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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Apache Thunder, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. Apache Thunder

    Apache Thunder Android Enthusiast
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    I've gotten around to uninstalling a few things I don't need and the first thing I removed was Mobile ID. Main reason is that I don't use it and I want the Browser icon to be on my dock icon bar at the bottom. But after uninstalling Mobile ID, the icon is still there (but doesn't work obvoisely).

    So is there a safe way of getting the Browser icon back down there and thus remove all remnants of MobileID? I am currently not ready for using a custom rom so I am running stock.
     



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  2. Bionic Chronic

    Bionic Chronic Android Enthusiast

    You could use a 3rd Part Launcher.. GO, ADW, or XPeria etc. I am not sure how to do so in stock since I didn't use it long, but you can change the programs in the dock to be whatever you want. I personally use GO Launcher EX, but that is my preference. Though I would like to say I wish there was an Advanced Uninstaller like RevoUninstaller for Windows. So it would find left over files and delete them. I know I can no longer get my app Font Installer to work now for whatever reason. Whenever I uninstall it then reinstall it still keeps the settings from before, in other words it doesn't open like it is the first time I have used it. Just to mention I tried this w/o restoring via TiBU, because it gives you the option to replace App + Data. So just my thoughts. Hope it can be of some help, though I am sure you knew about the Launchers already, but just in case haha.
     
  3. lMonsterl

    lMonsterl Android Expert

    if you uninstall the program it will still show in the launcher. Its either in the framework, or the launcher.

    u could try a launcher from a different phone as long as screen size and gb version are the same. see if it does it from a launcher that comes from a phone that does not have ID software
     
  4. Apache Thunder

    Apache Thunder Android Enthusiast
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    First I would need to find a phone that runs at 480 x 800 resolution and has GB 2.3.4.

    Definitely can't use the one from my Prevail. That one uses a newer version of GB and runs at a lower resolution.
     
  5. Bionic Chronic

    Bionic Chronic Android Enthusiast

    What about the LG myTouch? Has 480x800 res and GB 2.3.4.
     
  6. Apache Thunder

    Apache Thunder Android Enthusiast
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    The forum section for that phone is a ghost town. :(
     
  7. Bionic Chronic

    Bionic Chronic Android Enthusiast

    Yeah I just saw that.. Could try to Google through and see if another forum has posted a Stock ROM... There is also the LG Lucid, which is also a Ghost town here.. hmm...

    *UPDATE*
    Here is a Stock LG myTouch (E739) ROM from T-Mobile. Thanks to "mistere372002" over @ XDA!
    LG myTouch Q (C800) & LG myTouch 4G (E739) Forum Section Coming?? - Page 54 - xda-developers

    I am downloading now.. Will post when I finish.
    ...Finished, and now I see it is A stock recovery from CWM.. not sure how to extract what you need from it.
    data.ext3.tar

    *Edit*
    Ok so I just remembered I could use WinRar to explore the .tar. So I went in and this is what I found:
    com.lge.Launcher2
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    Here is the .apk from the first 'deodexed stock ROM', I think could be the launcher. I am not certain though merely a guess haha. Either way here it is:
    LGHome2.apk

    *Edit: Links no longer work, if file is needed pm me.*
     
  8. Apache Thunder

    Apache Thunder Android Enthusiast
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    Whats the apk name for the launcher? I'm not seeing it in the apps folder...
     
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  10. Bionic Chronic

    Bionic Chronic Android Enthusiast

    I updated my previous post..
     
  11. Apache Thunder

    Apache Thunder Android Enthusiast
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    It's definitely Launcher2. There is a launcher2.apk in the system folder for stock Marquee. I deleted it (with the intent of restoring a back up I made just before deleting it) and saw that the launcher didn't come up anymore and the phone would sit at boot screen on restart. So that appears to be the one. I'll try the com.lge.Launcher2 link you provided.

    EDIT: Will try the LGHome one instead. The com.lge.Launcher2 zip file doesn't contain an apk file...Unless the zip file is infact a renamed apk file? As I recall, APK are Jar containers...
     
  12. Bionic Chronic

    Bionic Chronic Android Enthusiast

    I believe so.. Yeah I wasn't sure about com.lge.Launcher2. Like I said it was pulled from a CWM backup. I know nothing of ROM Development so really I just gave you the data backup tar and what I thought could be useful for what you were looking for.
     
  13. Apache Thunder

    Apache Thunder Android Enthusiast
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    Nothin. Need a phone that uses the same launcher apk. LGHome won't install and forcing it doesn't work.

    I'll try the one from the Prevail. It has no features specific to that phone and it might just be compatible. I can't recall which version of the Prevail's baseband came with GB 2.3.4, but I can find out by giving the Prevail forum section a quick check.
     
  14. Bionic Chronic

    Bionic Chronic Android Enthusiast

    Eureka!

    I am a dumb@$$ lmao.. I had a backup of Launcher.apk for our phone. Here ya go try it out:
    [DESKTOP]Launcher 1.6.22.apk
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  15. Apache Thunder

    Apache Thunder Android Enthusiast
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    Looks like it's something in the framework or another part of the rom. I did manage to find a forum topic at XDA forums where someone made a custom version of the stock Launcher with different icons on the dock. I installed the normal one with browser icon and 5 screens. However it was bugged. It had the dock extended a bit too far on the right and area where Mobile ID/browser would be is blank. Pressing it would still result in it trying to start MobileID. :(
     
  16. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Extreme Android User

    drag n drop it in the trash and then drag n drop what ya want into its place ;) I've yet to see any icons hard coded into a launcher. ;)
     
  17. Bionic Chronic

    Bionic Chronic Android Enthusiast

    So my Launcher.apk is buggy? I installed it back to my phone and it seemed ok. I use GO though personally so I didn't really pay much attn. and uninstalled it again after that.
     
  18. Apache Thunder

    Apache Thunder Android Enthusiast
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    No not yours. I had tried another one from a different forum. Yours didn't seem to have any effect since the MobileID was still there. I used the CWM zip file from the guy's buggy launcher to install yours among the other launchers I have tried. One had a bugged UI and all the others did nothing but force close.

    Yours was the only one that worked, but it didn't remove the MobileID icon.

    I went ahead and just installed ADW Launcher. :p
     
  19. Bionic Chronic

    Bionic Chronic Android Enthusiast

    Haha well i am glad my time wasn't a huge waste. I was going to tell you that when I put on Launcher.apk It still showed Mobile ID, though I know for a fact I do not have it installed.
     

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