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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by LaFlavor, May 20, 2010.

  1. LaFlavor

    LaFlavor Well-Known Member
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    So, I really like Helix launcher...when it works.

    Reflashed my phone this morning, installed helixlauncher, and now since I was an idiot and told it to be the default home the first time, I'm in a force close loop.

    Is there a safe mode or anything to boot into, where I can remove this, or do I have to reflash all over again from scratch?
     



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  2. LaFlavor

    LaFlavor Well-Known Member
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    Oh, nevermind, I'm just going to reflash the thing. If anybody knows the answer, feel free to chime in for future reference.
     
  3. htcman724

    htcman724 Android Enthusiast

    if you have joeys recovery and did a back up all you would have to do is run a restore from that.
     
  4. LaFlavor

    LaFlavor Well-Known Member
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    Yeah, I had that, but it was from before the first flash of the morning, so I would have had to reflash again anyway. Good call, though, I'm going to back it up now.
     
  5. chibucks

    chibucks Android Enthusiast

    You could boot into recovery, connect through adb and remove the app.
     
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  6. LaFlavor

    LaFlavor Well-Known Member
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    Cool. I'll look up how to do that in the future.
     
  7. flu13

    flu13 Android Enthusiast

    I had the same problem. All you have to do is catch a second where you can hit the Menu button on your phone, then go to Applications and Manage Applications. Go to Helix and it will say that it is the default for some actions, and you can clear that. Hit Home again, and it will ask you which program to use.
     
  8. LaFlavor

    LaFlavor Well-Known Member
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    I tried, but it was force closing so quickly, there was no way to get anywhere. Couldn't even bring up the menu.
     

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