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Root Kitkat Launcher/GNow. Anyone got it to work?

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    I've been tinkering around with the new kitkat launcher files -- decompiled and trying to see why its not seemingly compatible with the Source.

    Has anyone ever got this to work on Hera devices? Or is it just me?
     

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    Check if there is a /lib directory in the apk. If so drag the *.so into /system/lib and try again. If not no clue.

    edit: you could also do a logcat to see what is tossing errors.
     
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    aye, I've already checked for lib files, there are none. logcat gives cryptic errors.

    Code (Text):
    1. E/AndroidRuntime( 3756): FATAL EXCEPTION: main
    2. E/AndroidRuntime( 3756): java.lang.RuntimeException: Unable to start activity Co
    3. mponentInfo{com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox/com.google.android.launcher.
    4. GEL}: java.lang.UnsupportedOperationException: Can't convert to dimension: type=
    5. 0x12
     
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    Looks like the launcher is tied with google now. Do you have the kitkat versions of both installed? You might need to.
     
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    yeppers. the launcher I've read, is actually inside Gnow, the launcher.apk just calls upon it.
     
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    Sorry man, I have not messed with anything kitkat so far. Good luck :)

    edit: Here is a link that says it works on 4.1+ May be what you already tried but i was bored so i looked it up lol
     
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    Yeah, I've already been there and nogo. I'm hoping to rework GNow to work on the hera. Just need to figure out why it's crashing.
     
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    Google Now works on my Hera...
     

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    I suppose I should have been more clear. I'm talking about the gnow version with the kitkat launcher imbedded in it.
     
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