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[APP] HelixLauncher2 0.7 + System App Mod [18/05/10]

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Firstly, I would like to thank Wysie for his help in guiding me to compile. Thanks, bro!

Modified Launcher2 features:
  • Based on Launcher2 from Cyan's git
  • iPhone/Hero-like Scrolling
  • Fully fixed auto rotation
  • App Menu Button Long Press -> Quick Switcher
  • Up to 7 screens! NEW!
  • Long-press at desktop as an option
  • Drag & Drop bottom shortcuts NEW!
  • Commented Code (where I remembered I changed)

Screenshots by chronzz:

Download from Repo:

SourceCode: GitHub

Install Instructions:



adb shell rm -r /data/data/
adb pull /system/app/Launcher2.apk ./Launcher2.apkBAK
adb push Launcher2.apk /system/app/Launcher2.apk

Wysie, irrenhaus & rogro82 (adv. launcher), enomther, wesgarner and other contributors if I accidentally left any out

chronzz, dhendrix11, daveid, DA6, notxel21, Gr8gorilla, Worsty, Manup456 and many others!

Your comments are VERY MUCH appreciated. Enjoy!
Last edited by ruqqq; 18th May 2010 at 07:56 AM.
3rd March 2010, 10:26 AM |#2  
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0.7BETA1 Donators' only FOR NOW:
  • Implemented option to set Default Screen* on update, you might need to set back your default screen
  • Fixed MORE people's stupidity: Implemented reasonable auto delete/move items on workspace on resize
  • *Probably* fixed FCs problem: Increased launcher heapsize hence more memory used
  • Fixed QuickShortcuts icon positions when landscape - No longer swap position
  • Options to hide desktop icon labels
  • Fast Apps Menu readded - Broke compatibility with Android < CyanogenMod drop

  • Support for stock N1s or Android 2.1 devices
  • Using a backward code which might slow down the apps menu

0.6BETA2 donator's only:
  • Removed unused preferences from BETA1
  • Implemented long hover of app on DeleteZone as a gesture for uninstall

0.6BETA1 donator's only:
  • Implemented option for EITHER dots OR QuickShortcuts
  • When using dots, QuickJump does work
  • Implemented use of custom icon for QuickShortcuts: icons are stored in /data/data/{APP_NAMESPACE_HERE}/icons/ eg. /data/data/com.helixproject.launcher2/icons/
  • Minor bugfix

  • Added bottom bar Shortcuts
  • Added drag and drop capability for the shortcuts
  • Fixed wallpaper blank
  • Bug fixes - lots of them

0.4 - not released:
  • Added ability to change screen size
  • Added Restart option in prefs
  • Added auto-rotate option in prefs
  • Some behavioral changes (can't remember)

  • v0.3
  • Added velocity scrolling - NOW IT'S MORE SENSE-UI FEEL
  • Enomther's Patch for Screen Freeze issue - Hope it works!
  • Wesgarner Patch for Auto-Orientation based on phone setting
  • New Preference Menu
Last edited by ruqqq; 9th April 2010 at 10:58 AM.
3rd March 2010, 10:56 AM |#3  
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downloading right now, then testing, will post results.

Many thanks for this i always wanted 7 Screens.

edit: working. 7 Screens!
So what did you mean with "'Prettier' Animations & more 'Friendly' feeling"? I cant see a difference.
For me, its just like the Stock-Launcher but with 7 Screens and that is everything i want

Again, many thanks for this!

edit2: not sure, but i think i just saw the prettier animation. the little slide while changing the screens?
Its a nice addition!
Last edited by z3ntn3l; 3rd March 2010 at 11:21 AM.
3rd March 2010, 11:28 AM |#4  
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I find the changing of screens by dragging a little harsh hence I modified it. If you used iPhone/iTouch you know what I mean by harsh.

Glad you like it!
3rd March 2010, 11:41 AM |#5  
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thanks but how can I changed widgets, shortcut...?
3rd March 2010, 11:47 AM |#6  
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Very nice,
Have you found a way to eliminate the 3d app drawer?. Its way to slow.
3rd March 2010, 11:57 AM |#7  
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Originally Posted by sinjiyo

thanks but how can I changed widgets, shortcut...?

menu -> add
3rd March 2010, 12:13 PM |#8  
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do i have to root my nexus for this?
3rd March 2010, 12:16 PM |#9  
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thanks, I never see that before
3rd March 2010, 12:20 PM |#10  
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Slow? The menu runs fine for me. But well, if I say yes, what would you wanna change the menu into?

Yes. Needs root.
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