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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Fabolous, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. Fabolous

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    Root is now no longer required! It has been released in installable .apk format.

    Get it here:
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    ...waiting to see what FireFox will be like before resorting to rooting.
     
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    Checking back in. Uninstalled and went back to Home++. It did speed up and was usable but it wasn't as nice of an experience as I imagined it would be. Browsing the apps menu, while pretty, wasn't smooth enough to enjoy it. Landscape didn't work well (as others have mentioned) and I find myself in this configuration often when exiting the browser. Hopefully, when 2.1 is out officially all of these things will be nixed :).
     
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    If we start pasting in pieces of 2.1 into 2.0.1 will we have troubles with the official 2.1 upgrade you think?
     
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    great post sir, you make it idiot friendly. Thanks. Ill have to test this out for a few days/weeks whatever and see how i like it.

    +1
     
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    @slowednblowed Try extracting it, rather than the desktop, in your C:\ drive. That'll make getting to the directory faster and easier. It's also easier to remember. And you don't have to install it. Just use the cmd
     
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    there's a newer version up 1.1a, you might want to give it a try. Mine is very quick and I personally havent had a FC or reboot yet. Wish i could say the same for my 2.1 gallery!
     
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    With the installable APK is it ok to upgrade the current one or should I install beside it? Dont want troubles down the road.
     
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    I think it's okay to upgrade it. People have been upgrading the other default apps, such as Facebook and Google Maps from the market. I'm pretty sure if you have issues, a factory reset would revert it back to the original, 2.0.1 music player.

    However, I'm not absolutely sure, as I have the new player because I run 2.1
     
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    While you are right that that does give me a little leeway if someone does brick there phone (which this is fairly simple and I don't see happening *knock on wood*), I mostly did it this way to make it user friendly, because back when I was a noob trying to do stuff to my Droid, I couldn't do anything unless there were extremely specific instructions like mine are. Could I have cut the instructions down to size? Probably, but why risk it?
     
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    I have a nandroid backup just in case. I thought about just going with 2.1 but the rev 4 I tried was kinda buggy on my phone.
     
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    I agree 1000%, why make it more risky to a droid user who isnt completely sound with these things(quite like myself). Im a quick learner and ive been on the site for 4days and have already done quite a bit of aftermarket to my droid, while on the other hand, this was the first How-To that went STEP by STEP EXACTLY to the T of how to do something and it worked first shot. Ive never done that before. Except for maybe installing greeks 2.1. I think its a brilliant write up =):cool:
     
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    I agree. +rep
     
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    Glad to know that everyone is happy, pinching and unbricked. :)
     
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    not a huge upgrade...but definitely better than 2.01's music player. Mine's installed and working nicely.
     
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    Was already pinching with Dolphin, but this is like butter comparatively.
     
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    No such luck for me. But I only tried installing it through AndroZip and kept getting the error that parsing was successful. I'll just have to wait for 2.1 to finalize and get it OTA. I REALLY miss my iPod's software sometimes...
     
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    Ah. I wasn't using Dolphin because pinch and zoom didn't work well with me on that one. This one is, like, iPhone-like. (I know, I said the i-word, don't criticize me)
     
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    could you post the apk for the clock please? thanks
     
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    The 3D app gallery is cool i guess. I wish it wasnt so plain looking, maybe keep the checkered background that the app drawer on 2.0.1 has? And inside the app drawer the Application names sometimes become uncentered and then it just looks plain dumb. For the most part, i like it. We'll see if i end up switching back to Home++

    Edit: Back to Home++, much smoother, and i love the option to have my wallpaper not scroll, and the endless scrolling of the pages. and the taking up less memory too.
     
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    This is a good show for being such a new project. But it's still weird for me with the updated version. The app drawer doesn't look right in landscape for one. The indicator dots in the corners get all messed up when switching to landscape. Also, the RAM usage is still obscene.

    If they continue working on it, this could be really cool. But I hope a 2.1 OTA will make the whole thing moot.
     
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    Thanks for the updates man. Diggin the album art backgrounds
     
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    Ok before everyone gets mad....I put all the 2.1 mods for 2.0.1 into one thread. This way you can get everything you need in one place to modify your 2.0.1 to get the new stuff and look from 2.1. This is easier then using 3 different threads I think.
     
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    Here's a thread on Alldroid that should get you what you want.

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    this is cool, i like the 5 screens and such, i had launcher+ and now this so its cool. launcher + just gave 5 screens, no more and so this does that. my only thing is i have to rework all my dang screens when i set something new up! DANG IT!
     

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