Former Writer · Sep 18, 2012 at 04:00 am

HTC Lockscreen Shortcut Provider Removes the Rosie, Keeps the Lock Screen

HTC Sense has always been bittersweet. On one hand, it offers a lot of functionality, it looks beautiful, and the Sense Clock is an iconic symbol of the HTC brand. On the other hand, some consider it to be buggy and bloated. Even though Sense 4 was an attempt to scale back the bloat and streamline HTC experience, they are still a few good updates away from making that actually happen.

One thing many ROM devs and users like to remove from Sense ROMs is the Rosie launcher, which is a large cause of the bloat and system resource hogging. Unfortunately, removing the Rosie means you also lose the HTC Sense 4 lock screen, which people actually like. Now, there’s a way you can remove Rosie and keep the lock screen.

The application is called HTC Lockscreen Shortcut Provider. What the application does is allows you to completely remove Rosie, and put just the lock screen back on. XDA Senior Member itandy developed the application and it’s pretty easy to use.

Installing the application and making it work is pretty easy. The directions are as follows:

Uninstall Rosie (Freezing doesn’t work because Android doesn’t allow two content providers of same type) ** You’re reminded to make a backup first **
Install HTC Lockscreen Shortcut Provider
Run Lockscreen Shortcuts
Select your app for the 4 shortcuts
Hit back to save settings and notify HTC lockscreen

So if you’re tired of Rosie and her RAM eating, CPU sucking ways but still want to enjoy the HTC lock screen, this is likely your answer. While it was developed specifically for the HTC Desire S, itandy believes it should work with any ROM that uses Sense 4 as a base.

For more details, go to the original thread.


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