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[11/13/20]Pixel Launcher Editor for Pixel 4XL with Color Picker

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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!
Change the default 5x5 grid size
4x5 all the way to 7x8

Remove 3 button navigation bar

Remove Google search bar from home screen & app drawer

Change app drawer text color
Color Picker or 20+ Presets to choose from

Change app drawer background
Color Picker or 20+ Presets to choose from

Options for up to 11 app icons in the dock

Change folder text color

Color Picker or 20+ Presets to choose from

Change folder background color
Color Picker or 20+ Presets to choose from

Change app icon size
from 36 to 72 in increments of 2

Change home text color
Color Picker or 20+ Presets to choose from

Change folder trim color
Color Picker or 20+ Presets to choose from

Change or remove text size
11 through 18

Hide at a glance widget

Compatibility
Pixel 2/2XL, 3/3XL, 3a/3aXL, 4/4XL, 4a
For Pixel 5 click HERE!


Changelog
Pixel Launcher Helper v11.0.0.2
Oct OTA

Pixel Launcher Editor v5.0
Added Color Picker to text and background colors
New layout designed to make installation easier. See second post for instructions

Pixel Launcher Editor v4.1
Added option to hide 3 button navigation bar. YOU MUST HAVE A 3RD PARTY NAVIGATION SOLUTION SETUP BEFORE APPLYING THIS OVERLAY!

Pixel Launcher Editor v4.0 & Pixel Launcher Helper v11.0.0.1
Updated to Android 11 (DO NOT USE ON ANDROID 10) [Helper 11.0.0.1 & Editor v4.0]
Editor v3.9 & Helper v10.11 are final versions for Android 10

Pixel Launcher Helper v10.11
Updated to July OTA [Helper 10.11]

Pixel Launcher Editor v3.9
Added ability to hide "At A Glance Widget" [Editor 3.9]**THIS WILL ONLY HIDE THE WIDGET. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PUT ANYTHING IN ITS PLACE**

Pixel Launcher Editor v3.8 & Pixel Launcher Helper v10.10
Please uninstall previous version of Pixel Launcher Editor before installing v3.8 [Editor 3.8]
Added new color - Lilac [Editor 3.8]
Added 4x5, 4x6, 4x7, & 4x8 grid layouts [Editor 3.8]
Updated to June OTA [Helper 10.10]
Can be flashed over previous versions[Helper 10.10]

Pixel Launcher Editor v3.7
Added new color - Buxton [Editor 3.7]
One time deal, you must uninstall previous version(s) of the Editor in order to install this one (long story short, lost my sig keys and had to create new ones)

Pixel Launcher Helper v10.9 & Pixel Launcher Editor v3.6
Updated to March OTA [Helper 10.9]
Can be flashed over previous versions [Helper 10.9]
Added new color - Lime [Editor 3.6]
Added 62-72 icon sizes in increments of 2 [Editor 3.6]
Added 15-18 text size [Editor 3.6]
Added 4 icon option for dock [Editor 3.6]

Pixel Launcher Helper v10.8 & Pixel Launcher Editor v3.5
Updated to February OTA [Helper 10.8]
Added new color - Fiesta [Editor 3.5]
Can be flashed over previous versions [Helper 10.8]

Pixel Launcher Helper v10.7.2
Fixed issues of not installing correctly
Can be flashed over previous versions

Pixel Launcher Editor 3.4 & Pixel Launcher Helper v10.7
Added a bunch of grid layouts
Added in Black folder trim and text colors
Added new color - Arcadia
Updated to January update

Pixel Launcher Helper v10.6
Unified all Pixel Launcher Helper modules (P2-P4)
Updated to December update

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
Pixel 4 & Pixel 4XL 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

1. Download and flash Pixel.5.Launcher.Helper.zip via Magisk.
2. Install Substratum Lite from Play Store.
3. If you have a pre v5.0 of Pixel Launcher Editor uninstall then reboot.
4. 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.

How to build your custom Pixel Launcher Theme

01. Open Substratum Lite and select Pixel Launcher Editor.
02. Read welcome screen carefully then select PROCEED.
03. At the very top choose the grid layout you would like, you will need to use the same grid layout in step 11 below (ex Grid6x7).
04. Under Android System select AppDrawerBkg to set your desired app drawer background color. If nothing is selected, stock colors will be used (note that the hex code to the far right will not change when you select a different color, the color circle will show the color you picked).
05. Under Android System select FolderBkg to set your desired folder background color. If nothing is selected, stock colors will be used.
06. Under Android System select FolderTrim to set your desired folder trim color. If nothing is selected, stock colors will be used.
07. Under Android System select 3 Button Navigation Bar Options if you would like to hide the 3 bar navigation bar. Please make sure you have a 3rd party navigation solution ready to go before you enable the overlays.
08. Under Pixel Launcher select DrawerText to set your desired app drawer text color. If nothing is selected, stock colors will be used.
09. Under Pixel Launcher select FolderText to set your desired folder text color. If nothing is selected, stock colors will be used.
10. Under Pixel Launcher select HomeText to set your desired home text color. If nothing is selected, stock colors will be used.
11. Under Pixel Launcher select Remove Searchbar? to choose whether or not you would like to remove the search bar. If you would like to remove it, make sure you select the same grid as you did in step 03 above (ex. Yes6x7)
12. Under Pixel Launcher select Dock Options to set how many apps you would like on your dock.
13. Under Pixel Launcher select Text Size to set your desired text size or if you would like to remove it completely.
14. Under Pixel Launcher select Icon & At A Glance Options to set your desired icon size.
15. Select the boxes for Android System and Pixel Launcher then select the floating bubble at the bottom right and select Install selected.
16. If you would like to hide at a glance widget please follow the following steps, if not skip to step 17.
a. At the very top select the same grid you selected the first time (ex. Grid6x7).
b. Skip down to Remove Searchbar? and select the same option you selected in step 11 above (ex. Yes6x7)
c. Skip down to very bottom, press Icon & At A Glance Options and select RemoveAtAGlance (this will only hide the widget, area will not be usable).
d. Check the box for Pixel Launcher. Only this box. 1 box only. Do not select Android System.
e. Press 1 Selected (see only 1, does not have a 2) bubble that appears on bottom right and select Install selected.
17. Reboot your phone
18. Once you are booted up, go to Substratum Lite and select Manager in the bottom center
19. Select the overlays you built (they should be orange) and press the floating bubble that appears and press Enable selected (the selected overlays will turn green, screen might turn off for a moment)
20. Reboot and enjoy


Here is a video of me building the theme with substratum lite.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Mzqy3zRWtLNnrKjr8

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

Pixel Launcher Editor v4.1 download count: 972

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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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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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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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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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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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