Android 4.2 Launcher backported to Jelly Bean

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mystichobo

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Hey Guys!
Spent a bit of time this arvo playing with the apk files from the 4.2 leak and decided to have a shot at backporting the launcher to work with Jelly Bean.

Pretty much all that is changed is a couple of strings which are obviously using new 4.2 things (but seem to be irrelevant to the launcher's functioning - stuff like accessibility levels I think they were), and changed the target API so it will work on 4.1.

It can be downloaded here:
http://d-h.st/hRk

Not sure what's new, but to me at least it seems a fair bit snappier at least compared to nova and apex.

I installed it like a normal app and it worked fine, but if you have the stock aosp launcher installed you may want to uninstall it.

Cheers,
hobo
 

Arrio

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Nov 11, 2011
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It does feel snappier, hopefully not a place boo effect.

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dcunited08

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Dec 28, 2010
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Hey Guys!
Spent a bit of time this arvo playing with the apk files from the 4.2 leak and decided to have a shot at backporting the launcher to work with Jelly Bean.

Pretty much all that is changed is a couple of strings which are obviously using new 4.2 things (but seem to be irrelevant to the launcher's functioning - stuff like accessibility levels I think they were), and changed the target API so it will work on 4.1.

It can be downloaded here:
http://d-h.st/hRk

Not sure what's new, but to me at least it seems a fair bit snappier at least compared to nova and apex.

I installed it like a normal app and it worked fine, but if you have the stock aosp launcher installed you may want to uninstall it.

Cheers,
hobo

It appears to be missing the new functionality that is in 4.2 such as quick access to settings.
 

gencka

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May 16, 2012
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Hey Guys!
Spent a bit of time this arvo playing with the apk files from the 4.2 leak and decided to have a shot at backporting the launcher to work with Jelly Bean.

Pretty much all that is changed is a couple of strings which are obviously using new 4.2 things (but seem to be irrelevant to the launcher's functioning - stuff like accessibility levels I think they were), and changed the target API so it will work on 4.1.

It can be downloaded here:
http://d-h.st/hRk

Not sure what's new, but to me at least it seems a fair bit snappier at least compared to nova and apex.

I installed it like a normal app and it worked fine, but if you have the stock aosp launcher installed you may want to uninstall it.

Cheers,
hobo

I can not install because I have stock launcher, I dont know how to uninstall launcher?
 

sert00

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May 28, 2011
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yeah,honestly i don't see a gain in speed and smoothness..and i can't say is etter than nova or apex..only the same from what i see.thanks for the apk OP!;)
 

NORCALkID

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Jun 23, 2011
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I'm running aokp 4.1.2 unofficial and no matter what I do it won't let me install this launcher please help maybe I'm me missing something

Just use a file explorer and move the apk to system/app and fix permissions... reboot

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Does this have anything to do with the lock screen widgets?

No this is only a launcher

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lowlow5683

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Jun 1, 2012
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Just use a file explorer and move the apk to system/app and fix permissions... reboot

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No this is only a launcher

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Thanks I knew it was something simple having a noob moment thanks
 

zetsumeikuro

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Jul 13, 2010
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I do notice the lag from the 4.1 launcher is gone. The lag where say you're closing an app/window and it shows the closing animation and you change screens there would be a huge stutter. Now when I do that there is no lag at all.
 

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    Hey Guys!
    Spent a bit of time this arvo playing with the apk files from the 4.2 leak and decided to have a shot at backporting the launcher to work with Jelly Bean.

    Pretty much all that is changed is a couple of strings which are obviously using new 4.2 things (but seem to be irrelevant to the launcher's functioning - stuff like accessibility levels I think they were), and changed the target API so it will work on 4.1.

    It can be downloaded here:
    http://d-h.st/hRk

    Not sure what's new, but to me at least it seems a fair bit snappier at least compared to nova and apex.

    I installed it like a normal app and it worked fine, but if you have the stock aosp launcher installed you may want to uninstall it.

    Cheers,
    hobo
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    It appears to be missing the new functionality that is in 4.2 such as quick access to settings.

    That has nothing to do with the launcher. That's most likely within the SystemUI.apk, the Framework, or both.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus
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    The same launcher from official 4.2.2 stock build with enhanced wallpaper quality and reduced size.
    4.1.2 compatible / Auto-rotation enabled.
    Install it like a normal app.
    Just to share
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