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    Default Issues with ANY launcher never saving default action.

    Soooo... unrooted S3 here. Verizon.

    I had the Nova launcher over the Apex for a few reasons. Loved it. Then it started asking me what action I wanted after i pressed the home button to exit an app. I always chose Nova, and every time. But it would forget. Not every time ... but often enough to know there was a problem somewhere. I posted to another forum and they said to install an app called Device Manager. I checked that I wanted Nova for everything. It worked for a while. Then started forgetting everything again.

    I got fed up with it and installed Apex. Worked great! For a couple months. Then the same issue. Forgetting actions. I thought I could purchase the full version and maybe it would go away. Nope. Now EVERY TIME I hit the home button .. no matter what app I am in .. it asks me. I am so past frustrated now that I just hit the right soft back button to exit apps now.

    Any help would be appreciated.
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    Default Re: Issues with ANY launcher never saving default action.

    Well, I just cleared app permissons and deleted all data.. then started over. Seems to be working. I hope this doesnt happen again. For the 4th time.
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    Default Re: Issues with ANY launcher never saving default action.

    Factory Reset is your friend!
    Wipe the system cache in Recovery mode
    Reload the stock firmware using Kies or Odin

    These are all easy things to do once you have a good backup strategy in place. If you don't have a backup plan then you're just a target for a lost/stolen/damaged/corrupted phone, and if it hasn't happened yet then it will.

    Kies actually provides decent backup capabilities; couple it with:
    Cloud Drive: http://market.android.com/details?id...uddrive.photos - automatically backup your pictures/videos to the cloud; 5GB free

    Drive Photo Uploader: http://market.android.com/details?id...drivephotosync - automatically backup to Google Drive

    Dropsync: http://market.android.com/details?id...xapps.dropsync - sync to Dropbox

    Helium: http://market.android.com/details?id...ikdutta.backup - backup your app data

    Depending on which cloud-based service you prefer (I listed a couple above) there's probably an app that will allow you to keep your pictures/videos safe.
    If you use a 3rd party Launcher you can save your Home screen layout.
    Google has your contacts secure.

    Go for it!

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk Pro

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