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  1. adrianoftyriel

    adrianoftyriel Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I've started using 91Panda for my launcher. I like it a lot. Easily themed using proprietary themes or openhome themes. My Galaxy still sleeps and everything is very responsive.

    You can also edit the themes yourself. Great for a free app.
     

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  2. DaSchmarotzer

    DaSchmarotzer Blame it on me VIP Member

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    I decided to give it a try, but everything is in Chinese, so it's a little hard to find the settings and change the language (is it even possible?)

    I'll stick with what have, aka Android ;)
     
  3. adrianoftyriel

    adrianoftyriel Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Really? Everything was in Chinese??? Odd... that didn't happen for me.
     
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    DaSchmarotzer Blame it on me VIP Member

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    I probably didn't download the good thing, I searched for 91 Panda on the market and there were two results, one being a firewall... I downloaded the other, but now that I think of it, it was called "91 Panda Reader".

    And everything was in Chinese, so I couldn't even see what it did.
     
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    adrianoftyriel Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    DaSchmarotzer Blame it on me VIP Member

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    Yeah, I have to admit I like it.

    You can pretty much turn everything you don't like off, and you can add as many screens as you want, plus auto rotate on the homescreen.

    I have yet to mess around with themes, but thanks for sharing! :D

    EDIT: I still like it. Being a fan of sliding unlock screens, I changed mine to the iPhone one (android 2.x would be even better), and I have yet to see a problem. I did notice one drawback with PandaHome though: my camera button doesn't work anymore (to open the camera app). It does work in the application, but now I have to use a shortcut. I guess it's a good thing for those who had trouble with sleeping because of that said button. I turned a lot of stuff off, but it's a great free apps. I'll look for themes tomorrow and edit again.
     
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    Snazzy Well-Known Member

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    I just installed PandaHome tonight and it looks promising for sure. The only themes in the market were for sale, where are the free themes please?
     
  8. livingcode

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    Hello!
    I like pandahome, because of all the settings you have. But it slows my phone down alot! And thats why I started searching the net for easy, low weight homescreen and i found HelixLauncher Donut (Last download!). My phone works even faster, than it does on original 1.6 android home! I think it is worth trying it! I just wished someone told me long ago about HelixLauncher!
     
  9. Naruvam

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    I've checked out HelixLauncher and it's awsome. Note sure if it's faster than normal 1.6 launcher but it's working great. Love the screen shortcut on double tap....
     
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    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

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    thats odd, i cannot find it
     
  11. Naruvam

    Naruvam Well-Known Member

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    Use link in livingcode post i couldnt see it on market either :D
     
  12. roa

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    Yes helix launcher is great. But (at least on latest galaxo) it slows the phone quite a lot. I guess it is because Galaxo Advanced Launcher is tweaked to stay in ram all the time.

    Any Idea how to replace Advanced Launcher with Helix?
     
  13. livingcode

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    Somewhere here on the forum is a thread about tweaking galaxo. As far as i remember you first need to adb remount, than adb shell and then cd to somewhere and delete launcher.apk (rm launcher.apk).

    Cant find helix on the given site? Direct link
     
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    What does Helix offer that AdvancedLauncher doesn't?
     
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    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

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    helixlauncher 1.2 or 2.07 will not install on my phone using galaxo 1.6.2
    edit didnt see donut link
     
  16. CCCP20

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    Same here!

    im using galaxo 1.6.2!


    edit!

    didnt see donut link


    hahaha lol

    edit 2

    i removed Launcher.apk and now its much faster.
     
  17. frostering

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    I have tried today Home++ because advancedlauncher doesn't work on gaosp, and it's a great complement to my phone. I didn't test Helixlauncher, but home++ looks like it, or seems that does the same things. Somebody who tested both can tell wich launcher are the best?
     
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    Helix launcher donut doesn't have the nexus app drawer though :(
     
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    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

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    ive tried both and tbh home++ uses more resources but i feel has slightly better functionality than helixlauncher
    advanced launcher has better overall controll but comparing home++ and helix is a hard one as they both have different merits

    i dont know what to pick
     
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    i have tried HOME++, to slow for me. Helix is much better!
     
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    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

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    home++ was slow for me till i removed launcher.apk (galaxo 1.6.2 as it uses advanced launcher)

    now its fast
     
  22. DaSchmarotzer

    DaSchmarotzer Blame it on me VIP Member

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    I uninstalled PandaHome because I couldn't open the notification area at the top of the screen, but now that I think about it, it was probably caused by the new unlock screen I downloaded with it.

    Anyway, I decided to give HelixLauncher a go, but I can't get it to work. When the download starts (I've followed both links already posted), it says that the content is not supported on the phone, no idea why.

    I'm using JC6, no galaxo yet.
     
  23. Snazzy

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    I uninstalled Panda as the eye candy was not worth the hit in performance. The slide out menu's on the home screen were cool though.
     
  24. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

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    if you have a lock screen it messes with the notification bar, quick fix is to press the home button and it will refresh it and start working.

    as for the "content not supported" this is because you are downloading straight to your phone and its a "get style link"
    download it and push it to the device via usb
     
  25. DaSchmarotzer

    DaSchmarotzer Blame it on me VIP Member

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    Thanks, I' such an idiot sometimes.

    I like being able to put some shortcuts down there, but I don't like having to press the back button everytime I want to exit the "app launcher". Or is there something I'm missing out? I'm not a fan of the rotating home screen either, so I had to turn this off (and double clicking, it's faster just to change screens IMO).

    If I could slide the application drawer back down it'd be a real keeper, right now I'm trying to get used to using the back button...
     

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