Any way to get the app tray from HelixLauncher while keeping BB?

Discussion in 'Android Roms' started by solorca, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. solorca
    Offline

    solorca Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Messages:
    328
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Ratings:
    +0
    I love the app drawer on HelixLauncher, but I find the rest of the Launcher to be horribly unstable. I know that some roms have the app tray, but I would prefer to keep BB.

    Basically, what I'm asking is if there is anyway to keep BB and all settings the same, but add the app tray?
     
  2. woodyman
    Offline

    woodyman Senior Member Developer

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2010
    Messages:
    1,610
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    68
    Location:
    Ohio
    Ratings:
    +4

    is it the 2.1 app drawer you want or just the full screen 2.0.1 looking one..?
     
  3. solorca
    Offline

    solorca Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Messages:
    328
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Ratings:
    +0
    Hmm, I'm honestly not really sure. I'm just looking for the spots where I can put 4 icons in the bottom and they move with me from screen to screen.

    I don't know if it's related directly to 2.1 or 2.0.1. I haven't seen it until the newest incarnations of roms, but that could be because I just haven't used a rom that incorporated it.
     
  4. christim
    Offline

    christim DF Super Moderator Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2010
    Messages:
    5,100
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    153
    Location:
    New England
    Ratings:
    +2
    Helix has been very stable for me on sg6.0 a 2.1 rom. I did try helixlauncher2 and got nonstop FC's and had to uninstall it. I don't know if that's because I still had the first version installed too though. Which version were you running? And...for you, the tray may have been the unstable part.

    I'd say the answer is yes it can be done, but I don't know if anyone has combined multiple launcher's into one yet so it might not exist at this time.
     
  5. woodyman
    Offline

    woodyman Senior Member Developer

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2010
    Messages:
    1,610
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    68
    Location:
    Ohio
    Ratings:
    +4
    the ESE53 base doesn't support the 2.1 launcher or nexusmod livewallpapers or the helix2 launcher..

    i spent a good part of the day editng and messing with files to get them to work, im trying to make an update.zip to get them to work on all ESE53 ROMs, so if you know how to create one let me know please..

    i could tell you how to do this manually its not hard just tedious..

    now some clarification
    helix is avalible in the market, there are 2 different apps, one with a non 3D looking app drawer and one with the 3D lookiing app drawer, BOTH support the 4 icon dock at the bottom and both allow up to 7 screens, only difference is how app drawer looks..... and like i said i got nexusmod and 2.1 Launcher2.apk to work on my ESE53 build today, hopefully i can publish an update.zip for everyone..

    so if your having FC issues try downloading the newest helix from the market, because idk if the one included with BB will auto update.. this should fix ur problems..
     
  6. aaf709
    Offline

    aaf709 Nice Guy Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Messages:
    4,178
    Likes Received:
    49
    Trophy Points:
    163
    Location:
    So Cal
    Ratings:
    +49
    There are other versions of Helix available if you donate.
     
  7. solorca
    Offline

    solorca Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Messages:
    328
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Ratings:
    +0
    I've used Launcher1 and Launcher2. Launcher1 is the one that gave me a ton of force close issues. Launcher2 was just slow, laggy, and horrible.
     
  8. NeverEndingXsin
    Offline

    NeverEndingXsin Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2010
    Messages:
    719
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    ive never had a single force closure with Helix Launcher 1 hmmmm.... interesting
     
  9. solorca
    Offline

    solorca Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Messages:
    328
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Ratings:
    +0
    At this point, I can't even open it. As soon as I attempt to open Helix Launcher, the force close cycle begins.

    It worked fine for me for a while too..then it suddenly happened one day.
     
  10. bL33d
    Offline

    bL33d Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2010
    Messages:
    819
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    illinois
    Ratings:
    +0
    Here u go IMO the best themed rom out right now its nextheme applied to buglessbeast and has working 2.1 helix launcher and nexusmod livewallpaper.

    [Themed Rom] NexBeast 0.9 - Themed ROM
     
  11. Mercutio
    Offline

    Mercutio Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009
    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    I've never stuck with one of the 3D drawer launchers. They all seem cool at first, but then are so slow to load the homescreen after a browsing session. Is there a workaround for this?
     
  12. spacemanps
    Offline

    spacemanps Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Messages:
    242
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Jersey
    Ratings:
    +0
    i keep getting FC's on Helix2, but helix1 only has 3 screen (i need 5) so i guess its a no go on helix... such a shame cause i thought the short cuts were moneyyy


    Never mind now i have 5 screens... sweet... running Smoked with helix launcher
     
  13. bL33d
    Offline

    bL33d Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2010
    Messages:
    819
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    illinois
    Ratings:
    +0
    Helix press menu key while on home screen then configure then screen size. .
     
  14. spacemanps
    Offline

    spacemanps Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Messages:
    242
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Jersey
    Ratings:
    +0
    yupp got it thanks! I still get FC's on Helix2 (im running Smoked 6.01)

    and even in 1 i get this weirdness... if i have a shortcut contact on my screen and i click it then go to message (then i get displayed their numbers) it jumps to the top of the screen...? weird..
     
  15. bL33d
    Offline

    bL33d Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2010
    Messages:
    819
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    illinois
    Ratings:
    +0
    I would go with nexbeast its solid and the theme is superb