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Constant Restarts with LauncherPro

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Tansey, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Tansey

    Tansey Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hey all. I was here last week and asked for help with what I can do to fix custom wallpapers zooming in on my phone and, per your advice, I downloaded LauncherPro. That fixed my issue, and I couldn't be happier with LP, but I do have one issue with it: it constantly restarts on it's own.

    I wouldn't have a problem if it were just an once in a while occurrence, but it's happening at least 8+ times a day. It'll restart after I've exited the Market, Browser, Gallery, and pretty much any other app. It doesn't restart all the time, and if it only happened like once a day it wouldn't bother me, but it's happening way to often.

    I searched online for any possible solutions and the only one I could find was to uninstall and reinstall LP, so that's what I did. Didn't help. I do plan on upgrading to the paid version, LauncherPro Plus, this Friday. Will it still happen once I upgrade and/or will upgrading fix this issue?

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  2. Muilisx

    Muilisx Android Expert

    It really doesn't sound like a LP issue. Upgrading won't fix the problem as im 99.9% sure it's not being caused by LP
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  3. Jazziette

    Jazziette Android Expert

    Hi! I have been using LauncherPro Plus now for over a month. Lately I've been experiencing a lot of force closes and crashes. This was with the paid version. I thought maybe I had a bad download so I uninstalled and re-installed and it began again. I'm really not sure what caused it but it also was causing my phone to not perform well at all. So this is what I did:

    Got rid of it and got GO Launcher! Problem solved! :D

    *Note: I would suggest that you download 'Home Switcher' from the market and clean up your stock launcher (Canvas) before you do anything else. Switch to Canvas and remove any and all widgets you have on it- example: weather, clock, twitter, facebook...etc.

    After you have done that, download your new launcher (maybe if you do this LP will work for you but it didn't for me) and then start all over.

    I also discovered in the process that GO SMS worked better for me than Handcent messaging app.

    Whatever...let us know what happens and good luck!


    PS....If you get GO Launcher, get LO Launcher EX. That's the new and improved version...and it's free.
  4. Tansey

    Tansey Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Does Go Launcher look like Launcher Pro and is it as easy to configure/setup as Launcher Pro? The main reasons why I like LP are because 1) The dock icons looks like the default Huawei icons, 2) I'm able to use custom wallpapers without them zooming in and looking awful, 3) The settings are very easy for someone like me to configure (I'm not all that great when it comes to invasive technological stuff; I tried ADW Launcher and couldn't figure out how to work the settings so got rid of it).

    I'm not even sure I'd know what to do with Home Switcher unless there is a step-by-step tutorial on how to work it, lol. Anyways, I'll go ahead and backup my LP homescreen and settings and try out Go Launcher.

    Also, I *think* I found a few possible fixes to my constant restart issue. One is to disable the "End Button" settings in LP to "Do Nothing" and keep the "End Button" settings in the actual Phone Settings to "Go to Home" and/or go into the LP memory settings and configure the Memory Usage Preset to Very Low and set Keep in Memory in the General Settings. I'll try these for the next day or so and, if they don't work, I'll go ahead and try Go Launcher. Thanks guys for your help!
  5. Jazziette

    Jazziette Android Expert

    I was TOTALLY addicted to LauncherPro. I kid you not! And I wouldn't even consider GO Launcher.

    But when I finally dumped LauncherPro because of the above reasons and got GO Launcher I couldn't believe I had tolerated all the force closes with LP for so long.

    GO Launcher is very simple and beautiful!

    That's all I know to tell you. :)
  6. Tansey

    Tansey Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Ya know what? I just spent the last 30 or so minutes researching GO Launcher online and my curiosity got the best of me. I installed Home Switcher (very easy to use thank gawd!), did everything you told me to do as far as cleaning up the Canvas, etc, then installed Go Launcher EX. All I can say is...WOW! I totally didn't think I'd like it and would just end up going back to LP, but OMG...GO Launcher EX is JUST like LP only WAY better IMO. I backed up my LP settings, just in case, but I think I"m going to stick with GO Launcher EX. I can't wait to try out some of the themes, which is something LP did NOT have. I do miss my Froyo Wide dock appearance I had on LP, but maybe I can find a theme that has it :)

    One quick question regarding GO Launcher EX...do I need the regular GO Launcher installed or can I just have GO Launcher EX installed? I ask because I got a popup the first time I ran GO Launcher EX and it mentioned something about GO Launcher, but I didn't quite understand what it was talking about.

    Thank you SOOOOO much for the recommendation! Every time I come to this forum for help I end up leaving loving it more and more!
  7. Jazziette

    Jazziette Android Expert

    LOL I'm so happy you are happy!

    I think that GO Launcher EX I think it took the place of GO Launcher. I'm not sure you can even d/ld the old one anymore.

    You can make the dock look anyway you want it to. I hide my dock background and only have one shortcut and that's to my apps. LOL

    But you will figure out how to make it looks just like you want it to.

    I can recommend a few widgets for you that I like:

    1. Fancy Widget Pro (weather and clock)

    2. MUIU Weather Skin by GUSTAV and wowthatisrandom

    3. Battery Clock

    4. Minimaistic Text (white)

    5. Launcher Circle

    Those are just a few of the ones I really like.

  8. Muilisx

    Muilisx Android Expert

    I never get any issues with LP
  9. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    Perhaps if someone is experiencing issues with L/P,they might want to take a look at the memory & cache settings within the Launcher Pro app.
    Would like for those not experiencing any problems w/Launcher Pro to share their settings with the rest of the forum & help out those that are experiencing difficulties.

    I was having problems with L/P, but it was being caused by a faulty CPU app.Make sure its not too low or too high.
    If you're using too many apps to control processes {Task Killer + Battery saver + CPU tuner},you may want to simplify things a bit until you get L/P under control.

    Also,try checking off all boxes in the cache section of L/P,& select a 'compressed' Homescreen Cache Type.Also,try using a 'Low' setting in the Memory Usage Preset.
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  10. Tansey

    Tansey Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Oh yes, in the few hours I've been using GO Launcher EX, I absolutely love it. I haven't found a way to make the dock look like the Froyo Wide appearance, so for now I have it set as just the icons ad no background.

    As far as widgets, I currently have a Power Control, Google Search, WeatherBug and a 2x2 Jorte Calendar. I'm always looking for more neat things to add though so I'll definitely try out the ones you recommended,thank you :)

    Also, after my husband saw my new launcher, now he can't wait until Cricket updates the Androids to 2.2 so he can get GO Launcher too. (He's currently sitting on 1.6 on his Kyocera Zio...Cricket is taking their sweet ole time updating to 2.2 and he's getting extremely irritated with them). My Huawei Ascend has 2.1 though, so I'm not in a huge hurry for the update, but it would be nice to have it soon.
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  11. Jazziette

    Jazziette Android Expert

    Hmmmmm....interesting. I admit I didn't do ALL those things. But I did do the cache and memory settings, CPU adjustment, etc. I don't even use a task killer (don't like em) and I got rid of Juice Defender too.

    What I didn't do was try checking off the boxes or selecting the 'compressed' Homescreen Cache Type.

    But after reading this I'm even more happy with GO Launcher. I haven't had to do any of those things and it operates so much better than Launcher Pro ever did.

    Honestly...I would never even think of returning to LP again.

    But thanks....thanks so much! Those die hard LP lovers will be eternally grateful for this info I'm sure!

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  12. Hi all Android fans,
    I to was adicted to Launcher pro on My HTC HD2
    I to had lots of problems with it. It contantly restarted after
    using app's. It liked it so mutch because its widgets.

    No I red on this tread about go Launcher Ex.
    It works great and no fits close and restarting problems.
    The widgets are nit to my taste so I use Colorize widgets Pro.

    The taskmanager widget of launcher pro is great so I use this.
    For Clock and Weather I use Fancy Widget Pro.

    Every thing works great and very fast.
    Gmash likes this.
  13. Gmash

    Gmash Extreme Android User

    Thanks for the input and welcome to the forum.
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