Mibox: How To Change Default Launcher?

Discussion in 'Xiaomi Mi Box / Mi TV' started by Fran_G, Aug 26, 2015.

  1. Fran_G

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    Hi all,

    one simple question: Is it possible to change/override the default launcher for MiBox? I tried, even rooted, install other launcher but I could not change it by default.

    Thank you.
     
  2. makakam

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    Yeah, I also would like to find a way to do it so that pressing home on the remote would bring me to the launcher I installed and not the original one..Anyone can help?
     
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  3. miboy

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    requires root access and removing the correct system file
     
  4. Fran_G

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    I have already rooted my device, but 'removing the correct system file' seems dangerous. I'll google for more info about this step, but could you please be more specific about this point?

    (Sorry for my poor English)
     
  5. miboy

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    1-be sure you have your preferred launcher installed and verify it works when run
    2-find app to allow uninstall of hidden system files. (google is your friend)
    3-remove native system app "HOME.APK"
    4-specify your chosen launcher as default, make it permanent choice
    5-dont ever allow your box to upgrade or you have a brick!!!!
     
  6. gideva

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    Somebody tried it???
    I am not that good in this but I am ready to give it a try if somebody can guide me...
     
  7. Flying Octopus

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    Uninstall the MIUI app, then you can install the new launcher. (Rooted device only)
     
  8. utopia102

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    MiTvDesktop.apk , use root explorer to get to System/vendor and delete it from there, make sure to install another launcher first.

    Sent from my NX508J using Tapatalk
     

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