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  1. pntblltrc4

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    Ok I am not actually sure if this is possible but here it goes. My girlsfriends mom has an epic my girlfriend has an evo. My girlfriend wants her evo to look like the epic's os. From what I can tell the epic is only running 2.1 while evo is running 2.2. Is there a way to flash os design of the epic to the evo, or is this not possible?

    Thanks
     

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    Hello and welcome to the Android Forums, pntblltrc4. :)

    After reading your query, I decided to move it to the Evo section, an area with a lot of users of that device who've modifed them and can likely give you some advice one way or the other.

    Good luck. ;)
     
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    Thanks for the movement frisco, I'm new here :)
     
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    If you're talking about the overlay, then probably not. The Epic comes with Samsung's overlay called TouchWiz. The Evo has HTC's Sense. Both overlays were written for their respective hardware. I have an EVO and my wife has an Epic. Personally, I prefer Sense, but probably just because I've been using it for a month.

    By the way, the Epic should be upgraded to 2.2 sometime in the not too distant future (hopefully), but in this case the OS is not really what you're asking about.
     
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    I want to break this down a little more simply so it's easy to understand, and possibly easier to explain to the lady friend.

    Think of the phones, Evo or Epic as a bed frame. Then think of the OS as the Mattress, and the sheets, pillows, comforters as the Manufacturer's "polish" to the OS.

    Where the Bed frame is the device hardware... memory, battery, cpu, gpu, display... blah blah.

    where the mattress is the OS: for Epic and Evo they both OPERATE on the Google Android Operating System. Epic is on version 2.1 and Evo is recently updated to the newer version 2.2. Both still stunningly similar, with a few added perks and changes from 2.1 to 2.2.

    Now, the sheets, pillows and crap... So each manufacturer may or may not choose to take the Android OS and write their own software to lay on top of it. The software may or may not change anything about the actual OS, but it more or less presents it in a different way. The touch, feel and look to what is on your actual screen as you browse through the device.

    To my knowledge, there is no way to take Samsung's proprietary overlay (TouchWIZ) and apply it to an HTC device.
     
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    yes some people have loaded touch wiz onto their evo's. I think it works pretty laggy tho.


    first thing first, is she rooted or does she want to go through rooting and installing different roms and stuff?

    if not, i would suggest she tries launcher pro or adw launcher from the market for different home screen options. no root required.
     
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    might as well give it a shot, it says people have it on the evo. this probably what other people have done that i saw post saying they had touch wiz.

    good luck, you could always uninstall it.
     
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    It's much easier to just convince her that TouchWiz is lame :)
     
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    I'm using the kingx kernel or whatever it is... the gameloft games run fine on my phone now. I know it'll never be as good as the humming bird CPU, but it's damn close!
     
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    I was gonna try just the kernel too but I couldn't find kernel build 6 by itself so I just did the whole 1.7 which has it built in. And yes very damn close to epic and I'm not overclocked. I found setcpu sometimes makes games more choppy.
     
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    LOL ditto.
     
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    Yeah, the combined inbox and radio toggles in the notification drop down just suck. :rolleyes:
     
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    do you enjoy hanging out here waiting to jump on anybody who talks down about your precious Epic?
     
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    He is MORE than welcome to post in any forum that he likes. Just like, if you are contributing, you are more than welcome to post in the Epic forum.
     
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    I don't think the quoted post qualifies as contributing. Defensiveness for its own sake contributes nothing.
     
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    Feel free to PM me to continue this conversation as this thread is not the place.

    In the meantime, each user on AF is free to post where ever they choose so long as they can abide by the forum rules.



    Now, back to the scheduled thread.
     
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    Can't you duplicate this with Launcherpro or ADWLaunder or one of them. I thought I saw something similar on people's Evo's using those.
     
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    LP has the 3D app drawer. Is that what you mean?
     
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    You must not pay attention much because I say plenty of good things about the evo (which I still own). And I've pointed out differences in Sense and TouchWiz that go beyond the launcher because so many get wrapped up in the launchers and foget other ways both skins add to vanilla android. So try reading up on some of my other posts before another wasted post. Those two items happen to be very useful additions to stock android that aren't available with sense. Sense also brings more to the table with more polished email, polling options and better folder support along with better sms along and just an overall cleaner GUI.
     
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    I wish you could put toggle widgets in the app drawer. Would free up home screen space.
     
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    I do miss that from my Epic
     
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    I don't know anything about making Evo look like the Epic (personally soon as I get the epic, I'll be getting Launcher Pro and going wild with it) but I would suggest going through the Stickied thread Let up Peek at your Screens and then once you've spent some time in there, Show your girl things like This and once she gets an idea of what she can really do with the Evo, I'm pretty sure she'll forget all about making it look like Touchwiz.

    If you're not going to read all the pages of that Thread (you really should, it goes by quickly), check out the 1st 5 pages to learn the basics and then start reading from page 40 or so, so that you learn what you need to learn.

    Main things I would suggest would be
    Launcher Pro
    Beautiful Widgets
    Desktop Visualizer
    SwitchPro (?)
    Widget Locker

    These should be enough to get you on the right track IMO.

    Good luck and enjoy.
     
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