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  1. snm87

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    im new to rooting and wanted to know how i can change my home screen?
     

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    Well you can change the launcher, but you don't need to be rooted to do it.

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    Yeah launchers are a way to change how the home screen will look. can you explain exactly what you want to do?
     
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    well i rooted already and wanted to know what i can do and customize on my phone (evo 4g) i have mikg..i kinda wanted to change the way the clock looks on my phone too..

    whats good app for launchers?
     
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    i like go launcher, but laauncher pro is pretty good as well. also beautiful widgets is pretty good. they have plenty of different styles of clocks to choose from.
     
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    Another way to make the phone look different would be just flashing a theme or a whole new ROM altogether.

    Look into miui or an aosp Rom like cm

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    thanks for all the info.. hopefully it comes out cool
     
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    For changing your home screen look, I think the best option is GOLauncher. It's a great launcher with TONS of sweet customization options. The same dev team produces a ton of useful widgets and themes that go along with the launcher.

    For a widget app, I would HIGHLY recomment Fancy Widget Pro. Get the paid version. I have both FWP and Beautiful Widgets and I think FWP is better, hands down. It has VERY good Sense clock knockoffs and overall just seems a little more slick than BW.

    If you want to take the next step with theming then you need to check out MIUI. Theming on the MIUI rom is unparalleled.
     
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    Nows a great time to get going on it too, theres really only 2 themes for MIUI ICS out there right now.


    The themes is one thing that makse MIUI so great, its a worldwide ROM and anyone can make a theme and upload it to the themes app.
     
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    The gingerbread version of MIUI has an INSANE amount of themes available.
     
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