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.


_________
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
TAGS:

Former Writer

Former Writer is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. View Former Writer's posts and articles here.
Mario Tomás Serrafero · Jul 29, 2015 at 12:10 pm · 1 comment

OnePlus 2 vs Moto X Style: Which is The Better Flagship?

Two big industry names have announced their newest flagship phones within the past few days. Both have also promised great performance for a cheap price, and now that we know the specifications and details about both the Moto X Style and the OnePlus 2, we can begin planning our next purchase and debating which one is better. So, judging from everything we know, which phone is more impressive?

DISCUSS
Mathew Brack · Jul 29, 2015 at 10:35 am · 2 comments

Making Your Own Xposed Modules Is Easier Than You Think

Close to the heart of XDA is the Xposed Framework by Rovo89. Most of us will have used it but you may feel that the module repository is missing something. We have the solution with several guides aimed at getting you started to build your own modules, something that may be daunting but can open an entire new field of development with a little time and effort.     Where better to start than at the beginning? Rovo89 has created a straight forward tutorial for getting started with development for Xposed....

XDA NEWS
Jimmy McGee · Jul 29, 2015 at 06:00 am · 2 comments

ZenFone 2 Lolliflash and ZenPower Giveaway!

We recently did an in-depth review of the Asus Zenfone 2 but one of the things people may not be aware of is that ASUS has actually created a line of accessories to compliment the ZenFone, or any other Android device. The Lolliflash is a Lollipop-shaped external flash and the ZenPower is a thin 10,000mAh external battery. In today's video, Jordan shows off the Lolliflash and the ZenPower Accessories. Additionally, ASUS and XDA have teamed up to give away 5...

XDA NEWS