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8th February 2014, 05:28 PM |#1231  
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It's called Nova Launcher on the play store. Prime is the paid version of it, which has more features.

How you getting on with it? Did you get the Prime (paid) version?


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8th February 2014, 06:14 PM |#1232  
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How you getting on with it? Did you get the Prime (paid) version?


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Actually, I haven't gotten my LG G2 yet lol. I'm going to get the paid version once I get my new phone, then I'll let you know.
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9th February 2014, 01:06 PM |#1233  
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Nova Launcher is excellent. I've tried pretty much every launcher available, and on my old, low-end device (Xperia Active 2011) ST17i Nova is easily the most reliable and smoothest. The Prime feature is optional, as the free version runs great, with no particular disadvantages.
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Nova Launcher is excellent. I've tried pretty much every launcher available, and on my old, low-end device (Xperia Active 2011) ST17i Nova is easily the most reliable and smoothest. The Prime feature is optional, as the free version runs great, with no particular disadvantages.

I've had a brief look at this Launcher and maybe I'm being unfair because the fact I have 'only tried it briefly'
But it seems the it doesn't have much of an advantage over my current "GO Launcher EX" :-\

I love the 3d effect on Go-L when you change pages on the home screen also it just seems to run pretty well.

What exactly are the advantages over Go-L that Nova has?

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9th February 2014, 04:14 PM |#1235  
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I've had a brief look at this Launcher and maybe I'm being unfair because the fact I have 'only tried it briefly'
But it seems the it doesn't have much of an advantage over my current "GO Launcher EX" :-\

I love the 3d effect on Go-L when you change pages on the home screen also it just seems to run pretty well.

What exactly are the advantages over Go-L that Nova has?

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Nova has plenty of 3D transition effects. I used to use GoLauncher but made the switch. Nova has more customisation options. It's a bit like a lighter, open-source version of the same thing. Everything is resizable, adjustable, themeable and even gestures and button pushes can be customised. Try it!
9th February 2014, 04:17 PM |#1236  
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Nova has plenty of 3D transition effects. I used to use GoLauncher but made the switch. Nova has more customisation options. It's a bit like a lighter, open-source version of the same thing. Everything is resizable, adjustable, themeable and even gestures and button pushes can be customised. Try it!


Perhaps I judged it to early then, it's a shame there isn't an easier way to copy all my folders, etc over to NOVA from Go Launcher.

Have you looked at the other NOVA? (the 3d shell) one?

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10th February 2014, 08:51 PM |#1237  
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Greenify's the top 1 app for Rooted Devices.. of crouse Titanium goes without mentioning.

can you guys recommend an app which will make my phone think my SD card is the internal memory?

I'm using LINK2SD but it cannot move the OBB files to the SD card... OBB files are the ones which consume most of the internal memory.
11th February 2014, 01:59 AM |#1238  
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Isn't it awesome how customizable Android is compared to anything else out there? Many elements of the platform can be tweaked, ranging from under-the-hood performance adjustments to visual and user interface modifications. This post is all about the latter, bringing you 10 apps that will replace the stock lock screen on your Android smartphone. Why would anyone want to do that? Well, keep in mind that not all Android smarthphones are made equal. Many come with a lock screen provided by the manufacturer, and while some custom lock screens work fine, others aren't all that great. But these third-party lock screen replacement are among the best ones available in the Play Store. Chances are that if you aren't happy with the lock screen on your Android smartphone, a better alternative will be listed below.

1. Active Lockscreen
Active Lockscreen provides quick, single-swipe access to essential apps, such as the dialer, the camera, and the email client. There are shortcuts to your recently contacted numbers and recently used applications as well. The app offers multiple themes to choose from.

Download:https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ick.lockscreen

2. Go Locker
From the same fine folks who brought us Go Launcher comes Go Locker – a lock screen replacement with shortcuts to the call log, the messaging app, and media player quick controls. Current weather conditions can be displayed as well. Security protection with pin or pattern is supported. Additional themes for Go Locker are available from the Play Store.

Download:https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...g.goscreenlock

3. MagicLocker
We bring you one of the most downloaded lock screen replacement app on Google Play, with support for themes, shortcuts, image customization, and what not. Your security pattern should also work even with MagicLocker enabled.

Download:https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...en.magiclocker

4. Holo Locker
Holo Locker is a lock screen replacement with a minimalist, stock-ish look and feel. But at the same time, it does have several adjustments that you can tweak. For example, the status bar can be hidden or disabled while the text color can be changed. The paid version of the app has a counter for your unread emails and text messages and would let you change the background image as well.

Download:https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....mobint.locker

5. MXLock
And here's one more lock screen replacement app offering a wide variety of cute and colorful themes to select from. Naturally, it lets you activate the phone, SMS, and Camera apps without unlocking your device.

Download:https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...neomtel.mxlock

6. WidgetLocker Lockscreen
Can you guess what WidgetLocker Lockscreen offers to stand out? Yup, lock screen widgets. Actually, this Android app supported that before it was even cool. Shortcuts to apps of the user's choice can also be placed there for convenience.

Download:https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...w.widgetlocker

7. Windows 8 Lock Screen
As the name implies, this app is meant to mimic the lock screen found on Windows-based smartphones. It displays the current date and time, along with counters for unread texts and missed calls. The background may be made transparent, in case the user wants to.


8. C Locker
Access your apps quickly with this versatile lock screen. It is functional, good-looking, and its paid version has a number of handy features, such as RSS feed support, listing of Calendar events, reminders and more. The volume rocker can be set to skip or rewind songs playing in the music player instead of just adjusting the volume.

Download:https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ccs.lockscreen

9. Sparky
What's cool about Sparky is that it offers a good selection of beautifully drawn lock screens, with shortcuts to frequently used apps and counters for missed events. But although the app will make your lock screen much prettier, it will not work with your pattern lock.

Download:https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...lockscreenlite

10. Joy Locker
Last but not least, here's a lock screen replacement solution by the Global Animation team. The best thing about it is that there are many themes available from its library , designed by talented artists. The amazing thing is that you can play many funny games to find out the how to unlock your mobile screen.

Download:https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...k.desktop.main

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13th February 2014, 05:27 PM |#1239  
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Can some one give me a download link for the first lock screen ? (PM)
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15th February 2014, 07:24 PM |#1240  
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Anyone have experience using these? Maybe used both and have comparisons? I'm thinking of using one or the other, seems RCB is simpler and to the point, and CM is much more customizable. Also it seems CM can forward a call/text to another number, but maybe I misinterpreted the description.

I am operating on a rooted Nexus 5, with Sprint. Also I have Google Voice integrated with my Sprint number so they are the same. Also use Google's Voicemail system.

Any input would be great!

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15th February 2014, 08:48 PM |#1241  
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Guys please consider downloading my app on the Play Store! It's called Hashbot.
Its link is
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...tudios.hashbot

It's really useful to check a hash of a file! I'd like some reviews if possible! I'd do the same for you guys!
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