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By sevanig, Junior Member on 8th November 2018, 05:40 AM
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Hi Guys,

I've made a video demonstrating how I accidentally enabled the Android Oreo style multitasking cards, pretty cool as I hate the new Android P style.

https://youtu.be/-gra_UFSBGE

the commands is:
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.huawei.android.launcher

Ensure you have another launcher installed and enabled BEFORE removing the stock launcher.

Also note you will loose the stock gestures if you enable it, only the back command works.
So I had to overscan the screen to remove the Nav bar, as using immersive mode broke the lock screen.
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8th November 2018, 06:08 AM |#2  
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Great! By the way, how can I revert back if I ever want to have the Huawei Launcher back?
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8th November 2018, 09:21 AM |#3  
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Great! By the way, how can I revert back if I ever want to have the Huawei Launcher back?

Yer the only way to revert back is to reset the phone back to factory settings, unless you side load the APK file for the Huawei EMUI 9.0 Launcher (if you save a copy).

But no love lost for me, IMHO it's a crap launcher and multitasking interface...
8th November 2018, 09:18 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by sevanig

Hi Guys,

I've made a video demonstrating how I accidentally enabled the Android Oreo style multitasking cards, pretty cool as I hate the new Android P style.

https://youtu.be/-gra_UFSBGE

the commands is:
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.huawei.android.launcher

Ensure you have another launcher installed and enabled BEFORE removing the stock launcher.

Also note you will loose the stock gestures if you enable it, only the back command works.
So I had to overscan the screen to remove the Nav bar, as using immersive mode broke the lock screen.

Interesting!
I also dislike the way multitasking works.
Does doing this remove the gestures option that the Mate 20 Pro has?
8th November 2018, 09:19 PM |#5  
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Great! By the way, how can I revert back if I ever want to have the Huawei Launcher back?

You can grab a backup first with this command
Code:
adb pull /system/app/HwLauncher6/HwLauncher6.apk
I haven't tried to reinstall but it should just be an adb push instead.
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8th November 2018, 11:19 PM |#6  
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Interesting!
I also dislike the way multitasking works.
Does doing this remove the gestures option that the Mate 20 Pro has?

When using the system gesture navigation mode, It breaks the swipe up and swipe up and hold from the bottom of the screen.

And unfortunately even using the edge gesture application to replace those, it won't allow it, it's somehow blocks it.

The back gestures work tho.

You can use the regular nav bar and then a gesture application and then swipe up works, but enabling immersive mode breaks the lock screen (shows up black with a delay to display the lock screen).

So I use and combination of system gesture mode, for the back command and full screen mode, and edge gestures for the rest (from the sides of the screen), however tap and tap and hold do work on the btm of the screen using edge gestures, just not swipe up as described above.

If anyone can get the swipe up to work that would be greatly appreciated.
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27th December 2018, 02:40 AM |#7  
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Great! By the way, how can I revert back if I ever want to have the Huawei Launcher back?

You don't need to Uninstall important packages that you might want to re-enable later.
It is possible to just disable them, and keep the files available for easy re-enabling!

* FIRST OF ALL:
adb shell

* TO LIST ALL INSTALLED STUFF:
pm list packages | sort

* TO DISABLE A PACKAGE (for example the Huawei launcher):
pm disable-user --user 0 <Package Name>

* TO UNDO (re-enable):
pm enable --user 0 <Package Name>
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27th December 2018, 11:24 AM |#8  
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Originally Posted by saturnspike

You can grab a backup first with this command

Code:
adb pull /system/app/HwLauncher6/HwLauncher6.apk
I haven't tried to reinstall but it should just be an adb push instead.

You cannot push if you're not rooted
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I like the new P multitasking. The old stack multitasking was nightmare. You were able only to switch to the previuos apps since all others were hidden behind. The EMUI 9 implementation is similar to the EMUI 4.1. The only thing that I miss from 4.1 is the long press action on the recent app. In the EMUI 9 task switcher you need to long press the icon which is too small.
The EMUI 4.1 task switcher is maybe the best Android stock switcher.

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13th January 2019, 09:13 PM |#10  
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Originally Posted by gamekill

You don't need to Uninstall important packages that you might want to re-enable later.
It is possible to just disable them, and keep the files available for easy re-enabling!

* FIRST OF ALL:
adb shell

* TO LIST ALL INSTALLED STUFF:
pm list packages | sort

* TO DISABLE A PACKAGE (for example the Huawei launcher):
pm disable-user --user 0 <Package Name>

* TO UNDO (re-enable):
pm enable --user 0 <Package Name>

This is the best answer. My phone's lag just gone.
You should start a new thread to tell others. Even XDA homepage shows uninstalling option.
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17th January 2019, 03:55 PM |#11  
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can someone who has uninstalled the launcher do a quick check for me?

please install the newest pixe launcher or 1 of the newest pie launchers and set the navbar to the keys (no gestures), give the new launcher all permissens that it wants and reboot.

i would like to know if the new nav gestures and recents overview will kick in and work
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