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Can't find Helix Launcher on my phone

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dshel61, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. dshel61

    dshel61 Well-Known Member
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    I have downloaded the Helix Launcher from the market but I can't seem to find it anywhere on my phone. I had it before the 2.1 upgrade. I did the upgrade but now it won't start. I can see it in Manage Applications but all I can do is choose Uninstall or Force Close. I uninstalled it and then reinstalled it. Before I was prompted to choose between my default Home or Helix Launcher Home. Not anymore.
     

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  2. Besides uninstall and force close you should also be able to clear defaults (manage applications/helix). Do that, then hit 'home' and you will get the pop-up asking which to use.
     
  3. teschoen

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    press the home button, you should get a 'pick a home screen' dialoge box.
     
  4. dshel61

    dshel61 Well-Known Member
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    Clear Defaults is greyed out. I can't select it.
     
  5. dshel61

    dshel61 Well-Known Member
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    All I get is a pop up box with some app icons in it. It used to prompt me to choose a home screen, not anymore.
     
  6. famac!

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    Download home switcher from the market. Run it.
     
  7. Did you try to force close it? It may be hung up for some reason?? Try that and see if it works...
     
  8. nessthiss

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    Go into settings>manage applications, then press the menu button and select filter. Click All in the pop up and now you will be able to find Home in the list of applications. Select that and press Clear Defaults and then you will be able to select which launcher you want when you press the Home button.
     
  9. dshel61

    dshel61 Well-Known Member
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    THAT WORKED! :D

    Thanks!
     
  10. I thought that's what you meant you were doing when you said you could only see force close/uninstall and that clear defaults was grayed out. :rolleyes:
     
  11. dshel61

    dshel61 Well-Known Member
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    You said Clear Defaults from within the Helix App Management. It had to be done from within the Home App Management.
     
  12. LOL, you are right...but that's not what I meant to tell you. Sorry about that! I went to both but put the wrong info, sometimes I help all wrong. :D
    I saw it was grayed in home but not helix so told you backwards since it wasn't gray in mine.
     
  13. dshel61

    dshel61 Well-Known Member
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    I appreciate all of your help.

    Thanks!
     
  14. Kamph21

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    Can someone help. I was reading this thread as the person had the same problem as me but i still cant get the helix launcher to work. I did everything but my clear defaults bit is still grey.
     
  15. vincentp

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    Check the post from nessthiss. You have to clear defaults under the "Home" application in your list (Settings > Applications > Filter > All). Use that clear defaults button, not the one under Helix.
     

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