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By eg1122, Senior Member on 25th October 2019, 01:21 AM
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Pixel Launcher Editor


Greetings
This is a combination of a Magisk module and Substratum Theme. I originally did this as means to give custom options to people who enjoy the Pixel Launcher and was planning to release on the Play Store. Since it required a modified Pixel Launcher via Magisk, I decided to release it to the public via XDA.

The Magisk module is needed in order for the options in the Substratum theme to install and function properly!

The Goods!
Removed drag handle from home screen by default
Changes folder background color by default
Option to change grid layout in home screen and app drawer
Option to remove search bar (along with page indicator) from home and app drawer
Option to remove homescreen and app drawer text
Option to change app drawer background
Option to change folder background
Option to change folder border color
Option to change icon size
Option to change home screen text color
Option to change app drawer text color
Option to change folder text color

Compatibility
Pixel 4 & Pixel 4XL

Changelog
Pixel Launcher Helper v10.5
-Fixed At a Glance Widget not working
-Please look at instructions to see how to update
-Huge thanks to @Tulsadiver for the VR Theme
Pixel Launcher Editor v3.3
-Added new color -Cheddar
-Added new color -Eden
Pixel Launcher Editor v3.1 & Pixel Launcher Helper v10.4
-Made Dock options independent from grid
-Added new color -Orange
-Added 7x7 and 7x8 grid layouts
-Added 8, 9, 10, & 11 dock icon options
-Added smaller icon sizes
-Updated Helper to allow independent dock
Pixel Launcher Editor v3.0 & Pixel Launcher Helper v10.3
-Added in stock options
-Reworked the app so it is easier to apply
-Added new color -Bluestone
-Updated Helper to Nov. release
-Removed beta features
Pixel Launcher Editor v2.3 & Pixel Launcher Helper v10.1
-Initial Release (earlier versions of the editor can be found in Pixel 3/3XL threads)
Pixel Launcher Helper v10.2
-Fixed FC when using stock navigation gestures
Pixel Launcher Editor v2.4
-Edited the Red, Blue, and Yellow hues a bit
-Added Living Coral Color Options
-New Icon
-Minor Bugs and Fixes
-Added overlay for "Ocean" color in styles [BETA]...You will need to disable and enable after every reboot
Pixel Launcher Editor v2.5
-String Fixes
-Added Full Transparent App Drawer Background


Credits
topjohnwu for Magisk
djdarkknight96 for helping me out with my very first Substratum Theme/Mod, it would not have been possible without his guidance
miggsr, my faithful tester and breaker of things

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Instructions & Downloads
Download and flash PIxel4.Launcher.Helper.zip via Magisk
***IF YOU ARE UPGRADING FROM A PREVIOUS VERSION YOU NEED TO GO TO SUBSTRATUM, DISABLE (NOT UNINSTALL) ANY ACTIVE OVERLAYS FOR THE PIXEL LAUNCHER, GO TO MAGISK AND UNINSTALL THE CURRENT HELPER THEN REBOOT. ONCE BOOTED UP INSTALL NEW HELPER, REBOOT, GO TO SUBSTRATUM AND ENABLE THE PIXEL LAUNCHER OVERLAYS, REBOOT...DON'T COMPLAIN IF YOU DON'T FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS AND YOUR PHONE FC OR LAGS***
Reboot
Install Pixel Launcher Editor
When installing the editor you might get a message stating that Play Protect does not recognize this app's developer, that is because I signed the app with my private keys and I am not registered through the Play Store

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You must build the theme 3 times in order to have this theme working as intended

1. You must select a grid layout in Option 1
-must be the same option on all three builds
2. Do not install Android System, it does absolutely nothing
-don't build at all
3. Select a color option in Option 2 if applicable
-only needs to be built once
4. If removing searchbar, Option 3 must match Option 1 (ex 6x7 in both options)
-must be the same on all three builds
5. Option 4, 5, & 6 must have matching #'s (ex 1DrawerText Blue, 1Drawer BlackTrans & 1Dock10)
-on first build use options starting with 1 (a drawer color option has to be built or other options will not work!)
-on second build use options starting with 2
-on third build use options starting with 3
6. Repeat steps 1-6 two more times
7. Reboot
8. In Substratum, go to manage, select the three overlays for pixel launcher and enable them
9. Reboot

Here is a video of me building the theme with substratum lite.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/19-a...w?usp=drivesdk

Command Center v2.1 is attached as well, it can also be themed with my editor.

Use this to use icon packs on Pixel Launcher
https://forum.xda-developers.com/and...packs-t3732483

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I keep getting Pixel Launcher FC's after first step (installing the helper). What am I doing wrong here?
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I keep getting Pixel Launcher FC's after first step (installing the helper). What am I doing wrong here?

Are you using any other mods or substratum themes?
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Originally Posted by eg1122

Are you using any other mods or substratum themes?

No, I'm completely stock, rooted, only have busybox, Audio Modification Library, and Audio Compatibility Mod installed. Viper4Android is installed as well as its own separate apk.

Edit: Well, maybe this is because I don't have Substratum engine even installed. Sorry, I'm a noob when it comes to this stuff. This is the first time I have actually been OK with a stock experience. I usually like ROMs will tons of customization features. Never really needed to "theme" anything until now.

Edit 2: No, still force closing Pixel Launcher loop. :\
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Originally Posted by GohanBurner

No, I'm completely stock, rooted, only have busybox, Audio Modification Library, and Audio Compatibility Mod installed. Viper4Android is installed as well as its own separate apk.


Could you get a logcat for me. I just downloaded and flashed the helper to double check that it was working. Also, are you on build QD1A.190821.011.C4?


Edit...The helper is not dependent on substratum. So that is not the issue.
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Could you get a logcat for me. I just downloaded and flashed the helper to double check that it was working. Also, are you on build QD1A.190821.011.C4?

I am on that C4 build, should I not be?
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Originally Posted by GohanBurner

I am on that C4 build, should I not be?

I was just asking because that's the base I used for the helper.

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A logcat would be best to try to figure out the FC. You can also try clearing Pixel Launcher cache and/or data to see if that fixes it.
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Originally Posted by eg1122

I was just asking because that's the base I used for the helper.

Edit

A logcat would be best to try to figure out the FC. You can also try clearing Pixel Launcher cache and/or data to see if that fixes it.

I attached the log cat while it was force closing.
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I attached the log cat while it was force closing.

I know what's causing the error. For some reason it doesn't like the gesture navigation. It won't FC using 3 button navigation. I'll see what I can do to fix it.

I never imagined it would FC using gesture nav. I usually switch to 3 button nav and hide the nav bar and use fluid gestures as a navigation replacement. I'll work on this today to see if I can fix it.

Edit

I added a bug section in the OP.
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I know what's causing the error. For some reason it doesn't like the gesture navigation. It won't FC using 3 button navigation. I'll see what I can do to fix it.

I never imagined it would FC using gesture nav. I usually switch to 3 button nav and hide the nav bar and use fluid gestures as a navigation replacement. I'll work on this today to see if I can fix it.

Since I figured out the swipe-upwards-at-an-angle for side-swipe menus, I actually love the gesture navigation. Thought I would hate it.
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