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    Default Anyone try Solo launcher? I prefer it over Nova!

    I've been experimenting with solo launcher. It's super smooth and a 5 star app on the play store. It has gestures just like nova with some extra goodies like I like the "screen elastic" which snaps the screen back when you scroll. The menu system is pretty clean and I LOVE the clock widget. You can click on it and it shows more info. Best of all its FREE! No premium etc like you need with Nova. I am using the Lumos icon pack and resized the icons to 115% and added a 5th column. Clean and simple.
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    Default Re: Anyone try Solo launcher? I prefer it over Nova!

    There's also a option to keep the launcher in the memory to avoid redraws. It's doesn't hog the battery at ALL. As you can see from the GSAM notification my stats are superb
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    Default Re: Anyone try Solo launcher? I prefer it over Nova!

    And here's a pic of the settings menu. Super clean
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    Default Re: Anyone try Solo launcher? I prefer it over Nova!

    Trying it now. It is kind of refreshing.

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    Default Re: Anyone try Solo launcher? I prefer it over Nova!

    I actually posted this in the wrong forum lmao. I do have it on my S5 as well. Also on my M8
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    Default Re: Anyone try Solo launcher? I prefer it over Nova!

    Looks good. How do I get rid of the dock background?

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    Default Re: Anyone try Solo launcher? I prefer it over Nova!

    Quote Originally Posted by AustinSlater25 View Post
    Looks good. How do I get rid of the dock background?

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    Long press the home screen. For options.
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    Default Re: Anyone try Solo launcher? I prefer it over Nova!

    I like using a d different launcher But I worry about having two launchers basically on top of eachother as you can't actually disable touchwiz.

    Am I worrying unncesessarily?
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    Default Re: Anyone try Solo launcher? I prefer it over Nova!

    Please help..!!
    I'm newbie. I have some question, can S III mini rooted with framaroot.apk..!? Cause I haven't computer.
    Thank's & sorry for my bad english.

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    Default Re: Anyone try Solo launcher? I prefer it over Nova!

    Quote Originally Posted by tomothy94 View Post
    I like using a d different launcher But I worry about having two launchers basically on top of eachother as you can't actually disable touchwiz.

    Am I worrying unncesessarily?
    yes and no :-) Touchwiz is a massive memory hog and using an additional launcher on top of it will use even more memory and might slow some apps and switching between apps down. At the same time, most alternative launchers are considerably faster than Touchwiz. So in the end, you have to choose: some additional lag in the apps but total fluidity in the GUI or somewhat slow GUI but slightly faster apps.
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    Default Re: Anyone try Solo launcher? I prefer it over Nova!

    Bottom half of those first pics look like io7. And whats up with that bottom black bar taken up space on the screen?!?!
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    Default Re: Anyone try Solo launcher? I prefer it over Nova!

    Quote Originally Posted by GrooveRite View Post
    Bottom half of those first pics look like io7. And whats up with that bottom black bar taken up space on the screen?!?!
    You can set the icons to look like iOS. Its in one of the options.

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    Default Re: Anyone try Solo launcher? I prefer it over Nova!

    Quote Originally Posted by iko cheyssa View Post
    Please help..!!
    I'm newbie. I have some question, can S III mini rooted with framaroot.apk..!? Cause I haven't computer.
    Thank's & sorry for my bad english.

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    It is not on the list of supported devices: [Framaroot] Supported devices - xda-developers
    So, I would guess, no.

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    Default Re: Anyone try Solo launcher? I prefer it over Nova!

    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    It is not on the list of supported devices: [Framaroot] Supported devices - xda-developers
    So, I would guess, no.
    Ok. Thank's for more information.
    Wish You the best..!!

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    Default Re: Anyone try Solo launcher? I prefer it over Nova!

    I tried this launcher its pretty cool but is there anyway i can get blinkfeed on it?
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    Default Re: Anyone try Solo launcher? I prefer it over Nova!

    I used Nova Launcher over 1 year, but was bored with it, then I tried Solo Launcher, which was little bit faster, but had cooler interface.
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    Default Re: Anyone try Solo launcher? I prefer it over Nova!

    I got a better alternative. root your phone and keep touchwiz. I was using nova for months. Tried solo apex. It all takes getting use to. I have the same options using touchwiz. Common sense would say Im using the software tht came wth the phone just tweaked so there is no extra skin on top of touchwiz tht basically will put your phone under unwanted stress or pressure. I even went as far as to totally delete some of the touch wiz features. Not disable or uninstall but obliterate from the device. Like one handed operation and touch wiz easy etc. So I have the origal layout minus some of the useless features I never used anyway. ROOT is the answer and I can use any icon pack thtz compatible wth any launcher. Using unicon. I mean this is the final answer to this whole launcher fiasco..

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    Default Re: Anyone try Solo launcher? I prefer it over Nova!

    Rooting a phone is not for the Faint of Heart.

    Those who have not studied it, can royally screw up a good working phone.

    I have nothing against rooting a phone, but it should not be suggested "for everyone".

    As of yet, I have not done it, but am studying how it is done. That said, and an Android user since the stuff came out, I would feel a lot more comfortable if I had an experienced person with me when I tried it.
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    Default Re: Anyone try Solo launcher? I prefer it over Nova!

    I dont really like solo because I experienced some kind of stutter even when scrolling through my homescreen.

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    Default Re: Anyone try Solo launcher? I prefer it over Nova!

    2 issues I found with solo is the calendar does not update and it magnifies my wallpaper and only shows part of it. I could not find a way to display the wallpaper the way I wanted it to display..
    Overall though I liked it but uninstalled it and went back to nova...
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    Default Re: Anyone try Solo launcher? I prefer it over Nova!

    mine does not have option to keep solo in memory and I am having terrible lag when hitting frome button or opening all apps... any suggestions where it could be it's not uner any settings I can find... help I love this launcher but it's so slow for some teadon. I have note 4
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    Default Re: Anyone try Solo launcher? I prefer it over Nova!

    I have note 4.. in ur opinion what's best root option? I tried one that said it worked with note 4 but it did not... any suggestions?

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