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I've just installed a custom rom and restored my apps from Titanium. However, now the default Launcher app is broken and I can't get out of the infinite loop of force closing. I can't press menu or anything to remove it as default. How do I get out of this pickle?

I have a GT-i9000.

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Also, try using safe mode. You haven't mentioned which device and version of Android you're using, so it's hard to help. – Sparx Sep 3 '11 at 14:19
Are you using the stock TouchWiz launcher or another? – Matthew Read Sep 3 '11 at 17:14
@MatthewRead I've had TouchWiz go into an infinite crash loop just from booting normally! Fortunately, a reboot fixed the problem, but still... – Michael Jan 9 at 2:05

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Did you have web install working? Then you can try installing an alternative launcher through the web-based Android Market, and that will (hopefully) cause the default launcher to be reset.

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I had a similar problem after upgrading from stock 2.3.3 to rooted JVR 2.3.4. After the upgrade pretty much every app and background process constantly force closed - including launcherpro.

By pressing and holding the home button very quickly after I closed the FC messages I was eventually able to bring up the "recent apps" window, then select task manager, and from there I was able to uninstall LauncherPro.

However after a bit more mucking around I decided to do a factory reset, as pretty much every app on the phone was broken.

Before I did the upgrade I had backed up my call logs & sms messages, and used listables to generate a HTML file with all of my installed apps, and I used this list to install the apps I wanted to keep again.

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In case this problem of home launcher infinite loop, happens on an Android TV, try to to go to setting and then uninstal the app.

To open Android Setting - connect a usb keybord, and press F3.

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