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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by frawal, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. frawal

    frawal Lurker
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    Hi everyone, I have installed the worst app ever: Go Launcher Prime on my Samsung Galaxy S5 everything was fine until for no good reason, I was suddenly blocked from doing anything. I can't move any app, I can't modify anything... It keeps saying that it's locked. I sure didn't lock anything myself and even though I got a lot to do today (well, too late now...), I have wasted most of my day trying to figure out how to unlock the damn thing???
    If I click on the Edit icon, it says:
    "Edit Locked. Unlock in "Menu-Preferences-Unlock Edit"
    Can anyone PLEASE help me out or tell me where on earth is "Menu-Preferences-Unlock Edit".
    Again, I've been on it for at least 6 hours, I haven't found it. I feel like throwing the stupid phone out the window and learn smoke messages from now on...
    I wish I had one of the morons who "designed" that thing right here in front of me :mad: and click on his face until it unlocks :mad:... I'm not sure it'd help but I'd feel much better :eek:
    Anyway, STAY AWAY FROM GO LAUNCHER unless you enjoy wasting your time. :(
    Even a full can of spinach did't help...

    #1 frawal, Jan 26, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2016

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  2. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    We here have been telling people to stay away from Go Launcher for the last couple of years actually.
  3. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    Look for the Hamburger bar (3 dots in the lower right corner and tap on that, then tap on Go settings.
  4. frawal

    frawal Lurker
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    I'm sorry dude, I just go here today :cool:
  5. frawal

    frawal Lurker
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    I can't find those 3 dots anywhere or anything useful to get out of there. Believe me, I've looked and tried every possible option. I'm stuck!? Has this ever happened to anyone and is there anyway out short of reinstalling or throwing away the device?
    #5 frawal, Jan 26, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2016
  6. glc

    glc Android Enthusiast

    Install a different launcher, or goto the Apps manager, remove the default setting of Go Launcher, or just uninstall Go Launcher.
    Then hit the home key and make the stock launcher the default.
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  7. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    I don't know what to tell you frawal. Here's a picture of what your Go Launcher Prime home screen should look like from the Play Store. The 3 dots are in the lower right corner next to the Recent apps button

    I know there are so called free GO Launcher apk files out in the wild but the problem with them is you never knows what the poster has removed or added. If you didn't get it from the Play Store just dump it.
  8. Jfalls63

    Jfalls63 Android Expert

    There is always the option of factory reset from recovery.
  9. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog

    true but it should be the last option you have to try. Factory reset is not a fix all for everything and can cause issues with some devices
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  10. Crashdamage

    Crashdamage Android Expert

    Play store or not, it would be wise to dump anything by Go.
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  11. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
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    If you go to the Play Store on a PC browser, you might be able to remotely install Apex or Nova launcher. Once it installs on your phone, the home buttom should give you the option of selecting the new launcher. Good luck!
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  12. glc

    glc Android Enthusiast

    Boot in safe mode and remove it.
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  13. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Hmm, we have a thread that is discussing how bad Go Launcher is, and you post a message listing it as one of the "best android launcher apps"! This rather suggests that you didn't actually read the thread you were posting this to...
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  14. Blu8

    Blu8 Android Expert

    I'm 90% sure every launcher has their own "blah blah settings" app added to your list of apps, that's where you'd find the whole preferences thing for go launcher. If anything just uninstall it. Also those three dots at the bottom bright aren't a go launcher feature that's the menu key on that particular device's nav bar, something a Samsung isn't going to have.
  15. LucyLuLuu

    LucyLuLuu Lurker

    I know it's been awhile but just in case.....
    (Long press) Go settings-screen-uncheck lock edit

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