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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by critcher, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. critcher

    critcher Member
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    Lovely new phone, but I'm not mad keen on the actual phone experience part. Contact pictures on incoming calls are enormous and then cropped. Can anyone recommend a replacement?

    The other thing is the lockscreen. I was thinking about using teslacoils widgetlocker, but some of the reviews led me to think that it might not be optimised for jelly bean. Has anyone here used it, and is it any good?


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  2. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender

    Actually go locker is pretty decent for a replacement, I used widget locker about a year ago, it was alright. Sometimes would have to double unlock with it. I only recommend it if you want the droid style unlocker. Otherwise try out go locker. You can choose from ics jb gb any many more style themed lockers.

    always used stock dialer so can't help ya with that one.

    Sent From My HTC Evo 3D Using TapaTalk 2
  3. kevindroid

    kevindroid Android Expert

    ive used dw contacts for some time now. i think this is what you want plus a good addresse book.
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  4. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Extreme Android User

    I use WidgetLocker and love it. I'm not sure about JB, but it works great with ICS. There are so many options, and the dev is great and always keeps his apps up to date so it should work fine with JB. Also he made Nova Launcher if you want to try a different launcher.
  5. critcher

    critcher Member
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    Thanks for the replies!

    Go locker looks good (so many themes!), but I'd need to use go launcher too, and I'm happy with nova for now. I'll probably check it out though. Any excuse to tinker!!

    DW is downloading right now.

    I'm still undecided about widget locker. All I'm wondering is if it plays nicely with the nexus on jelly bean. Some of the market comments suggest not. Maybe I'll bookmark it and check back.
  6. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female

    You could give Go Contacts a try. It's been awhile since I've used it, but I think it also themes the dialer (there's dozens upon dozens of themes out there for it).

    WidgetLocker is by far the best (best few bucks I've ever spent for an app), with literally hundreds of different themes for your lockscreen. Check out XDA Developers forum, there's a humongous themes thread there somewhere. Yes, works awesome with Jelly Bean, too. ;)

    If you want a free lockscreen themer you can give GoLocker a try. A few nice themes, but some of the free ones on the Google Play come installed with AirPush ads (these are bad bad bad) so you really have to be careful with what you download.

    Just an FYI. You *can* use GoLocker without using GoLauncherEX. Simply use a Home switcher app to force the default launcher of your choice. As long as GoLauncher is at least sitting installed on your phone, GoLocker works just fine.
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  7. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Extreme Android User

    I'm downloading a JB ROM for my phone right now. I'll let you know if I have any problems with widgetlocker.
  8. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female

    No issues with WidgetLocker on AOKP Jelly Bean Maguro 8/15. Runs buttery smooth. ;)
  9. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Extreme Android User

    WidgetLocker is working great for me. I'm on AOSP JellyBean.

    An AOSP ROM is the closest thing to a stock Nexus phone, so it should be the same on a Nexus.
  10. critcher

    critcher Member
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    I think that has to be todays top tip! Thanks!

    I will check out go contacts and go locker, and it's good to hear that widget locker plays nice with JB.

    I tried magic locker last night, and although it looks good it was a bit laggy. No point in downgrading!!

    I'm not sure that it's really the dialer that I have a problem with. I think it might be just the caller ID screen. I downloaded "Full Screen Caller ID", and it was better, except that it actually is full screen! My contact images aren't hd enough for that. At least I have another option to search for.

    Thanks for all your help, people of the interweb!

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