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arnova gbook - Factory reset a device - settings app does not work
Wednesday 31st of October 2012
How can I factory reset my Arnova GBOOK tablet/e-reader?It runs android, and now everything force closes when the device boots, inluding the settings and launcher applications.I need to use my device - I only bought it today.Please can someone tell me how I can get my device back? I think resetting may help...So - how do I reset without the settings app???
How To Stop Apps from Updating?
Sunday 07th of October 2012
I know it sounds strange, but I'm rooted and running a custom ROM on my Galaxy S3. In the ROM, there is a modified version of the Apex Launcher with some custom icons. My phone already automatically updated the launcher before and it removed all of the cool custom icons that were there. So I'd like to prevent that from happening again.I have all of my apps set to automatically update on their own except Apex Launcher. When I rebooted my phone, it began trying to update Apex anyway, probably because restarting reset the settings and caused it to forget that I specifically don't want that app updated.There's an option in Titanium Backup called "Detach from Market" or something to that effect and I tried doing it, but it didn't seem to detach from the Google Play Store. So I'm wondering if there's anything else that I could do to keep this app from updating if possible.I was able to revert the changes because this app has been made into a system app by the dev who made this ROM so when you go into Settings>Applications and try to remove the app, it only says "Uninstall
How do I reset the launcher app?
Monday 13th of September 2010
Possible Duplicate: I checked 'use as default' when choosing the default launcher, but now I can't start ADW.Launcher any more I've installed and set up LauncherPro as a replacement launcher app. How do I reset the phone to use the Android default launcher app?
Please help with Apex Launcher issue
Sunday 12th of August 2012
I love the Apex Launcher, ever since my factory reset and subsequent install of ICS 4.0.3 I have used it (on GB I used TWLauncher, didn't even know about Apex and was going to use TW again until someone told me to try Apex and I haven't looked back since).I have an issue, and within it, a question about functionality.How does Apex, or other after market launchers, work? Do they just work like all other apps, meaning that they launch from the regular ICS launcher and then take over, running over top? This would explain the issue I'm about to talk about, but also means that after market launchers do not replace the original, but merely run on top if it (which seems like a waste to me, like installing LINUX then having Windows 7 runs from it).Here is what is happening on my phone:Every so often, perhaps once every 20 launches of an app, or once every 10 gmail launches, when I exit the app (usually Gmail, but I noticed it happenes with others apps to, albeit very rarely), instead of seeing Apex Launcher, I see the original ICS launcher. Luckily, the APEX icon is right there, so it's just
Launcher Crashes Instantly - Can't Change Launcher
Sunday 10th of June 2012
Hello All,I have been using Espier Launcher as my launcher for a while, but this morning I woke up to find that they must have pushed out an update for the launcher, and now it crashes instantly after beginning to run. Because of this, it won't display my apps, and I have no way of loading the main setting menu and changing the launcher app. I'm stuck in a unending cycle of force closing the app, it reloading and then instantly crashing and repeat.Does anyone have an idea how to change the launcher without going through the setting menu? Is there a way to hook the phone up to my computer and do something? Do I need to somehow completely reset the phone and start over?The only thing my phone will do currently is report the crash to google and accept incoming phone calls. Even when I'm in an active phone call, if I try to load the home screen, it still crashes but the phone call stays active.Any help would be greatly appreciated! I'm in a business where I need to be available all the time, and it's crippling my business not having a phone! Luckily, I use Google contacts, so none of my
How to change default launcher
Wednesday 23rd of January 2013
Hi.I'm new in Android... so sorry if this is obvious.I added a launcher to my tablet. When I press home key, android ask me what the default launcher to use. I selected the default (not the new) and I mark the checkbox to use always this launcher. Now I want to use by default the new launcher but I can't, whem I press the home key always the default launcher is fired.I found a lot of threads to do the oposit, ie, in app make a reset on the new launcher. But my problem is I can't find in app the "standard" launcher to do a reset.Someone can help me?RegardsCarlos
Launcher & com.google.process.gapps error on tablet
Wednesday 05th of February 2014
I have a trio stealth tablet. It is less than 2 months old. Suddenly yesterday i started getting the errors "Unfortunately, the Launcher has stopped" error & the com.process.google.gapps has stopped working. the tablet is now unusable, home screens do not load. i can get into settings, but the com.process.google.gapps error is pretty much constant. i have tried several things including disable/enable download manager, reset app preferences, & clearing the cache partition in recovery mode. nothing has worked. i fear i may have to do a factory reset, but i am still trying to avoid that if possible. i have attempted to uninstall several apps & clear data/cache of individual apps but they will not clear. if i restart the tablet, none of the changes are saved, just back to how it was. any other suggestions/fixes for this? thx in advance.
notification bar/ status bar missing/ Go Launcher
Monday 24th of March 2014
My phone is not rooted. I downloaded the Go Launcher app and have had the app for a few years without problem. Today I noticed that my notification bar at the top of my phone that shows the time and battery status and all my notifications was missing. I looked on all my phone settings to see if i had accidentally changed a setting while holding my phone because the screen doesn't go off (another story). I couldn't find any setting that would show the notification bar or cause it to be hidden. I looked online and someone mentioned that it could have been my launcher app and I may have accidentally changed my launcher settings. I looked through my Go Launcher app and cannot find out how to make it show my notifications bar again. I even cleared the data on the app but I didn't make the status bar come back. Can someone please help me? and I refuse to do a factory reset also someone else did a factory reset on their phone and it didn't help. My phone is 2.3.4 if that helps.
factory reset help
Tuesday 03rd of June 2014
Phone lag despite cutting back on homescreens, widgets and using nova launcher...getting rid of ATK and clean master. Endless stream of app not responding...30 seconds to open Google apps like gmail and search (why does Google make it so their apps run worst of any on android?!?). Going to do the painful reset (phone is 18mos old and not ready/eligible to upgrade). I've backed up photos, music in cloud. Nothing in texting I need. Two questions....well 3 actually. 1. How to backup contacts. My "people" app shows 718 entries. Verizon backup assistant plus (the plus stands for useless) backs 137 contacts. Gmail contacts shows about the same. So how do I back up all 718 real contacts? 2. Aside from the backups I've done, is there anything else ive forgotten that I'll regret? 3. Any thing short of a factory reset that might help? I've cleared the system cache etc. And I am NOT rooted. 4. If I am doing the reset anyway...should I root since the main reason I haven't is that I don't like to initially when things are running well...and then its too cumbersome once the phone grinds
Stuck in setup wizard with no launcher
Saturday 23rd of August 2014
So I reset my phone to start fresh and stuff and I forgot that I froze or deleted the default home app for the L70 before I reset it, so when I press go to home screen in the last page, it gives me the LgSetupWizard FC, which brings me to the beginning of the setup wizard, same thing over and over again, so my question is, how do I put the launcher on my phone in the setup? I really don't want to completely restore via the unbrick guide because of the all my tweaks and whatnot