Making bettercut work with UD and Helix

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  1. The Rick

    The Rick Member

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    So I finally managed to make these three work together for more then just a few icons :icon_ banana:

    here is a simple walkthru:
    1. download bettercut, home switcher and any icon packs you want
    2a. make sure you have open space on your helix screens somewhere, the easy way is to just open up 3 or 4 1x1 spaces on the main screen
    2. to use home switcher, open the app and pick the stock launcher, not helix
    3. add any apps you want to make shortcuts with new icons onto your home page
    4. open better cut, edit shortcut, pick the one you want to edit, pick a icon or picture etc and hit save (edit text if you want)
    5. open home switcher again, that new icon is now on your helix desktop :icon_ banana:

    Its nice to be able to make good use out of a paid app that I haven't been able to for a while. Hope this isn't a total repost
    Here is a basic screenshot
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    Works great

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    #2 checho408, Apr 12, 2010
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    So im confused? sorry but you were having trouble using better cut with helix on UD?
     
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    Another way is if you have better cut and helix just long press on the screen then click "shortcut" ---> better cut ---> activity ---> select the application and the icon and then it'll be right on your helix desktop :)
     
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    Thats exactly what i did/do. i was confused by the round about way of this method he is explaining. i always thought bettercut was simple this way just makes it seem hard.
     
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    Arrrrggh!! I can't believe I've been doing it the long way all this time. Haha thanks lol I never knew what that activity part was for lol
     
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    Thats how i do it.
     
  8. The Rick

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    This is exactly what I would do previously with better cut but ever since 8.x UD, it has not functioned for me on UD.
    I'm glad to hear its working well for others though :icon_ banana:

    edit- this method now works finally too! it did not work for me at all for the last two UD's, the activity window would never load or force closed constantly
     
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    Yea its funny how on some roms things will be buggy so you just get used to doing it one way and forget the other.
     
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    @checho what icon pack is that please. I didn't see it mentioned in the thread and I looked up and down in the Market searching keyword icon. I like that all black and grey look. Thanks.
     
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    There called ibox there's 3 sets
     
  12. rotordroid

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    I've been trying Folder Organizer. It allows you to assign icons to folders and applications. The nice thing is, you can export the settings to your sd card so when you load a different ROM or theme you can just import your Folder Organizer settings and you have all your custom icons back!