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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by blacklabel1783, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. blacklabel1783

    Thread Starter

    was debating of returning my eris b/c is was so laggy at some points. googled turning off sense ui. i tried it and i am getting a much better response from my phone now. even after a manual update of the OS, it was still laggy as before. if you don't mind not having sense, it is great. has anyone tried this? i haven't been running w/o sense for a while and about to go to bed, but i will try more apps tomorrow. don't know if this has been covered.

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  2. mcbtrain929

    mcbtrain929 Android Expert

    one of the main selling points to getting the eris over the droid is having the sense UI. if you don't want it, get a droid.
  3. hrbib21

    hrbib21 Android Expert

    ^The Moto Droid is a much larger form factor. There is no comparison in that regard.
  4. mcbtrain929

    mcbtrain929 Android Expert

    nowhere in this thread is "form factor" being mentioned. so..........?
  5. hrbib21

    hrbib21 Android Expert

    The fact that I have to explain this is telling.

    You said:
    Another main selling point is form factor, therefore, telling someone to get a Moto Droid instead of the Eris based on your "main selling point" comment is ridiculous as there are clearly other reasons to own an Eris besides Sense UI.

    A little clearer for you now?
  6. swe3t23

    swe3t23 Android Enthusiast

    how do you turn off the sense UI and can you turn it on or off
  7. 88rich88

    88rich88 Newbie

    Go to settings/applications/sense UI then clear defaults and force stop then hit the home button and choose Home when given the option.
    you can then set it as default if you want to. And yes you can turn it off or on.
  8. swe3t23

    swe3t23 Android Enthusiast

    another question it is harmful to turn off the sense UI also i can switch back and will be settins be the same
  9. Chopstick2U

    Chopstick2U Android Enthusiast

    Is this more resource-effective than simply running the Home Switcher app to set the vanilla 1.5 as your default home? Even if your method squeezes more speed from the Eris, anyone considering this should download Home Switcher first because the vanilla 1.5 android is pretty blah, IMHO. Of course, your proprietary HTC apps are still working. People is still exactly the same and it runs in the background and gives you the same notifications.
  10. blacklabel1783

    Thread Starter

    If I had wanted a phone with a cramped dedicated kb and form factor that i hate, then I would have gotten a droid
  11. Caddyman

    Caddyman Android Expert

    im good on this, sense is worth the very nominal (and i have tried it) speed up that comes from not using it.
  12. Droid allready does sense UI. Eris is only a nock off of the hero lol, Dont get me wrong good little phone but not in droids league sorry.
  13. Caddyman

    Caddyman Android Expert

    How does moto droid do sense ui?

    judging by your username, postcount, you may be just a t.....um.....well.....you know :)
  14. JrzDroid

    JrzDroid Android Expert


    Droiddoessense + 1 post = Epic fail
  15. johnLEE

    johnLEE Member

    sense ui is a product of HTC!
  16. spartan141

    spartan141 Android Enthusiast

    ehh i thought everyone got along on this forum;)
  17. Tried it.

    I dont see any speed increase in menus, apps, ect.

    Going back to Sense UI.
  18. pdragon

    pdragon Android Enthusiast

    Be nice guys.

    You're right, though, Droid does not have the SenseUI. There are themes that can make any stock Android device very much like SenseUI, though.
  19. blacklabel1783

    Thread Starter

    Haha. I thought the whole world got along. Peeps love to talk smack when they can't be touched.
  20. cevMkV

    cevMkV Well-Known Member

    this may be a dumb question, but what does it look like when sense UI is turned off?
  21. swe3t23

    swe3t23 Android Enthusiast

    it looks crappy.
  22. DroidDO

    DroidDO Member

    It looks pretty much exactly like the Droid....

    [​IMG] VS [​IMG]
  23. cevMkV

    cevMkV Well-Known Member

    i kinda feel like that may be cool...
  24. alexhendershott

    alexhendershott Well-Known Member

    I turned off Sense but I still had a black notification bar. How did you make yours white?
  25. Chopstick2U

    Chopstick2U Android Enthusiast

    Since the Droid has been rooted, someone could install Eclair for Hero. I wonder how well that works.

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The HTC Droid Eris release date was November 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 288GB RAM, MSM7600 processor, and 1300mAh battery.

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