[APP][7.0+] Rootless Pixel 2 Launcher with Google Now page working

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paphonb

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The Rootless Pixel 2 launcher for Android 7.0 - 8.1
The Pixel 2 Launcher was released not long ago. But some features only work when installed as a system app so I decided to make this.

Features
- Based on Pixel Launcher P-4623511
- Enable google now and weather without installing as a system app
- Fix blue folders on Xperia devices
- Change accent color to Pixel blue
- Add circle icon shape for Nexus on stock O
- Force circle icons option
- Force colored Google logo option
- Dark theme
- Dark text theme
- Fixed settings buttons visible in app drawer

Here's a little video of it in action.

Install
How to install? Simple. Just download the apk and open it. And don't forget to uninstall you old Pixel Launcher first (if you already have one).
This is only tested on 7.1.1. If this is working on other Android versions please report back.

Download
- View attachment 4496135 (Based on P DP2 launcher, no modded features yet)
- Pixel 2 Launcher modded v5.3 from GitHub or Telegram (based on P-4623511, for Android 7.0+)
- View attachment 4416379 (based on 8.1.0-4429924, for Android 5.0+)

Changelog
Code:
v5.3 build 22 (29/4/2018)
- Added an another variant with changed package name for Pixel users
- Fix crash when launching some apps
v5.3 build 17 (25/4/2018)
- Align all apps search bar by rounding translationY to the nearest pixel
- Fix shortcuts disappearing in “at a glance” area
v5.3 build 16 (24/4/2018)
- Fix microphone button opacity in new search bar style
v5.3 build 15 (24/4/2018)
- Add option to use auto-theming on 8.1
v5.3.0 (31/3/2018)
- Added notification swipe down gesture
- Removed Moto 5x4 fixed grid
v5.2.0 (30/3/2018)
- New dock style
v5.1.1 (28/3/2018)
- Fixed MM crash
v5.1 (26/3/2018)
- Added force round icon
v5.0 (15/3/2018)
- Based on Pixel launcher P-4623511
- Fixed settings buttons visible in all apps
- Almost all features from v4.0.3
v4.0.3 (11/2/2018):
- Fixed crash when dragging shortcuts and when entering settings
- Disable Samsung immersive when at home screen
v4.0.2 (5/2/2018):
- Fixed MM crash from QSB
v4.0.1 (4/2/2018):
- Based on Pixel Launcher 8.1.0-4429924
- All previous modded features from v3.2.1
- Optimized some backported codes
v3.2.1 (3/2/2018):
- Fixed crash when entering hide apps setting
- Fixed top row disappearing if 'At A Glance' is disabled
v3.2 (27/1/2018):
- Added option to hide apps from drawer
v3.1 (11/26/2017):
- Added option to remove white gradient under dock
- Should fix popup arrow on small screen
v3.0.1 (10/26/2017):
- Fix crash on MM
v3.0 (10/26/2017):
- Based on Pixel Launcher 8.1.0-4348501
- Automatic dark theme (for Android 8.1)
- All previous modded features
v2.0 (10/21/2017):
 - Add option to force colored Google logo
 - Add option to enable dark text
 - Add option to disable 'At A Glance'
v1.8 (10/20/2017):
 - Add option to force round icons
v1.7 (10/18/2017):
 - Fix settings crash on Lollipop
 - Fix grid size on Moto devices
 - Revert "Force colored Google logo on any wallpaper"
v1.6 (10/18/2017):
 - Improve notifications pulldown
 - Added an option to enable the included dark theme
 - Added a shortcut to enable notification access
 - Hide Google Now Launcher from app drawer
v1.5 (10/15/2017):
 - Add bottom margin for devices without navigation bar
v1.4 (10/15/2017):
 - Add support for Android 5.0
 - Force colored Google logo on any wallpaper
v1.3 (10/15/2017):
 - Fix weird crash on Galaxy S8
 - Add round search bar in app drawer
v1.2 (10/14/2017):
 - Add support for Android 7.0
 - Add circle shape to icon shape selector (for Android O)
 - Show icon shape selector without having to enable developer options (for Android O)
v1.1 (10/14/2017):
 - Change accent color to Pixel blue
 - Add pull down to open notifications drawer

Known bugs
- Date not showing on L and M
- Grey Google logo is not a bug
- White gradient is not a bug

FAQ
Q: Notification badges is not working
A: Read the instructions here. Only working on 8.0 and above for now.

Q: It's crashing for me
A: Attach a logcat when reporting issues or it will be ignored.

Q: Weather/At A Glance not working
A: Make sure your Google app is the latest version and installed as a system app then try this.

Q: My icons are not rounded
A: It's up to your ROM to decide which one is used.

Q: It says "App not installed" when I try to change my wallpaper.
A: Install Google's Wallpapers app from Play Store.

Q: Does this launcher support icon packs?
A: No. Neither this nor the original Pixel Launcher support icon packs. But if you're rooted, you can use Pixel Launcher Mods to change icons or apply an icon pack.

Q: I got an error saying "App not installed" when I try to install this launcher
A: This launcher has the same package name as Pixel Launcher. You need to uninstall other versions of Pixel Launcher first. If it is a system app, use the Magisk module to install this launcher. A variant of this mod with a new package name is now available.

Q: I got an error saying "There was a problem parsing the package" when I try to install
A: Starting from version 5 (based on P Pixel Launcher), this launcher only supports Android 7 and above.

Q: The launcher crashes when launching some apps.
A: This is probably a bug in a WIP feature in the launcher. A workaround is to change icon shape in launcher settings.

Telegram discussion group: MPixelLauncher2
If you like my works, you can donate to me here.
Enjoy.

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Levan_i

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Jan 25, 2016
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I'm getting something new, all screen is empty, no icons no dock no swipe gesture working etc. Only swipe down gesture works.
Galaxy s7 snapdragon version.

Edited: yea got the black screen also, after locking the phone and than unlocking
 

MungoHigh

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Apr 30, 2012
268
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Working fine on oneplus 3t with latest official nougat update.
But there is one question...why is my Google icon at the bottom black'n'white ? In the video of the first post it's colored ?
But thanks anyway for the modification, exactly what I was searching for!
 

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    The Rootless Pixel 2 launcher for Android 7.0 - 8.1
    The Pixel 2 Launcher was released not long ago. But some features only work when installed as a system app so I decided to make this.

    Features
    - Based on Pixel Launcher P-4623511
    - Enable google now and weather without installing as a system app
    - Fix blue folders on Xperia devices
    - Change accent color to Pixel blue
    - Add circle icon shape for Nexus on stock O
    - Force circle icons option
    - Force colored Google logo option
    - Dark theme
    - Dark text theme
    - Fixed settings buttons visible in app drawer

    Here's a little video of it in action.

    Install
    How to install? Simple. Just download the apk and open it. And don't forget to uninstall you old Pixel Launcher first (if you already have one).
    This is only tested on 7.1.1. If this is working on other Android versions please report back.

    Download
    - View attachment 4496135 (Based on P DP2 launcher, no modded features yet)
    - Pixel 2 Launcher modded v5.3 from GitHub or Telegram (based on P-4623511, for Android 7.0+)
    - View attachment 4416379 (based on 8.1.0-4429924, for Android 5.0+)

    Changelog
    Code:
    v5.3 build 22 (29/4/2018)
    - Added an another variant with changed package name for Pixel users
    - Fix crash when launching some apps
    v5.3 build 17 (25/4/2018)
    - Align all apps search bar by rounding translationY to the nearest pixel
    - Fix shortcuts disappearing in “at a glance” area
    v5.3 build 16 (24/4/2018)
    - Fix microphone button opacity in new search bar style
    v5.3 build 15 (24/4/2018)
    - Add option to use auto-theming on 8.1
    v5.3.0 (31/3/2018)
    - Added notification swipe down gesture
    - Removed Moto 5x4 fixed grid
    v5.2.0 (30/3/2018)
    - New dock style
    v5.1.1 (28/3/2018)
    - Fixed MM crash
    v5.1 (26/3/2018)
    - Added force round icon
    v5.0 (15/3/2018)
    - Based on Pixel launcher P-4623511
    - Fixed settings buttons visible in all apps
    - Almost all features from v4.0.3
    v4.0.3 (11/2/2018):
    - Fixed crash when dragging shortcuts and when entering settings
    - Disable Samsung immersive when at home screen
    v4.0.2 (5/2/2018):
    - Fixed MM crash from QSB
    v4.0.1 (4/2/2018):
    - Based on Pixel Launcher 8.1.0-4429924
    - All previous modded features from v3.2.1
    - Optimized some backported codes
    v3.2.1 (3/2/2018):
    - Fixed crash when entering hide apps setting
    - Fixed top row disappearing if 'At A Glance' is disabled
    v3.2 (27/1/2018):
    - Added option to hide apps from drawer
    v3.1 (11/26/2017):
    - Added option to remove white gradient under dock
    - Should fix popup arrow on small screen
    v3.0.1 (10/26/2017):
    - Fix crash on MM
    v3.0 (10/26/2017):
    - Based on Pixel Launcher 8.1.0-4348501
    - Automatic dark theme (for Android 8.1)
    - All previous modded features
    v2.0 (10/21/2017):
     - Add option to force colored Google logo
     - Add option to enable dark text
     - Add option to disable 'At A Glance'
    v1.8 (10/20/2017):
     - Add option to force round icons
    v1.7 (10/18/2017):
     - Fix settings crash on Lollipop
     - Fix grid size on Moto devices
     - Revert "Force colored Google logo on any wallpaper"
    v1.6 (10/18/2017):
     - Improve notifications pulldown
     - Added an option to enable the included dark theme
     - Added a shortcut to enable notification access
     - Hide Google Now Launcher from app drawer
    v1.5 (10/15/2017):
     - Add bottom margin for devices without navigation bar
    v1.4 (10/15/2017):
     - Add support for Android 5.0
     - Force colored Google logo on any wallpaper
    v1.3 (10/15/2017):
     - Fix weird crash on Galaxy S8
     - Add round search bar in app drawer
    v1.2 (10/14/2017):
     - Add support for Android 7.0
     - Add circle shape to icon shape selector (for Android O)
     - Show icon shape selector without having to enable developer options (for Android O)
    v1.1 (10/14/2017):
     - Change accent color to Pixel blue
     - Add pull down to open notifications drawer

    Known bugs
    - Date not showing on L and M
    - Grey Google logo is not a bug
    - White gradient is not a bug

    FAQ
    Q: Notification badges is not working
    A: Read the instructions here. Only working on 8.0 and above for now.

    Q: It's crashing for me
    A: Attach a logcat when reporting issues or it will be ignored.

    Q: Weather/At A Glance not working
    A: Make sure your Google app is the latest version and installed as a system app then try this.

    Q: My icons are not rounded
    A: It's up to your ROM to decide which one is used.

    Q: It says "App not installed" when I try to change my wallpaper.
    A: Install Google's Wallpapers app from Play Store.

    Q: Does this launcher support icon packs?
    A: No. Neither this nor the original Pixel Launcher support icon packs. But if you're rooted, you can use Pixel Launcher Mods to change icons or apply an icon pack.

    Q: I got an error saying "App not installed" when I try to install this launcher
    A: This launcher has the same package name as Pixel Launcher. You need to uninstall other versions of Pixel Launcher first. If it is a system app, use the Magisk module to install this launcher. A variant of this mod with a new package name is now available.

    Q: I got an error saying "There was a problem parsing the package" when I try to install
    A: Starting from version 5 (based on P Pixel Launcher), this launcher only supports Android 7 and above.

    Q: The launcher crashes when launching some apps.
    A: This is probably a bug in a WIP feature in the launcher. A workaround is to change icon shape in launcher settings.

    Telegram discussion group: MPixelLauncher2
    If you like my works, you can donate to me here.
    Enjoy.

    Please press thanks if you like this. [emoji4]
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    v3.1 is now here with the ability to remove white gradient under dock. Enjoy.
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    Version 3.2 is now released with an option to hide apps from drawer.

    Note: This version requires you to remove the old version to upgrade. I accidentally wiped my laptop that had the signing key.

    Changelog
    Code:
    v3.2 (27/1/2018):
    - Added option to hide apps from drawer
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    v3.0 is released with improvements from Pixel Launcher 8.1.0-4348501 and all modded features. Enjoy.
    Code:
    v3.0 (10/26/2017):
    - Based on Pixel Launcher 8.1.0-4348501
    - Automatic dark theme (for Android 8.1)
    - All previous modded features
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