Gingerbread launcher

Discussion in 'Question & Answers' started by Gustavo, May 17, 2011.

  1. Gustavo

    GustavoMembers

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    Hi guys, I started to use MIUI on my nexus s and Im really loving it. Its amazing and looks clean and beauty.

    But sometimes, I really want to use my old gingerbread launcher, with that 3D effect and everything. I try to install some market versions of gingerbread launcher, but none works.

    Is there any way to use the old launcher, without removing the MIUI laucnher?


    Thanks
     
  2. Cimer

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    You would need to find the launcher2.apk, put it on your sd card and then install. When you hit home after you install you should get the option
     
  3. Gustavo

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    Hi, I try to extract the launcher from my backup (Stock ROM), and it says that launcher is a system app, if I want to replace. I just want to have both, but if I push this file to system/app, I'll probably lose my MIUI launcher.

    Is there any way to solve that? Even if I have to install a custom laucnher, with gingerbread skin (Not the laggy ADW)

    Thanks for your help
     
  4. lithid

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    LithLauncher2 - Slightly Modified Stock 2.3.4 Launcher2

    Here is a modified Launcher2 that I just compiled to work with miui. The process is quite easy. I took:
    - decompiled Launcher2.apk using apktool
    - look at how many classes were creating this app.
    - recursively changed the package names to whatever I wanted them to be.

    Code:
    lithid@BrEaK-yO-FaCe:~/Android-Dev/Launcher2$ find ./ -type f | xargs sed -i 's/com.android.launcher2/com.LithRom.LithLauncher2/'
    lithid@BrEaK-yO-FaCe:~/Android-Dev/Launcher2$ find ./ -type f | xargs sed -i 's/com.android.launcher/com.LithRom.LithLauncher/'
    lithid@BrEaK-yO-FaCe:~/Android-Dev/Launcher2$ find ./ -type f | xargs sed -i 's/com.sm.launcher/com.sml.LithLauncher/'
    
    Then I compiled the code.
    Then I simply installed the apk.
    Code:
    lithid@BrEaK-yO-FaCe:~/Android-Dev/Launcher2$ adb install LithLauncher2.apk
    1062 KB/s (321075 bytes in 0.295s)
    	pkg: /data/local/tmp/LithLauncher2.apk
    Success
    
    Thats about it. Newly created modified Launcher2 to use on a gingerbread rom!

    LithLauncher2.apk v0.1
     
  5. Gustavo

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    Hi Lith, thank you very much for your help.

    I installed your custom launcher via file manager, and I could load the home screen normally, but I could not see my programs at Drawer (same problem with Market ggb launchers).

    Is there something I'm missing?

    Thanks again
     

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