Remove Default Launcher

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  1. hyphy

    hyphy New Member

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    If I wanted to install BB and want to use something like Helix or Launcher2 is it possible to remove the default launcher? I am currently using JRummy, and this is easily possible through scripts. I didn't know if it was just as easy with BB. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. carlz28

    carlz28 Premium Member Theme Developer Premium Member

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    Not sure why you'd want to delete the stock launcher, but yes, you can do it.
    An easy way is through Root Explorer. Go into /system/app and delete launcher.apk
    Just make sure you have another launcher already installed or you'll be left with nothing to work with. And that could ruin your day!
     
  3. hyphy

    hyphy New Member

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    If I have Helix with no intention of using the default launcher, I should still keep it? Seems like a waste to me?
     
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    carlz28 Premium Member Theme Developer Premium Member

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    Well, considering it takes up practically no space, and the chance that you may run into problems with Helix at some point down the road (not likely, but possible) it would be a real life saver to have a Home/launcher that is proven stable just in case something goes wrong.
    Again, it's your choice, but even my highly-modified phone can take a crap now and then...and having that back-up option is a comfort.
     
  5. pdroid

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    If you don't want to delete it, you could always rename it, so that it won't take up active RAM but it's not gone.

    in terminal,

    su
    sysrw
    mv /system/app/Launcher.apk /system/app/Launcher.apk.bak
    sysro

    or just rename it in Root Explorer if you have that.
     
  6. jtcampbell

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    Can someone tell me how to CHANGE my launcher? I believe I have the 'Home' launcher set as the default. How do I, and where do I go to change the launcher?
     
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    in Settings > Applications, filter to All

    The default launcher is known as "Home". Tap it and then tap the "Clear defaults" button.
    [​IMG]


    Then if you hit the physical "Home" button it should request what app you want to use, and if you want it as the default.
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2010
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    if you're running multiple launchers i suggest downloading "Home Switcher" from the market place.
     
  9. chevycam94

    chevycam94 Steel Droid ROM Developer Developer

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    OK, now another question. How would I install an extracted (from another ROM) "launcher2.apk" into my system. I have not been able to get it installed or working yet. Any clues?
     
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