGuest 2007-01-13 15:20
V3i theme please.....
just send me the address at araipaima_gigas
0 #26 get connectedGuest 2007-01-14 12:39
motorola v3i , In menue select connection , select usb settings then select default connection to data fax ,ok ,pc should see phone now ...
0 #27 BluetoothGuest 2007-01-16 21:42
Does this works via bluetooth???
I have a bluetooth USB but i dont know
0 #28 moto v3iGuest 2007-01-19 09:14
how to install v3i skin ?
0 #29 DriverGuest 2007-01-21 01:55
That the program correctly worked it is needed to set driver for her from motorola phonetools does not suit
0 #30 slvrGuest 2007-01-21 08:30
0 #31 NAINAGuest 2007-01-24 10:55
0 #32 Read First!Guest 2007-01-28 04:38
Why doesnt everyone read EVERYTHING before getting all excited and rushing into it. Maybe then you'll get it right. :sigh:
0 #33 TrueGuest 2007-01-28 15:11
Just read everything and it will work fine.
0 #34 salutGuest 2007-01-30 12:47
Bah cum se instaleaza teme pe motorola v360 daca stiti careva intrati pe id meu kinder_piticu
0 #35 motorola L7 skinsGuest 2007-01-31 06:10
can anybody can tell me how can i install skins in my phone motorola L7 . i had tried but it never worked my skiman donot support my phone thankss!! u can mail me at karanveersidhu@
0 #36 l7 skinGuest 2007-01-31 19:21
i ve tried for two days,but i can' manager bla bla bla skin view bla bla bla rsd lite bla bla....this is suck
0 #37 HelpGuest 2007-01-31 19:34
I've installed iPhone skin today... applied the skins then the font went missing in menu, contacts, etc... Anybody have answers, please?
0 #38 Font FixGuest 2007-01-31 19:37
You need to use a software called skinner4moto by Knapster to upload the skin to your phone. You will also need to install P2k Commander. Edit the skin you want to upload with skinner4moto on the side panel click font fix. This will correct the font error you observed. I tell you I had this problem for about three days but now the fonts appear in the skins. When you are dont editing the skin, click install. This will automatically launch p2k commander and install the skin with correct font. Cheers. :D --skinner4moto website --p2k commander website
0 #39 Guest 2007-01-31 20:03
Thankssssss! The P2K Commander method works. I've managed to install skins on an old Motorola C975 (after fixing the fonts with Skinner4Moto). It's easy.
:D ;-) 8)
0 #40 motorola e6Guest 2007-02-02 09:26
It is new software for Motorola e6. Please help tomekpiorkowski from Poland
0 #41 Maxx v3Guest 2007-02-04 13:52
Maxx v3 = v3xx?
0 #42 Guest 2007-02-04 19:08
what is that? :-?
0 #43 NoGuest 2007-02-04 20:32
There's RAZR maxx V6 and RAZR V3xx. maxx V6 has a 2 MP camera and V3xx 1.3 MP camera. The rest is pretty much the same. You can see them
0 #44 fjGuest 2007-02-06 05:32
0 #45 how can i get skin on SLVR L7Guest 2007-02-07 05:42
can anyone please help me telling how to install skin/theme on SLVR L7. and where to find them. i'll be glade if u please mail me at !please help me!!
0 #46 u\'r stupid!Guest 2007-02-07 15:14
Can't you read? Stick your SLVR L7 up your a**
0 #47 incubusGuest 2007-02-09 07:21
can i use this procedures in my motorola e398 :-)
0 #48 bunch of bleeding imbeciles!!!Guest 2007-02-09 13:24
it is so easy to install a skin to ur phone you bleeding imbecile.juz follow instructions!!! okie?!?!?!
0 #49 Guest 2007-02-09 13:32
:D :-)
0 #50 Guest 2007-02-09 20:18
I cant install skin for my phone 2.(l7).plz send me the adrress of skinmanager.I cant find itttttttttt :-?
0 #51 v3xGuest 2007-02-10 15:41
0 #52 help meGuest 2007-02-12 17:58
who can help me how to install a new skin for my L7 :-? if know contact me on hooman_in_war at
0 #53 Guest 2007-02-13 16:35
Skin manger can't find my phone ( moto L7 ). I have installed ms lite, but it still won't WORK! Please help me!
0 #54 not fair...fifirahim 2007-02-14 05:31
how to install skin/themes for v3x? :-? :-?
0 #55 How to install skin to motorola ROKR E1?Guest 2007-02-14 14:54
plsss tell me how to install skin to motorola ROKR E1....plsss tell me...............
0 #56 i did itGuest 2007-02-14 18:34
guys, just FOLLOW the instructions, anywayz im using motorola razr v3x..
0 #57 Can yu helps meGuest 2007-02-16 19:41
Do you know any programs to modify my A1200
0 #58 how to installGuest 2007-02-17 12:43
can anyone please help me telling how to install skin/theme on SLVR L7. and where to find them. i'll be glade if u please mail me at !please help me!!
0 #59 motorola sucksGuest 2007-02-18 14:28
motorola sucks when it cum's to upgrading/ installation/ skins/themes..
0 #60 thnk you so muchGuest 2007-02-18 15:53
it really helped me thnx
0 #61 Guest 2007-02-20 10:36
can i install themes on [B]motorola v3i razr /[B]
0 #62 hlpGuest 2007-02-20 16:32
in wich map on my phone must i copy those skins? :-?
0 #63 how can i get skin on SLVR L7Guest 2007-02-22 05:19
can anyone please help me telling how to install skin/theme on SLVR L7. and where to find them. i'll be glade if u please mail me at !please help me!!
0 #64 Guest 2007-02-22 12:15
hey,,can anybody told me how to install skin on motorola rocker E1? email me at michelle_concin ..thanks.
0 #65 mikeGuest 2007-02-22 12:47
To install skins on SLVR L7 you must first edit the theme with skinner4moto and the L7 module!
0 #66 Guest 2007-02-23 12:11
same question can any help me

can anyone please help me telling how to install skin/theme on SLVR L7.

coz i already try all software but i couldnt connect cell with computer by p2kcommander,Sk ins Manager v0.47 ...
plz send me if u have solution for me thank x

0 #67 MikeGuest 2007-02-23 18:26
Did you install all the p2k drivers?
0 #68 theme downloadGuest 2007-02-24 07:55
Sorry, I am still unable to install themes on my Motorolla Razr V3i Mobile set. Please tell me properly and send any theme to install on .in
0 #69 having a hard time..Guest 2007-02-24 11:53
errors occur everytime i download the P2K Commander.. I can't get themes, too.. :sigh:
0 #70 it is easysosamuz 2007-02-25 00:38
thank you for method 2 , now i can install new skins , and i got them already
0 #71 For Motorola SLVR L7Guest 2007-02-27 06:59
Sorry for disturb your time but i really have a problem with my phone, I don't know how to install Skin on Motorola SLVR L7.What kind of software which can support with kind of this phone.
Can you tell me about it?
Please send mail to me through my mail
khom_seng@yahoo .com
0 #72 HelpGuest 2007-03-01 12:23
I want to instal the on my motorola V360 but stil it dosent work
0 #73 motorola v3xGuest 2007-03-05 06:19
Please guide me to install the themes and skin for motorola v3x the files is in .zip files, how can i transfer or how can i download the themes in my phone. Please send me the instructions step by step in my yahoo id arnel_torre@yah thanks in advance!
0 #74 MArkGuest 2007-03-05 17:46
Maybe we can send you some reading glasses: IMPORTANT: The Skins on this site are NOT for Motorola V3x! You will damage your phone if you try to install them on V3x. :D
0 #75 HELP ME TO INSTALL THE SKINS FOR MY MOTOGuest 2007-03-06 08:04
:cry: Hiii...
Would U tell me how to install skins for my ROKR E1 ?
I've been trying P2K Tool and P2K Commander, but my computer can't detect my phone...
However, when i was using the mobile phone tool software, my computer could detect my phone...
So, what should i do??
Please help me...please..!!
Send me Ur solution to :
< .id >

THanks a lot...!!
0 #76 anonymousGuest 2007-03-08 10:36
How can I install themes/skins on my motorola v360 phone?

please help me.
0 #77 I can install themes on motorola L7,V3..Guest 2007-03-09 07:22
I can install themes on motorola L7,V3.. etc.. you need to download rsd lite.. after that,install it then open the skin manager,connect your phone,your computer must read your phone..or else,elail me at
0 #78 file extensionGuest 2007-03-12 15:52
I have a motorola L7 trying to save skins manager but the file extension is unknown in windows...what can i do?
0 #79 My phone wont connectGuest 2007-03-13 09:35
i connect my phone to the computer using a usb and i open up that program and nothing happens.. Can someone help me.. my msn is Chris_0wnz@hotm
0 #80 MotoGuest 2007-03-13 20:12
This phone sucks for new themes :-x
0 #81 B E T OGuest 2007-03-14 15:07
Does anybody know where to find skins for the MOTOROLA A 1200?

humbertodiazpor ta at
0 #82 install wat now?Guest 2007-03-16 02:39
p2k commander installs it and say install completed but nothing changed on the phone?
0 #83 Help pleaseGuest 2007-03-16 07:01
Skins manager not pickin up my V3i can n e one please help?
0 #84 Guest 2007-03-16 07:07
:sigh: skin manager and p2k dont recognise my phone, anyone know why and can help?
0 #85 kendonGuest 2007-03-18 22:12
anybody knows how to put games on a rokr :-)
0 #86 Guest 2007-03-19 20:05
i cant get skins/themes on my v360 can anyone help please
0 #87 resq210Guest 2007-03-19 21:21
man this is the best sight skin mananger works great i foled the guide here it wioked thank you all :D :P :-)
0 #88 install iphonemoto skin on motorola phonGuest 2007-03-20 17:26
it's so simple...
i'm successfully install that skin..i have 2 version..
u must have software:
-skin manager
-p2k commander
-p2k drivers

>setup usb connect phone to data/fax...
>connect ur phone to pc with data cable
>open p2k commander
>install that 3 component drivers from p2k drivers
>open skin manager..wait until SM read ur phone
>click install button..find in folder IphoneMoto
>SM will install the skin to ur phone
>restart the phone
>Congratulation...!!!u get IphoneMoto skin..great skin!!
so..good luck..!!
0 #89 Guest 2007-03-21 09:32
:cry: great job but the phone didnt connect yet
0 #90 it worksGuest 2007-03-24 23:44
method 2 works for me... =p
0 #91 dizzyGuest 2007-03-28 10:24
give the theme n the rsd or what modem that the phone can b detect on the pc, don't just say something that make no sense at all.......... :sad:
0 #92 i need help installing skins through bluGuest 2007-03-29 02:26
Alright so i got a motorola slvr,i got bluetooth on my pc.It connects normal and im able to transfer ringtones,video s,etc...But i tried to put in skins for my phone,but it just doesnt work.I get the right things for the skin,but when i try to transfer,it says"file not supported"could someone plz help?
0 #93 Guest 2007-03-29 16:42
I don't think this works via bluetooth. You need a cable.
0 #94 This System Sucks...Guest 2007-03-31 19:07
Sell your f***ing Motorola and get a Nokia...or PDA the runs Windows Mobile. I have wasted enough time trying to change a theme. On a would take 2 seconds, same with Windows PDA. Motorola is overpriced s**t !!!!
0 #95 Hehe.....finally got skins installed toGuest 2007-04-01 20:26
Getting the software might be hard, but theres always a way. Try downloading use shareconnector to search for the software that U need to install skins....It is so damn simple....thx for the instruction on how to install skins to any motorola phone :D
0 #96 zualaGuest 2007-04-06 06:05
chuuuteeeehhhh, i've tried for so maany does not amn,p2k...blaaaaaaa,.the coming model should be motosuck
0 #97 how to put skin on v360 and please giveGuest 2007-04-07 17:37
please help me...i really love my phone
0 #98 Guest 2007-04-12 17:34
how can u install it on v3x?and where can u find v3x theme?

The instalation is no probl to me....jus need some info
0 #99 This is easyGuest 2007-04-14 08:14
For my first try..
I made it.. but I prefer method 2 than method one. it is much easier.
Thank You!!

(I get a pack of motorola skins by torrent) :-)
0 #100 Font Problem (Anyone can help me)Guest 2007-04-15 14:17
Whenever i upload new skin on my Motorola C975..... I can't upload properly the main problem is font. most of the time the main menu font is not visible. anyone who can tell me that how can i hundle this problem?


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