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how to set a different launcher?

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By Stea1th, Junior Member on 6th July 2014, 12:43 AM
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I have the fire, it's pretty cool. I got a few andriod apps on it working. They are a bit buggy but only when they are resumed from standby.

Anyway, I loaded up golauncher and it works however it keeps defaulting back to the ****ty amazon launcher.

Any idea how i can have it set perminitly?

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6th July 2014, 03:34 PM |#2  
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You can try towelroot to obtain root.
After that U can rename launcherxxxx.apk in system/app in launcherxxxx.apk_
But all this is potentially unsafe and you must have some experience.
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Just as the forked versions of Gingerbread and Jelly Bean that have been the basis for all the other Kindle products, you should NOT expect any mainstream Android app to work on the Fire Phone without some Amazon-specific modification.
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Just as the forked versions of Gingerbread and Jelly Bean that have been the basis for all the other Kindle products, you should I expect any mainstream Android app to work on the Fire Phone without some Amazon-specific modification.

I've tried to install Nova Launcher from apk, i was not able to set it as a default or put any widgets, each attempt ending with launcher crash. Google apps- Market and Maps- would not run, Music and Drive did run ok.
I just used apks, did not try to root the phone.
19th December 2014, 09:11 PM |#5  
I use yahoo aviate, and it works very well. It has not crashed and doesnt consume much battery. Its very organized. Try it out.
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