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  1. gdcr's Avatar
    (Usually checking the check box... then tapping on the (launcher) you want to use - (should stop the pop-up notification from showing up). Since that's not working for you, then try this -- force stop SPB Shell 3d from applications - manage applications - all. Tap the home (hardkey) on device - when the notification pops-up... follow the steps above.Best of luck..
    This is working ! Don't know why, because many reboots should do it before, but for now, I haven't seen the pop-up anymore !

    Thank you, rushrl !
    04-27-2011 03:08 PM
  2. RUSH's Avatar
    This is working ! Don't know why, because many reboots should do it before, but for now, I haven't seen the pop-up anymore !

    Thank you, rushrl !
    I'm glad to know that it's working for you.


    If you've any other problems and/or concerns - please post them in this THREAD
    04-27-2011 03:31 PM
  3. gdcr's Avatar

    Next day, the damn pop-up appears again and again ...
    I retried the kill process trick, but no way, my choice is never saved.
    20x a day, I must choose the launcher I want...

    If the next update doesn't fix this, I will uninstall and forget shell 3D ...
    04-29-2011 08:45 AM
  4. RUSH's Avatar

    Next day, the damn pop-up appears again and again ...
    I retried the kill process trick, but no way, my choice is never saved.
    20x a day, I must choose the launcher I want...

    If the next update doesn't fix this, I will uninstall and forget shell 3D ...
    I'm sorry to hear that... However, your problem isn't with SPB Shell 3D app. That sound like an HTC Sense problem going on. I doubt uninstall and reinstall the app would make a difference.

    Lets do some more troubleshooting •>> From the home-screen tap menu, then settings - applications - manage applications - all. Scroll down and find HTC sense... see if "clear default" is enabled - if yes, then tap on it and disable it (its color should be gray).

    If it's already disabled, then go SPB shell 3d and see if it's enabled as "default", if yes.. then something else is going on.

    If all the above doesn't work..then "force stop sense, then press the "home-key" button and check the box and tap on the launcher you want to use and you should be good.


    Good luck - I hope this work.
    04-29-2011 01:17 PM
  5. gdcr's Avatar
    Thank you for your time.

    I already tried tha ; clear Sense defaults (2 programs called Sense : HTC Sense v2.008 - 5 Mo and one small HTC SenseQMR v1.0 - 168ko), even force close them (but they are automatically relaunched).

    Shell 3D defaults are OK.
    I even killed Sense services.
    I have installed also a home launcher (Home Chooser Flow) but no improvement at all.

    Can I force Sense to keep being stopped without root access ?
    I will install a 3rd Home app to see if this problem is still here, and not the fact of SPB like you think.

    Edit : same thing with 2 others home progs.

    So, OK, this is not a SPB bug.
    But how can I fix it ?
    04-29-2011 02:23 PM
  6. RUSH's Avatar
    Thank you for your time.

    I already tried tha ; clear Sense defaults (2 programs called Sense : HTC Sense v2.008 - 5 Mo and one small HTC SenseQMR v1.0 - 168ko), even force close them (but they are automatically relaunched).

    Shell 3D defaults are OK.
    I even killed Sense services.
    I have installed also a home launcher (Home Chooser Flow) but no improvement at all.

    Can I force Sense to keep being stopped without root access ?
    I will install a 3rd Home app to see if this problem is still here, and not the fact of SPB like you think.

    Edit : same thing with 2 others home progs.

    So, OK, this is not a SPB bug.
    But how can I fix it ?
    Have you uninstall and reinstall the app? If not try that, and follow the steps above.

    Good luck.
    04-29-2011 04:22 PM
  7. dfine1966's Avatar
    I am starting to get more and more crashes with SPB 3D shell. It is starting to restart itself out of nowhere. The lock ups are now coming more consistently, almost everyday. To stop the slow downs and lockups,at least temporarily, I have to empty cache, I few times a day. The start up times are getting longer and longer and app drawer seems to be getting slower and slower. Widgets and icons are now disappearing more often. I am using a stock HTC EVO 4G with 2.2. I have always have had problem, but it now seems to be getting worse. I haven't installed any new apps or done anything different to cause the degradation. I have even uninstalled and reinstalled SPB a few times, and still the same results. I continue to use it because I like it, but I might think of switching Home replacements soon, if SPB doesn't correct some of these problems. I do think this is more beta testing than a release version. Yes, I have contacted SPB about the problems, but no results.
    05-01-2011 08:26 PM
  8. RUSH's Avatar
    I do think this is more beta testing than a release version. Yes, I have contacted SPB about the problems, but no results
    The problem you're having isn't the result of the operation / functionality of SPB Shell 3D app, this is a release version that have been out of beta stage a long time ago. Apparently - there is something going on with the operation of this app on your device. I've been using SPB shell 3D since its launched on Android... and I've never had such a problem before. However, things do happen - and it's very unfortunate that it's happening to you.

    If the problem still persist after another uninstall / reinstall, then you might wanna consider doing a "reset" of the device- to see if that might clear out any corruption that might be causing the conflict between SPB shell 3d and your device.

    Good luck to you.
    Ps. Please report back if you do a "reset".. to let us know if the problem has been eradicated.
    05-02-2011 12:43 PM
  9. dfine1966's Avatar
    The problem you're having isn't the result of the operation / functionality of SPB Shell 3D app, this is a release version that have been out of beta stage a long time ago. Apparently - there is something going on with the operation of this app on your device. I've been using SPB shell 3D since its launched on Android... and I've never had such a problem before. However, things do happen - and it's very unfortunate that it's happening to you.

    If the problem still persist after another uninstall / reinstall, then you might wanna consider doing a "reset" of the device- to see if that might clear out any corruption that might be causing the conflict between SPB shell 3d and your device.

    Good luck to you.
    Ps. Please report back if you do a "reset".. to let us know if the problem has been eradicated.
    I did a full reset of my EVO 4G. It is working well right now. The start up lockups seem a lot better. But as I installed more of my widgets, instead of only SPB widgets, the slow down started again. It seems certain widgets are causing a slow down. Clock/Weather widgets seem to slow it down. I have most of them, and tried them (Fancy Widget Pro, Weather and Toggle Widget and Beautiful Widgets all seem to slow down SPB on load up and cause some freezing. Also Pure Grid Messager causes it to slow down even more, especially combine with the clock/Weather combo widgets. Then add Dogcatcher, and you own music widgets, and another calender widgets and the freeze and slow down is amazing. I never had a problem with all these widget on any other Home replacement, (Launcher Pro, Go Launcher EX, ADW Launcher EX) For some reason, SPB Shell can't handle 3rd party widgets well. I am going to have to limit which widgets I really need to keep it from freezing to much. I know it is the widgets because after I remove them from the screens, everything is back to normal. I did check the running memory, it is comparable, and even less to when Launcher Pro, ADW and Go Launcher EX are running. Thanks for the advice, I was planning on formatting the phone anyways. At least I know what might be causing the slow down. If I didn't mention, that each of these widgets seems to slow down SPB Shell 3D, but combined it kills it.
    05-02-2011 08:10 PM
  10. RUSH's Avatar
    For some reason, SPB Shell can't handle 3rd party widgets well.
    I'm not quite convinced that this statement is true. Why, because out of thousands of users that have been using SPB shell 3D Widgets (including myself), I've never seen, or heard of such an issue with their device being slowed down (significantly)... because of SPB Widgets.

    I'm totally lost at this point. Usually a reset, or uninstall / reistall the app would have fixed (most) problems. I've sent this issue to the (2nd level technical department) for some clarification on what could be causing such an issue. (If it's SPB shell 3d related or not).

    I have several SPB Widgets, plus HTC sense Widgets as well... and I haven't notice any significant slowdown to my phone.

    Ps. I would only assume that not every device is a "Chuck Norris", some are a "David Banner" (no pun intended). I do hope the problem could resolved itself somehow.

    Best of luck.
    05-03-2011 01:38 PM
  11. RUSH's Avatar
    (Update) - What could cause complications with SPB shell 3D and your device.

    Custom ROM or widgets installed to storage card could be the reason.
    (rewritten by rush)

    However, if neither one is (applicable) then even the tech doesn't have a solution to this problem. Sorry.
    05-04-2011 08:22 AM
  12. dfine1966's Avatar
    When I was talking about 3rd party widgets, I was talking about Fancy Widget, Beautiful Widgets, Pure Messaging Widget, audio widgets, music player widgets, Doggcatcher widget, Business Calendar widget, power control widget. SPB widget alone on the Shell work fine. There is no slow down when using just the SPB's widgets. When I start adding all these other widgets is when the slow down occurs. I have finally decided to only put back a few of my own widgets that are necessary, FW, PowerControl, audio manager, music and Doggcatcher and Pure Messanger. As of now, only a slight delay, but seems a lot better. I have a stock EVO 4G with Froyo. The reformat of the phone and only loading certain widgets has seem to make it run smoother.
    05-04-2011 08:56 AM
  13. RUSH's Avatar
    When I was talking about 3rd party widgets, I was talking about Fancy Widget, Beautiful Widgets, Pure Messaging Widget, audio widgets, music player widgets, Doggcatcher widget, Business Calendar widget, power control widget. SPB widget alone on the Shell work fine. There is no slow down when using just the SPB's widgets. When I start adding all these other widgets is when the slow down occurs. I have finally decided to only put back a few of my own widgets that are necessary, FW, PowerControl, audio manager, music and Doggcatcher and Pure Messanger. As of now, only a slight delay, but seems a lot better. I have a stock EVO 4G with Froyo. The reformat of the phone and only loading certain widgets has seem to make it run smoother.
    SPB Shell 3D Widgets and Android Widgets are the only kind of Widgets that were made to be used on this launcher. Any other 3rd party Widgets will most likely cause conflicts.
    05-04-2011 01:01 PM
  14. dfine1966's Avatar
    SPB Shell 3D Widgets and Android Widgets are the only kind of Widgets that were made to be used on this launcher. Any other 3rd party Widgets will most likely cause conflicts.
    The problem is you can't use sense widgets, there is only a few android widgets(music, picture frame, etc) and not a lot of SPB widgets. So without those other widgets, it makes SPB almost useless, unless you have those other widgets. Even the Voicemail widget has problems, seems to always disappearing. Don't get me wrong, I like SPB Shell 3D, but widgets are what make Android great. To not be able to use these widgets, that are made for Android, and work on every other Home Launcher and Sense, is not in the best interest for SPB. They need to improve their allocation of memory to make everything run smooth.
    05-04-2011 02:18 PM
  15. RUSH's Avatar
    The problem is you can't use sense widgets, there is only a few android widgets(music, picture frame, etc) and not a lot of SPB widgets. So without those other widgets, it makes SPB almost useless, unless you have those other widgets. Even the Voicemail widget has problems, seems to always disappearing. Don't get me wrong, I like SPB Shell 3D, but widgets are what make Android great. To not be able to use these widgets, that are made for Android, and work on every other Home Launcher and Sense, is not in the best interest for SPB. They need to improve their allocation of memory to make everything run smooth.
    You're so right about that... I've spoken to the technician that I'm working with and conveyed all noted messages/complaints to him.

    SPB are working on providing more Widgets in future updates. What I do is.. I find alternative ways of making other available features work for me. There are just a few Sense Widgets that I really used anyway, so I can surely work around not using them for the time being. Those other launchers do they have all HTC sense Widgets available on them? I'm sure that eventually all SPB shell 3d users will be overwhelmed by what they can do with this launcher.
    05-04-2011 03:19 PM
  16. RUSH's Avatar
    Update message.

    More widgets/panels will be added in future updates, but I can't share any details though.
    (rewritten by rush)
    05-05-2011 08:41 AM
  17. dfine1966's Avatar
    I guess there hasn't been any updates in a while. Waiting patiently for the next update of the Shell with hopefully fixes, new widgets and better 3rd party widget support(scrolling maybe).
    05-12-2011 07:28 AM
  18. orjense's Avatar
    I guess there hasn't been any updates in a while. Waiting patiently for the next update of the Shell with hopefully fixes, new widgets and better 3rd party widget support(scrolling maybe).
    No update and the 3D eye candy is now dated and that lack of functionalities of SPB SHELL 3D is more apparent. 95% of people who rated the App 4-5 stars in the market have since downgraded their ratings to 1 star and it seems SPB doesn't give s $ht about their customers. I jumped and purchased the app after months of waiting for it and very disappointed at lack of support from SPB. Imagine the size of bucket $15 will fetch at KFC
    05-12-2011 07:53 AM
  19. Prospekt's Avatar
    Looks like there's an update out now.
    05-12-2011 03:32 PM
  20. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    Pretty awesome update!

    What's in this version:
    Free widget placement (to enable this option after upgrade, set "Auto Arrange" to "No" in Home settings)
    Live wallpaper support
    3D birthday widget
    3D scrolling in program list
    All day events support
    Redesigned calendar panel
    Stability bug fixes
    Performance improvements
    05-13-2011 03:24 AM
  21. orjense's Avatar
    Nice little update which means little to different users. For me (HTC Droid Incredible) and what I need which is mainly scrollable widget functionality, the updates did nothing for me. I was hoping for the ability to add scrollable widgets and lots of SPB widgets.
    You guys noticed the new 3D App drawer, is that thing horrendous or what? They should take a look at ADW layout.
    ** I didn't notice any changes in Calendar panel- None what so ever.
    05-13-2011 06:51 AM
  22. orjense's Avatar
    Flicker Panel - Anyone found the Flicker panel useful? What re you folks doing with that? Any way to replace the pictures on the panel with personal photos?
    05-13-2011 08:07 AM
  23. mikef1182's Avatar
    Anyone else seeing really jerky animation with the new 3D app drawer? Also I get widget image degradation pretty bad too. Much worse than ADW or Launcher Pro and is really apparent on darker widgets.
    05-13-2011 12:17 PM
  24. LadyDi's Avatar
    The calendar widget made the actual calendar smaller but gave me more events listed in the bottom part of the widget AFTER the update. I do not like this as I prefer the larger calendar with my cataracts. At any rate the app drawer is interesting to say the least.

    I've not tested it with Live Wallpaper as yet, but am curious. I do know I do not like HTC's stock home replacement anymore and will go back to SPB Shell in a few mins. I used the HTC to look at how cool Symphony of Colors Live Wallpaper is. Can't wait to get a purple theme going.

    Rushrl - how do you go back and forwards for Home Replacements once you set one of them as the default? As in I set SPB as the default but wanted to go to HTC and forgot how to make that change. Hope you understand my question.
    05-13-2011 08:26 PM
  25. orjense's Avatar
    SPB made $500,000 sales of SPB Shell 3d in three weeks
    05-13-2011 08:31 PM
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