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  1. AlExFoRsUrE

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    I've already read alot of other threads about this! So, don't say "just search for it" Because i already have done that! :p

    I figured i wanted to ask self, just so i know what to do step by step.

    anyways, What I want to know is how to change the Lockscreen.

    Im sure some of you have used the Music pro player? Either way, when u play a song.. u get a "music control" on the lockscreen, but also the lockscreen is different from the stock desire lockscreen.

    So i want something like this: http://www.evolveordie.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/lockscreen.png (without the toggles on top)

    And not the stock one that i have : http://noscope.com/photostream/albums/various/HTC_Lockscreen.png

    So i wanted to know different ways of gettting this. And i have tried the widget locker. And i didn't like it, because of some reasons.. So i wonder if anyone have a clue about how to get this??

    Thanks for all the annswers! :)

    !! i have also checked out [THEME] Vanilla Lockscreen NON-Transparent Background [UPDATED: 07/05/2010] - xda-developers But i don't really know if thats up to date or something like that! So i rater ask here! :) !!
     

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    the best one is widget locker.
    what was wrong with it that annoyed you?
    you can have the default look but add the widgets.
     
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    In certain circumstances, your actual lock screen would flash up for an instant before wl. Really annoying
     
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    Exactly! I also find that eeeextreeemly annoying! Thats why i wonder if its a way of getting the other one permment??

    ;)
     
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    that happens on all 3rd party lock screens

    the alternative is not to have one and stay with default
    its only a split second/
    i dont find it that annoting as its only a split second. by the time my hand hits the screen its WL

    the change happens if you try and bring up the unlock screen immediately after locking it
    2.1 and 2.2 have a 5 second rule
     
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    The lockscreen you want is the vanilla android lock screen. I have this as I am rooted running a vanilla android custom rom. Defrost based on cyanogen.

    Not sure if there are any other apps but if you have a vanilla
    Rom, you lose all sense apps and widgets

    For me that's a bonus
     
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    Yeah. It's just aesthetically displeasing
     
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    any app will have this behaviour though but he wants to add his music etc.
     
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    Also i have tried Simply Lockscreen, but also that one the stock lockscreen keep flashing up...
     
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    aah, I don't need to add widget and apps. i just want that Lockscreen! :)
     
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    you will need to either have a vanilla rom like defrost or see if someone will hack a sense rom to allow it.

    i dont know anyone that has actually integrated a different lock style into sense rather than using an app
     
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    Defrost does this too ;)
     
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    You need root for that and either

    1- custom Rom with lockscreen removes
    2- s-off to remove from your own rooted rom
     
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    its also for the eris.
    different screen type and rom build
     
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    I have a rooted desire running stock froyo 2.2.
     
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    But, what is a nand backup?
    Aah.. shit.... it worked perfectly when i listen to music on musci player pro!! Then its no stock lock screen!
     
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    nand backup is nothing to do with it, thats just backing up your rom in its current state.
    the lock screen on music player pro seemed perfect but also suffers the same problem where the old lock screen comes up.
    you dont notice it as you lock it and leave it locked with music playing then when you unlock it the time has passed so you dont see the stock lock.

    having a rooted desire is not enough. you would need to hack the ROM itself and change the lock from within the rom itself
    changing the images is easy enough but changing the lock behaviour is something a little more difficult.
    I would imagine you could try and pull the lock from a rom build from CM or defrost then try and push it to the ROM you are using
    you would need s-off for this and there is no guarantee it would work.
    There is very good reason why this is not common and used. if it was simple to do then there wouldnt be all these apps that do it for you
     
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    Ok, so i either have to live with the stock lock screen, wl or flash a new rom??
    And what is the reasons for flashing a new rom??
     
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    well a sense rom wont really change it

    the lock screen you want is from vanilla froyo. so if you flash CM or defrost it will be your lock screen by default
     
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    Ok, But what is the biggest/best reason for custom rom??
     
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    i cant answer that question, its personal preference.
     
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    Ok.. but what features could i include in the custom rom?? if there isn't any reasons for flashing new roms i would say it is very wierd people do it :p

    But anyways, can u link me to the latest vanilla rom?

    thanks for the answers! :) Very helpfull!
     
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    theres lots of reasons to flash custom roms but it depends on your needs entirely

    Desire Android Development - xda-developers

    look at that forum, read the threads for the various roms
    dont question why other people have rooted or call it weird if you dont understand it.

    the whole concept of modifying is down to preference and is massive. im not going to sit here and tell you the benefits of custom roms
    its for you to find out and play about with, thats why android, rooting and xda-developers is all about

    learn
     
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    didnt mean to call it wierd. :p just thought... nvm.
    anyways. im pretty new with android, and also have i never flashed a custom rom. I have rooted, but if someone ask me how i did it.. i can't answer..

    so i just wonder, what custom rom is close to the stock one, with app2sd+ and with the lockscreen i love??
    :D

    and if i flash a new rom, is there a easy way of upgrade to the cupcake firmware when/if it is released to desire?
     
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