1. gjh1978's Avatar
    I'd like to try Nova but would like to disable or uninstall BlackBerry Launcher, I've read others being able to do so, yet I can't seem to disable even after downloading and selecting Nova as the default launcher. Is this no longer possible?
    09-19-17 02:54 PM
  2. conite's Avatar
    I'd like to try Nova but would like to disable or uninstall BlackBerry Launcher, I've read others being able to do so, yet I can't seem to disable even after downloading and selecting Nova as the default launcher. Is this no longer possible?
    Just install and select Nova Launcher.
    09-19-17 03:20 PM
  3. the_boon's Avatar
    You will lose your keyboard shortcuts
    09-19-17 03:23 PM
  4. gjh1978's Avatar
    Just install and select Nova Launcher.
    I'm wishing to disable BlackBerry Launcher after installing Nova, I don't wish to have two launchers installed. I'm fully aware of how to select and use Nova, my goal was to try to test latency/lag differential with and without two launchers simultaneously installed.
    09-19-17 03:26 PM
  5. gjh1978's Avatar
    You will lose your keyboard shortcuts
    Well aware, don't use them.
    09-19-17 03:26 PM
  6. conite's Avatar
    I'm wishing to disable BlackBerry Launcher after installing Nova, I don't wish to have two launchers installed. I'm fully aware of how to select and use Nova, my goal was to try to test latency/lag differential with and without two launchers simultaneously installed.
    Force stop it after switching.
    09-19-17 03:28 PM
  7. gjh1978's Avatar
    Force stop it after switching.
    A force stop will not permanently disable, Android OS will by default re-enable.
    09-19-17 03:31 PM
  8. conite's Avatar
    A force stop will not permanently disable, Android OS will by default re-enable.
    Yes. But it will stay shut long enough to test.
    09-19-17 03:33 PM
  9. gjh1978's Avatar
    Yes. But it will stay shut long enough to test.
    It actually is showing as disabled now after force stop, hoping it stays disabled until I choose to re-enable, will report back.
    09-19-17 03:34 PM
  10. gjh1978's Avatar
    HUGE difference so far! With BlackBerry Launcher disabled, the speed is SIGNIFICANTLY faster! I do like where the native launcher is heading, but until they can make it less laggy, I may stick with Nova! It hasn't let me down yet, and not having both launchers running/installed at the same time makes a BIG difference for anyone out there wondering!
    09-19-17 04:06 PM
  11. conite's Avatar
    HUGE difference so far! With BlackBerry Launcher disabled, the speed is SIGNIFICANTLY faster! I do like where the native launcher is heading, but until they can make it less laggy, I may stick with Nova! It hasn't let me down yet, and not having both launchers running/installed at the same time makes a BIG difference for anyone out there wondering!
    Unfortunately giving up 52 shortcuts is a big price to pay. I don't find that much of a difference after changing animation speeds to 0.5x anyway.
    09-19-17 04:14 PM
  12. gjh1978's Avatar
    Unfortunately giving up 52 shortcuts is a big price to pay. I don't find that much of a difference after changing animation speeds to 0.5x anyway.
    I had already changed animations to 0.5, and without using shortcuts, I guess YMMV for each user.
    09-19-17 04:17 PM
  13. John Vieira's Avatar
    As someone who uses all kinds of different launchers, I don't recommend you actually uninstall or disable the blackberry launcher.

    It's a good idea to keep the stock one, sometimes custom launchers crash, and the phone has to default to something, or the phone will boot loop.
    09-19-17 04:18 PM
  14. gjh1978's Avatar
    As someone who uses all kinds of different launchers, I don't recommend you actually uninstall or disable the blackberry launcher.

    It's a good idea to keep the stock one, sometimes custom launchers crash, and the phone has to default to something, or the phone will boot loop.
    Good point, however, one can always use an autoloader to restore a bricked device.
    09-19-17 04:41 PM
  15. gjh1978's Avatar
    So far have seen an average reduction in RAM usage from 2.5GB with BlackBerry Launcher to 2.1GB with Nova Launcher installed and BlackBerry Launcher disabled, no stutter or lag whatsoever.
    09-19-17 06:53 PM
  16. John Vieira's Avatar
    Good point, however, one can always use an autoloader to restore a bricked device.
    Yes, but my point is why lose all your data doing a factory reset when it can all be easily avoided by just not uninstalling the stock launcher?
    jamesharmeling likes this.
    09-19-17 07:45 PM
  17. gjh1978's Avatar
    Yes, but my point is why lose all your data doing a factory reset when it can all be easily avoided by just not uninstalling the stock launcher?
    Because it's easy to do a restore from Google cloud, takes literally 20 minutes from scratch
    09-19-17 08:00 PM
  18. cellphonejunkey's Avatar
    that's 20minutes too long!!!
    09-20-17 12:55 AM
  19. ShredRex5150's Avatar
    I would not suggest you disable or force stop it....simply use a different launcher.
    09-20-17 02:29 PM
  20. markeymac's Avatar
    How do I change animation speed? Also how do I disable bb launcher after I've activated it. Would appreciate your response asap. Thanks!
    10-10-17 09:57 PM

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