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Old July 17th, 2012, 01:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default LauncherPro with the new Android 2.3.3 update?

I just finished upgrading Android to 2.3.3 using the regular channels (LG mobile update) without any problems, which seems to be something of a miracle judging by the other posts.

I Googled around for highly-recommended launchers and came up with Launcher Pro, but reading the LauncherPro site seems to indicate it's abandonware. Does it work as-is with 2.3.3 or should I find a different launcher? Anything I should be aware of? Not yet comfortable with flashing a custom ROM onto the phone (too afraid of bricking it - it's my only phone and can't afford to replace it)... haven't rooted it yet, either.

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Old July 17th, 2012, 02:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Launcher pro always worked fine for me but i have not tried on the newest update yet.
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Old July 18th, 2012, 09:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I just finished upgrading Android to 2.3.3 using the regular channels (LG mobile update) without any problems, which seems to be something of a miracle judging by the other posts.

I Googled around for highly-recommended launchers and came up with Launcher Pro, but reading the LauncherPro site seems to indicate it's abandonware. Does it work as-is with 2.3.3 or should I find a different launcher? Anything I should be aware of? Not yet comfortable with flashing a custom ROM onto the phone (too afraid of bricking it - it's my only phone and can't afford to replace it)... haven't rooted it yet, either.
I have been running ADW Launcher (available from market) with the 2.3.3 update and have not encountered any problems. Just make sure you install to internal phone memory and do not move it to SD Card as any widgets you may want to run will not work properly from SD Card.
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Old July 18th, 2012, 10:09 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah, as stated by others here, ADW and Launcher Pro work as is... Launcher Pro is abandonware, but there isn't much improvement to be done on it. It flies on our phone with v20B custom. I imagine stock would be the same.

ADW also works pretty well, but I find Launcher Pro more responsive.

Other launchers to try:

Go Launcher Ex
MX Home Launcher
CC Launcher
Phoenix Launcher (Ice cream Sandwich launcher for Gingerbread)
There's also TSF shell, SPB shell, but they're pretty expensive... I personally use TSF shell on my Galaxy S2, runs great! Don't know how it'll run on the Shine Plus though.
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Thanks for the advice, everyone. I think I'll give Launcher Pro a try. If I encounter any problems I'll update the thread.
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Old July 19th, 2012, 10:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm still on 2.1 just cause i'm slightly scared to brick my phone, but I've used Go launcher EX, LauncherPro and ADW and I prefer Go the best.
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I use LauncherPro on ICS, fwiw.
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