Rockbox Themes

Jump to: Basta, Ash, PodOne, PodTwo, ClipGym.

All themes are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license. They're also available on the Rockbox themes site, and on my Subversion repo (see the changelog, RSS feed):

$ svn co svn://caudec.net/rbthemes

All themes require the latest Rockbox development builds (for the iPod Classic and other targets). Version 3.13 (the latest stable release) is too old, and the themes won't work properly with it.

If you find any problem with the daily builds, please use one of the following builds (which are known to work), until the offending change is reverted:

In order to install the themes on your Rockbox device, unpack the zip archives at the root of your device. If your unpacking software asks you to overwrite existing files, say Yes (it will only overwrite older files from the same theme). If you run into problems after switching themes (such as missing album art), reboot your device.

Themes are compatible with other devices with identical screen resolution; for instance, iPod Classic themes (320 by 240 pixels) are compatible with the previous model, the iPod Video.

All themes include a barebones icon set with icons for pointer and directories.

Basta (iPod Classic)

The color of the status bar can be changed with the color picker in the Theme Settings menu. A set of extra color presets is included in the zip archive as extra *.cfg files: Blue, Green, Lime, Orange, Scarlet and Storm.

Basta While Playing Screen
Basta Menu Screen
Basta Radio Screen

By default, the last metadata line in the Now Playing screen displays codec information; when paused, the title of the upcoming track is displayed instead. That behavior can be changed by setting the Status Bar theme setting to Top (the opposite behavior will be applied), or setting it to Bottom (in which case, the line will alternate between upcoming track title and codec information).

Note: the battery display can be changed to show a percentage instead of an icon, in the Theme Settings → Status/Scrollbar → Battery Display menu.

Basta (Fuze+)

Basta While Playing Screen (Fuze+)
Basta Menu Screen (Fuze+)
Basta Radio Screen (Fuze+)

Ash (iPod Classic)

  • Download the latest version: Ash-r94.zip
  • Rockbox Theme site page: Ash
  • Please direct your comments and suggestions to the dedicated thread.

Gray theme with emphasis on metadata, and small album art. As with Basta, the battery display can be changed to show a percentage instead of an icon.

Ash While Playing Screen
Ash Menu Screen
Ash Radio Screen

PodOne (iPod Classic)

Monochrome theme that tries to mimic the gray LCD interface of the very first iPod from 2001. Like PodTwo (see below), colors can be changed with the color picker in the Theme Settings menu. As with Basta, the battery display can be changed to show a percentage instead of an icon.

PodOne While Playing Screen
PodOne Menu Screen
PodOne Radio Screen

PodTwo (iPod Classic)

Another monochrome theme, based on PodOne, with a few modifications. Colors can be changed with the color picker in the Theme Settings menu. A set of extra color presets is available in the zip archive as extra *.cfg files: Blue, Green, Red, Yellow, Pink and MS-BOX.

PodTwo While Playing Screen
PodTwo Menu Screen
PodTwo Radio Screen

PodTwo can be configured like Basta for metadata and battery display (please refer to the description for Basta).

ClipGym (Sansa Clip+)

Simple theme with emphasis on track title and artist while playing; displays additional metadata while paused.

ClipGym While Playing Screen
ClipGym While Playing Screen (paused)
ClipGym Menu Screen
ClipGym Radio Screen