New Guy & D2 'blur

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 2' started by DWalter, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. DWalter

    DWalter New Member

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    Since this is only my 2nd post, I want to repeat myself and say hello to everyone. The second thing is a ?.

    Does anyone else here dislike the 'blur on their D2? I really liked my 'blurless Droid OG and would really like to find a way to lose the 'blur on my D2.

    Droid (The OG) & Droid 2 (Son of OG)
    The Prodigy & Progeny...
     
  2. DWalter

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    ...

    Oh, and furthermore...

    Once I get the time & cajones to root my D2, it's done and it won't be none too soon 'cause the least amount of blur on my phone the better.
     
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    You can:

    1. Just not use blur widgets, etc. Install Launcher Pro home screen replacement - better features, faster than stock. If you do switch to launcher pro, remove all widgets from the stock home screen so it's empty of widgets

    2. Root and install a custom ROM...there are two right now, Tranquility and Epic...both reduce the blur

    3. Root and remove some the blur yourself..there's a guide in the DX section on this forum on removing apps that also applies to the D2

    4. Wait a while...someone is working on a CyanogenMod ROM for the D2, it will be built from source, stock Froyo. No timeline on that yet, but the author has a vendor overlay (key requirement to build for the D2) and is troubleshooting issues...
     
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    You can install launcherpro for a better home app. Then you can root your droid2 and remove the widgets and apss you do not want. There is a good thread over at xda-developers that goes over what can be safely removed. There is a thread here too on how to root your D2.

    I have done it and there is a lot less bloatware on my phone now and almost have a vanilla setup.
     
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    LauncherPro or ADW should ease your pain.
     
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    Yeah what he said...I just can't type that fast yet on the D2. My thumbs are one key off still :)
     
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    I have Launcher Pro, I hid my unwanted apps. Blur was still there. I rooted, flashed Tranquility rom, and I am now near blur less. Its great and maybe I'm trippin but my battery seems to last longer.
     
  8. DWalter

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    The blur's contacts is crap. You can add a web address all day long to a contact but it is unuseable (if it takes which is only half of the time).

    Why did Motorola burden the Droid 2 with this monstrosity? What in the heck were they thinking?
     
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    Man I miss the OG's contact book and it's userfriendly management.
     
  10. Redflea

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    You will lose some things you might want w/the tranquility ROM (or other custom ROMs) that remove blur. Most notably for me is that I like the D2 Email client very much, better than the stock Email app that Tranquility and Epic (another D2 ROM) use...so I'm still on stock until I take the time to play around and confirm that I can keep the D2 Email app w/one of the custom ROMs...
     
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    Well, unfortunately the Droid isn't for everybody. Maybe it's not right for you.

    I just deleted most of the blur, it wasn't a big deal.

    As far as contactsI suppose if you have hundreds of contacts it could be a hassle. I set up a group for contacts that I call frequently. Pretty user friendly as far as I'm concerned.
     
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    I had not done that until I read this. I assume your reason for stating that is if you have the widgets on the stock interface it still uses resources even though launcher pro is in control?