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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dfine06, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. dfine06

    dfine06 Well-Known Member
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    I was just wondering with all these new roms our with the 2.1 base etc why none still has a solid 2.1 launcher with the 3D? anyone know. i really like that launcher.
     

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  2. esocid

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    Because you aren't trying the right ones. Koush's ROM, actually compiled from source, not piggybacked on one of those releases, has launcher2 running stable as can be. Only problem is landscape, which you can fix with the modded launcher2 from xda-developers. This will be fixed once the code over at AOSP is worked out, and recompiled in the ROM.
     
  3. Fadelight

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    Yeah, there are definitely a couple of quite stable Launcher2's available... as long as you aren't running ERE53 based ROMs. If you are, get in line right behind me. :(
     
  4. dfine06

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    im running the simply stunning ese 53 based rom.

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
  5. johnlgalt

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    And behind me as well.

    While I have to admit that ESE53 builds have been, for the most part, more stable than previous 2.1-based ROMs, I still miss the sleek styling of the 3D animation of the rolling apps in the drawer, along with modifications that allowed the shortcut for phone on the left and the browser on the right, with indicator dots telling you which home screen page you are on....
     
  6. OMJ

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    This is a completely unsubstantiated quote from someone on Howard Forums but

    Even if this guy is bsing I bet we will get the 3d app drawer eventually.
     
  7. johnlgalt

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    Eventually, yes - but I am betting that it will not be in the next release.
     
  8. Needsdecaf

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    Reminds me of...

    Economics Teacher: Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?

    Simone: Um, he's sick. My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Ferris pass out at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it's pretty serious.

    Economics Teacher: Thank you, Simone.

    Simone: No problem whatsoever
     
  9. OMJ

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    Kinda but this guy is a mod on HoFo and there are a lot of insiders on that forum. Makes it slightly more believable. People on HoFo were talking about ERE25 and ESE53 long before anyone got their hands on them
     
  10. johnlgalt

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    So true - I have always found HoFo a great resource for info - I just lurk there, though....
     
  11. thumper300zx

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    Hey guys -- new to forum -- trying to get some "tech help" on the 2.1 launcher. I have pretty much everthing done. Phone is rooted -- have Bugless installed and a Chevy kernel. Overclocked, tethering, etc.

    Trying to install the Launcher2.apk as prescribed here:

    "Not sure, but this should work. First download Launcher2.apk and place it in the root of your sdcard and then open terminal emulator (download from the market if you don't have it).

    open terminal and type the following:

    su
    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    busybox cp -R /sdcard/Launcher2.apk /system/app
    mount -o ro,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    sync
    reboo"

    When I enter the busybox line it tells me access denied. Any help appreciated.
     
  12. Fadelight

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    Code (Text):
    1. adb shell chmod 755 /system/xbin/busybox
    See if that helps. Everything you are typing is correct, so there isn't much else it could be.
     
  13. dfine06

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    you can push a 2.1 launcher over any ROM? is this true? and how stable is it?
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  14. johnlgalt

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    From my understanding, yes, as it is just another .apk like most of the apps in your phone.

    As to how well it works, well,.... I haven't tried it other than when they were included with ROMs by default, so I do not know.
     
  15. Fadelight

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    Sure, you can push it to the /system/app folder of any ROM, just like any other app.

    It might not work, though. If you are using an ESE53 build, you might as well just forget about it for now. It won't run.
     
  16. CRPercodani

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    FRE is the code for Froyo Research Engineering (ERE was Eclair Research Engineering) so that definitely is credible. I wouldn't expect us to see that update anytime soon but then again who knows.
     
  17. mrharris

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    Hey I'm tryin to download the 2.1 softwear can anyone help
     
  18. sohc sti

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    Launcher2 has never ever been stable on any rom I've tried. On the current cyanogenmod now. But I like my helix anyway.
     

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