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    Default Nova L./Launcher Pro Questions...

    I have a brand new Note II that I've only had for 3 days. On the 2nd day, I experienced considerable lag. Initially, I decided to return it, but some members suggested that I use Nova L. or Launcher Pro to make the phone faster. I liked the mosaic live photo wallpaper of the regular stock launcher...my question is does Nova or Launcher Pro have a live mosaic photo wallpaper? Do these launchers really make the phone faster? Please help me with one or both of the above questions...thanks for all of your help!
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    Quote Originally Posted by peacefulberry View Post
    I have a brand new Note II that I've only had for 3 days. On the 2nd day, I experienced considerable lag. Initially, I decided to return it, but some members suggested that I use Nova L. or Launcher Pro to make the phone faster. I liked the mosaic live photo wallpaper of the regular stock launcher...my question is does Nova or Launcher Pro have a live mosaic photo wallpaper? Do these launchers really make the phone faster? Please help me with one or both of the above questions...thanks for all of your help!
    Hi!

    Nova Launcher is a launcher that imitates completely stock android. While it overlays on top of your phone, a lot of things will be unaffected, such as the ability to choose wallpapers. You can still use the live mosaic wallpaper. As for performance, it does help the phone in some way. The only real way for you to find out if it helps the phone is for you to actually try it out.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...oilsw.launcher

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    Quote Originally Posted by peacefulberry View Post
    I have a brand new Note II that I've only had for 3 days. On the 2nd day, I experienced considerable lag. Initially, I decided to return it, but some members suggested that I use Nova L. or Launcher Pro to make the phone faster. I liked the mosaic live photo wallpaper of the regular stock launcher...my question is does Nova or Launcher Pro have a live mosaic photo wallpaper? Do these launchers really make the phone faster? Please help me with one or both of the above questions...thanks for all of your help!
    Hi!

    Nova Launcher is a launcher that imitates completely stock android. While it overlays on top of your phone, a lot of things will be unaffected, such as the ability to choose wallpapers. You can still use the live mosaic wallpaper. As for performance, it does help the phone in some way. The only real way for you to find out if it helps the phone is for you to actually try it out.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...oilsw.launcher

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizzrah View Post
    Hi!

    Nova Launcher is a launcher that imitates completely stock android. While it overlays on top of your phone, a lot of things will be unaffected, such as the ability to choose wallpapers. You can still use the live mosaic wallpaper. As for performance, it does help the phone in some way. The only real way for you to find out if it helps the phone is for you to actually try it out.

    Does my phone have to be rooted? Also, will the Note II's capabilities, S pen, multi-tasking, etc. be affected?
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    The phone does not have to be rooted. You can access any apps as you want and use the S Pen as well. Again, it won't hurt to try it out for yourself!

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...oilsw.launcher

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    The App description does not mention root. It will not wipe your data or compromise functions.

    It's just a different look for the home screens(s) and App Drawer. It's what is known as "eye candy."
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    Quote Originally Posted by wizzrah View Post
    The phone does not have to be rooted. You can access any apps as you want and use the S Pen as well. Again, it won't hurt to try it out for yourself!

    I will certainly give it a try...Would you suggest Nova L. or Launcher Pro for the fastest, cleanest experience? Thanks again!
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    Try the free version first and see if you like it. Then go "Pro" if you decide to keep it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RumoredNow View Post
    The App description does not mention root. It will not wipe your data or compromise functions.

    It's just a different look for the home screens(s) and App Drawer. It's what is known as "eye candy."
    Thanks for your help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RumoredNow View Post
    Try the free version first and see if you like it. Then go "Pro" if you decide to keep it.
    Didn't realize there was a free version.... cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by peacefulberry View Post
    Thanks for your help!

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    Didn't realize there was a free version.... cool!
    The one I linked to was the free version!!!!!

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    Works great on my moto g ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizzrah View Post
    The one I linked to was the free version!!!!!
    I just researched it, didn't click on the link yet. LOL! Thanks again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wizzrah View Post
    The one I linked to was the free version!!!!!
    I forgot to ask if you like Nova better than Launcher Pro?
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    Quote Originally Posted by peacefulberry View Post
    I forgot to ask if you like Nova better than Launcher Pro?
    Nova Launcher. If you are referring to this Launcher Pro: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....fede.launcher

    Please don't install it. It's over 3 years old and outdated. LauncherPro was last updated in 2011.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizzrah View Post
    Nova Launcher. If you are referring to this Launcher Pro: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....fede.launcher

    Please don't install it. It's over 3 years old and outdated. LauncherPro was last updated in 2011.
    Oh I see that...thanks for the heads up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by peacefulberry View Post
    Oh I see that...thanks for the heads up!
    No problem. Come back to AndroidCentral if you run into any problems or have more questions.

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    The one in play store shows June 6 2014 ...so it should be up to date .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sergiusz Jasper View Post
    The one in play store shows June 6 2014 ...so it should be up to date .

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    That's for Nova Launcher. I was referring to LauncherPro: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....fede.launcher

    It was a good launcher in it's prime, but not anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizzrah View Post
    No problem. Come back to AndroidCentral if you run into any problems or have more questions.
    Thanks...1 more question: (I'm making a list of all the things I should do after returning from a hard reset.) I saw suggestions about turning off animations in the Dev Options...should I turn the 3 categories (animations and transitions) to NONE or 0.5 or leave it at the default 1?
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    Quote Originally Posted by peacefulberry View Post
    Thanks...1 more question: (I'm making a list of all the things I should do after returning from a hard reset.) I saw suggestions about turning off animations in the Dev Options...should I turn the 3 categories (animations and transitions) to NONE or 0.5 or leave it at the default 1?
    Setting it to None will definitely reduce the load on the phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizzrah View Post
    Setting it to None will definitely reduce the load on the phone.
    Cool...that's what I did...I left GPU and max number of background tasks settings at the default levels...is that ok?
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    Quote Originally Posted by peacefulberry View Post
    Cool...that's what I did...I left GPU and max number of background tasks settings at the default levels...is that ok?
    Yep.

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    Is there anything better ...free?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sergiusz Jasper View Post
    Is there anything better ...free?
    I think most of them have a free and a paid version so you can try which one that works.

    Anyone tried Apex Launcher...which one would be better in your opinion, NL or Apex?
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    Quote Originally Posted by peacefulberry View Post
    I think most of them have a free and a paid version so you can try which one that works.

    Anyone tried Apex Launcher...which one would be better in your opinion, NL or Apex?
    Nova Launcher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sergiusz Jasper View Post
    Is there anything better ...free?

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    I think Go Launcher is pretty fun. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gau.go.launcherex

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    Just tried go luncher its cool almost iPhone like experience problem is tho it does not transfer ur apps u have move all apps back and to much advertising ...back to nova

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