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By Mahmood02, Junior Member on 18th July 2013, 11:04 AM
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Hello guys I'm new to the forums, any way im looking for a cool home launcher and lock screen, something like go launcher but free and less clutter, also my device is not rooted or anything of that makes a difference. Thank you
 
 
18th July 2013, 12:07 PM |#2  
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Hello guys I'm new to the forums, any way im looking for a cool home launcher and lock screen, something like go launcher but free and less clutter, also my device is not rooted or anything of that makes a difference. Thank you

I highly recommend Smart Launcher

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For lockscreen if you want a JB look, go with Holo Locker
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18th July 2013, 07:12 PM |#3  
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I highly recommend Smart Launcher

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For lockscreen if you want a JB look, go with Holo Locker

Holo locker have some issues... I wouldn't recommend it.

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Holo locker have some issues... I wouldn't recommend it.

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Do you know any other good ones?
18th July 2013, 08:44 PM |#5  
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Do you know any other good ones?

LockerPro?

18th July 2013, 08:48 PM |#6  
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I read some of the reviews on Google play and a good amount of people said it's not all that great

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I read some of the reviews on Google play and a good amount of people said it's not all that great

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them use san google to find a one that suit your complains
19th July 2013, 05:12 AM |#8  
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Hello guys I'm new to the forums, any way im looking for a cool home launcher and lock screen, something like go launcher but free and less clutter, also my device is not rooted or anything of that makes a difference. Thank you

You can get Nova for free minus some of the bells and whistles which is really resource light and is basic Nexus 7 design.

As far as lock screen I can't recommend as I pattern lock my screen.

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19th July 2013, 05:35 AM |#9  
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I tried smart launcher out and in pretty happy with it I'll look into nova though

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19th July 2013, 03:20 PM |#10  
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I get better battery using nova or launcher 8

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20th July 2013, 06:04 AM |#11  
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Launcher and Locker
I have used many launchers in the past including Launcher 8 and Smart Launcher. However I prefer Apex Launcher over the latter because of the simplicity of the applications UI and the ability to customize down to the size of icons. I am currently running Apex Launcher and it doesn't seem to drain battery more than other launchers I have tested. Here are some of my home screens.

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I went for a minimalistic look and used the option to disable the notification bar and dock. The notification bar can be accessed by a fast swipe down and the app drawer (also customizable) can be accessed by a fast swipe up. I used ZooperWidget for many of my widgets and SMPL White icons for ditching the colored app icons.

As for the locker I installed Holo Locker which gives a very clean look to the phone.

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The paid version can be customized to show SMS and call notifications and I believe you need it to change to shortcuts as well.

All these apps can be found on the Play Store SMPL White icons and Holo Locker being the only paid ones. Using these two together gives the device a very sleek look. I would recommend them to anyone who is looking to improve upon stock UI without rooting!
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