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[MOD] BRD Launcher 2.0 | 240dpi Optimized | 6x6 / 7x6 NoSearch | Resize ALL Widgets!

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By theb1rdm4n, Member on 14th December 2011, 05:35 AM
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***Click Here for a tutorial on changing your lcd density***

Launcher now runs side by side with stock launcher!

I highly recommend flashing the stock launcher back to have as backup after installing this if you have used version 1.0 before.
Stock ICS Launcher: ZIP

Here is a modified stock launcher optimized for a modded lcd density of 240 dpi. While it will run on a stock 320 dpi Nexus, it will be so messed up it will be unusable. Landscape mode is fully working. Your feedback is appreciated!

I can make different icon grids based on request (5x5 or 6x5 for example). Eventually i want to make it so that the user can change this from the app itself.

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Home Screens:
  • 6x6 Icon Grid / 7x6 No Search Bar
  • 7 Icon Bottom Bar (aka Hotseat)
  • Resize ALL Widgets (after adding a widget you have to pick it up and drop it again to enter resize more)




App Drawer:
  • 6x7 App Icons / 9x5 (landscape)
  • 2x4 Widgets / 3x3 (landscape)





Changelog:

Version 2.0:
- Added a 7x6 desktop no search bar version (for use in portrait only)
- All apps button animation has been modified to prevent seeing apps on the next homescreen over
- Moving an existing app/widget uses the tablet like overview mode
- Resize all widgets! (After adding a widget, pick it up and drop it again to enter resize mode)
- All apps drawer: 6x7 portrait / 9x5 landscape
- Now a separate app form the stock launcher, to allow side by side use

Version 1.0:
- Initial Release

Downloads:

Code:
adb remount
adb push C:\PATH_TO_APK\BRD_Launcher.apk /system/app/BRD_Launcher.apk
apks must be pushed to /system/app with adb!

Version 2.0: 6x6 w/ Search APK / ZIP
Version 2.0: 7x6 (No Search Bar) APK / ZIP

Version 1.0 (Old) ZIP

DO NOT INSTALL THIS UNLESS YOUR LCD DENSITY HAS BEEN MODDED TO BE 240 DPI or 241 DPI (DEFAULT 320 DPI)
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14th December 2011, 06:44 AM |#3  
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How do apps look at that dpi?

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14th December 2011, 06:52 AM |#4  
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Hey, great idea man. Does this have resize all Widgets? I will try tomorrow.

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14th December 2011, 06:59 AM |#5  
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How do apps look at that dpi?

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First of all, everything is going to be smaller of course. However some apps (only a few really) are reformatted and look a little different (and better imo). I am actually surprised how well apps handle this dpi (although mostly its because 240 is the dpi of many of the phones from last year). My old phone had problems with a few apps using a changed dpi, but with the nexus i havent seen much issues.

Some key differences:
- Market now has 2 columns instead of one when listing apps
- Contact pictures are much smaller in the favorites tab
- Contact info had a small icon of contact on left (static) with all of the contact info as a scrolling pane on the right.
- Launcher used to have small 4x4 grid in centered on screen, but fixed with this mod.

I would post some screenshots, but a lot of the stuff on my phone (contacts, email apps, etc) are personal, and i dont feel like censoring them. My opinion for you would be to just try it for yourself. You can always go back to 320 at any time if you dont like it.
14th December 2011, 07:02 AM |#6  
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Hey, great idea man. Does this have resize all Widgets? I will try tomorrow.

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Unfortunately, no it doesn't have a widget resize feature like ADW or something like that. I would LOVE to have that feature for this launcher, but unfortunately with my current knowledge of android it would take a while before i could figure out how to get that working, so don't count on it.
14th December 2011, 08:58 AM |#7  
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landscape don't work on my sgn, why?
14th December 2011, 09:18 AM |#8  
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landscape don't work on my sgn, why?

You need to be running a ROM that has it enabled
(e.g. Modaco Rom: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1361108)
14th December 2011, 09:40 AM |#9  
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wow, this is perfect. One question: Do we face the same problem with the changed dpi as we faced with the SGS2 in the market with apps?
14th December 2011, 11:30 AM |#10  
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i flashed it and nothing has changed!! i am on stock
14th December 2011, 01:07 PM |#11  
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i flashed it and nothing has changed!! i am on stock

did you change the dpi and restarted before flashing this mod?

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