Fixing Helix force-close loop?


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  1. HippoMan

    HippoMan Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm running Helix (a Launcher substitute) on my Nexus One (Android 2.1), and during an attempt to reconfigure it, I got stuck in a Helix force-close loop. I can't do anything. The Menu, Search, Home, and Back buttons don't work at all, even if I quickly press them after selecting the Force Close button. All that's happening is that I continually get the Force Close dialog box.

    I'd like to just uninstall com.helixproject.launcher, but I can't get into Settings, nor anything else. All I can do is keep shutting down and rebooting.

    I connected my desktop to my Nexus One via USB and then ran this:


    adb uninstall com.helixproject.launcher


    However, it just goes into waiting for device mode. I think I need to get into Developers Mode or something like that on my Nexus One, but I can't get into Settings in order to do that because of the Force Close loop.

    I'm running Amon RA's bootloader and a Cyanogen ROM, if that helps.

    How can I uninstall that launcher?

    Thanks in advance.
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  2. cp1

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    Can you get into adb shell from recovery?
     
  3. HippoMan

    HippoMan Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Aha! Yes, I can! Thank you!

    ... but I don't think I'm seeing everything on my device. If I do an ls, I only see this much:

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    1. / # ls
    2. cache             init              res               system
    3. data              init.goldfish.rc  root              tmp
    4. default.prop      init.mahimahi.rc  sbin
    5. dev               init.rc           sdcard
    6. etc               proc              sys
    7.  
    If I issue the following command, nothing shows up:


    find / -name 'com.helixproject.launcher*'


    Is there something else I need to do in order to find my Helix app and delete it?

    Thanks again.
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  4. cp1

    cp1 Well-Known Member

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    Edit: I see the system in your ls -- you're probably not looking for the right name, the application file ends in .apk and won't have the com.etc.etc -- it'll just be something like helix.apk


    The next question is: if you delete the app that the phone is looking to run on startup as your launcher, will it default to the stock launcher or just hang?
     
  5. HippoMan

    HippoMan Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thank you, but there is only one small file under /system when I do this. Do I perhaps have to issue some sort of mount command before I can see the rest of my data?

    Based on what I have read elsewhere, I'm pretty sure that once I delete the offending launcher app, the stock launcher will be used by default.
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