Originally Posted by crboone
@paulmz, is there another app that will allow me to utilize your icon pics than Desktop Visualizer? I've had to uninstall the setup because I couldn't connect the phone to my PC via USB mass storage mode due to the link between DV and the pics on the SD card. I believe this was the problem because: 1) When booting the phone, it took a long time for the pic icons to load. And 2) I've completely uninstalled DV (and LP) and my phone connects fine every time now. (I've used LP before and it wasn't a problem). I think the phone was unable to release the SD card and hand it over to the PC properly, so it would lock up and reboot the phone every time.
I could have a faulty SD card ... so I'm just wondering if there's an alternative that might work better. DV couldn't link the pics from a local folder because it uses either the Gallery or the stock File Mgr, and both of those access the SD card only.
Unfortunately, I don't know of any other app as versatile as Desktop Visualizer. I tried BetterCut, which lets you assign different icons to apps, but it doesn't let you assign images or resize the widgets (at least I didn't see these options for the brief time I tried it).
I was having problems with the PC Connection, too. It was happening pretty much after I did this setup, but I also went through my apps and tried to minimize their use, thinking it would speed things up after adding so many image widgets on the screens. But I would have to reboot everytime I needed to connect to the computer, and after rebooting I was killing tons of apps that first load on a fresh boot. I found that I accidently kept killing "Obex" and "Sync Service"- one of which I think controls the PC Connection. Ever since I stopped doing that, it's been working fine.
I also have all of my Widget Images on my phone memory, and not the SD Card. Gallery finds them fine when you go to "All Images". I know that none of the other Android phones have the mass amount of onboard memory like the Incredible, though.
Sorry this isn't working well for you. I wish I had a DroidX so we could troubleshoot it. If anyone else has any ideas, please, feel free to post your input!
If I come up with anything else, I'll let you know.