Support ADW/Helix/Other Home Replacements???

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by JerryB, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. JerryB

    JerryB Active Member
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    Has anyone attempted to use a home replacement on the Motorola Backflip such as Helix Launcher or ADW.Launcher???

    My girlfriend has this phone (I own Droid and have used Helix and now ADW and love them both). I am not at all a fan of the Backflip's Motoblur. I wasn't sure if a home replacement was put on the phone if it would possibly run better, considering MotoBlur is so "bloated".

    I may just give one a try once I can get my hands on her phone...

    Thanks!!!
     

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  2. Winters37

    Winters37 Well-Known Member
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    there are some home replacements that work such as pandahome and open home but the higher end and more polished home replacements are only on android version 2.0+
    the reason is because they use APIs that android 1.5 does not support.

    we, the backflip owners, cannot run home replacement apps like adw, helix, home++, launcher+, etc.

    we are getting 2.1 in q3 so we will be able to run the better home replacements by then.
     
  3. Yoshiofthewire

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    I use and love Slide screen home,
    But then you have to want that kind of info based home
     
  4. moosefist

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    zeam seems to be light enough for the backflip

    advanced launcher is also cool if you want a more stock android launcher
     
  5. james27007

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    Open home is ok, but I am really liking GDE. Now I don;t care much for an iPhone but in the test to see if it can be done, this is the iBackFlip (using GDE, iDroid Theme, BetterCut for the icons and shortcuts, Serenade Icons and Tenuis Icon Pack): First image is Open Home; second image is GDE
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    There are a lot more free themes for GDE, but this is what I am using for now
     
  6. kschumake83

    kschumake83 New Member
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    zeam is my favorite for speed and less memory, but i just dont like not being able to change the look of my homescreens, so i too have been using gde because i like how the buttons are set up and there are a few different choices of themes... we just need an app market that will give us screenshots before we buy the themes i sort of feel bad returning so many themes cause they are just plain ugly
     
  7. Yoshiofthewire

    Yoshiofthewire Active Member
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    Slide Screen Home, GDE, Open Home and aHome Mini work on the Backflip

    A good looking GDE theme
    [​IMG]
     

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