Deleting the lockscreen?


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  1. Tamasabian

    Tamasabian Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Can someone learn me how to delete my lockscreen? I just want that simple lockscreen with the 2 buttons. I tried the install-extras.bat in the root file in the sticky thread but it doesn't work. It tells me to reboot my phone and flash the image but the image isn't there. Helpo! :confused:

    Also on a side note, I was curious on peoples opinions on the "best" running rom. Sense-able, Vanilladroid or the latest root 2.1 (which is what I'm running). What are your opinions on pros and cons to each rom?

    Thanks
     

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    andrizoid Well-Known Member

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    the best one is evil eris 2
    just came out today
    hase apps2sd so you can install apps on the crd rather than the phone memory and has overclocking built in. i posted it already :)

    to delete the lockscreen use root explorer to go to the /system/app folder and delete HtcLockScreen.apk
     
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    Tamasabian Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ok Andy, :D I'm a pretty novice guy with this whole root business. Can you break down into steps how to flash evil eris 2 and how to delete the lockscreen.apk?

    Also, is evil-eris 2 pretty stable and or faster than officialroot2.1.apk?
     
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    its WWAAAYYY faster
    check my thread, there are step by step instructions
     
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    Tamasabian Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    What about the lockscreen? Can you tell me how to steb by step get rid of that junk? :D
     
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    Tamasabian Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Also, before I flash this evil-eris 2.0 do I need to do a backup? I have heard people talk about nandroid backup but I do not know what that is and how to do it.
     
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    You want the nexus lock screen right? Where you slide the lock button to the right to unlock and the sound button to the left for sound off? To get that to work for me I deleted htclockscreen.apk in the /system/app folder.

    I am also running aloysius v9 and love it, even think its better than evil eris 2.0. They both have their pros and cons, try both and see which youlike best. I simply load one, set it how I like, do a nandroid backup and load the next to compare. I will do a nand of all the roms, in case I ever want to try something out quickly on a rom I had installed before. I just rename all my nands for easy sorting.

    Edit: to do a nand, boot into recovery. vol up + pwr after youve shutdown. There is an option for backup/restore. That is how you do a nand backup or restore to previous rom.
     
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    ya, what he said :D

    is aloysiusv9 supporting overclocking now?

    and ya, use root explorer to go into the /system/app folder and delete the apk, the default that it falls back on is the clear nexus screen. i dont know why you wouldnt want the htc lockscreen though, its solid and has music controls, the nexus LS doesnt.
     
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    best rom out there pretty much depends on what you like ..... you can tell which ones are good just by the amount of people that talk about them ....

    senseable
    evil eris
    aloysius
    etc .....

    try them out see which one fits you ....

    i personally use aloysius ....but i am not one to say anything about the others as they all are good and have their own set of pluses and minuses ...

    enjoy, once you get use to the process you will probably be like alot of us and trying out different roms, as you always go back to what you like (as long as you have a nand backup) .....
     
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    evil eris 2.1 is the most current though, and as far as i know the only one to suport OC and apps2SD
     
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    Aloysius v9 has apps2sd apparently but damned if I know how to set it up...

    Sent from my Aloysius Eris with tapatalk.
     
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    andrizoid Well-Known Member

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    im setting mine up now. its supposed to take about 10 minutes for the first boot, after about 20 i did a battery pull and a reboot. trying agian. if not ill just do a nand restore and reflash evil eris 2
     
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    Tamasabian Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    When you backup where does it save? On the SD card i assume, right? And when you do a nand backup does it save all your apps and configurations too or will I have to go through and reset all my preferences and reinstall my apps? I only have free apps so it's not a big deal but I would prefer to not have to go through and reinstall all kinds of apps again. :D
     
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    it saves on the SD card, but you dont need to know where. when you go to nand restore it will do everything for you. and it saves all of your preferences and all that so dont worry about that, and it keeps all of your apps installed. imagine it as making a copy of the exact way your phone is set up.
     
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    Tamasabian Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    That is incredible! :D I am using evil eris 2 right now and have it all tweaked the way I like it and it is a nice rom for sure, but I am still curious to try some others.

    Also, I think I will just stick with my current lockscreen as I was not aware that the Nexus lockscreen lacked music controls. I think it looks a little nicer and cleaner but I don't want to lose functionality.

    So it turns out that a thread I started about how to change my lockscreen turned into a thread about how I enjoy the one I have :p.

    Thanks for the help Andy and everyone else.
     
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    no problem.
     
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    Tamasabian Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    When you do a nand backup and then flash a new rom will your apps roll over to your new rom or will you have to individually install them all on your new rom and then do a nand backup for it as well?

    I know I'm full of questions, you would think I was a noobie :rolleyes:.
     
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    nand backups are mostly in case something goes wrong while your flashing or want to go back to the pervious rom you had.

    once you flash a new rom you still start over, nand backups have no interaction with your phone unless you restore one of them.

    so yes, yu have to reinstall them all.

    best thing for you to do is to make a nand backup and then change your phone around and do a nand restore so that you understand what happens. i cant explain for days but personal experience makes it so much easier to understand.
     
  19. Tamasabian

    Tamasabian Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Haha, I understand. It makes sense that they wouldn't carry over just thought I would ask. I think I am going to try sense-able next as I have heard lots of good things about it.

    Again, thanks for your patience with all my questions. I am beginning to get a grasp of all this root and rom business :eek:.
     
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    You can find all your nand backups in the nandroid folder on your sdcard. They are all named by the date you backed them up. That is not good enough for me since I had like 15 nands and needed to know which each one was. So, you can rename them to what you want, just dont use spaces. I take out the letters at the beginning of each file name and rename it with what rom is installed and also leave the date.

    Also, I think it was answered up there, but restoring gives you your apps, settings and even texts back that were there when doing the backup. So once you get a rom set-up the way you like it, you can do a nand and then load up another rom and try it out. Yeah you will have to reinstall all your apps and preferences with each new rom but after a while you will be able to do that in a few minutes.
     

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