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  1. iiari's Avatar
    I'm glad that worked for you. It hadn't worked for me when I tried it before (I thought it had, then it came back like 5-10 minutes later). Even if this solution works, you presumptively would have to do it every time you restart the phone.

    Again, I'll retry it with the latest build...
    12-09-2013 07:54 AM
  2. iiari's Avatar
    Actually, I retried this and don't have the ability to force stop. That is ghosted out as an option. Do you have to be rooted to do that?

    Again, the only people that I've seen who have defeated this keeping the update are those who rooted their phone and deleted the TouchWiz easy altogether. My phone isn't rooted though and my prior rooting attempts failed.
    12-09-2013 09:13 AM
  3. Hghlndr's Avatar
    Hey all! Happiest Holidays...
    Latest Google search update 3.1.8... 827 is golden. Works without TouchWiz screen showing up. Yes! Peace

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-11-2013 08:39 PM
  4. henrynks's Avatar
    Hi iiari

    Not sure why you cannot 'force stop' TouchWiz easy home, though. And my phone is not rooted version, still intact and as original as it was since I got it

    This is how it looks like on my phone once I forced stop it. Strangely, it does not get into "Disabled" category on Application Manager. Perhaps compare your versions with what I have just to see if they are any different?

    TouchWiz easy home version 1.0
    TouchWiz Home version 4.3-I9505XXUEMJ5

    Google Search version 2.6.7.721924.arm

    My Google Search has been enabled and did a couple of reboots with no sign of problem re-occurring which make me a happy person! I intend to proceed with the update on Google Seach and see how it goes.

    Cheers!


    Actually, I retried this and don't have the ability to force stop. That is ghosted out as an option. Do you have to be rooted to do that?

    Again, the only people that I've seen who have defeated this keeping the update are those who rooted their phone and deleted the TouchWiz easy altogether. My phone isn't rooted though and my prior rooting attempts failed.
    Attached Thumbnails Galaxy S4: Touchwiz won't stay as default launcher!-screenshot_2013-12-12-15-30-36.png  
    12-12-2013 02:54 AM
  5. iiari's Avatar
    Hey all! Happiest Holidays...
    Latest Google search update 3.1.8... 827 is golden. Works without TouchWiz screen showing up. Yes! Peace

    Posted via Android Central App
    I just updated that and it isn't working for me . Still asking me to select which TouchWiz version after every single home press out of Google search...

    Hi iiari
    Not sure why you cannot 'force stop' TouchWiz easy home, though. And my phone is not rooted version, still intact and as original as it was since I got it

    This is how it looks like on my phone once I forced stop it. Strangely, it does not get into "Disabled" category on Application Manager. Perhaps compare your versions with what I have just to see if they are any different?
    I don't know why either. I'll compare the versions and see if anything is different. Which carrier do you have? I have Sprint. I've sometimes been told that different carriers will enable or disable certain features, and this might be one of them. Are there any apps that anyone knows of that can force an app to stop?
    12-12-2013 07:43 AM
  6. Patricia Bianco's Avatar
    Lokesh, thanks, this worked for me. I completely un-installed Google Search updates because I couldn't sort out how to choose just the last one. Anyway, I'm left with the original Google search. Then when I pressed the home button, it asked that annoying question one last time and has shut-up forever.
    Yay!
    12-12-2013 11:36 AM
  7. henrynks's Avatar
    I'm in Singapore, using SingTel as carrier. Not sure about this although I heard too different carriers offers different apps.

    I just updated that and it isn't working for me . Still asking me to select which TouchWiz version after every single home press out of Google search...



    I don't know why either. I'll compare the versions and see if anything is different. Which carrier do you have? I have Sprint. I've sometimes been told that different carriers will enable or disable certain features, and this might be one of them. Are there any apps that anyone knows of that can force an app to stop?
    12-13-2013 05:19 AM
  8. STARGATE's Avatar
    I just updated that and it isn't working for me . Still asking me to select which TouchWiz version after every single home press out of Google search...



    I don't know why either. I'll compare the versions and see if anything is different. Which carrier do you have? I have Sprint. I've sometimes been told that different carriers will enable or disable certain features, and this might be one of them. Are there any apps that anyone knows of that can force an app to stop?
    Hello.
    I'm also with Sprint and don't have that problem. Do you have the option to Force Stop the app as in my screenshot?
    If you do try to force stop it see if that works.
    Galaxy S4: Touchwiz won't stay as default launcher!-1386961459927.jpg

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    12-13-2013 01:05 PM
  9. STARGATE's Avatar
    After I posted the screenshot I've noticed another post from you that answers my question. 😕

    Ok, have you done a factory reset to see if that makes the Force Stop option available again?

    Actually, I retried this and don't have the ability to force stop. That is ghosted out as an option. Do you have to be rooted to do that?

    Again, the only people that I've seen who have defeated this keeping the update are those who rooted their phone and deleted the TouchWiz easy altogether. My phone isn't rooted though and my prior rooting attempts failed.
    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    12-13-2013 01:09 PM
  10. Fuego's Avatar
    I'm on AT&T and have tried all of the above, and still have the annoying problem. I've done a soft reset/clearing ram and cache, forced stop on Touch Wiz Easy but the problem returns. I've been avoiding a full factory reset since reinstalling everything does not appeal to me. Had anyone on AT&T been able to resolve this completely for more than 2-3 days?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk
    12-13-2013 05:26 PM
  11. Plow13's Avatar
    Any luck?

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using AC Forums mobile app
    12-15-2013 09:42 PM
  12. STARGATE's Avatar
    For those of you with Sprint, I woke up today to a new update.
    Hopefully it'll fix your problems.
    Galaxy S4: Touchwiz won't stay as default launcher!-1387201159862.jpg

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    12-16-2013 07:39 AM
  13. kbrady222's Avatar
    Deleting the latest update to Google search solved the problem. Thanks for posting it
    12-16-2013 01:56 PM
  14. iiari's Avatar
    For those of you with Sprint, I woke up today to a new update.
    Hopefully it'll fix your problems. !
    Just downloaded it this morning and installed the Google Search update to find no change .

    Anyone make any progress with this? I'm wondering if I should ask Sprint to exchange my phone... Thanks!
    12-18-2013 08:54 AM
  15. Plow13's Avatar
    I pulled my battery out for a minute to do a complete power down after installing latest update and now it works for me. I'm on Verizon

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using AC Forums mobile app
    12-18-2013 09:48 AM
  16. iiari's Avatar
    Sadly, that approach didn't work for me either . And what impact should removing the battery have on anything?
    12-18-2013 03:15 PM
  17. STARGATE's Avatar
    Just downloaded it this morning and installed the Google Search update to find no change .

    Anyone make any progress with this? I'm wondering if I should ask Sprint to exchange my phone... Thanks!
    That sucks!

    My phone and the people I know that have a GS4 don't have that problem, so it's not widespread on all the phones.

    And that's why, I don't think Sprint will do anything, unfortunately.
    But you can try, you got nothing to loose!

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    12-19-2013 12:58 PM
  18. David Thomas13's Avatar
    Just go to your apps and uninstall google search, that way you can can use other search engines to do your searches. It's google search updates thats causing the Touchwiz error. You don't need google search anyway. Use Firefox for searching.
    12-21-2013 09:16 PM
  19. Amyswo's Avatar
    I'm on Verizon and the latest Samsung upgrade did the trick. Finally no more annoying message with Google search! Hope the upgrade helps others here.
    12-21-2013 11:50 PM
  20. STARGATE's Avatar
    I'm on Verizon and the latest Samsung upgrade did the trick. Finally no more annoying message with Google search! Hope the upgrade helps others here.
    I'm with Sprint and I didn't have this problem *Knocks on wood*
    But I know a couple of guys with Sprint that had this problem and the latest MK2 update fixed it and a WiFi problem too.

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    12-22-2013 11:35 PM
  21. Sylv1n's Avatar
    Guys, I MIGHT HAVE FOUND THE SOLUTION.

    Uninstall the latest search for Google Search (11/15/2013) - It is very unstable. When you hit the Google search bar and then the home button on some your Android devices, it will prompt you for the zillionth time "continue using action as..." where you'll have to select a launcher. I just uninstalled the latest update and it fixed it for me (at least for the time being). No more prompts - Touchwiz is stored as default launcher.
    Thanks Lokesh this fixed my issue of the annoying request to select which launcher you to use.
    12-24-2013 03:31 AM
  22. gtjones7178's Avatar
    Hi, I just recently updated Samsung hub and that is what started this whole mess with me. I uninstalled this update and now it works fine...hope this helps
    01-16-2014 04:11 PM
  23. iiari's Avatar
    I don't think I ever updated Samsung hub (it fact, it prompts me to update it) but forcing it to stop didn't change anything for me. This only reinforces my suspicion that some Samsung app is probably interfering with the Google Search update in some way and causing this. I've basically otherwise have given up and just biding my time with the "old" Google search until some point in the future when I update phones later this year or early next.

    Any other ideas are welcome!
    01-17-2014 10:05 AM
  24. Triboman's Avatar
    It is does seem to be google search that is causing the problem. Switching of History seems to cure the problem too. Thanks for the tip, I have been putting up with this problem for months.
    01-23-2014 11:55 AM
  25. Fernando Sortino Astolfi's Avatar
    Guys, I MIGHT HAVE FOUND THE SOLUTION.

    Uninstall the latest search for Google Search (11/15/2013) - It is very unstable. When you hit the Google search bar and then the home button on some your Android devices, it will prompt you for the zillionth time "continue using action as..." where you'll have to select a launcher. I just uninstalled the latest update and it fixed it for me (at least for the time being). No more prompts - Touchwiz is stored as default launcher.
    It worked for me. Thanks a lot. It was driving me crazy. ..best regards

    Posted via Android Central App
    01-23-2014 07:13 PM
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