Uninstalling a home application

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  1. flowersinlondon

    flowersinlondon Active Member
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    I downloaded 2 "Home" applications for HTC Hero - dxTop and one more called "Home" (not sure what it is called on the market, but this is what my phone has registered it as).
    I wanted to uninstall both and dxTop went away fine. But this "Home" application does not show up on My Downloads or the application list under ES File Explorer. I can see it under Settings->Manage Applications, but I don't have an uninstall button. I have cleared the cache and stuff, but to no effect. I cannot even "Force Close" under Manage Applications.

    This app does not show up on Taskiller either. But I know its there, as every time I press the Home button, it asks me which Home I would like to go to....Its annoying. Is there a way to uninstall it?
     

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  2. karimarie

    karimarie Well-Known Member
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    Did you try looking for Open Home in your programs?
     
  3. flowersinlondon

    flowersinlondon Active Member
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    Yes. It isn't on the list....
     
  4. jwmacdon1231

    jwmacdon1231 Well-Known Member
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    If you have Open Home in your apps list then that is the other home app you downloaded. Try finding Open Home when you go to Manage Apps.
     
  5. flowersinlondon

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    There is a Home application listed under Manage Applications. But there is no uninstall option. The only option I have is "Force Stop". But then that does not work as well.
     
  6. johnlgalt

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    Are you sure you did not download home++ and never actually use it?

    On my DROID Home refers to the native Home app which shows the default DROID desktop - and it is not removable....

    Just a thought....
     
  7. flowersinlondon

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  8. johnlgalt

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    aHome is the first app (the B&W icon). On my DROID, the one you're seeing as represented in that picture is the default home app that is native to the phone.

    It seems like my conjecture is true - that is the normal home app that displays your normal home and thus it cannot be uninstalled.
     
  9. dream weave

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    Home is the original that came on the phone
     
  10. jwmacdon1231

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    Just as dream weave said, the Home app you that has no uninstall option is the stock home screen.
     
  11. flowersinlondon

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    Its not my home app. I want to install the 3rd app on the webpage I mentioned - which is called "Home"

    I have 2 options on my "Go to Home" option. I don't want to install the Android Home.
     
  12. Sirit

    Sirit New Member
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    Ok, not to thread necro, but seriously how can I stop it from asking each time I press 'home' button?
     

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