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  1. nathanotis

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    If I am using Launcher Pro or some other launcher on my rooted Evo... Is it at all possible to completely delete Sense UI from the phone? I'm not talking about changing the defaults... I want to completely remove it from my phone. Free up space. Maybe benefit from a slight speed boost...

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    not sure if this works on gingerbread or not, but here is Calkulin's Remove Sense.zip. just make sure to have a launcher already up and running before doing this. and also make a nandroid as well.

    there are also two sense roms that have sense removed that you can try. one is valpeak and the other is evononsensegb. you can check them out in the rom/kernel sticky.
     
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    You can use an AOSP rom. MIUI, Vaelpak are two outstanding ones...Both released new updates today. MIUI gingerbread has gotten incredibly stable and
    smooth. Vaelpak roms are top notch!:D
     
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    I second asop. It's always a nice change up. I try to go back and forth to keep up on the changes.

    MIUI is awesome. It's insane the changes that the devs made to android. Though the default set up is a bit 'iphony' for me.
     
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    I run the ReDarkened theme. Its outstanding;)
     
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    find a ROM that is ASOP... flash the ROM.
    then load the launcher you like.
     
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    I would recommend trying out an AOSP ROM, I would say Cyanogenmod 7 or MIUI if the iPhone look is more your style. Although if you are just going to put Launcherpro on it I say CM7 and then uninstall ADW.
     
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    I actually never looked into the miui themes.. I'll have to do that after I give up on Mikg 2.1 + 3.0 sense rom (really in need of a custom kernel).

    And FYI, with this thread An Urge To Dance has 666 posts. >:]
     
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    I tried the Mikg2.1+3.0... I liked it a LOT... but the battery! Wow. Almost non-existant. I've been using miui for a couple days and yeah, it's HIGHLY iPhoney. It's strange not to have an app drawer, and for all that I hear about how customizable it is, all the themes kinda look the same... all very iPhoney.

    I'm gonna keep looking.

    Another thing I wonder about AOSP roms... why do they take so long to boot? Compared to, say, Stock Turbo 3.7?
     
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    For those that like sense... Go try synergy by myn... You owe it to yourself
     
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    I've really liked myn's past work, I'll have to give that a try as my next rom.
     
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    +1 on myn's work, I've always been fond of his ROMs.

    About Calkulin's Remove Sense package, all it does is remove packages (.apk files) from the system, it doesn't do anything to remove the Sense UI skin that htc implements - you'll still have the green graphics. In order to completely remove the Sense UI skin you'd have to theme framework-res.apk and com.htc.resources.apk. But if you're going to all that trouble you may as well install an AOSP ROM. Calkulin's package does, however, get rid of a ton of what I call bloatware.
     
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    ^good to know.

    I would have assumed that the remove package would fix the theme-ing as well, but it appears not.

    :)
     
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    Nope, htc went pretty deep in skinning the UI. You can change the theme though, I wrote this tutorial for just that purpose.
     
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    Vaelpak is a sense ROM btw, not AOSP.
     
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    Awesome tutorial, thanks for the link (bookmarked).

    I will now have to try my hand at a theme.
     
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