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Don’t Like TouchWiz on the Epic 4G Touch? Use Sprint ID to Quickly Return to a more Stock Experience


We’ll admit it, we didn’t get the point of Sprint ID when they first announced it. It’s grown on us over time, though, and for more reasons than one. For some of Sprint’s ID enabled phones, like the Epic 4G Touch, it can help you say goodbye to TouchWiz. If for some reason you don’t like TouchWiz 4 on the Epic 4G Touch, simply launch Sprint ID, press “Switch IDs” and press “My ID”.

This will give you a launcher that’s closer to stock with the traditional popup window for adding wallpapers, widgets and shortcuts making a return. We also recommend installing the “Clean” ID pack if you want to take it a step further. This will give you an all black background and only four icons on the homescreen to start. Be sure to discuss other options (such as third-party launchers from the market) below!

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Go launcher can also really look like stock if you adjust it just right

  2. 2 words: Launcher Pro (Plus)

  3. I’ve been using ADW Ex for the past year or so and I absolutely love it. I know many people like Launcher Pro, just might have to try it sometime soon when I get the energy to recreate all of my home screens.

  4. Does this actually remove the bloat or just give the appearance of less bloat?

    1. I mean, the TouchWiz launcher is still there. It just wont be running is all…

  5. i like turtles

  6. If you care about skins/UI enough then your best option is root the shit out of it and load CM7 or whatever stock you like on it.

    1. My favorite part is where you root the shit out of it.

      1. http://cdn.androidblip.com/screens/1____155191.png

        Pictured: Android getting rooted the shit out of it.

  7. I highly recommend Zeam launcher for the least invasive, minimalist launcher.

  8. +1 on adw ex I love it

  9. Go launcher!!

  10. love how this entire post turned into WHAT’S THE BEST LAUNCHER?!?!?!?

  11. A different launcher has nothing to do with stock android. The reason to get stock android is to get the latest android features when they are released. I’m not aware of any phone line that offers this besides the nexus. I can just imagine some body trying to interpret the failure of this feature as a lack of interest by the consumer in stock android.

  12. i like touch wiz

    1. Me too…

  13. I had launcher pro on my original epic for over a year until i started using Go launcher
    sadly im no up for an upgrade this year due to sprints new policy but i would like to see the new touchwiz in the gingerbread (which still hasnt got here ?!?!?!?)for my original epic

  14. WOW CAN YOU GUYS POST A SCREEN SHOT. This is like buying photography book with out any pictures.. lame!!

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