Question Help to get nova launcher work

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avivasaf

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Apr 24, 2011
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Hello, i won Vivo x fold but there is no xda forum for that. I have originos and when i install nova launcher the home button get me back to the vivo launcher. I opened the Vivo account but the option "cloud settings" not let me in, saying "this service not supported in your region" i tried Hong Kong, India all the same. China cant change to this location, please help, i hate origin os launcher
 

frcraig

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You don't need access to the Vivo Cloud. As long as you have created and signed into a Vivo Account on your phone (you can do this with an e-mail address if you don't have a Mainland China phone number), then go to Settings/Security/More Security Settings - and you will find a toggle to "replace launcher". I agree that out of the box the Origin OS Ocean launcher is too cluttered and bold for Western tastes (it is popular in China), but I just methodically removed all the widgets and icons from the home screen except for phone, email, text messages, and Chrome and added the Google Assistant search widget. With the app drawer style selected the phone looks much more like my Samsung Note 20 Ultra 5g.
 

avivasaf

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Apr 24, 2011
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You don't need access to the Vivo Cloud. As long as you have created and signed into a Vivo Account on your phone (you can do this with an e-mail address if you don't have a Mainland China phone number), then go to Settings/Security/More Security Settings - and you will find a toggle to "replace launcher". I agree that out of the box the Origin OS Ocean launcher is too cluttered and bold for Western tastes (it is popular in China), but I just methodically removed all the widgets and icons from the home screen except for phone, email, text messages, and Chrome and added the Google Assistant search widget. With the app drawer style selected the phone looks much more like my Samsung Note 20 Ultra 5g.
Thanks for your answer but i dont have the replace launcher option in the security settings, i dont know why, maby because its a fold phone?
 

frcraig

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Jan 3, 2017
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The Vivo X Note and Vivo X Fold have the same firmware - Origin OS Ocean. The setting to allow replacing the system launcher only shows up after you have created and signed into your Vivo account on the phone.
 

avivasaf

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Apr 24, 2011
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The Vivo X Note and Vivo X Fold have the same firmware - Origin OS Ocean. The setting to allow replacing the system launcher only shows up after you have created and signed into your Vivo account on the phone.
Thanks for your answer, i already signed to my account but i got this error trying to enter the Vivo cloud settings
You don't need access to the Vivo Cloud. As long as you have created and signed into a Vivo Account on your phone (you can do this with an e-mail address if you don't have a Mainland China phone number), then go to Settings/Security/More Security Settings - and you will find a toggle to "replace launcher". I agree that out of the box the Origin OS Ocean launcher is too cluttered and bold for Western tastes (it is popular in China), but I just methodically removed all the widgets and icons from the home screen except for phone, email, text messages, and Chrome and added the Google Assistant search widget. With the app drawer style selected the phone looks much more like my Samsung Note 20 Ultra 5g.
 

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avivasaf

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Got it work. After you log to the account you need to go in settings - security - more security options and there it is. I thought its in the account setting!