The home button on my HTC Desire X used to take me to the HTC sense home. But once I stopped HTC sense from settings-apps & from then on, it takes me to the default android Home (the one with the snow capped mountain etc). Even after I restarted HTC Sense, Re-started the phone & even Factory reset the phone, this behaviour still persists. How do I get back my original home button functionality.

  • Are you rooted or able to root? Enable USB debugging, download ADB and try running adb shell am start com.htc.launcher. If that doesn't work, pastebin the output of adb shell pm list packages -s here.
    – keepcalm
    Jul 6, 2014 at 22:54

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Try installing a new launcher app (it really doesn't matter if you want it or not, you'll only need it for a few seconds) from the Play Store. Once it's installed, press the home button and Android should prompt you to choose a home app. Choose the one you want, select "Always", and then you can uninstall the launcher app you just installed.

  • Didn't work. Even after installing the launcher, home button takes me to the default android home without any prompts.
    – user93353
    Jul 6, 2014 at 17:09

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