General 2.1 homescreen replacements?

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  1. ndsustudent

    ndsustudent Well-Known Member
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    Does anyone know of a good replacement for HTC Sense UI that can be run on the 2.1 v3 leak? I currently have beautiful widgets and I would like to keep them which is something that I don't think I can do with aHome lite.
     

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  2. ttran97

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    A lot of people like Helix. Right now, I'm using the generic Home, though. It's supposed to be the best with battery life. I use the Beautiful Small Home and love it!

    This thread has people's thoughts on the different home screens out there:
    http://androidforums.com/htc-droid-eris/61279-home-screen.html
     
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  3. Papadroid

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    I know a lot of people in here like helix launcher. You could try it.
     
  4. andrizoid

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    sweeter home :)
     
  5. ndsustudent

    ndsustudent Well-Known Member
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    Thanks for the suggestions! I installed home screen switcher and then installed helix. So far I like that I can keep my beautiful widget and the dock at the bottom. Hopefully it isn't as bad on the battery as others have been saying it is.
     
  6. Jmtegra

    Jmtegra Well-Known Member
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    I run helix and it seems just as smooth as home. and on v3 i get better battery life all around.
     
  7. KarateExplosion6

    KarateExplosion6 Well-Known Member
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    I'm waiting for the Verizon OTA Official 2.1 release. Then, I'm hoping I'll be able to root and install TAT Home. If you haven't seen it in action yet (it's demonstrated on an Eris), check it out: TAT Home
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  8. jayjay1122

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    I'll be where I'm at!
    I like Helix but on V2 it was killing my battery...have not tried it on V3 yet.
     
  9. jps

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    that weather widget was pretty bad ass
     
  10. powERIS

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    I'm on 2.1v3 and have been using Helix since I installed 2.1v2 a while back. IMO, Helix is fantastic. It is just more functional for me than Sense, and less redundant.

    Does anyone know how to get the preview of Tat Home? It looks like a really cool concept. I looked around a bit online, but couldn't find it because it is supposedly "closed."
     
  11. bill d.

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    after trying Sweeter Home, Sweeter Home 2 beta, Home++, etc, Helix Launcher really is the only way to go. Sense is terrible, and I can't wait until they find a way to root this new leak so I can uninstall Sense and all the crap that clogs down my system (even programs I've never opened).

    Helix Launcher, Weather Widget 3.2 (looks like the stock HTC flip clock, later versions had to get rid of that skin for copyright issues), Pure Grid Calendar, Pure Music Widget, and an apk I found called Contacts! have replaced everything Sense had, and all of them run much better. Hope this helps.
     
  12. tward09

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    I'm just found Zeam. It's by far the smoothest, lightest home replacement I've used, but there isn't zooming effect or live wallpaper support yet. For the speed and fluidity and the ability to have 9 homescreens, I can sacrifice a few fancy animations.
     

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