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Hey guys, so i just picked the motorola atrix, and i absolutly hate the motoblur interface, is there any custom roms that i can put on this phone??
where do i find them?
 

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If you hate Motoblur, try this.

Go to the Android Market and download LauncherPro. When it's installed, either open it or click the "home" button and there should be an option to choose LauncherPro over Motoblur.

You should now have a completely new interface where you can change the dock, icons, background and widgets.
 

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Like mentioned, the best thing you can do is change up the launcher. The other option is to install GingerBlur from XDA (closest thing to a stock 2.2 build with 2.3 GUI we've got). I don't mind MotoBlur on the Atrix. I had used it on the CLIQ, which was horribly slow, so I was nervous, but on the Atrix its very fast.

There has been some hint over @ XDA that they may be close to getting around the signed bootloader issue, so full custom ROMs could be possible in the future.

I've got a Body Glove Mirage silicone case for the Atrix for $20 if you were looking for something to keep your Atrix scratch free
 

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i just dont like how the photo gallery is in motoblur, if you guys are familiar with Cooloris, which was realeased on pc years ago, its now on all regular android phones, which is a really neat way to view your albums, and the motoblur is really crappy, iphone feel to it, which is the reason i moved away from iphone
 

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i just dont like how the photo gallery is in motoblur, if you guys are familiar with Cooloris, which was realeased on pc years ago, its now on all regular android phones, which is a really neat way to view your albums, and the motoblur is really crappy, iphone feel to it, which is the reason i moved away from iphone
gallery 3D, its in the market. Its the best one around. As for you hating motoblur, download another launcher (I personally love launcher pro) and wait for the hackers to crack the bootloader so you can mess around with some custom roms.
 

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if i install this launcher pro, if i dont like it, is it easy to go back to motoblur??
ahaahahha for some reason this motoblur is starting to grow on my, but i really like how my wifes Samsung Captivate is(AT&T Galaxy S)the GUI is very nice
 

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All you would have to do is uninstall.
 

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All you would have to do is uninstall.
You don't even have to do that, you can just go settings> applications > manage applications > launcher pro > reset permissions. I think you will like launcher pro though... and another thing, consider widget locker, makes the lock screen for most phones a lot more bearable.
 

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just got launcher pro, and i have to say is WOW, its pretty nice,

do you guys think it worth getting the PRO widgets from them?
 

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just got launcher pro, and i have to say is WOW, its pretty nice,

do you guys think it worth getting the PRO widgets from them?
Depends, what do you want your phone to look like? Most stuff you can do with the free version...

Here is my current setup, I can tell you what widgets I have ect. if you want a similar minimalistic look.
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Depends, what do you want your phone to look like? Most stuff you can do with the free version...

Here is my current setup, I can tell you what widgets I have ect. if you want a similar minimalistic look.
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I was just about to say whats wrong with Motoblur, but wow, with what you have, you opened my eyes.

New ATRIX owner myself 2 days ago, I <3 it. Upgraded from iPhone 3g, thing was so slow, ATRIX just FLYSSS with Dual Core and the Tegra 2 is nice, but we really need more Tegra enabled games. Ninja HD is fun though
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Gonna go check out launcherpro now too, (even tho no gripes with motoblur).

I do have 1 question not to thread steal, coming from iphone for 2 years.. just a blinking light and sound does not do it for me when a new txt.. is there a way to get the lock screen to appear like the iphone OS when a new txt arrives? <-- hopes that makes sense 1:15am.
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I was just about to say whats wrong with Motoblur, but wow, with what you have, you opened my eyes.

New ATRIX owner myself 2 days ago, I <3 it. Upgraded from iPhone 3g, thing was so slow, ATRIX just FLYSSS with Dual Core and the Tegra 2 is nice, but we really need more Tegra enabled games. Ninja HD is fun though
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Gonna go check out launcherpro now too, (even tho no gripes with motoblur).

I do have 1 question not to thread steal, coming from iphone for 2 years.. just a blinking light and sound does not do it for me when a new txt.. is there a way to get the lock screen to appear like the iphone OS when a new txt arrives? <-- hopes that makes sense 1:15am.
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That screenshot usually makes people go
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Good idea, the widgets are tajm(clock), Phantom music control and battstatt respectively, their all on the market. As for the icons down the bottom, I'll have to find a link for those, I forget where I got them from
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EDIT found them, here is a download link, copy them to your phone, hold in the button you want to change the icon and click change icon, the rest is self explanatory.

My desire does that automatically, which messenging application are you using(stock?)? If you are using stock get handcent SMS, it definitely does that(I know because I use it...).
 

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That screenshot usually makes people go
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Good idea, the widgets are tajm(clock), Phantom music control and battstatt respectively, their all on the market. As for the icons down the bottom, I'll have to find a link for those, I forget where I got them from
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My desire does that automatically, which messenging application are you using(stock?)? If you are using stock get handcent SMS, it definitely does that(I know because I use it...).
Just using the stock messaging thing.. I think it has to do with Motoblur. Now that I look at it, its kinda like Motos on little OS ontop of Android OS... but for my first droid I dig it. The Moto PC portal was just awesome
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God, the Atrix sucked so bad. Played around with it for a week and it had so many damn problems. Returned it and got a HTC Inspire 4G and it is a hell of a lot better.
 

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God, the Atrix sucked so bad. Played around with it for a week and it had so many damn problems. Returned it and got a HTC Inspire 4G and it is a hell of a lot better.
what problems? this this is flawless
 

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God, the Atrix sucked so bad. Played around with it for a week and it had so many damn problems. Returned it and got a HTC Inspire 4G and it is a hell of a lot better.
Mmm kinda quick to jump the gun with no facts? What problems? It's first update just came March 28th, week ago. You just jumped the gun on early hardware and got mad it didnt work right.

Enjoy that Inspire sucky battery life. (since u wanna be smart and sarcastic)
 

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Atrix FTW, i could not be happier with my purchase, at AMAZON Wireless they have it for $149.99 right now, with free 2 day shipping
 

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Pretty happy with mine as well. Like any device its going to have its issues, and people will react differently to them- so surely its not a device for everyone.

Speed is incredible on the phone. If custom ROMs give it a boost like they did for my Fuze, I can't even imagine how much faster the Atrix will be if the bootloader is bypassed.
 
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