Need a better HOME THEME

Discussion in 'HTC Droid Eris' started by fLiP SiD3, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. fLiP SiD3

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    I was looking at all the different apps that are in the market and have narrowed my choices down to 2 ..........one of them is GDE and the other is HOME ++ , problem here is I am not even sure that HTC ERIS can run the HOME ++ app , cause when I searched it in the marketplace it doesnt give me anything. As for GDE I am worried about a few complaints that it has gotten lateley.
    If you guys/gals can help me decide which one of the 2 will work for my ERIS or other suggestions , I would appreciate it very much
     
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    try searching for home++ instead of home ++
     
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    This is way out there, but I came across SlideScreen the other day. It's nothing like any other home replacement out there. It's definitely not for everyone though. Slide Screen by Larva Labs

    There's a free version on the market to try out, just has a banner at the bottom.
     
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    What version of Android does the Eris run? Is it 1.6?
     
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    It runs 1.5.
     
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    If that's the case, Home++ won't run on it. Home++ integrates some things that are not compatible with Android 1.5...
     
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    That's pretty slick...Like you said, not for EVERYONE, as I really like having wallpapers and multiple screens, but if it's a smooth as it looks, definitely a very nice niche app.

    I'm seriously considering downloading it just to play around a little.

    Thanks for the tip!

    ***EDIT: Question for you...Do you use this and/or have you tried it? Can you hide message text? I don't REALLY mind having the name of the person texting me right there on the screen for anyone to see, but sometimes it's nice to have a bit of privacy...and it seems like hiding screen text would allow more info to be shown at one time...
     
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    Do the various home replacement apps allow you to keep the seven screens that Sense provides or is it limited to four or five? Also after downloading and running the home replacement apps would i necessarily need to install Task killer to stop Sense UI from running.
     
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    I just started using GDE today, so far it's pretty cool. I don't know that I think it's BETTER than Sense, but it seems to be as good - and it's got some cool animations. The downside is that the HTC widgets don't work on anything other than Sense. So if you're in love with one or more those widgets you might want to think twice about installing any different home app. At the very least you'll want to check on the Market to see if there is something else that will take the place of the widget(s).

    @Divalibra, Sense is not actively running, so you shouldn't need to kill it with a task killer. Admittedly my battery is not holding a charge like it has been, but I've been messing with the phone pretty much all morning setting up GDE, so it's OK that the usage is up.
     
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    Just found out that HOME ++ is not on ANY HTC ERIS app market , because that application is not supported by the ERIS OS !!!!!
     
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    Sorry Jonny , I didnt see that you already replied before I posted the exact same thing you just posted
     
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    It would be more accurate to say the application doesn't support the Eris OS, but in any case it's correct that it won't work on our phones (at least not until the 2.x update).
     
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