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Phone [Q] Replacing default android launcher

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18th April 2013, 09:56 PM   |  #1  
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i have an lg c800g (or lg my touch q) and i absolutely hate the default home screen or launcher and i was wondering if I could switch it out with another launcher (my favorite so far is adw EX) unfortunately my phone is needed everyday and i don't want to spend 250$ for a new one. the reason why i haven't just used a ROM is because i'm having a lot of trouble with clock work mod so roms aren't an option. however I've found a way to keep apps installed to the firmware using an app called link2sd one of its features is to install and remove straight to the firmware as I've just tested sucsesful. so if it was possible can anyone take an old 2.3 android and use this app to install a launcher and see if it works after system reset it would be great to never have to deal with this ugly home screen again. any feedback would be appreciated i am rooted but no clockwork mod or roms can be used.
18th April 2013, 09:59 PM   |  #2  
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From my experience, I believe you can simply install a launcher from the Playstore and start using it (set it as default too).

If you want to remove ur stock launcher, root ur phone and then use a root explorer to delete the launcher's apk.

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From my experience, I believe you can simply install a launcher from the Playstore and start using it (set it as default too).

If you want to remove ur stock launcher, root ur phone and then use a root explorer to delete the launcher's apk.

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yes that is what i have done so far but if my phone gets reset i would like to only have adw EX.
would it be ok to delet the home.apk file and when reset it would boot with the adw home
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19th April 2013, 01:41 AM   |  #4  
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yes that is what i have done so far but if my phone gets reset i would like to only have adw EX.
would it be ok to delet the home.apk file and when reset it would boot with the adw home

When the phone reboots it should default to your chosen launcher

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19th April 2013, 05:18 AM   |  #5  
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How does ur phone get reset like that??

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I would NOT delete the launcher.apk, just set your downloaded launcher as default
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I would NOT delete the launcher.apk, just set your downloaded launcher as default

i didnt delete the launcher i backed up the apk file but it works fine
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How does ur phone get reset like that??

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if you have seen the lg c800 with 2.3.6 its impossible to boot into recovery mode it just resets you phone and i haven't found a way around it so i've just been manually removing bloatware and upgrading basic apps
22nd April 2013, 09:08 AM   |  #9  
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There is no way that you reset the phone and it would return to your ADW by default. Resetting erases the usbale memory on your phone, and makes it like new, of course if you haven't done any hacking onto it, like rooting and stuff. But if you want that, I would suggest a custom ROM, and edit the zip file, replacing the launcher2(that's what HTC Desire ROMs have, if your ROM doesn't have that, try looking for an alternative) with your ADW launcher in WinRAR or 7-Zip. That ought to do the trick.
22nd April 2013, 11:54 AM   |  #10  
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i have done this to my phone, deleting the default launcher from /system/app folder (using root explorer), then i copy the launcher that i want to the same folder, change its permission to rw-r--r--, and reboot...

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