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ADW Launcher Update Brings Some Froyo

The ADW Launcher received another update yesterday to bring it closer to the quality of the LauncherPro and its animated app drawer.  Which is better?  LauncherPro still appears to be faster, but if you want a Froyo look-a-like, then ADW is a great choice.

*Rooted users only.

Instructions for installation…

*Note 1* – I was unable to manually install this onto JRummy’s ROM, but he includes it as an option in his customizer.  It may be 2 builds behind, but still resembles Froyo.

1.  Download the file compatible with your system:

2.  Open ROM Manager and choose “Reboot into recovery.”
3.  Select “install zip from sdcard.”
4.  Select “choose zip from sdcard.”
5.  Scroll down and select “ADW.Launcher….zip.”
6.  After it finishes installing, hit the power button to return one menu.
7.  Reboot your phone.
8.  Choose the “Home” launcher when prompted.
9.  Done!

Changelog: ADW Things

Cheers @absanchito!

  • http://www.clevelandrestaurantguide.co.uk/mexican-restaurants/mohujos/ Jake@Mohujos Cleveland

    Great post, thanks for this information!

  • http://mykalaikontilai.businesscard2.com/ Mykalai Kontilai

    hey, I found your blog and read a few of your other posts.ADW Launcher Update Brings Some Froyo They are awesome. Please continue this great work!!!

  • mygixxer

    can someone explain why they prefer launcher pro over ADW? ADW has TONS more options from what I can see. maybe I missed something when I was playing around with launcher pro?

  • mygixxer

    can someone explain why they prefer launcher pro over ADW? ADW has TONS more options from what I can see. maybe I missed something when I was playing around with launcher pro?

  • Chrisd3

    ADW is now i9n the market place for free version 0.7

  • jiles

    was this just put in the market? I'm not rooted and just downloaded a working AWD Launcher from the market…

  • scorpion77

    why cant i download some files from here on my phone ?? i get file no supported cant down load .. :(

  • kegofkillians

    Has anybody been having problems with their camera after installing LauncherPro??? I can take pictures but the don't save anymore???

  • http://twitter.com/absanchito Abel Sanchez

    Thanks for the mention Kellex. I've been reading this blog for so long and have taken so much out of it that I thought it was about time time to bring something to this great community.

  • skltr21

    can someone tell me how to reflash google apps???? and where i can get them??? im trying to use the new slayher genesis 1.1 theme and whenever i download it, it gets rid of all my google apps. it gets rid of my market, and gmail and all that stuff…….. it says if you're coming from another cyanogen rom that it should be fine but not for me…… im coming from the plain 5.0.6.2 rom and when i try to download the genesis theme 1.1 it keeps getting rid of my google stuff. any help????

    • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato
      • skltr21

        that just took me to a google search and no download is coming up or instructions on how to do it….. do you know of a link to a download for it and some instructions on how to install it???? thanks man!

        • Mike

          *facepalm*

          • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

            +1….times are tough lol

        • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

          Really? That was the point! lol
          Look at the first post in the google search

  • skltr21

    can someone tell me how to reflash google apps???? and where i can get them??? im trying to use the new slayher genesis 1.1 theme and whenever i download it, it gets rid of all my google apps. it gets rid of my market, and gmail and all that stuff…….. it says if you're coming from another cyanogen rom that it should be fine but not for me…… im coming from the plain 5.0.6.2 rom and when i try to download the genesis theme 1.1 it keeps getting rid of my google stuff. any help????

  • radioactive2008

    I cant seems to get it working on the rooted 2.1 Original ROM

  • crwyatt3

    Off topic… just wanted 2 say that I'm a female with a rooted Droid… the DL pink theme by jrummy is my s$$t… ty ty ty

    • kellex

      Love hearing about females rockin' rooted Droids. Pink-Life baby!

  • droidaholic

    I have a quick question and the comments are closed on the rooting section of the site. hope someone can help.
    I downloaded RSD lite and sbf and had everything ready till i saw where you have to activate again because of the factory reset. i dont know the billing password needed to activate and was wondering if you HAVE to do a factory reset.

    • http://twitter.com/antione Antione McDaniel

      All you have to do is enter your gmail and password.

    • dominguez619

      You don't need a billing password. What they mean by reactivate is like when you first got your Droid and you have to touch the android and go through the tutorial for the keyboard andthen sign into your Google account.

      • droidaholic

        Thanks so much! that was the only thing holding me back and now i feel like an idiot.

    • kellex

      Comments are back.

      Don't think you'll need the billing password.

      • droidaholic

        yeh.. verizon did all that for me so i wasnt really sure.. just flashed SP Recovery bout to install stock 2.1 with root.. Thnx!

    • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

      No, you'll just need to re-enter your Google stuff. You dont need all your info :-P
      You should be “good to go”.
      Sue me Trojan! lol

  • http://rongthach.com/ Ron

    I'll wait for the official Android 2.2 (Froyo) update for Motorola Droid!

    • dominguez619

      Likewise. In the meantime, I will enjoy my BBv1.0.

    • dominguez619

      Likewise. In the meantime, I will enjoy my BBv1.0.

  • aarynk

    Been running this since you first posted about it Kellex… ben installing the updates as he somes out with them. Love the launcher best one IMO

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/RXFWXDUWRRHCGFV6NP2SDZ7YLU Ray

    Launcher pro is like froyo's internet browser to the ipads browser. It runs laps around the other launchers.

  • p0k3y

    ADW is actually pretty fast too. My only issue with it (and helix and other launchers) is that the icons take a while (30 sec) to display when I take my Droid of the desktop dock. Screen orientation is also slow to change back to Portrait. Does Launcher Pro has same issue?

  • bonez w

    Nice

  • http://OceanCitySurfReport.com Mick

    WACK

  • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

    Ewww……thanks, but no thanks :-P
    LauncherPro is where it's at!!!

    • kellex

      LauncherPro is money.

      • shane0790

        Launcer Pro is much faster, and I love the pinch helicopter view

      • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

        Not only is it money…..it is streamlined CASH MONEY!
        All we need is the ability to change the persistent icons and that is launcher for life! lol

        Here is what LauncherPro is compared to others:
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZ_BA3IiNjs

        • kellex

          Wow a BG sighting. Brings back memories right there.

        • kellex

          Wow a BG sighting. Brings back memories right there.

        • kellex

          Wow a BG sighting. Brings back memories right there.

        • Fitz

          Launcher pro updated yesterday and you can now change the quick launch icons (long press them).

        • Barlog

          LOL This is great :-D * Note to self* Make sure I wear a wrist watch on both wrists when using LauncherPro ;-)

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/I37YLWJRR4XCAJJIXULRSXABZQ Eduardo

      Yep laucherpros the best 1

  • http://www.johnpariah.wordpress.com JP The Droid King

    Won’t lie, it looks snazzy..but the old version gave me an “Android.Process Force Close” pop up every couple of minutes. I’ll stick with Launcher Pro for now