This has been of concern to me for quite a while, but let me try to summarize this as best as I can. 1. Clean wipe of data/cache (3 times each). 2. Install BB 0.5, let it install, reboot and go from there. (No kernels installed as of yet.) I have NO problems at this point in time. Now, I've tried various different themes, including Smoked Glass and REVOlution. When I install them, they show up and work just fine. However, upon installing a kernel (slayher's 1.2 to be exact) or any of Pete's fixes (brightness and search button fix), it causes the theme to break and doesn't display properly. (Namely some notification text and the clock.) Doing all this through SPRecovery. Does anyone have any SUCCESS with installing a theme over BB 0.5 including a custom kernel or with Pete's fixes? Is there a certain order this should be done in? Example, should I do BB 0.5, all fixes, kernel THEN themes? Or something else entirely? What I suspect is that if I install the themes, THEN Pete's fixes, it overwrites something in the theme. I have no idea. Right now, I'm just running straight up BB 0.5 with the 1.2 kernel from slayher with no problem, but I would direly like to customize with one of the themes. Does anyone have any additional input? Thanks!