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18th April 2014, 07:10 AM   |  #1  
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I'm wondering if there's a practical way, or any at all to change the name of an app in the app drawer (not the home screen). I tried to edit the Manifest.xml file but the string I was looking for wasn't in there. Thanks.
18th April 2014, 05:34 PM   |  #2  
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Juste use Nova Launcher or KKLauncher...
18th April 2014, 07:48 PM   |  #3  
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Juste use Nova Launcher or KKLauncher...

As I stated, launchers only allow you to change the shortcut name (not the app in the drawer).
18th April 2014, 09:28 PM   |  #4  
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How about hiding app in launcher, and creating a folder with the app renamed to whatever you want?
18th April 2014, 09:43 PM   |  #5  
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Apart from using the launcher, the only other way I could think of would be to decompile the apk with apktool and then you can edit the app name string. It's inside /res/value/string.xml

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Also, I'm using kklauncher and it does allow me to change the app name in app drawer
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Apart from using the launcher, the only other way I could think of would be to decompile the apk with apktool and then you can edit the app name string. It's inside /res/value/string.xml

---------- Post added at 04:43 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:41 PM ----------

Also, I'm using kklauncher and it does allow me to change the app name in app drawer

Thanks, this is what I ended up doing, decompiling and editing it. Works great
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