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    Default Launchers and battery life

    Has anyone noticed if third-party launchers like GO Launcher EX or Launcher Pro Plus use more or less battery than Sense? LPP lagged on my phone, so I uninstalled it. Now using GO, but I also like Sense, and so far haven't noticed any difference in battery life. I did use CleanTool to de-bloat, so maybe that makes a difference. Anyone notice their battery life?
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    Default Re: Launchers and battery life

    It's basically the same battery life, assuming you disabled Sense. If you have two launchers running, it's just a waste of resources.
    This is assuming you use Go Launcher, though. I can personally vouch for that one, but I've heard different launchers handle battery life a little differently.
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    Default Re: Launchers and battery life

    Whats a good launcher to get, that will run smooth?
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    Default Re: Launchers and battery life

    Quote Originally Posted by Dovahkiin View Post
    It's basically the same battery life, assuming you disabled Sense. If you have two launchers running, it's just a waste of resources.
    This is assuming you use Go Launcher, though. I can personally vouch for that one, but I've heard different launchers handle battery life a little differently.
    I didn't disable Sense, just the bloatware. I guess my question is will a bloatware-free Sense use more battery than a launcher such as GO Launcher EX?
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    Default Re: Launchers and battery life

    how do you disable sense if using ADW?
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    Default Re: Launchers and battery life

    Quote Originally Posted by idiotekniques View Post
    how do you disable sense if using ADW?
    Here you go: [TOOL] - CleanTOOL 2.1 - 12/11 - The Relentless Pursuit of Clean!
    Works like a charm.
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    Default Re: Launchers and battery life

    Get an extended battery and you won't have to worry about Sense or anything else using resources. I use my phone heavily and it lasts over 24 hours. All the talk about bloat and UI using so much resources is blown way out of proportion. Of course I agree we should be able to run or not run whatever we want, but lets get real about it. The Rezound does not lag with Sense 3.5 at all.
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    thanks giving it a go now
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    Quote Originally Posted by pappy53 View Post
    so i tried it several times. i temp root. mount sd card, then select disable sense. then reboot.

    once it reboots i get a blank screen just my wallpaper and the top status bar and touching the screen does nothing. home buttons do nothing. i re-temp root, mount sd card again, then re-enable sense then reboot. i get my homescreen back, i hit home and it asks me which launcher to use (i have adw, adw ex, and sense installed) and now i am back to normal again.

    what am i doing wrong.
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    Default Re: Launchers and battery life

    Quote Originally Posted by idiotekniques View Post
    so i tried it several times. i temp root. mount sd card, then select disable sense. then reboot.

    once it reboots i get a blank screen just my wallpaper and the top status bar and touching the screen does nothing. home buttons do nothing. i re-temp root, mount sd card again, then re-enable sense then reboot. i get my homescreen back, i hit home and it asks me which launcher to use (i have adw, adw ex, and sense installed) and now i am back to normal again.

    what am i doing wrong.
    After you temp root, the very next thing that you do is select disable Sense(don't do anything pertaining to mount sd card), and it will tell you when it is done, then select reboot and you are done.
    BTW, be sure USB debugging is enabled and you are on "charge only".
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    Default Re: Launchers and battery life

    Quote Originally Posted by idiotekniques View Post
    so i tried it several times. i temp root. mount sd card, then select disable sense. then reboot.

    once it reboots i get a blank screen just my wallpaper and the top status bar and touching the screen does nothing. home buttons do nothing. i re-temp root, mount sd card again, then re-enable sense then reboot. i get my homescreen back, i hit home and it asks me which launcher to use (i have adw, adw ex, and sense installed) and now i am back to normal again.

    what am i doing wrong.
    VERY IMPORTANT-- Be sure that HTC Sync is turned off!
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    Default Re: Launchers and battery life

    Quote Originally Posted by pappy53 View Post
    VERY IMPORTANT-- Be sure that HTC Sync is turned off!
    i did screw that up the first time but made sure of it the second and third time.

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