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Nova Launcher Issues after Android 11 One UI 3.0 Update

(Topic created: 01-12-2021 07:57 AM)
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Galaxy S20

There seems to be an issue with Samsung One UI 2.5 and 3.0 where it is force closing 3rd party launchers like Nova Launcher and it's causing them to be removed as the default. This needs to be fixed by Samsung development. Happening on S10 and S20 with Nova Launcher. Nova Support confirmed it's a Samsung problem. Other issues include pressing home button to go to main screen not working, when tap and close all in the recent app switcher menu it goes to the one UI launcher instead of Nova launcher.

 

Model: SM-G981U1

Baseband: G981U1UES1CTL5

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userUMtcSNlrPo
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I have come up with the issue and a complete solution as well.

I faced the problem when I updated my Galaxy Tab S6 to ONE UI 3.1. First thing I did after the restart was to find Nova Launcher but it was not there. So I tried installing it from Play Store. Could not Install. Then from APK file, same Results. App could not be installed.

Here is the reason of the problem. I believe that When we update our devices on which Nova Launcher was already installed before Update, it gets hidden by the UI. So it appears like it is not there, like a ghost. 

Solution to the issue is that, first go to Settings >> Apps. Find Nova Launcher. It will be there. Uninstall this. Then reinstall from your desired source and it so be working perfectly, just as always.

Let me know if this works for you.

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Seriously, what is a launcher, and what is it used for?
ZipperChef
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Here is an example. I've played with the Microsoft Launcher Beta. It's been good so far and no issues like that of OP.

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moochman
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yes
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I have an S20 with Android 11 and don't have any issues with Nova Launcher. Maybe uninstall and reinstall? You can do a backup first in Nova Launcher settings so you don't lose any personalization when you reinstall.
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Have done that as well as factory resetting the phone. I should note I am using US Unlocked Factory Model. Reached out to Nova Support and they said it's a known Samsung problem.

TawnyAnn
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I am having an issue with Google When I say OK Google it only vibrates Doesn't make the sound. How do I fix it?
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sharpsounds
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Same issue here with both ap15 launcher and square home launcher by CHyK. 

 

Samsung needs to fix this. It's very annoying

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i have no issue on both oneui 3.0 and 3.1
is your launcher set as default?

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Jaexyr
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Happens with my S21 Ultra too. Extremely frustrating. I want to be in control of my phone with the features I want. Otherwise I'd buy a stupid apple phone. I'm ready to switch to OnePlus