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5 Home Screens and i cant remove them!! Please help

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by thomo2710, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. thomo2710

    thomo2710 Newbie
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    My old Galaxy S2 on Orange UK was perfect, i could delete unused home screens and i customized it exactly how i wanted it.

    However today i had to have my phone replaced under warranty as the touch screen became unresponsive in places.

    The phone they have sent me obv has different software on it because i dont like it and i cant customize it!!!! :-(

    My first problem is that i never had on my old phone was I now have 5 home screens and a orange scroll bar accross the bottom.
    I dont use widgets or any of that crap, i use 1 home screen with 4 icons on and everything else is organized in folders in the APP screen.

    However i cant remove them. If i hold them down all i get is a "Add to Homescren" window with the following listed:

    Orange Widgets
    Orange Shortcuts
    Android Widgets
    Android Shortcuts

    If i press the menu button on said screens, i get

    All programs
    Add to homescreen

    By defualt it also opens straight to the 3rd (middle) screen of the 5.

    I have no trash bin to drag them down to like my previous phone.

    Somebody please help me and tell me how to get rid of them?


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  2. Forbidden 403

    Forbidden 403 Android Enthusiast

    can you post screenshots of the 5 screens and the 2 messages screens you wrote about?
  3. thomo2710

    thomo2710 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Sure give me 5 mins.
  4. croftyboy8

    croftyboy8 Member

    have you tried to "pinch" the screen?
    It should expand giving you the option to delete a screen from there...

    Just a thought.
  5. thomo2710

    thomo2710 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    This is an example of 1 of the 5 home screen i have with the orange vertical scroll bar.

    This is the menu that appears when i hold 1 of the unwanted home screens down

    These are the options when press the menu button on 1 of these screens

    This is the only screen i want

    This is what happens when i drag 1 of the bottom icons up/down, but i cant do anything with them

    Also another thing - on my old G2 on the Apps screen i could create folders and put all the apps in them.

    Suprise suprise now i cant - There is no edit option on the menu bar within the app sceeen

    Shown here:

    I can add folders to the home screen but it doesnt move the apps off the APP screen.

    Getting angry now :-(
  6. thomo2710

    thomo2710 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for suggestion - doesnt help im afraid.
  7. thomo2710

    thomo2710 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Android Version 2.3.6
    Baseband Version I9100BVKL1
    Kernal Version root@DELL81 #2
    Build Number GINGERBREAD.BVKL1

    If any of that helps
  8. thomo2710

    thomo2710 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    GOT IT!!!!

    Piece of crap.

    Orange had put an Icon in the APPS called Homescreen.

    In there i could choose between the Orange theme (5 screens) or the Samsung screen, which once swapped to i could delete the homescreens and customize how i want!

    Damn Orange - go to hell.

  9. Forbidden 403

    Forbidden 403 Android Enthusiast

    Good to see that you managed to solve it. Looks like Orange has packed extra bloatware.
  10. thomo2710

    thomo2710 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Just a bit - out of the 57 pre-installed apps i have 35 of them in a bloatware folder!!!

  11. Forbidden 403

    Forbidden 403 Android Enthusiast


    root and uninstall/freeze
    root and uninstall/freeze
    root and uninstall/freeze

    for the poor device's sake..

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