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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sh0ebox, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. sh0ebox

    sh0ebox Well-Known Member
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    For those of you who have seen the 2.1 Launcher made by arctu (over at XDA) and really want it, but don't want to flash over to Koush's ClockworkMod recovery to use his CyanogenMod ROM, you can get practically the same thing without going through all that work.

    Arctu created the HelixLauncher, which is just a regular launcher with the same capabilities as his launcher2 (a.k.a. docking icons) minus the 2.1 launcher features (e.g., 3d app drawer). Definitely worth checking out if you've seen/used his launcher2. It's incredible.

    I personally haven't used HelixLauncher as I have Koush's CM ROM, but I would definitely check this out if I didn't.

    Info taken directly from his thread at XDA (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=645683):
     

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  2. Branndon

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    Using it, LOVE IT, will keep it from now on. Fast, just enough screens (I like 4), quick icons along the bottom, my replacement for dxtop is here I think.
     
  3. OMJ

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    thanks for posting this shoebox its awesome

    just so people know it does make you lose wallpaper interactivity. Dont think most will care but wanted to get it out there
     
  4. BigMace23

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    Looks like he updated it for donators only...

    From xda-developers:

    Dropped HelixLauncher 1.1 in donators' repo:
    Fixed Double-Tap bug by reducing sensitivity
    Added LWP interactivity
    Added Nexus Launcher2 Handle instead of Droid dull's
    *Might fixed* the bug with some people unable to install
     
  5. Branndon

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    Note it's still there.
    Download Download v1.0 APK: Here -> 805KB (OptiPng-ed)
    Edit oh updated it, yeah but we will have it in a few days I guess
     
  6. sh0ebox

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    The 1.1 update is now out for everyone. Donators in the future will receive beta updates and early releases, I believe.
     
  7. xScopex

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    Wow this is really awesome! Using it now.
     
  8. Redflea

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    Now in the market under Helixlauncher....

    Best launcher I've used, and I've used a lot.
     
  9. DroidSuks

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    is a smokey place.
    BEWARE!!!


    Make sure that you uninstall V1 before you apply the 1.1b from the market. I did a simple update from the market like any other app and when a returned to my home screen it FC in a loop. I couldn't even power off the phone I had to do a battery pull. When it returned the same behavior continued.... Luckily I had done a Nandroid last night late and I was able to revert.

    Also... you will need to resetup ALL of your screens.
     
  10. Graz

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    I don't see it on the Market
     
  11. taz55

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    I want to try this. does anyone have screenshots?
     
  12. sh0ebox

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    p.s. It's now in the market. Currently, the newest version is v1.1b. Download it and give it a shot! There's not much to look at. The tab looks like the one from launcher2 and there are 4 slots (invisible) that you can dock shortcuts to.
     
  13. sukanas

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    i had this problem. instead, you can just use adb rm app/data/...
     
  14. slick_old

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    I just want to say that I absolutely LOVE this "home replacement". Its the best I've used by far and it looks great with the smoked glass theme.
     
  15. Needsdecaf

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    I am noticing that it is sometimes slow when going back to the home screen. Either it slides slowly, or sometimes "redraws" the icons, like a slow windows.
     
  16. slick_old

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    I haven't experienced this and I have a lot of widgets.
     
  17. xmr405o

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    Works great with my BB 0.7. No issues with Live papers and speed.
     
  18. Needsdecaf

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    Also, Better Cut shortcuts do not show up here. They show up on Home.

    Any way to rectify that?
     
  19. mtbhk44

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    Download the launcher from the market. Bettercut works perfectly and you can even put the bettercut shortcuts into the quickbar
     
  20. jackburnt

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    What's the difference between HelixLauncher and HelixLauncher 2?

    EDIT: Ah, found more info on HelixLauncher2:

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=641216

    EDIT: Went into a FC loop with HL2. Trying HL1 now.

    BTW, if you go into a FC loop, you don't have to pull a battery (if you didn't set HL2 as default). Just hit home again before it crashes and it'll pop up the "choose default" option. Then hit home again and select it.

    EDIT: HL1 is working fine for me. Think I'll stick with that one. I love the docking!
     
  21. Graz

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    Ok I finally got it. Now how do you change the settings?!

    EDIT: Wow I'm an idiot, disregard this dumb waste of a post.
     
  22. Needsdecaf

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    HL 2 FC Loops me.

    HL 1 shows the "dots" on the bottom, which I don't want. But it DOES allow better cut icons.

    Was the non-dots version older?

    Edit: i see that I had D/L'd version 1.0, the one on the market is 1.2.

    Ah so.
     
  23. Redflea

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    1.2a is up...
     
  24. taz55

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    tried it. but i found it kinda made my little droid feel a bit sluggish.
     
  25. camerons1986

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    does helixlauncher support live wallpapers. and if it does do you know where to get them?
     

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