Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 11th Feb 2012 10:53 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Ever since my Android review, I've been looking for a different launcher for my Galaxy SII. I wanted something closer to the stock Android launcher to replace TouchWiz, without actually having to install CyanogenMod (I'm waiting for the ICS-based version 9 before taking that plunge). I finally found one I'm happy with: the extremely basic and light FTL (Faster Than Light) Launcher.
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RE: Using stock one
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sat 11th Feb 2012 23:19 UTC in reply to "Using stock one"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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I'm upgrade eligible myself currently at a pretty bad time. I have Cyanogenmod 7.2 on my Captivate now, and its pretty awesome. Of the current crop of phones att provides, right now. only the galaxy ii is supported by cyanogenmod.

New phones ( other than the Nexus) have to be developed for, and its not easy to predict which ones will get blessed by cyanogenmod and which will not ever get support. Sometimes small variations in regional version is enough to prevent the easy porting of cyanogenmod. Take a look at the Samsung vibrant ( t-mobilie usa's galaxy S), Its a galaxy s phone like my supported captivate. Yet, there is enough of a difference with the baseband chip that it screws up the emergency dialing ( no 911 service).

So, you have to get an older ( in phone terms) phone or guess which will eventually work.

My current approach is to instead figure out how to port cyanogenmod to a new phone ( in my mythical spare time), then maybe I'll be able to make a more informed choice.

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