I have GT-P1000 (about 5 yrs back from Samsung shop). Upgraded to Gingerbread about 1 year ago. Two weeks back i rooted with last known config as -

Firmware 2.3.3 Baseband P1000DDJP4 Kernel root@SE-S605 #4 Gingerbread DDJPA

Two days back i installed AppManager[aka Uninstall Manager] from EasyAppStudio) and this app "took over" the home screen and does not exit the app (but kinda of swipes right and displays blank screen). Though i was able to use all other apps through this app. I wanted the main home screen so i uninstalled this app. Again same thing but this time i had no access to regular apps. Though i could use soft and hard buttons shortcuts to pull up apps i knew.

Then i hit hard-boot, it now back to original look and feel but home screen problem remains. And only thing i can do now is to use long press on home to bring Task Manager, or pull down the status bar.(Locked screen still works and i can unlock the "blank" home screen.

Please help.

  • Do you have access to the playstore or any other store (Amazon ,1mobile ,mobo ) anything that installs apps ? – lord-ralf-adolf May 30 '15 at 6:26

After hard reset, all shortcuts and old apps were not available. So i emailed myself with link to playstore. Got email notification on status bar, and accessed email and accessed google play store. Got my apps back but home screen is STILL blank. No wallpaper, no icons, no screen swaps, nothing.

Long press of home button brings Task Manager and that is what i am using to use my apps :(

  • Just to ask, can you try some third party launcher? And also, you can simply install apps through pc. Open play.google.com and sign in with same account as your phone. Go to app you want to install and install it. It will be automatically downloaded to phone. – Jaskaranbir Singh Jun 1 '15 at 10:50

Yes i can download and run anything i want to. But my home screen is blank. Here are some images for better understanding of situation.

Locked Screen enter image description here

Opening Lock enter image description here

Home Screen (Blank!!) Note - top status bar and lower buttons are functional, enter image description here

Long Home Press to bring Task Manager enter image description here

Running Apps (any app as long as i can access it by status bar or Task manager). enter image description here

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