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[REQUEST] Stock Launcher With 5x4 Grid Layout

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By keyz86, Senior Member on 10th November 2013, 04:05 PM
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Can anybody please help me out by modding the stock laucher to have 5 icons down and 4 icons across, no other mods needed.

Mega thanks in advance.

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12th November 2013, 12:47 AM |#2  
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No one?

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12th November 2013, 09:33 AM |#3  
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You have 2.0.5b or 2.0.6 Home launcher.
It's a customized launcher but it's very, very good.
And you can choose number of columns and rows as you like.

Try it - it's very good...

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15th November 2013, 10:53 AM |#4  
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+1 for a mod like this
+1 for a mod like this! Been using Nova Launcher on my previous phones but I like the stock one on this phone and would like to keep using those widgets that only work in the Sony launcher. A 5x4 layout would work much better for certain widgets I use so I hope someone is able to mod this!
15th November 2013, 02:20 PM |#5  
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+1 for a mod like this! Been using Nova Launcher on my previous phones but I like the stock one on this phone and would like to keep using those widgets that only work in the Sony launcher. A 5x4 layout would work much better for certain widgets I use so I hope someone is able to mod this!

+1 on this for the mod. But the new Nova Beta from today looks great too. Icon size to 110% and The Text Size to Normal instead of Condensed the phone is looking gorgious.
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16th November 2013, 01:13 PM |#7  
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Hey guys,

Since a couple of us are looking for this mod, I decided to give it a go myself. I found this post to help - although it's for the Touchwiz launchers, I figured it could be adapted to ours as well.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=27433971

I found similar settings in our home.apk and modified them, however upon uploading the modified home.apk, nothing changed. I tried making several edits, none of which actually changed something visible on the screen. I went as far as completely erasing the home.apk from the phone - still it was somehow being used as the default launcher, which has me believing that another file is used as the launcher. I used system\app\home.apk. Maybe someone with some more knowledge can shed some light on this so we can get this mod going?
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Hey guys,

Since a couple of us are looking for this mod, I decided to give it a go myself. I found this post to help - although it's for the Touchwiz launchers, I figured it could be adapted to ours as well.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=27433971

I found similar settings in our home.apk and modified them, however upon uploading the modified home.apk, nothing changed. I tried making several edits, none of which actually changed something visible on the screen. I went as far as completely erasing the home.apk from the phone - still it was somehow being used as the default launcher, which has me believing that another file is used as the launcher. I used system\app\home.apk. Maybe someone with some more knowledge can shed some light on this so we can get this mod going?

Thanks for giving it a go! Glad to see some one get the ball rolling on this one . Anyone else got any ideas?

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19th November 2013, 11:22 AM |#9  
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Thumbs up Done!
Hey guys,

Gave it another go, and voila: a 5x4 launcher. Put it in system\app and enjoy! If you feel it needs some further tweaking, feel free to let me know and I'll see what I can do.
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19th November 2013, 12:11 PM |#10  
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Originally Posted by Hal_nl

Hey guys,

Since a couple of us are looking for this mod, I decided to give it a go myself. I found this post to help - although it's for the Touchwiz launchers, I figured it could be adapted to ours as well.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=27433971

I found similar settings in our home.apk and modified them, however upon uploading the modified home.apk, nothing changed. I tried making several edits, none of which actually changed something visible on the screen. I went as far as completely erasing the home.apk from the phone - still it was somehow being used as the default launcher, which has me believing that another file is used as the launcher. I used system\app\home.apk. Maybe someone with some more knowledge can shed some light on this so we can get this mod going?

Thread not found error, please can you link it again so I can have a look at how it is done. Or could you tell us which settings needed changing

Also, was it this version of the home.apk you used or an older one.
Home.apk V6.1.A.0.5
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Thread not found error, please can you link it again so I can have a look at how it is done. Or could you tell us which settings needed changing

Also, was it this version of the home.apk you used or an older one.
Home.apk V6.1.A.0.5

Hey gregbradley,

Just finished testing. The modified Home.apk is based on the pre-installed V6.0.2A.0.13 of the apk. I've created a 5x4 version for 6.1.A.0.5 as well - attached below. Small install instruction - if you haven't installed 6.1.A.0.5 yet, do so first. Copy this file into data\app. It's not needed to have the modified Home.apk installed, if you already have though, you can simply install the update and copy this file into the right place for it to work.

Modification for both versions are the same: decompile, inside res\values-sw360dp\ you'll find 3 files, 2 which need editing:

- integers.xml needs 2 be modified to include the following code:
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<integer name="desktop_grid_columns">4</integer>
<integer name="desktop_grid_rows">5</integer>

- dimens.xml has the following line, value changed from 113.0 to 90:
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<dimen name="desktop_cell_height_port">90dip</dimen>

That's all that I changed so far. Tons of different values that can be changed as well but since I'm at work I have limited time to mess with that at the moment.
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