RFLauncher is an open-source alternative launcher for Android TV, built with Flutter.
The project is still at an early development stage and may be unstable. It currently lacks testing on real devices and has only been tested on Chromecast with Google TV.
This original project is clone from FLauncher from Étienne Fesser: https://gitlab.com/etienn01/flauncher
- No ads
- Customizable categories
- Manually reorder apps within categories
- Wallpaper support
- Open “Android Settings”
- Open “App info”
- Uninstall app
- Switch between row and grid for categories
- Support for non-TV (sideloaded) apps
- Navigation sound feedback
- Force stop app
- Hidden categorie’s name
- Change app banner/icon
- OLED wallpaper’s
Set RFLauncher as default launcher
Method 1: remap the Home button
This is the “safer” and easiest way. Use Button Mapper to remap the Home button of the remote to launch FLauncher.
Method 2: disable the default launcher
⚠️ Disclaimer ⚠️
You are doing this at your own risk, and you’ll be responsible in any case of malfunction on your device.
The following commands have been tested on Chromecast with Google TV only. This may be different on other devices.
Once the default launcher is disabled, press the Home button on the remote, and you’ll be prompted by the system to choose which app to set as default.
Disable default launcher
# Disable com.google.android.apps.tv.launcherx which is the default launcher on CCwGTV $ adb shell pm disable-user --user 0 com.google.android.apps.tv.launcherx # com.google.android.tungsten.setupwraith will then be used as a 'fallback' and will automatically # re-enable the default launcher, so disable it as well $ adb shell pm disable-user --user 0 com.google.android.tungsten.setupwraith
Re-enable default launcher
$ adb shell pm enable com.google.android.apps.tv.launcherx $ adb shell pm enable com.google.android.tungsten.setupwraith
On Chromecast with Google TV (maybe others), the “YouTube” remote button will stop working if the default launcher is disabled. As a workaround, you can use Button Mapper to remap it correctly.
WallpaperManager is not available on some Android TV devices, RFLauncher implements its own wallpaper management method.
Please note that changing wallpaper requires a file explorer to be installed on the device in order to pick a file.