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By mystichobo, Senior Member on 1st November 2012, 07:01 PM
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Hey Guys!
Spent a bit of time this arvo playing with the apk files from the 4.2 leak and decided to have a shot at backporting the launcher to work with Jelly Bean.

Pretty much all that is changed is a couple of strings which are obviously using new 4.2 things (but seem to be irrelevant to the launcher's functioning - stuff like accessibility levels I think they were), and changed the target API so it will work on 4.1.

It can be downloaded here:
http://d-h.st/hRk

Not sure what's new, but to me at least it seems a fair bit snappier at least compared to nova and apex.

I installed it like a normal app and it worked fine, but if you have the stock aosp launcher installed you may want to uninstall it.

Cheers,
hobo
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1st November 2012, 07:03 PM |#2  
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Thanks I will try this out

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cool! i will definitely try this out. thanks !
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working here! i thought it has the 5x5 app drawer like the nexus 4
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It does feel snappier, hopefully not a place boo effect.

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i tried 4.2 launcher but there is no any changes...
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No changes at all?

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No changes at all?

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Nothing overly noticeable.
I'd say most of the changes are behind the scenes, it does feel a lot faster for me.
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Originally Posted by mystichobo

Hey Guys!
Spent a bit of time this arvo playing with the apk files from the 4.2 leak and decided to have a shot at backporting the launcher to work with Jelly Bean.

Pretty much all that is changed is a couple of strings which are obviously using new 4.2 things (but seem to be irrelevant to the launcher's functioning - stuff like accessibility levels I think they were), and changed the target API so it will work on 4.1.

It can be downloaded here:
http://d-h.st/hRk

Not sure what's new, but to me at least it seems a fair bit snappier at least compared to nova and apex.

I installed it like a normal app and it worked fine, but if you have the stock aosp launcher installed you may want to uninstall it.

Cheers,
hobo

It appears to be missing the new functionality that is in 4.2 such as quick access to settings.
1st November 2012, 10:01 PM |#10  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mystichobo

Hey Guys!
Spent a bit of time this arvo playing with the apk files from the 4.2 leak and decided to have a shot at backporting the launcher to work with Jelly Bean.

Pretty much all that is changed is a couple of strings which are obviously using new 4.2 things (but seem to be irrelevant to the launcher's functioning - stuff like accessibility levels I think they were), and changed the target API so it will work on 4.1.

It can be downloaded here:
http://d-h.st/hRk

Not sure what's new, but to me at least it seems a fair bit snappier at least compared to nova and apex.

I installed it like a normal app and it worked fine, but if you have the stock aosp launcher installed you may want to uninstall it.

Cheers,
hobo

I can not install because I have stock launcher, I dont know how to uninstall launcher?
1st November 2012, 10:47 PM |#11  
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yeah,honestly i don't see a gain in speed and smoothness..and i can't say is etter than nova or apex..only the same from what i see.thanks for the apk OP!

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