Mobile Substrate addons to avoid?

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    Volcomstone000095 Banned

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    So, What are some big memory hogs as far as mobile substrate addons go? I removed Winterboard, but I was wondering what else I could do.
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    From what I've learned, Winterboard isn't that bad.

    It simply swaps images around.
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    Volcomstone000095 Banned

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    Well, From what I see you have a 3GS. Winterboard has no effect on the speed of your phone. Me being an 8GB user, Winterboard slows down my iPod very considerably.
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    Winterboard seemed to kill my battery life, so i uninstalled it. The only things I use consistently are sbsettings, backgrounder, proswitcher, and lockinfo.
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    winterboard is OK, but that multifl0w thing lags like none other
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    Proswitcher is better
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    Winterboard is not a resource hog. When springboard is loaded, winterboard effectively tells the system to load DIFFERENT images—images that would have loaded into memory anyway.

    winterboard does not actively seek out and theme things; this work is done passively ONCE, and the system handles things normally from there.
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    I knew you'd back me up on that, Axis

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    Anyways, this may sound obvious, but Backgrounder is defiantly one.
    (If it is even a MobileSubstrate Add-on)
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    So, why did my battery life suffer so much when I had winterboard installed?
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    i don't know why the battery suffered, but mine did too.

    ProSwitcher > Multifl0w (plus its free, i think)

    Backgrounder, avoid.

    qTweeter, not much of a problem.

    Infinidock's ok, not much of a problem either.

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