Do HOME REPLACEMENTS slow the phone down?
I've heard a lot of great stories about people doing home replacements on their droids with great success.
However, I'm worried it'll slow the phone down the way Sense does with the Hero.
One of my favorite things about the Droid is how snappy it is-- so are there any home replacements that DON'T slow down the phone or cause a lag.
- 12-24-2009, 07:47 AM #2
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- 12-24-2009, 09:18 AM #4
They will not delete you original home. Try them out and uninstall if they slow it down. Yet in my experience they don't.
- 12-24-2009, 10:13 AM #5
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- 12-26-2009, 05:50 PM #15
i was using dx top and noticed some slowdown. just switched to home++ and it seems to be much faster. the only thing i am not as big a fan of is that the dock at the bottom isnt as customizable, but other than that i like it fine
- 12-27-2009, 12:00 AM #16
- 12-27-2009, 12:22 AM #17
I have used both OpenHome and PandaHome..... I can say that YES they do slow your phone down... But I believe most people will find that the advantages definitely outweigh the disadvantages,..... You can always uninstall the apps...Droid---[ROM] Bugless Beast V1.0, Nextheme, Bekit 800mhz kernel!
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- 12-27-2009, 01:51 AM #18
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- 12-27-2009, 11:12 AM #20
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I downloaded openhome, dxtop, home++ and pandahome in that order. Openhome didn't slow down my system noticibly, but I noticed the other ones did, and then even openhome was slow. I liked the features of Pandahome the best, so I deleted all of the other ones off my driod. Now Pandahome is snappy and really isn't noticibly slower. So my advice is only to have one home replacement on your device at a time.
- 12-27-2009, 12:43 PM #21
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- 12-27-2009, 02:22 PM #23
I'm also using launcher +, Its pretty fast and smooth.
- 12-27-2009, 09:39 PM #24
I have been using Home++ this week. It seems very quick and no lag at all. That said I do not care for the bottom dock it provides and much prefer the DxTop bottom dock slider. I like having more screens with Home++ but for some reason prefer the Diamond format from DX.Blackberry Curve ---> OG Droid ---> Samsung Fascinate ---> back to Droid--->Thunderbolt--->Galaxy S3
- 12-28-2009, 03:19 AM #25
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Wow, I'm really glad I read this thread. I saw most people were using dxTop back in the "show your screen" thread, so I figured it was the best and have been using it. I decided to uninstall and try Home++, since everyone seems to think it's faster, and boy are they right. I had forgotten how fast the Droid could be, and how smooth transitions should look. No more staring at a black screen for 3 seconds, then half of my wallpaper for another 3 seconds, before the home screen finally comes up.
I do miss the diamond pattern of dxTop and the skinnable, dual drawers with all apps plus running apps, but overall I'm happier. Now if I can just get used to the weird dock and its odd voice search, plus the absence of the notifications bar (I know you can get it back, but I'm seeing if I prefer it gone first).