Apex Update: DO NOT INSTALL! (FIXED)Support

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  1. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

    See update below. Issue is fixed!

    Original problem:

    It will soft-brick your Galaxy Nexus!

    The Play Store will prompt you to install the update for JB (ICS compatible). Once you do that, Apex will stop functioning. The home button will FC Apex and nothing will happen. You will, essentially, have a soft-bricked phone.

    I was only able to recover out of that without a nandroid or ROM flash this way and if you come across ANYONE who has this issue and updated:

    Use the recent apps button to go back to Play Store. Hit the back button to see all installed apps, and scroll down to Titanium Backup. Open it. Restore Apex Launcher (App only). Fixed.

    If they don't have TiBU, it'll cost them: they'll have to wipe and flash their latest nandroid. And if they don't have that and/or aren't rooted? Then I am at a total loss as to what to tell them... other than wait for Apex to release a fix update. But they can never turn off their phones. EVER. Doing so will lose the Play Store in recent apps and they will never get another shot at updating.

    This is not pretty.

    UPDATE: The developer has mobilized and fixed the problem. So feel free to update the app and continue to enjoy Apex :)

  2. Trel

    Trel Well-Known Member

  3. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

    That's fantastic news: if it works. Titanium Backup saves Apex as a system app: I'm not sure how the PHONE treats it.

    I look forward to hearing from someone who has used this method to recover.
  4. Trel

    Trel Well-Known Member

    It would only be a system app if you're rooted and on a rom which pre-installed it as the default launcher. In which case you'd have more options available to you to remove it.

    Any non-rooted phone would have it installed as a normal user app.
  5. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

    Trel, you rock. I hope your good advice saves some phones out there :)
  6. Jeffruby

    Jeffruby Well-Known Member

    Easier fix... Go to settings / apps/ all apps/ apex/ then uninstall update.
    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
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  7. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

    IF you can get to Settings, Jeff, that's a great idea. I didn't have Settings in my recent apps, and there was no way to get to it from where I was.
  8. Jeffruby

    Jeffruby Well-Known Member

    I couldn't get to anything either, but I was able to use pulldown to get to settings.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
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  9. Ibrick

    Ibrick Well-Known Member

    This is what I did as well, drop down notification to settings, apps, Apex, uninstall updates. All is well, back on beta 6.
  10. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female

    According to the user reviews, the developer has fixed the issue. The fixed app is now avail on Google Play.
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  11. i have the pro versions of apex and nova. nova is much better.
  12. ALurker

    ALurker Well-Known Member

    Chief, you may want to update the original post. As mentioned above, there is a new update and the issues are fixed. I updated earlier today and had the same problem as others (thank goodness that settings is now in the pulldown menu so I could uninstall updates). I just tried to update again and everything is working.
  13. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

    Will do. Been offline all day with that pesky real life thing :)
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