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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Godfather13, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. DonB

    DonB ♡ Truth, Justice and the American Way !! ♡ ™

    Brian, I am using Launcher Pro and that allows you to add stuff to the dock, as for the other with the contact that is an app called Launch X from the market



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  2. LBPHeretic

    LBPHeretic Android Expert

    I would definitely say +1 on using LauncherPro. It works better with AOSP Android 2.3 in my opinion.

    I like the looks of that Launch-X app, DonB. I will have to give that a shot.
  3. DonB

    DonB ♡ Truth, Justice and the American Way !! ♡ ™

    Yep you can use it for apps or contacts, I am using the free version,but they also have a paid version with more options

  4. BrianBertrand

    BrianBertrand Newbie

    Thank you guys for all the help. I guess one more question....When I was running 2.1, I was able to link my facebook contacts to my phone contacts and this would put their facebook picture up everytime they called. Is there any way to do this with the updated ROM?
  5. LBPHeretic

    LBPHeretic Android Expert

    I think you can with the Facebook app. I am not 100% sure though. :)

    I actually do not use Facebook. I am more of a Twitter fellow. ;)
  6. BrianBertrand

    BrianBertrand Newbie

    Can I delete the ADW Launcher on my phone?
  7. Toyzruskid1976

    Toyzruskid1976 Well-Known Member

    Ok now the below is SLICK! I want that!!!!

  8. DonB

    DonB ♡ Truth, Justice and the American Way !! ♡ ™

    You can uninstall it, but if you make your current launcher default, then it will not be used at all

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  9. andygu3

    andygu3 Android Expert

    If you're not going use it, why keep it:D LauncherPro is better anyways;)
  10. MahaloCat

    MahaloCat Android Expert

    Becoming a beleiever in Zeam.....again...going as bare bones as possible....
  11. DonB

    DonB ♡ Truth, Justice and the American Way !! ♡ ™

    I must say nice to see you back in action posting again Cat, it has not been the same without you here, LBP and I have been lonely here, bad enough we lost Andy from a day to day post in this forum, thought you had flew the coup also ;)

  12. LBPHeretic

    LBPHeretic Android Expert

    Yeah, we have to get the band back together. Haha. :D

    I have used Zeam Launcher on my B&N Nook Color for quite a while and it works well. I like its minimalist approach as well. :)
  13. DonB

    DonB ♡ Truth, Justice and the American Way !! ♡ ™

    I will give it a look at, but I am a LP man

  14. DonB

    DonB ♡ Truth, Justice and the American Way !! ♡ ™

    So far on Zeam, I don't like the no unread email count in the dock, and you have to put a shortcut on the main screen then drag that to the dock to get it on the dock, from what I see
  15. MahaloCat

    MahaloCat Android Expert

    HAHA....I knew you wouldn't like that...
    VERY few features on zeam - it is just Tiny smooth and fast!
  16. RossAM

    RossAM Newbie

    Thanks to all the pros for walking through these steps. I finally rooted and flashed Froyo (AOSP) and am very pleased with the results.

    One thing that hung me up that others might be interested in:
    I installed the Gingerbread keyboard and could not get the voice input button to show up. I struggled for quite some time before I realized I had to download Google's Voice Search from the market. Voice Actions are awesome!
  17. DonB

    DonB ♡ Truth, Justice and the American Way !! ♡ ™

    Yes, that is all you needed, a quick post here we would of told you that, I have mentioned it it many post before, hope you enjoy your phone again, and if you need anything don't hesitate to ask us

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  18. Bigbry

    Bigbry Lurker

    Just a quick thanks for all of the postings. I rooted 3 Heros to the Gingerbread ASOP and they are GREAT. First time that I've done something like that. Thanks again!
  19. mrutah12

    mrutah12 Lurker

    just wanted to say thanks i rooted my phone the other night when you guys were helping godfather13 got it rooted flashed the new rom and google apps got it setup pretty much the way i like it but i do have a few questions when you flash a new rom after its complete do you have to re root your phone and i download the zip file for sprint voicemail do i need to in stall it through the recovery menu ? to make it work im useing the mor stable version of asop i also am having an issue with trying to put up a picture frame wiget on a window on my phone i can get the picture frame there but i cant open it to view my pictures i tap it and it dont do anything what am i doing wrong please advise.oh more thing do they have different type of voice mail apps and if so in your opion which works the best also is there a way i can get my sprint navigator back on the phone or is there a better app for that as well sorry for all the questions im new to this but im learning
  20. rb312102

    rb312102 Android Enthusiast

    No once your rooted you are rooted unless you run an ruu which puts a sprint original rom on and thus unroots you. As for voicemail most people swear by goggle voice. I have never used it but that is always what people suggest to use instead of stock voicemail. I'm pretty sure you flash visual voicemail through recovery. And anytime you update your rom or change roms you have to reflash visual voicemail each time. And as far as navigation I love Google navigation that comes with most roms. Very accurate and up to date. Sorry no knowledge of the picture frame issue. Maybe some one else c
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  21. DonB

    DonB ♡ Truth, Justice and the American Way !! ♡ ™

    Which version of AOSP are you one, Froyo or GB ?? and which picture frame are you referring too? also if you are trying to put it on a man screen there has to be enough room or it won't go on

  22. mrutah12

    mrutah12 Lurker

    im running froyo and im putting it on a side screen you get the picture frame from the widget app but with the original screen it would let you veiw all your pictures in the album without having to go and actually opening the album app
  23. genuser

    genuser Well-Known Member

    Once your root, you will remain rooted until you install an RUU. You can reflash roms until you find one you like.

    The best way I know to get the Sprint Nav and VVM is to
    - restore your nandroid of your rooted stock ROM.
    - Install Titanium Backup
    - make a backup of it
    - reflash the rom of your choice and restore via TiBU again.
    Otherwise just google Sprint VVM apk and I am sure you will get hits.

    I think the picture frame you are referring to is a Sense gallery widget that allows multiple pictures. Your ROM will have a gallery widget that allows one picture, but not multiples. You may want to search the market for one.
  24. genuser

    genuser Well-Known Member

    I haven't looked at Launch-X yet. Looks pretty nice!

    You can get a shortcut to a contact by long pressing the home screen, choose shortcut, choose direct dial or direct message, choose contact. I use that all the time and really like it.
  25. duska3419

    duska3419 Lurker

    just wanted to say thanks for this thread - excellent walk-through, finally got me to root after months of putting it off cuz it seemed too intimidating.
    Thanks to everyone for contributing!

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