[APP help] Launcher pro expired and will not download update


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  1. bigbadwulff

    bigbadwulff Well-Known Member

    Cool. That did it. Thanks

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  2. Deathshead

    Deathshead Well-Known Member

    Time to jump ship to ADW EX,!.. I was a hardcore launcher pro plus user until i tried adw ex, its amazing. check it out
  3. Snazzy

    Snazzy Well-Known Member

    That is unfortunate but I suspect his web server woes are a result of the thousands of redirects as you describe above.

    Now unless you specifically removed the other home launcher you should be able to go to Setting..Applications..All.. Launcher Pro and click the Remove "Launch by default for some actions" button which should then allow you to select the default or any other home replacement you have installed next time you press the home button.
  4. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    I've moved this to the android application forum. This seems like a but with LP

    If you have access to the LP forum later, check out this thread

    Here's the post from Fede on the issue:
    I didn't realize there was an expiry date as I have the LP+ version but found this thread stating why he put an expiry date:
    Anyways...got to say I'm quite disapointed in Fede with the way he's dealt with this.
  5. Taylored

    Taylored Well-Known Member

    could someone post a direct link to download a ADW.apk?
    I am trying to help my little sister resolve this issue on the droidX, but she is 10 and 60 miles away.
  6. mjschmidt

    mjschmidt Well-Known Member

    A couple of days ago I started seeing the message "Launcher Pro will expire in 3 days. Please go to (LP web site) to download the newest version." The message would appear on the screen for a few seconds whenever I hit the Home button, and then disappear and all would work fine.

    Instead of going to the LP web site to DL an .apk I went in to the Marketplace and updated LP from there (I had been avoiding updating).

    I'm using the free version, not the paid version.

    For the OP, can you get in to Settings > Applications > Application Manager? You can scroll down to LauncherPro and clear the default there, so it is no longer the default home launcher. Then the next time you press your Home button, you should be asked which launcher to use. You can choose your original launcher and make it the default.

    as for people being redirected to a "Host Gator" site, Hostgator is a web host. They are legit (I host a few of my web sites with HG). I'm guessing you were seeing a default HG redirect page because something was wrong with the Dev's site?
  7. mjschmidt

    mjschmidt Well-Known Member

    He had the free version, not the paid version.
  8. plarsen111

    plarsen111 Member

    When I unlock my phone, I get a message that says "this message of launcher pro has expired. Please visit..."

    I cannot do ANYTHING else. I can't go to my home screen, launch the android market place, nothing.

    On the web page I am "visiting" it does not show how to get the latest version.

    It has "captured" my phone.

    Anything I can do?

    Thank you so much in advance for your help.

    Phil
  9. mjschmidt

    mjschmidt Well-Known Member

    They won't do anything for you, it's a 3rd party app, so they wouldn't consider it their problem. They would most likely tell you to do a hard reset of your phone (thus losing everything).

    See my post above. If you can get in to the Applications Manager, you can stop LP from being the default launcher. Go back to your original home launcher, then go to the Marketplace and update LP.

    [table][tr][td][​IMG][/td][td]LauncherPro
    by Federico Carnales
    >250,000 downloads, 132544 ratings (4.6 avg)
    [/td][td]Free
    [​IMG][/td][/tr][/table]

    Hmmm.... just looked in to the marketplace listing (link above) and it seems a lot of people have this problem. It is possible the marketplace update won't work anymore if people didn't update before the expiration?

    At this point, your best bet seems to be if you can get in to Application Manager you can uninstall LP. Otherwise, you might have to do a hard reset if you can get to it.
    Jazziette likes this.
  10. jan2lid

    jan2lid Well-Known Member

    I had this with my sisters phone. couldn't do ANYTHING but go on the internet (which took me to the Gator site too). Here is what I did: Click on the 'search' button and go to
    launcherpro.com/market.html
    You SHOULD see a 'click here' link, click it :) (this will open LauncherPro in the market). Download LauncherPro from there (this resolved the problem).
    If it works, I would download ANOTHER Launcher (such as ADWLauncher), so if one fails you have a backup.
    doubleshiny and perherman like this.
  11. quarkdoll

    quarkdoll New Member

    Is there a way i can go to Settings not from the Home screen application? (Basically - i am able to run the browser on my phone, and that is it.)
  12. rovrhys

    rovrhys Well-Known Member

    you are amazing
    thank you
  13. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    I have merged all of the LP expire issue threads into one. I would recommend that you re-read this thread again as helpful posts may be posted before your thread was created.
  14. jan2lid

    jan2lid Well-Known Member

    I had this with my sisters phone. couldn't do ANYTHING but go on the internet (which took me to the Gator site too). Here is what I did: Click on the 'search' button and go to
    launcherpro.com/market.html
    You SHOULD see a 'click here' link, click it :) (this will open LauncherPro in the market). Download LauncherPro from there (this resolved the problem).
    If it works, I would download ANOTHER Launcher (such as ADWLauncher), so if one fails you have a backup.
    jeff000 likes this.
  15. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    Can you access the LP website to get the latest update?

    This is from the LP site:
    Click here to download the APK file

    Hopefully by installing the update one, your phone function again.

    Searching the LP Forum and came across this helpful tip from a member there for this app. Home Manager allows you to switch / uninstall / kill home. So might come in handy for you later if you have this LP problem again.
  16. jan2lid

    jan2lid Well-Known Member

    Funny, my sister said that too :p
    Glad you got it sorted! :D
  17. atl_sud

    atl_sud Member

    Totally worked for my Eris. I used my search button to get to the Settings menu to enable Install apps not from Market.
  18. quarkdoll

    quarkdoll New Member

    I walked to find some 3G and tried this - it wouldn't let me install it because of my security settings, *but* Android did let me open my Settings from the warning panel and from there i was able to delete this shite app. So i have my phone functionality back again - thanks * 8.
  19. Snazzy

    Snazzy Well-Known Member

    Good lord what a total fark-up from what is normally a great application. Non-techies essentially have a useless phone.. what a nightmare!
  20. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    Good to hear that you were able to uninstall this app :)
    lol, tell me about that :/ So so disapointed in Fede.

    It's only the FREE LauncherPro that will have this issue. Fede put a date expiration (or something) on the phone and forces you to update to the latest FREE version. If you have the paid version, you will not have this issue. From the latest thread that Fede posted on this from issue on the LP forum, it seems that Fede put an alert of when your Free version will expire.
  21. colemichael

    colemichael New Member

    I can not even get to "settings". It will not exit the browser, period. Any other great ideas cultldr?
  22. haut92

    haut92 Well-Known Member

    WHAT A HORRIBLE PLANNING MISTAKE BY LP TO NOT SEE THIS COMING. For the casual user this expiration could have all but bricked their phone!


    I flashed back to a different ROM to fix the problems. That was some serious BS though.
  23. Palmetto Fellow

    Palmetto Fellow Well-Known Member

    This was mentioned in post 42, but nobody confirmed if it would work on an expired LP.
  24. jan2lid

    jan2lid Well-Known Member

    See my post above, see if that helps. :)
  25. WagnerFCruz

    WagnerFCruz New Member

    Hi, guys i got that same error, my launcherpro i downloaded from Market expired and got stuck in the browser, what i did to fix is download and emailed to myself the last update form the launcherpro website: http://www.launcherpro.com/apk/LauncherPro-0.8.2.apk

    Sent the file to my gmail account, after i download it form my fone and cliked on the file, it started installing it and my phone revived.

    But this is really B******* !!!!! How can a software limits yourself to don"t access anything else on your own phone !!!! i"ll remove this thing right now from my phone and post into the foruns of lancher pro about this stupid experience

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