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    Default Galaxy S4: Touchwiz won't stay as default launcher!

    Hey All ,

    Ever since 4.3, half the time when I click my home button the launcher select dialog box comes up where one is supposed to select their preferred launcher. Only problem is that I have no other third party launchers installed...only Touchwiz.

    Already tried factory resetting.

    Has anyone else run into this problem?
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    I dont have this problem but I would install one free and when asked to select one select touch wiz and choose always

    Galaxy S4
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    I'm having the same problem... Just started today any fix??

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    I'm also having this same issue, I've tried several different launchers and it keeps asking me to pick one as the default launcher. I haven't yet updated to 4.3, but I did update the Google Search to 3.1.8.
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    I9500 4.3
    Facing this issue recently... It is very annoying. It pops up when I press the home button.. any fix?
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    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.
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    Haven't tried Lokesh's work around yet though am having the same situation on my VZ i545 S4.
    Posted and looked around found this bit: "if you go to settings, my device, then home screen mode select easy mode then click apply, THEN go back into settings, my device, home screen and change it back to standard mode it stops prompting you to choose when u press the home button."
    It did for a few hours....
    Finally cleared cache and data of Touchwiz under application management and it reset all the screens to factory; rebuilt all my Home and other screens to find the offending request still occurs. Silly glitch....

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    I had this same issue with 4.2 A simple hard format fixed the issue

    Haven't had this issue with 4.3 yet crossing fingers since its so Damn annoying

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    This absolutely fixed my issue with default launchers, thanks
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    Default Re: Touchwiz wont stay as default launcher!

    Quote Originally Posted by sec1rxg View Post
    This absolutely fixed my issue with default launchers, thanks
    Which solution?
    The one from Hghlndr or the one from Lokesh Sastri?

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    Lokesh solution fixed mine :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by francisco rodriguez5 View Post
    Lokesh solution fixed mine :-)

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    Orale! :thumbup:

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    Lokesh's solution fixes this! Thanks!!
    Sent from my Galaxy S4 (i9500).
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    So I discovered that once I uninstalled the subway ordering app the problem stopped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmd280 View Post
    So I discovered that once I uninstalled the subway ordering app the problem stopped.

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    Lol! Your phone didn't want you to get food from subway. 😉

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    Just an update if any still experiencing this awkward glitch... no need to factory reset nor clear data from Touchwiz app, simply follow Lokesh's suggestion.
    Thanks everybody for all your comments and assistance; indeed I have realized Googles Search latest update (3.xx) is the culprit! (THANK YOU LOKESH)
    Downgraded to last update, (2.xx) and everything is back to normal with TouchWiz.
    Sad to loose Google latest efforts though!

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    Perfect solution...Thanks, it was driving me crazy.
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    I removed the Google Search update and select reset to factory settings for Google Search and my TouchWiz prompts stopped. YES!!! Victory!!!!
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    Your suggestion worked for me. Thanks!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Lokesh Sastri View Post
    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.
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    Uninstall Google Search updates and your problem will go away. I'm trying to figure out how to prevent updates to Google Search.
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    @Lokesh Sastri - I need to seriously thank you for this - I did a factory reset on my phone and still had this same issue. If you look around the web, there are countless people having a similar issue. Someone needs to contact Google to let them know their own search engine is crippling the experience in their OS. Thanks again !
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    Thanks So much! That pop up was driving me nuts lol. now only have to figure out why my group text freeze
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lokesh Sastri View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingp78 View Post
    Thanks So much! That pop up was driving me nuts lol. now only have to figure out why my group text freeze
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    This is the only place on the Web I read a fix that worked. Thanks! I called my carrier to let them know how to help others. Hope Google knows this!
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