Originally Posted by Gargamel198024
But, if someone runs into a problem after following your tutorial or how to, where are they supposed to ask to see if anyone else has run into a similar issue? Would you rather the forums filled with pointless threads asking the same questions, or should they ask in the thread that contains the how to or tutorial in the first place? Because in my original posted question I was looking to see if anyone else was using the same ported rom I was and if they ran into the issue.
If someone posted "I'm trying to apply this same change to the launcher from XYZ firmware and I'm having problems", I'd likely ask them to revert their launcher from backup, and redo the modification, but this time log each step taken and post the steps in this thread.
My purpose in doing that would be twofold. First to enable you, had you recording the steps while doing them, to find any mistake you might have made the first time. You might have skipped a step the first time accidentally, and by recording them as you do them, you'd fill in that missing step. (When I follow instructions and have errors, I find that when I do this exercise, the problem will go away.)
Secondly, to enable me to see the steps you performed to verify them AND to repeat those same steps (as you would have recorded them - not from the original instructions) on my own side to see if I get different results. Sometimes a subtle change will result in dramatic differences.
If you still had the problem after doing the mod while recording the steps, how I would approach the issue would be dependent on if I had the same issue when following your steps, if you had the same problem (or a different problem), if I had a problem (but a different one from what you had) and so on. At that point, I'd have to play it by ear. I might also go to the person who posted the firmware your basing on and ask them to offer some assistance.
On the other hand, this is one of the more trivial changes that mostly works across MANY versions of the 4.x touchwiz launcher, so I wouldn't expect any problems. I would certainly expect compatibility issues, however, if mixing different firmware versions.
Here's one that might amuse you: If I take the SecLauncher2.apk from the n7100 firmware (DBT released - not a leak) and framework-res.apk from the same firmware, I can perform this change and install it on a i317 and it works. However, being the i317 doesn't have multi-view, that doesn't "break."
Your experience seems to indicate that "multi-view" has a dependency in SecLauncher2.apk... I wonder what would happen if a person with a multi-view capable firmware were to install nova launcher and actually DELETE SecLauncher2.apk. Would that also break multi-view? (I don't have my n7100 anymore, so can't test that.)