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    Helix launcher stuck in FC loop [solved]

    So I've been testing Helix since lots of people recommended it.

    I set 4 screens at first. Then I put my usual apps and widgets in those 4 screens. Since there are some shortcut slots underneath, and with the help of some folders, I wanted to cut down the screens to 3.

    After clearing "some" of the apps in the 4th screen, I got lazy and thought "why don't I just leave the rest there and set the screens to 3 in the helix settings?". That worked before when I was using home++. However, here comes the looping force-close hell.....

    I knew I should have listen to the warning in the helix configuration when it tells me to clear all the apps and widgets if you want to cut down the screen number...darn it.

    I can still receive calls but that's about all I can do with my milestone now.........Is there a "safe mode" like in PC or any ways for me to fix this?

    Thanks in advance for any advice.
    Last edited by af424; 04-04-2010 at 06:44 AM. Reason: solved
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    Um. try pressing the search soft key and type in market in between force closes. Once you get into market, install a different launcher and then use that launcher to delete helixlauncher. Good luck..
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    Quote Originally Posted by junpar View Post
    Um. try pressing the search soft key and type in market in between force closes. Once you get into market, install a different launcher and then use that launcher to delete helixlauncher. Good luck..
    +1 for typing between force closes. Save some time by searching for helix and uninstalling the current one before installing a new one, or if you have not set helix as your default yet do the homekey press and select the original app.
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    Thanks for the quick replies!!!

    It worked!!! Thank god I didn't turn off my internet connection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by af424 View Post
    Thanks for the quick replies!!!

    It worked!!! Thank god I didn't turn off my internet connection.
    You could have drilled down into settings/apps/manage apps and yanked it from there.

    And if you have the free app, Quick Uninstall....that would have worked too. Glad it worked out!
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    Nah, I had already set helix as default back then and could do nothing besides seeing that endless FC msg.

    But yeah, thank god it worked.

    Just finish editing the home screens again. It runs smoother than home++. Hope it force closes much less too.
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    Helix launcher 2 force close.

    I am a 54 y/o female user who is not too techy and I nearly panicked after loading this bugger onto my droid after upgrading to 2.1 so that I could use the 5 home pages. Thank you so much after helping me to get that thing off my droid. I don't know how to boot it up in safe mode, but finally got to market by using system button on hard keyboard in between rapid fc. typed in market, got to helix and uninstalled. Whew! Scared to try anything now!
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    holy crap this is a nightmare...im trying to do what you guys said but this ****ing helix2 app has totally taken over the phone god ****ing dammit.....now im ****ed......I could really use some help to save my phone that i just ****in got.....!! **** me!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by frankybabee View Post
    holy crap this is a nightmare...im trying to do what you guys said but this ****ing helix2 app has totally taken over the phone god ****ing dammit.....now im ****ed......I could really use some help to save my phone that i just ****in got.....!! **** me!!!
    first off, we can't read your cussing so no need to do it. Now take a deep breath and boot the phone into safe mode. You do this by powering off the phone, open your keyboard and hold down the menu button on the d pad the same time you power the phone on, keep holding it down until you see the red droid eye appear, you will feel the phone give you a long vibrate and then the main screen will boot and you will see it say safe mode. Then go into settings, applications, manage applications and uninstall the app. then reboot
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    Rebel,

    I cant thank you enough...your directions were clear, to the point, and you couldnt have asked for better direction. Thank you very much. I will from now on research apps prior to downloading. What a nightmare.....thanks again.

    Frank
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