1. Are you ready for the Galaxy S20? Here is everything we know so far!

Custom UI!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by FuTuRe, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. FuTuRe

    FuTuRe Well-Known Member
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  2. yakboy

    yakboy Well-Known Member

    Cheers for posting this too Future. Have you tried this launcher? is it as responsive as Sense? The TouchWizz (spl?) was pretty much my remaining hang-up on the galaxy. Think I'm now swung :)

    I was thinking that I'd have to root and try to find a vanilla Android ROM. Just out of interest do you know in the rooting community whether any previous Sammy droid has had much attention?
  3. FuTuRe

    FuTuRe Well-Known Member
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    i currently have the iphone so no not tried lol

    check you some vids on youtube looks good especially the latest release.

    new version does not require root just install apk from market.

    previous samsungs have been poo so i dont expect anyone to root them, this is the game changer the galaxy s is already a hot seller and is currently the best fone in the world!
  4. yakboy

    yakboy Well-Known Member

    It certainly is an exciting piece of kit. Will watch those youtube vids now. Thanks for all your energy about this phone future, you're a wealth of info :)

    Don't suppose you know which UK carriers have confirmed the Galaxy S and when they will have stock do you? I'm thinking O2 and Voda from what I've read, stock becoming available a week on monday (the 14th). About right? Best be on O2, don't really fancy voda and their limited-unlimited data, I'm a fairly heavy spotify user.
  5. FuTuRe

    FuTuRe Well-Known Member
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    first is voda with an exclusive on the 16gb version, others should follow quite soon.

    play.com and some others are expecting delivery from tommorow.

    =KLRS=ZERO Android Enthusiast

  7. FuTuRe

    FuTuRe Well-Known Member
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    well this one looks to be the best one and before you needed root access, however there have been many updates recently so definately worth getting now and it can only get better! :)

    =KLRS=ZERO Android Enthusiast

    yes but none of them need rooting. its all on the market.

    =KLRS=ZERO Android Enthusiast

    and thats not sense.
  10. FuTuRe

    FuTuRe Well-Known Member
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    thats the point i made, initially this one did require root!

    and i meant it's sense like, edited so no one gets confused.
  11. superboey

    superboey Newbie

    am using this launcher for my galaxy s.. i like it. Quite customisable.
    So far i am loving it.

  12. galaxyS

    galaxyS Well-Known Member

    you have the phone already right?
    i just wanted to know if there is an LED indicator on the device?
    when you charge the phone when it's turned off, does it have an LED light indicator? i'd like to believe it does as most phones have an LED light indicator when turned off..

    please clarify this.. because i've read from another forum that the battery that the galaxy s uses is the one that is supposed to be hazardous when overcharged which im really doubtful towards about.. why would such a phone like this be equipped with some mediocre battery that could cause problems/troubles.. ie. fire? LOL

  13. galaxyS

    galaxyS Well-Known Member

    let's hope the battery is fine.. but still better be safe than sorry, if the battery would be a problem like that, i wouldnt get this phone...
  14. zmartfone

    zmartfone Newbie

    No it does not have a LED light on the device
    The manual said that if you charge the battery for more than 1 week it will shorten the life of the battery.. so overnight charge will not harm it.
    Look at THIS post.
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  15. galaxyS

    galaxyS Well-Known Member

    ya i was about to post it too.. i guess the battery is safe!!

    so no LED at all? LOL

    is this phone really an iphone clone on purpose? LOL

    it suddenly got me thinking, but whatever..
  16. superboey

    superboey Newbie

    no led...when the battery is full a pop up message will tell u charge is complete.

    Clone? i wouldnt call it a clone. But i must say iphone's design is simple so whoever comes up with a similar design would be label a clone.
  17. Beards

    Beards Android Expert

    I see you linked my post I made over on xda-devs.

    As you have probably noticed, I've been doing a lot of research on this subject. :)

    Slightly' Off-Topic' but seeing as the subject has been brought up here ~ Re the Battery.
    It's an Li-Pol. Li-Pol batteries are manufactured as 'wet cells' and hence why there is a need to issue a warning not to overcharge as a wet cell can rupture.
    The reason Samsung are using Li-Pol is because unlike Li-Ion, Li-Pol are manufactured differently. They are much thinner than Li-Ion which as we all know is needed due to the thinness of the phones physical body.
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  18. FuTuRe

    FuTuRe Well-Known Member
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    excellent good to hear! how do you switch back just disable it or something?
  19. Eazail70x7

    Eazail70x7 Android Expert

    I am using ADW launcher as well (Been using it since the beta was out for root users) and loving it so much. With every update it gets better and better. Its also just as smooth as HTC Sense too. Especially the Home screen scrolling.

    The customization is so deep.

    ^^^ @ Future

    When every you have more than one type of custom UI/launcher/home, they are listed as options you can choose when ever you press the home button. So if you have say, helix launcher, adw launcher, and launcher pro all installed you will see those 3 plus the regular Touchwiz 3.0 UI listed as a launcher to choose from.

    There is also a check mark below you can use to set which ever one you want to use as the default launcher :)
  20. yakboy

    yakboy Well-Known Member

    Will we be able to replace some of the touchwizz apps with more generic vanilla Android variants to work with the ADW Launcher?

    For SMS I'll be using Chomp, I'm a bag fan... so that is fine
    For Twitter I'll be using Twidroid, cool
    For Facebook I'll be using Facebook own, cool
    For camera, happy to stick with the Galaxy variant
    Gallery, is already the stock 2.1 one anyway which I liked on the nexus one

    My concerns are around:
    Lock Screen

    Have all these been 'tainted' (harsh, sorry) by the touchwizz brush? If so can we grab apk's from a rooted Nexus one and supplant with standard ones?

    My only hang up really is touchwizz, ADW Launcher looks the nuts to me but I'd like to be able to visually cleanse Samsung from the software as much as possible.
  21. FuTuRe

    FuTuRe Well-Known Member
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    thats good to know not long to go now!
  22. ramanmilan

    ramanmilan Well-Known Member

    this might already have been answered but:
    If i were to buy Samsung Galaxy S, would i be able to get rid of the Samsungs Touchwiz 3.0 and install htc sense+2.2(when it is made available to this phone)?

    And would it still capture videos in HD or would that stop?

    I am unsure which one to buy HTC desire or Samsung Galaxy S..

  23. =KLRS=ZERO

    =KLRS=ZERO Android Enthusiast

    Contacts: Acontacts
    Phone: good luck with that
    Lock screen: there are some replacements but they are sluggish
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