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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by snorge, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. snorge

    snorge Well-Known Member
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    I installed OpenHome earlier tonight and it seems pretty nice. It is definitely something cool to try if you are getting a bit bored with sense like I was. The phone seems a bit snappier with it running to, kinda like if you run the stock android home app. It even has a built in memory optimizer and the skins you can download are pretty decent. Just a heads up for those of you who might be thinking about trying it.
     

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  2. snorge

    snorge Well-Known Member
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    Well I see this thread is getting lots of interest. Just an update if anyone reads this my awake time has dropped substantially using this over sense. I am now able to get 1% after the phone has been idle for a few hours since boot with Sense I was always anywhere from between 5 to 10 percent.
     
  3. eroid10

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    which version did you download? 3.8.2 is the current latest.
    And is there a demo version?
     
  4. ant0n

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    What do you all think is best? There's aHome and some others as well.
     
  5. Syncopated8th

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    I dunno man, I just tried openHome for like...5-10 minutes, I wasn't too fond of it. Honestly, I think Sense is the best looking one.
     
  6. ant0n

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    No man, I know it isn't. Just go to the general thread of themes on this board and others. With the customizing possible it can look really good. I just need to know which is the best one.
     
  7. deman89

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    Because I get 7 screens, and I like the HTC widgets...
     
  8. ant0n

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    What?
     
  9. deman89

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    I will not switch to OpenHome, GDE, ahome, or pandahome, because Sense UI gives me seven home screens, and the HTC widgets which I like.
     
  10. bagged00

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    i have openhome however i gotta nother droid eris cause i had to send mine back. well i backed up all my apps on astro and reinstalled. kinda pisses me off, when apps are brought in from a source outside of app store theres no updates for them. just went to try to install open home and now theyre saying i have to buy it again. pisses me off
     
  11. gridbug

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    Been fiddlin' around with this app but can live without it... can't seem to figure out how to uninstall it though. Any info on that?
     
  12. davros

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    i use open home with the htc hero theme still get the 7 screens but not the annoying "phone" button at the bottom
     
  13. Caddyman

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    should be able to go to settings>apps>manage apps>click the app>uninstall.

    i might try ahome, i tried open home the other day, wasn't too impressed. sense is really hard to beat IMO
     
  14. gridbug

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    AHA! Silly me, forgot all about that one... thanks! :D
     
  15. Caddyman

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    ok my suggestion if you MUST replace sense, dxtop....

    "but why?"

    well....

    PROS

    1. it's like bettercut, but better*
    2. it gives you 2 drawers at the bottom, 1 for apps, 1 for processes running...very nifty to see a quick shot of what is going on
    3. it has a nice lockscreen built in if you dont use lockbot
    4. theres lots of themes
    5. it has a built in screenshot taker...nice
    6. i like the 4 screens left, right, top, bottom
    7. you can go landscape on your homescreen...sweet
    8. got lots of options to tweak...i like options

    *you know the pesky bettercut bug where the mail icon goes back to default? it sticks with dxtop, and you can long press anything on homescreen and release, and it ask if you want to change the icon...werd. You also can pick icons from any icon pack you get from the market.

    CONS

    1. widgets, no sense widgets, and only other built in widgets are clock, search, and picture frame (all like android equiv.)
    2. a little laggy, but not bad, i can tolerate it
     
  16. Mays24

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    Where can I find ahome? Looked in market and all I can find is the skins?
     
  17. Caddyman

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    for something like that, go to androlib.com and find it, then scan the barcode.
     
  18. GrdLock

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    On the Eris you have to search for "aHome Lite" in the market. The normal version of aHome requires 1.6+ to run.
     
  19. davros

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    dxtop hmmm great another phone skin for me to try

    thx caddy

    oooh i like this one too lol
     

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