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    Default Launcher Pro IS NOT EPIC... Help with FC'ing Please...

    Launcher Pro SUX! My phone just locked up. When I reboot it, Launcher Pro just force closes over and over. Since Launcher Pro is my default Apps Launcher I can't even uninstall it. My phone is pretty much useless now. HELP.

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    If possible, install an app called Home Switcher. Since you have at least 2 launchers (LauncherPro & the stock Launcher) you should get a prompt/option to switch.

    Although LauncherPro is my default as well, I periodically get the prompt to choose the Launcher.

    Hope this helps.
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    Sorry to hear that, there should be a "safe mode" like Windows. I use Launcherpro and never had a problem, so that sucks it's fc'ing. But yeah, try and install home switcher.
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    If you can get to it, go to settings> applications> manage applications and clear the defaults and data for launcher pro. Should at least get you back to the stock launcher. If you have to you can always do a factory reset from recovery if all else fails.
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    I guess you guys aren't understanding this. The force closing comes up as soon as the phone is booted. Therefore NOTHING on the phone works. I can't get to settings, can't uninstall can't do anything. It is a doorstop....
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    Launcher Pro/Plus has never forced closed on me. Did you install from the market? Hopefully you didn't remove the stock launcher? If you can get into the app drawer real quick while loading and go to settings > Applications > Manage Aplications > Launcher Pro > Clear Defaults & Data .. then uninstall/reinstall LP from the market or any other launcher...

    Edit: Guess others posted at same time as me

    Maybe boot into recovery and clear cache. That worked for me once on another app... Did you install some ROM or running stock?
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    It is from the market... There is no way to do anything with the phone..... Nothing is accessable...
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    Quote Originally Posted by keithvetter View Post
    I guess you guys aren't understanding this. The force closing comes up as soon as the phone is booted. Therefore NOTHING on the phone works. I can't get to settings, can't uninstall can't do anything. It is a doorstop....
    Ok, then boot into recovery and do a factory reset. That will revert everything back to stock. I'll check the steps for your device if you need directions.
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    To factory reset your phone as Smitty_82 has mentioned, while your phone is off hold volume down + camera button + power until you get to the stock recovery screen. From there you can factory restore/wipe your phone. Keep in mind this will erase anything that is not on your SD card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ragnarokx View Post
    To factory reset your phone as Smitty_82 has mentioned, while your phone is off hold volume down + camera button + power until you get to the stock recovery screen. From there you can factory restore/wipe your phone. Keep in mind this will erase anything that is not on your SD card.
    Thanks, wasn't sure what the buttons were. It's a little different on my DX.
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    I was pretty sure that was the case... All of my banking info (deposits withdrawals, debit card transactions) for the last 2 months will all be lost. All my programs will have to be reinstalled. What a hassle.

    I was hoping to hear some good news. LOL

    Take this as a warning... If you don't want to deal with reloading your phone to factory then I would suggest not changing your user interface. Because it it stops working as mine did, the ONLY fix is resetting your phone to the factory state.
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    if you have the SDK setup, just adb in while it's looping and delete LP.
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    Now that's an idea.

    If you're unfamiliar with ADB go here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ragnarokx View Post
    To factory reset your phone as Smitty_82 has mentioned, while your phone is off hold volume down + camera button + power until you get to the stock recovery screen. From there you can factory restore/wipe your phone. Keep in mind this will erase anything that is not on your SD card.
    So now that I am on the sysem recovery screen, I used the volume up and down to choose wipe data/factory reset. How do I initiate the reset? I tried pushing the power button and the camera button but niether seems to do anything....
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    IIRC the home button soft key is used to make selections in stock recovery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ragnarokx View Post
    IIRC the home button soft key is used to make selections in stock recovery.
    Thanks... I just figured that out and I am up and running again.
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    Edit: Ack! Sorry I typed too slow... I posted after a few other posts.

    If you use App Brain- can't you uninstall the app from the web?

    Rather than do a factory wipe and reset- what about trying booting into recovery and just do a reset from there? I know shutting down the phone sounds like it does the same thing- but I did this once and it helped my problem.

    The other suggestion would be if you hold the home button as the phone launched could you get the task manager to come up? If so, then you can click the package tab and uninstall from there.

    It's rare that I can't get the Task Manager to interrupt the phone and what it's doing and then either force kill all or uninstall something from there.

    Your situation sounds very odd... I switch and try new launchers DAILY. I've had various issues here and there- but I've never had an endless loop with any of them- and I've used some VERY unstable launchers.

    For next time, I would recommend having Home Manager installed 1st- it's better than many Home Switching apps as you can force kill ones running in the background from it's interface. It also shows how much memory each OS is running- but regardless, I don't think this would have helped in your case.

    I really wouldn't let this dissuade you from using another launcher- If I couldn't use Zeam (my current favorite) or launcher pro, I probably wouldn't stick with Android!
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    I had a similar issue where the stock touchwiz launcher was force closing repeatedly on me. As soon as it closed it would try to open again and immediately pop up that stupid force close warning. I just slid open the phone and started typing "settings" and could then chose settings and then go into the application management and clear the data on the touchwiz launcher. Then all was fine.... maybe you could have done this too? Did you ever try the physical hardware keyboard?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ragnarokx View Post
    Now that's an idea.

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    Ended up doing a factory restore it was the onlything working. Thanks for all your. The phone wasn't even fully booting before it FC.
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    No prob, sorry you had to reset. Glad your back up and running.

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