[MOD] Stock launcher w/ 5x4 grid, 7 icon dock + more screen real estate
As the stock launcher with an 5x4 grid was requested by a few, including me, I decided to build this mod myself. I wanted more screen real estate so I included that mod, as well as the request to make a 7 icon dock version of this mod.
The rotatable landscape versions of this mod come both with auto rotate enabled and disabled. For those who do use the landscape feature, I created 2 different versions: one where in landscape the phone uses a 5x4 grid (this allows the bottom row of apps/widgets to remain visible) and one where the landscape grid is 4x5. This is a more logical grid but cut's off the bottom row. One could counter this by having only apps on the bottom row of the portrait screen - these apps will get cut off and therefor will not be visible, but you gain an extra row of 1x4 to the right where you could place the similar apps and like that, still have a full screen. When you flip the phone back to portrait, these icons get cut off and will not should not be visible either. For those of you who don't want the 5x4 grid but do want the 7 icon dock mod, I included that as well.
Some small install instructions - this mod is based on the 6.1.A.0.5 update for our launcher. If you haven't installed it yet, do so by installing the file found in this topic:
Download the zip of choice (not flash-able) and put the apk found inside in your data\app folder. Fix permission, reboot and you're done. Although normally you shouldn't, it's possible that you end up with a messed up layout of your screen. If that's the case, reset the data in your settings menu and all should be fixed. Included the original file as well in case you want to revert back.
Can you elaborate a bit more what isn't working? Just tested it by forcing the launcher into rotate and that works fine - I figured people would only use landscape while docked but I'm guessing you want it to auto rotate? I didn't implement that but if you want I can look into enabling that. Let me know!
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