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    I've rooted. Installed numerous roms. Tried a couple Launchers. And i'm just not happy.

    Each rom has its own awesomeness (and bugs) but each one removes a feature or two of stock ICS that I like. Same with each launcher. APEX comes close, and I may end up forking over the cash for it. I've already paid for ADW but it's not very good with ICS.

    So here I am. Back to stock ICS, happily unhappy. What I want to know is this... What are you doing with yours? Have you rooted? Are you on the stock rom? What launcher are you using if not stock? And finally, can you give me some screen shots, pros and cons? Just looking for some inspiration here man.

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    Stock here. Never tried to root. Haven't found a launcher i like with ics.

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    Still getting the feel for ICS. I can feel your pain though........Home screen just kinda lacking.
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    Root couldn't be easier with razr utility 1.7 I mean seriously, if you wanted to just Google it. I only did it so I can an use setcpu. I'm really leaning towards Apex Launcher though...

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    I may have to check Apex out.....do you need root to use it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by schufly73 View Post
    I may have to check Apex out.....do you need root to use it?
    I can't answer that as I am rooted. Description should say so though

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    You should not need root for launchers. They're easy to change.
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    I have both Apex and Nova on mine and switch between both to figure which I like best. I have paid for both because of all the android phones and tablets in our home. I like the free Apex launcher better than the free Nova launcher. But I like the paid version of Nova launcher over the paid Apex version. Smoother, quicker, and better animations in paid Nova version. If you have the time install both, load them both up the way you want them and switch back and forth until you figure out which is better for you. Both are great ICS launcher replacements.
    If you use home manager from market you can switch between launchers and you have options to kill and auto kill launchers your not using to save on ram.

    PS. You do not need root. But if you have root you have the ability to have Widgets in dock I believe.
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    I've tried the Arctic rom, but I just wasn't feeling the love for it. I really liked the Eclipse mod, but I couldn't get pictures from Facebook to sync with my contacts and messages. Haven't tried any launchers yet.

    I went back to stock ICS last week. There's nothing out right now that justifies root for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apquijano View Post
    I've tried the Arctic rom, but I just wasn't feeling the love for it. I really liked the Eclipse mod, but I couldn't get pictures from Facebook to sync with my contacts and messages. Haven't tried any launchers yet.

    I went back to stock ICS last week. There's nothing out right now that justifies root for me.

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    I know.....I have root many phones, back to my HTC Hero, and I just don't see the reward versus the risk of rooting my Maxx just yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schufly73 View Post
    I know.....I have root many phones, back to my HTC Hero, and I just don't see the reward versus the risk of rooting my Maxx just yet.
    Being in control of my CPU was the only reason I rooted.

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    I rooted because I use AdAway and Titanium backup. I'm still using Launcher Pro because I haven't found anything I like better than the sliding dock. I use Folder Organizer widgets to get the homescreens the way I want them. I don't need a lot of bells and whistles, just a plain homescreen. In fact, all the items on all three of my jomescreens are widgets. The shortcuts I use are all in the three sliding docks.
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    are you seeing battery savings from that power scheme?
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    I use Titanium to freeze the bloatware. Yesterday I was using the phone pretty heavily, downloading and testing apps after i got home from work. The phone had been off the charger for about 20 hours and still had 42% remaining on the battery (I use Battery Circle to get units on the remaining battery instead of the 10% increments Motorola uses).
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    Quote Originally Posted by schufly73 View Post
    are you seeing battery savings from that power scheme?


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    Quote Originally Posted by schufly73 View Post
    I may have to check Apex out.....do you need root to use it?
    No. I tried all the launchers, none need root. I like Nova best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bradenfontaine View Post
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    Wow...that's just silly. I just rooted using razr utility 1.7, and you are right, it was stupid easy. Bought a copy of Titanium Backup, (been using MyBackup Pro)and will grap Set CPU in a few. Any problems you've noticed with Set CPU and the stock .211 kernal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by schufly73 View Post
    Wow...that's just silly. I just rooted using razr utility 1.7, and you are right, it was stupid easy. Bought a copy of Titanium Backup, (been using MyBackup Pro)and will grap Set CPU in a few. Any problems you've noticed with Set CPU and the stock .211 kernal?
    Not one issue. I believe I read that duel core phones like ours like the hot plug govener so be sure to set your profiles to that. I'll switch to on demand and see if it makes any difference.

    This is my current setup

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    Just rooted mine... still waiting for a really good ROM to load... as I recall it took a while before there were any really good ROMs to run on the popular Thunderbolt... there was ALWAYS one or two things that were broken in almost every ROM.

    I've played with launchers over the years... but I'm sticking with the stock one right now... like I said I'm still waiting.
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    Eclipse is the one I'm eyeballing, once some of the kinks are worked out

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    An interesting thing happened to me. In my displeasure at how my Go Launcher was using a ton of ram and transitioning slower on ics, I clicked on the News tab in my Go Launcher settings to find an update or invite if you will from the GL team to download Go Launcher EX v3.10 beta4. I don't know if the build is different than what's found at the Play Store or if reinstalling it in this way was a factor but not only has it been running perfectly since last night, the total ram used on my device has dropped into the 500mb range from the 700s it was running before the download. Also the jury is still out but I think my battery life is back. Not going to get too excited about that for a few cycles. Anyway, it's feeling better and hope it stays that way because I love GL

    Check out GL before the v3.10 beta4 download After looks much better:-)

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