Ever since custom recoveries and roms became popular, nandroid backups have been the fall back method for all android enthusiasts, irrespective of their confidence levels. They allow easy backup and restore in case things go wrong, which happens invariably when a modification is being tested. With that being said, how relevant are Nandroid Backups to this day? Back in 2011, when the world of Android was being awed by the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S2, a little modification made its appearance...
While browsing the Nexus One Forum, this application popped out at me. The application is a launcher and automatic rotator. It allows your menus to be rotated quickly, and the best part of it is the app launcher on the bottom of the screen. That is truly the best part about the application: just simply drag and drop apps to the launcher.
Modified Launcher2 features:
Based on Launcher2 from Cyan’s git
Fully fixed auto rotation
App Menu Button Long Press -> Quick Switcher
Up to 7 screens! NEW!
Long-press at desktop as an option
Drag & Drop bottom shortcuts NEW!
Commented Code (where I remembered I changed)
Download v0.6 SYSTEM APP: Here -> 565KB
Download v0.6 STANDALONE: DOWNLOAD FROM MARKET: HelixLauncher2 (System App version coming soon)
Download v0.5 APK: Here -> 552KB (ZipAligned and OptiPng)
Download v0.5 Alternative update.zip – by daveid: Here (ZipAligned and OptiPng)
Download v0.3 APK: Here -> 407KB (ZipAligned and OptiPng)
Download v0.3 Alternative update.zip – by daveid: Here (ZipAligned and OptiPng)
Download v0.2 APK: Here -> 546KB
Download v0.2 ZipAligned + OptiPNG APK: HERE -> 402KB
Download v0.2 ZipAligned + OptiPNG Alternative update.zip – by daveid: HERE
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