12-30-2009 10:35 AM
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  1. ali.fazal's Avatar
    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 03:14 AM
  2. ulnek's Avatar
    you know i am worried about this too which is why i have kept my homescreen the way it came. last thing i need is a laggy interface.
    12-24-2009 06:47 AM
  3. ThirstyTurtle's Avatar
    Honestly, I found the phone at least as fast with PandaHome but possibly a bit snappier, give it a try, if it slows it down, uninstall!
    12-24-2009 07:34 AM
  4. Roy Aguilera's Avatar
    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 08:18 AM
  5. mclarryjr's Avatar
    I have had a times where I get to many force closes using GDE but have very good luck with dxtop. Like DA said try em out if you don't like them or they slow down your phone just uninstall them.
    12-24-2009 09:13 AM
  6. RTaylor692's Avatar
    I am using the Home ++ beta and I love it. Gives upto 7 screens and they are constantly updating to make it more functiona. Like the others, it has the occasional force close, but over all it is great.
    12-24-2009 10:09 AM
  7. korp#IM's Avatar
    Honestly, I found the phone at least as fast with PandaHome but possibly a bit snappier, give it a try, if it slows it down, uninstall!
    Seemed to me that Home++ was even faster than Panda. I like the setup for scrolling between screens on DxTop but it seems over time they are slow at times and may force close which is really annoying and do lag sometimes mainly when going back to the home screen from an applications screen.
    12-24-2009 10:20 AM
  8. Kaus's Avatar
    I really like home ++ is very snappy and minimalist design.
    12-24-2009 11:12 AM
  9. largeselection's Avatar
    Yea I dont notice any slowdown. I was on DxTop and it was quick and now I'm on GDE and it's super fast. No noticeable slowdown in my experience.
    12-24-2009 04:55 PM
  10. Harvey Wallbanger's Avatar
    I tried DXTop and definitely noticed slowdown from unlock screen until it was ready to use. Also noticed more freezeups (three) in the first day of DXTop than I'd had in the prior three weeks of using the phone. UNINSTALLED!
    12-24-2009 06:42 PM
  11. Heyitsthatguy's Avatar
    Used Home ++ and noticed no slowdown whatsoever...I can't speak for Pandahome or any of the others though.
    12-24-2009 07:05 PM
  12. ali.fazal's Avatar
    Where is Home ++ in the market? Cant find it!
    12-24-2009 07:33 PM
  13. graymulligan's Avatar
    dxtop is a laggy piece of software. It doesn't like going from landscape to portrait if you run widgets at all.

    I'm currently running panda home and its pretty much the same as stock, and i really like the side docks.
    12-24-2009 10:08 PM
  14. xliderider's Avatar
    Where is Home ++ in the market? Cant find it!
    Try searching for Home++ Beta.
    12-24-2009 11:00 PM
  15. terpitude71's Avatar
    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
    12-26-2009 04:50 PM
  16. lolthisismyname's Avatar
    Just installed Home++ and it seems pretty snappy, except when I use Advanced Task Killer. Might try switching to the integrated one.
    12-26-2009 11:00 PM
  17. Flyguide83's Avatar
    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...
    12-26-2009 11:22 PM
  18. dwhall's Avatar
    I've been using Launcher+ beta it is basically an even more minimalistic Home++ made by the same guy.
    12-27-2009 12:51 AM
  19. herki's Avatar
    Launcher+. Nice find!
    The key feature out of a home replacement is more screens to put widgets on. I think this will hold me over until 2.1.

    Now it looks like I have a stock 2.0.1 phone with 5 home screens. Awesome.
    12-27-2009 08:49 AM
  20. Nechasin's Avatar
    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 10:12 AM
  21. korp#IM's Avatar
    I've been using Launcher+ beta it is basically an even more minimalistic Home++ made by the same guy.
    Was just gonna say that .... launcher+ is pretty legit. I wish I didn't have to download anything but there is no lag and its exactly the same as stock just with more screens.
    12-27-2009 11:43 AM
  22. TKNOVA's Avatar
    I think it is definitely worth installing a home replacement. Some may be faster than others but the benefits and features of the home replacements are well worth giving them a try.
    12-27-2009 12:55 PM
  23. Roy Aguilera's Avatar
    I'm also using launcher +, Its pretty fast and smooth.
    12-27-2009 01:22 PM
  24. simp_10's Avatar
    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.
    12-27-2009 08:39 PM
  25. Bako's Avatar
    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).
    12-28-2009 02:19 AM
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