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I did use the search before anyone suggests it and while the answer "may" be there it isn't coming up.

If I want to is it possible to replace the default launcher in a rom with launcher pro? if so what do I need to replace and with what

I want to have launcher pro as the only launcher inside a rom instead of the stock one

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I did use the search before anyone suggests it and while the answer "may" be there it isn't coming up.

If I want to is it possible to replace the default launcher in a rom with launcher pro? if so what do I need to replace and with what

I want to have launcher pro as the only launcher inside a rom instead of the stock one


Open the zipped rom, navigate to /system/app, delete Launcher2.apk (or similar), place in desired launcher, copy zip to device, flash.

Easy peasy.

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I did use the search before anyone suggests it and while the answer "may" be there it isn't coming up.

If I want to is it possible to replace the default launcher in a rom with launcher pro? if so what do I need to replace and with what

I want to have launcher pro as the only launcher inside a rom instead of the stock one


When I installed JJ RLS7 I just deleted launcher2.apk from system/app and put launcherpro.apk there

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Alternatively, if you've already flashed and have adb setup and wanted to replace Launcher2 with the apk located in: c:\apks\org.adw.launcher.apk:

Adb remount
adb shell
cd /system/app
rm Launcher2.apk
<Ctrl-C>
adb push c:\apks\org.adw.launcher.apk /system/app

<edit> oops, typo

Edited by Swimmerboy, 20 January 2011 - 04:00 PM.

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Alternatively, if you've already flashed and have adb setup and wanted to replace Launcher2 with the apk located in: c:aapks\org.adw.launcher.apk:

Adb remount
adb shell
cd /system/all
rm Launcher2.apk
<Ctrl-C>
adb push c:\apks\org.adw.launcher.apk /system/app

should read /system/app

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I presume then that you can also use Titanium Backup the same way you would remove the pre-installed Orange crap? I've removed all sorts of stuff that way but I've never dared remove the stock launcher... yet. ;)

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should read /system/app


You're right - damn my fat fingers! ;)

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I replaced the stock Launcher with Launcher Pro the easy/lazy way.

I installed Launcher Pro, rebooted the phone and selected LP as my preferred Launcher when the option popped up after reboot! Using JJ8.

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I want to install it as the default launcher in a rom update to send the kids next time 2.2 gets updated
They live 300-3000 miles away so it's simpler for me to sort out a rom, do any changes I want to it and then put whatever theme changes need doing and then just give them a download link to flash the rom itself with nothing else to do apart from sign into google


If I remove launcher2.apk from the rom do I just simply replace it with the launcherpro.apk, or do I have to rename the launcher pro app to launcher2.apk first?

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I didnt rename it.

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I didnt rename it.



I would like to do this aswell, but where do I download .apk?

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I would like to do this aswell, but where do I download .apk?

try to google? first page that comes up if you search for launcher pro
and its right there on the front page saying download...

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I took it from another rom. Cant remember which one I took it from but Finnish Fillyjonk has it so download it and copy it from there.

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try to google? first page that comes up if you search for launcher pro
and its right there on the front page saying download...



Ah i tried before but then i only came to pages that seemed to be used from the phone. I will try again ;)

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Anyone about a solution of making a launcher default, when I have more? I want to keep the stock one, as it has the backgrounds, but nothing more...

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Is it wise to remove the stock launcher? Isnt it the only way you can change the lockscreen wallpaper? I use launcher pro but need to switch to the stock launcher whenever I want to change the lockscreen wallpaper as there is no option to change it in launcher pro.

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I "thought" the lock screen wallpaper was in the framework-res.apk? or is that the default wallpaper and not the lock one?
or are they both the same?

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when replacing/adding apps in a ROM, can all this be done on a Windows PC using winzip ?

thanks .. Mike

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I "thought" the lock screen wallpaper was in the framework-res.apk? or is that the default wallpaper and not the lock one?
or are they both the same?


yes, it's in "framework-res.apk"

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when replacing/adding apps in a ROM, can all this be done on a Windows PC using winzip ?


yes simply swap or add/remove any you want

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