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#1 Scorbing

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 13:11

"Here, we’ll show you how to replace Samsung’s TouchWiz UI with a launcher version of Google’s vanilla Jelly Bean UI. It’s an easy process that’s over in moments and rids you of TouchWiz for good."

Source: http://www.knowyourm...axy_note_2.html


I got it and it works great. Super, super smooth and fast.


#2 Hollow.Droid

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 13:28

Or just link to the launcher in question? It's nothing more than an app.

https://play.google....uncher.hd&hl=en

#3 OP Scorbing

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 14:56

Or just link to the launcher in question? It's nothing more than an app.

https://play.google....uncher.hd&hl=en


Yes I know its an app, but its a damn good one. I have tried many of the launchers on the Play store and none compare to this. Very, very smooth and lightning fast. Very configurable. An excellent app and a great replacement for that horrid TouchWiz.

#4 RottGutt

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 15:02

Thank you for the info, Scorbing!

#5 xendrome

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 15:06

Or https://play.google....re=related_apps

Nova Launcher is just as good if not better actually.

#6 OP Scorbing

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 15:10

Or https://play.google....re=related_apps

Nova Launcher is just as good if not better actually.


Thanks for sharing that one.

#7 +Nik L

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 15:22

I prefer Apex Launcher.

And for the record: TouchWiz is more than just the launcher, it's infested the whole UI.

#8 Anibal P

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 15:29

TW is not half as bad as some claim, I've tried many launchers and usually end up just keeping TW

#9 OP Scorbing

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 17:09

I prefer Apex Launcher.

And for the record: TouchWiz is more than just the launcher, it's infested the whole UI.


I agree. I can't understand why Samsung can't just simply leave the UI alone and not use that horrid TouchWiz

#10 Fahim S.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 17:14

I agree. I can't understand why Samsung can't just simply leave the UI alone and not use that horrid TouchWiz


They call it differentiation, we call it destroying the experience.

What makes me laugh is that people buy a phone with a proprietary UI overlay and then go to great lengths to remove it or work around it. Not exactly sending the right message to the manufacturers to make them stop doing this crap as their formula is clearly working (and people are still buying the phone).

Do the right thing, vote with your feet and buy a Nexus device with a pure version of the OS - and then the manufacturers will get the message and stop destroying an otherwise very good UI with their customisations.

#11 Konstantine

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 17:20

Root and install CyanogenMod 10. :p

#12 +Nik L

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 17:34

Do the right thing, vote with your feet and buy a Nexus device with a pure version of the OS - and then the manufacturers will get the message and stop destroying an otherwise very good UI with their customisations.

Disagree. I much prefer my S2 over the equivalent nexus. Just rom it and job done.

#13 +InsaneNutter

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 17:36

Root and install CyanogenMod 10. :p


+1, however CM10 for the GSM S3 is not perfect. NFC is not working on the latest nightlies, and it has a few other minor bugs.

My friend still loves it a million times more than the stock rom with Touchwiz however!

#14 SMELTN

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 17:41

I have to agree with xendrome. I love Nova Launcher for my S3. Its the best launcher for me and I have used them all.

Here is my current. I am using AOKP Rom, Nova Launcher with Suave icons.

smeltns3.jpg

#15 SMELTN

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 17:44

Clearly you don't disagree - because if you did you'd run a stock TouchWiz experience that Samsung supplies.


But its just like Jailbreaking. We (people who mod our phones and remove the default launcher) are an extremely small percentage of the market. Buying a Nexus is NOT the answer for most, I for one didn't get one due to it basically copying the iPhone with its latest Nexus 4. (Glass back, no removable battery, expandable storage and no LTE support?) No thank you.



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