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What to do?
I just got a Vibrant after being on a G1 for a few years (with a BlackBerry phase in between. blech =P). I love the phone, but the TouchWiz is kind of weird compared to stock Android. I've always heard about people using custom ROMs, but it's still a pretty new concept to me. Could someone give me some more info on the pros/cons to doing this? and where I can find a good guide for a beginner?
- 08-17-2010, 07:17 PM #2
Hello and Welcome
Good choice for a handset let me say.
Take a read here http://www.androidcentral.com/root and see where it might lead you.
I have as yet to Root I was waiting for the 2.2 to come to us and then I might root but so far I like the way TW is working. This also being my first AD."Google bakes it, Samsung makes it, T-Mobile castrates it and then we get to taste it."
- 08-18-2010, 06:38 AM #3
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- 08-18-2010, 02:40 PM #5
Here are two great launchers, easily searchable on the Market:
-Launcher Pro - There is both a free and paid version which offers more widgets. The free version suffices, in my opinion, is easily customizable, and far better of an interface than TouchWiz 3. It's also constantly updated, so bug fixes and new features are always added.
-ADWW Launcher - Also free. This is a great alternative to Launcher Pro. Similar, but also has a few differences (namely Horizontal drawer scrolling). It's closer looking and feeling to Froyo (android 2.2).
It's really a matter of preference which home screen launcher you decide to stick with. Try them both out and you'll know. I also recommend downloaded "Home Switcher" (free) to easily switch between home screen launches.
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