Fix Launcher Force close loop without rooting or USB debugging in Android



Android Launcher (Contents are hidden for quick reading )

Here is the solution which i've used to resolve my phone. This solution can work with any sort of android device. I am not mentioning this solution is perfect, it has its own limitations as well.

What you require
  1. A friends(secondary) mobile which has bluetooth support which you have used previously to send some file to your mobile. The mobile should have an active SIM in it
  2. A pc with internet connection
Note : if your force close error keeps appearing while doing the solution, please be patient and press force close.

Get into Dialer
  1. Call to your mobile from the friend's mobile
    Android Incoming call
  2. Lift/Attend the call
    Android in call options
  3. Use "Add call" option to get into dialer
    Android dial pad
  4. You are now in dialer, so drop the call from friends mobile (don't use your mobile to drop call)

Turn on Bluetooth
  1. Open notifications by clicking notification bar and turn on bluetooth
    Android bluetooth
Pick your launcher - From this step the steps differ based on the type of launcher you are facing the problem with, hence switch below tabs based on launcher type

Problem with Third Party Launcher


Download apk to friends mobile
  1. Download Es File Explorer from here or here
    Copy it to friends mobile via 'USB Mass Storage'
  2. Alternatively if ur friend owns an android mobile, then back up EsExplorer from his device
Transfer via Bluetooth
  1. Send the file to your mobile via bluetooth from friend's mobile
    Android incoming file
  2. Click on it and accept the file
    Android accept file
  3. Wait for recieving file
    Android recieving file
  4. Click on notification bar and Open file from inbound transfers
    Android recieving file
Get into Apps List
  1. If android prompted to install application, install it and choose open (Or) if it says installation blocked click settings
    Android Installation Android incoming file
  2. Depending on the current screen being shown click "AppMgr" or "Manage Applications"
    ES File Explorer Android app settings
  3. The apps will be listed as shown either of below images
    ES App Manager Android apps list
Uninstall Launcher ("Launcher" will be replaced by the launcher name you have problem with)
  1. Tap on the launcher from the application list (and then "Details" if prompted)
    Android application info
  2. Tap on the "Uninstall" button and confirm the uninstallation
    Android Uninstallation
  3. Wait for the uninstall to complete and then finally restart your device
That's all - Oyla you will now be able to access the device with the default launcher.

Problem with Default/Stock Launcher


Download apk to friends mobile
  1. Download "Go Launcher" (Security) from here or here
    Copy it to friends mobile via 'USB Mass Storage'
  2. Alternatively if ur friend owns an android mobile, then back up "Go Launcher" from his device
Transfer via Bluetooth
  1. Send the file to your mobile via bluetooth from friend's mobile
    Android incoming file
  2. Click on it and accept the file
    Android accept file
  3. Wait for recieving file
    Android recieving file
  4. Click on notification bar and Open file from inbound transfers
    Android recieving file
Start Go Launcher
  1. If android prompted to install application, install it and choose open, then skip to step 3 (Or) if it says installation blocked click settings
    Android Installation Android incoming file
  2. Enable the "Unknown sources" option, this will let you install and open Go launcher. So, start again with steps for Transfer via Bluetooth
    Android app settings
  3. The Go Launcher is now started and you will be able to access your phone.... Looks something like below
    ES App Manager
Change Default Launcher
  1. Your InStock Launcher is still active. So press the home button, enable "Use by default" and pick the go launcher from the list.
    ES App Manager
That's all - Oyla you will now be able to access the device with the Go launcher leaving the stock launcher permanently disabled.


Thanks for reading - your comments encourage me, Rama Krishna Chunduri
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