Dose anyone actually use htc sense to the fullest
I'm mean as in stock everything. Was wondering this because everyone seems to have a third party launcher , sms replacement etc. This is by no means a knock to anyone but its rare to see a stock evo outside of the retailer. You would think pure stock would have advantages right? So if your one of those that do use HTC sense without third party system apps what's your experience like. Are there truly advantages to going the pure sense route? Ok I have rambled on enough.
- 10-14-2010, 05:12 PM #2
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I am new to Android, and at first I tried just the stock sense, but I found to have a better experience using Handcent for sms and dolphin for the browser. Other than that I believe everything is stock..... wait I forgot, I have the SwiftKey keyboard as well... I think Android is a bit like burger king... Have it your way
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- 10-14-2010, 07:03 PM #8
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Otherwise, it's merely a matter of preference. Remember, Sense is really just a custom skin integrated into vanilla android even though it's tightly intertwined in some areas. So anything you change from Sense is going to be more or less different vs. being outright better. You're just choosing a different on a base OS.
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After owning 2 Android phones that didn't have Sense, I was excited to get my Evo and finally try it out. The only widget I used regularly was the weather widget. None of the other ones really did much for me. The Sense messaging app gets slow and laggy when you have a lot of threads. And scrolling through a long message can be really choppy sometimes. Before I rooted and switched to CyanogenMod6, I was using Handcent. Which beats the Sense messaging app in every way possible. My biggest complaint is that I wasn't given a choice. Sense was nice at first, but after a while I wanted to go back to vanilla android.
Sent from my Evo 4G using Tapatalk Pro.
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everything works - it's tight - lot's of reasons not to change anything - just try some different apps.
i didn't want to brick my EVO, but did some reading and went ahead and unrEVOked 3.2.1 to root and i haven't looked back.
flashed ROMS, and for the past week i've been beta testing Myn's 2.2, and also took some time and went back to stock evo rooted, used the kitchen table to remove some of the apps, and liked how it came out.
all of this is really cool - it's just that there's just way too many choices/variables/etc! that's what freedom does for you!!!
- 10-14-2010, 10:52 PM #17
im a Sense guy, my EVO is rooted, hacked, overclocked and i still rather use Sense roms rather than asop. it gives you a more complete experience over stock with features you would otherwise be looking at the market for... love, the new copy/paste, ringer g-sensor volume adjust, mp3 trimmer, contacts/email/call history/facebook/twitter/flickr integration (love the way i can see my friend"s photo albums from my contacts app) animated weather, its own twitter client, elegant caller id etc. etc. etc. it just feels like a more full filled and high end experience over what android normally offers
but thats the beauty of it... we have a choice
to bad ios, webOS, wp7, or blackberry cant have conversations like these lol
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I think it is all about preference and personal use. I have never seen the need to root (and I am like rhino, a little chicken to do it). I like to be able to change things, so I will download Launcher Pro for a while, and then I get tired of it, so I delete it and switch back to Sense, or trying different twitter apps (don't care for Peep, personally).
It is all about what you like, which is the greatest feature of Android. Everyone can have the same basic thing, with the almost unlimited ability to customize it to their own personal tastes. I think that is one of the reasons Android has become so popular.
- 10-18-2010, 09:29 AM #23
I use most of the sense stuff, switch between Fresh and the Sense 2.0 port from IncDoes. I use the standard apps except for Handcent. Other than that its stock gallery, stock Internet, stock stocks. I tried using CM6, and granted its a great ROM in its own right (love the Wiimote app) i cant live without Sense. To me its what makes HTC phones stand out against Vanilla phones. Even Sprint has caught on the UI scene, on most of the new Android phones, they have vanillaa android with Sprint IDs downloadable, you HAVE to download at least one Sprint ID before you can even access the home screens.
- 10-18-2010, 11:07 AM #241%er
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I am rooted and CM6. I do miss the full page widget calendar, the caller ID where the picture of the person is big enough to see and the social media integration.
However I am glad to be rid of the Sprint page with NASCAR, Sprint TV, etc..
If CM6 does not get 4g soon I may try a Sense ROM that uses the good stuff from Sense but removes the bloatware.
- 10-18-2010, 05:34 PM #25
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I'm using stock rom also. I like that I can delete anything on any home screen, or rearrange everything or add anything. I'm constantly downloading an app to play with, keeping some and uninstalling others. I haven't gotten bored with the phone yet. If I do, I'd like to try CM6.
The only thing I don't like is the swipe to unlock. I want to keep the pattern unlock, but not the Sprint drag down to unlock.Galaxy Note 2 <~ OG EVO 4G <~ HTC Fuze <~ HTC3125 <~ Motorola Something