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General Can you turn off HTC sense on the Droid Eris?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Mrdroid921, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. Mrdroid921

    Mrdroid921 Well-Known Member
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    I might be getting one, and I know on some HTC phones with sense, it
    can be turned off.
     

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  2. Demache

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    It can't be turned completely off, since a lot of the apps use Sense and can't be removed. However, you can turn off the Sense home screen.
     
  3. Mrdroid921

    Mrdroid921 Well-Known Member
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    So if you do that, what kind of home screen will you be left with?
    Would it be the standard 2.1 home screen?
     
  4. Demache

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    Pretty much. Its the barebones version. However, there are many replacements like Launcher Pro.
     
  5. rick311

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    or download "home switcher" from the app store. if you dont like the default its super easy to switch back to sense.
     
  6. Mrdroid921

    Mrdroid921 Well-Known Member
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    Thank you. One last question, I am guessing turning that off will
    speed up the phone right? or wrong?
     
  7. xx_bishop_xx

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    In theory of course. +1 for Home Switcher, it will let you choose your home/home replacement/sense rather quickly, and easily; and allow you to determine your favorite. Try ADW Launcher, neat stuff.
     
  8. MrDangerous

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    Do any of the home screen replacements let you keep your HTC widgets? I put on ADW but it doesn't support them. I'd love to have ADW but with the default flip-clock/weather on the front.
     
  9. AdrianC14

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    No, but here is an exact alternative

    http://www.appbrain.com/app/com.fancywidget.android
     
  10. xx_bishop_xx

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    Only difference is, that one does not display the little animation for the weather, to my knowledge.
     
  11. MrDangerous

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    Cool! Thanks!

    How about this...
    Using 2.1v3+root and not reflashing, can I easily get the standard android unlock (drag the finger across) screen?
     
  12. surgeon0214

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    how are you going to root the leak? ya can't
     
  13. xx_bishop_xx

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    Bummer too huh? One of these days....root for "us". (I hope). :(
     
  14. MrDangerous

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    I never unrooted. I used the rooted v3 leak not the plain v3 leak. They referred to this as the "v4" briefly on XDA.

    It requires the older Hboot.
     
  15. cableguynoe

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    Bishop... what's it gonna take for that damn trackball to break on your eris, or that silent bug to act up enough for you to get a replacement and join us in root lala land?
     
  16. Demache

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    Replacements are all being sent out with 2.1 now with the unrootable HBOOT. Trust me, I got one. Its says 5/21/2010 on the refurb date. And I'm sure many people are sending in their Eris's for new ones. You will be pretty lucky if you get one with 1.5.
     
  17. cableguynoe

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    Wow...
    I've always been kinda careless with my phones.
    I know there's always either warranty or insurance... and in most cases my phone is so scratched up... i'm happy to get a replacement.

    But to think of loosing root...:eek::eek::eek:

    I am now taking care of my eris like nobody's business....
     
  18. Demache

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    Not to scare you or anything, but just as a warning. I would be really careful about returning your phone willy nilly if its rootable. I waited until my old rooted phone was unusable due to the trackball because I knew, as soon as I send in my old phone, I will have to wait for root indefinitely. I really miss ShootMe and Wireless Tether. I just hope that now that the Incredible is rooted, someone will figure out how to root 1.49 on the Eris.
     
  19. xx_bishop_xx

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    "Unfortunately", my phone has been treating me pretty well, always has. I had seriously considered fabricating an excuse to bring it back, but alas I'm a big believer in Karma Police. And flashing my phone was my own volition; I understood the consequences. At this point, I have put my trust in the minds and abilities of the Devs that are light years beyond me. Trust me, I would absolutely love to have root access, and hang out with y'all in the "All things root" section....*sigh*... Just leave the lights on for me.
     
  20. hallstevenson

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    Sense is still running in the background and using up RAM, so you'll be lucky if it actually runs faster.
     

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