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lolz, I happened to browse the market for the first time in weeks, and it showed up. tried it for a few mins, quite fun.

I'm thinking about rooting my nexus one in order to be able to modify the desktop a bit more, is it worth it just for that reason?

to be honest I don't know much about rooting yet, is there a good guide + faq somewhere? is there a way to go back to factory settings?

I rooted my phone through unrevoked.com which is a permanent root and can not be unrooted. Not too familiar with the Nexus One but I'm pretty sure theres a way to unroot although I heard from multiple sources that "HTC" doesn't really care and will honor the warranty .

BTW if your just looking to modify the look of your desktop ...you don't have to *root. All it is are basically widgets.

http://theunlockr.com/2010/01/02/how-to-root-the-nexus-one/

5c0-MvOSAII

Bookmark this

http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=556

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now that I looked into it, most of the things I wanted to do and assumed required rooting actually didn't. I installed SwitchPro and and LauncherPro which already helped quite a bit with the desktop appearance.

is there an easy way to customize/change the dock icons? what are the text ones you're using Phongables?

one thing I'm also missing is a good agenda widget. The N1 doesn't have a proper one, I think phones with Sense do. I have Smooth Calendar (looks like this), but its limited to 3 upcoming events, ideally I'd want to use two rows for it.

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I use LauncherPro, I think you can use any image on your phone as an icon? Have you tried the LauncherPro widget for calender? You can resize it to any size you want.

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is there an easy way to customize/change the dock icons? what are the text ones you're using Phongables?

I use "MnmlText".

I try to keep things minimal. I have 5 home screens but I only use 3.

I uploaded whatever I had on my harddrive. Everything you need/want should be in that folder. Changing icons should be a breeze. Get familiar with L.P. I suggest you make create a folder on your sdcard for the icons or store it in the "dropbox" app.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=4OXZVZ44

(The arrow icon you see on the right side is just a random icon i use for the "app drawer" from iconfinder.com.)

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looking good phongables

just rooted my incredible. lets see what we can see.

also, any places for good backgrounds other than zedge.net ?

tried to load redemption revolution rom with no luck, got cm 6.1.0 rc2 up just fine.

still trying to find all my apps and contacts. I think I forgot to copy them all to my comp, so I can copy them back to phone?

No worries, I backed up the stock sense ui with all apps and contacts

anyway, it's def quicker...and refreshing

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looking good phongables

tried to load redemption revolution rom with no luck, got cm 6.1.0 rc2 up just fine.

still trying to find all my apps and contacts. I think I forgot to copy them all to my comp, so I can copy them back to phone?

No worries, I backed up the stock sense ui with all apps and contacts

anyway, it's def quicker...and refreshing

Before loading a new ROM. *Backup all user apps+system data via Titanium Backup . It should load all user settings,contacts, apps etc. Also after if you dont see all the apps that you downloaded on the dowload list in the MARKET. Just go to settings----applications---manage applications---all---market----- clear cache.... then repopen the market app.

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Hm, back up with titanium seems to have worked for everything except contacts? But it managed to back up mu favorite contacts

edit: must have missed it

*sigh - restore then reflash

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@brokenglass. If you did "Backup all user apps+system data". Nothing should be lost. You might have to manually go in and restore each system data manually such as Contacts..bookmarks..etc by going to backup/restore in Titaniumbackup-----> scroll down all the way. if you see anything with a X mark--- then restore it one by one. I had to do that the first time around. No Big Deal.

And yes... all contacts should be synced to your Gmail address automatically anyway.

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Thanks both, still struggling. on the incredible (maybe all sense ui?) It's called people rather than contacts. Anyway, still no luck. says:

Contacts 2.2.1

No backup yet

Even though I did click "backup all user apps+system data" They've got to be in there somewhere.

old stock

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current cyanogen w/ launcher pro: work in progress, still need to customize some icons and make some folders and streamline the whole thing, still too cluttered

newhome1.jpgnewhome2.jpg

newhome3.jpgnewhome4.jpg

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there are a few decent backgrounds that came with cm, but I wanted my own.

anotherhome.jpg

not sure which direction to go with icons, but I'm needing a transparent weather widget for sure.

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looking good phongables

just rooted my incredible. lets see what we can see.

anyway, it's def quicker...and refreshing

unrevoked?

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I use "MnmlText".

I try to keep things minimal. I have 5 home screens but I only use 3.

I uploaded whatever I had on my harddrive. Everything you need/want should be in that folder. Changing icons should be a breeze. Get familiar with L.P. I suggest you make create a folder on your sdcard for the icons or store it in the "dropbox" app.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=4OXZVZ44

(The arrow icon you see on the right side is just a random icon i use for the "app drawer" from iconfinder.com.)

thanks!

also, what are the agenda widgets used here and here? doesn't look familiar to me, the N1 lacks a proper one...

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Pure Calender. Works very well ...lots of skins and shit (the skin im using is the "transparent" one. Syncs up with FB,Google and whatnot.

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Android ftmfw

HTC Evo here. Just rooted and installed CM 6.1 rom. It is pretty awesome. It only took 2 youtube how-tos.

Everyday I am finding another app that makes me love my phone even more.

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has any of you installed froyo or froyo-variant i.e. custom on galaxy S (captivate)?

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Posting from my droid 2. Love this thing already. Phone has been on since 7:30 and i'm just now about to run out of battery. Not bad for the first full charge. Gonna let it drain out and then fully recharge

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thanks for the tips re icons etc.

heres my current set up on the N1, trying to keep it simple:

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running LauncherPro, SwitchPro and Android Agenda

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Downloading adroid 2.3 right now. We'll see how it goes.

Some of the updates:

* Bugfixes based upon its predecessor operating systems.

* Open source video codec that can replace flash.

* Enhanced advertising algorithm.

* Advanced Navigation System.

* HTML5 or higher standard specs.

* Native video embedding in web pages that will enable viewing of any video without acquiring specific codec.

* Enriched & more interactive User Interface.

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^ lol. android 2.3 aka gingerbread hasn't been released yet. there's no way for you to download it. you're just downloading another OTA update. and the kernel is just the the version of the linux kernel.

the best way to know the version you're running on is by using the build number. something like "FRG83"

anyway here are some screens from my phone

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for those who don't know this (L.P)... if you swype "up" on the web browser. you should able to see your list of "bookmarks"

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I did a couple of things tonight

1) Pulled some fonts from Mac OSX and converted them to ttf files. I used ADB to push them to my phone. All the shitty stock fonts have now been replaced by the new fonts

2) Backed up everything from the phone to dropbox with titanium backup

I'll flash a new froyo rom (cognition 2.2) onto my captivate.

Samsung is too slow to release the official update.

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was just messing around with my friend's galaxy S and am now experiencing srs phone envy. fuck a blackberry, only reason i'm still holding onto it is BBM but almost everybody's on whatsapp anyways. Ughhhh

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Herpsky, any site/guide on how to flash froyo onto my Samsung? I'm fed up with how slow they are and how ridiculously shit the Kies program is...

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