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[SOLVED] Shortcut to Restart Nova

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By PhilipTD, Senior Member on 25th January 2014, 09:23 AM
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25th December 2014, 02:25 AM |#11  
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Thanks, Bud. Actually, it works fine as is. I just created the task and use a gesture to run it. Nova restarts fine just like when you press the shortcut in Nova settings under "advanced". FINALLY!! And such a simple solution. Where have you been all these 11 months??!!

Only saw the thread because you bumped it lol.

Could you try killing it with Tasker but not restarting it in the task? I'm not sure, but it might restart by itself if its set as the home launcher; if so, restarting it manually with Tasker is not needed and could cause issues if its starting it again.

Also, was root access needed to kill the task with shell? I never had a need to do it so I never tried.
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25th December 2014, 02:46 AM |#12  
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Only saw the thread because you bumped it lol.

That's what I was hoping for. And, lo and behold....

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Could you try killing it with Tasker but not restarting it in the task? I'm not sure, but it might restart by itself if its set as the home launcher; if so, restarting it manually with Tasker is not needed and could cause issues if its starting it again.

The task I created included only the script exactly as you suggested, so it's just a "kill" command. I never added anything else to start Nova back up. When the task is run, Nova does, in fact, restart itself without any outside help from Tasker or otherwise. Nova is set as my default launcher.

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Also, was root access needed to kill the task with shell? I never had a need to do it so I never tried.

Yes, root access is required; I had assumed as much, so I had checked "run as root" from the beginning. I just went back and unchecked it to test it out, and, you were right, it does not work without root.

I did all this on my N5 because I was reading your post on my N6 and couldn't wait to try it. I'll report back if there's any problem running the same thing on the N6.

Thanks again.
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The task I created included only the script exactly as you suggested, so it's just a "kill" command. I never added anything else to start Nova back up. When the task is run, Nova does, in fact, restart itself without any outside help from Tasker or otherwise. Nova is set as my default launcher.

Thought it might do that. If it isn't the default launcher then starting it up again is probably needed, then.

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Yes, root access is required; I had assumed as much, so I had checked "run as root" from the beginning. I just went back and unchecked it to test it out, and, you were right, it does not work without root.

Thought so. App instances are isolated and can't touch other apps without root access. In the case of running it with shell I guess it requires su so it prevent other apps from executing it to kill other apps.

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I did all this on my N5 because I was reading your post on my N6 and couldn't wait to try it. I'll report back if there's any problem running the same thing on the N6.

Thanks again.

No reason it wouldn't work, unless you're on pre-Honeycomb

Enjoy.
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@Lethargy, FYI, I finally got around to testing it on my Nexus 6 (was away on vacation). Works great but had to add an action to launch Nova because, unlike on the N5, Nova did not reboot automatically. Thanks again.
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