I’m stuck without valid launcher and cant even access apps. Also, my light sensor seems off since the screen is super dark if I let it in auto luminosity.
I only have the dropdown/notification menu with shortcuts to parameters and such.
Context: I have a S9 with /e/ preinstalled and bought from /e/ around last october, It has to be noted that I use HGLauncher instead of Bliss. Never tried uninstalling Bliss. Normally, when at boot, the choice is given between the 2 launchers with “once” or “always”. I select “Always HGLauncher” everytime.
Abnormality? As I dont have much knowledge on phone powers, I must say that I feel strange that a seemingly light game like “Shattered pixel dungeon” sometimes made my phone overheat and overconsume battery. Could be all unrelated to my problems.
1st step bug: I had the “apps” not working anymore, around a week ago. Last things I installed were Blokada and “Cell Tower Info”. Symptoms were new app download would always stall at 0%. I waited to be home from holidays in order to check again with ADSL link, but nope.
Second step bug: I suspected hglauncher. So I rebooted and at the launcher question I answered “Always Bliss”. At that moment, the screen went dark (Light sensor deactivated or something) and a loading circle logo appeared in the middle of the screen, and I have no access to any apps:screen is blank with only the background image.
Hint? It should also be noted that I uninstalled the weather app somehow, as I dont want one. It didnt impact.HGLauncher back then but maybe Bliss tries to find it?
Hint2: HGLauncher has a background image only where you normally acess app list after tapping the screen. Maybe HGLauncher “icon hiding” is still working?
Current symptoms: Since then, when I reboot, the launcher question is not asked anymore. After typing my PIN, I only get the loading logo in the middle of the screen and the Notification/shortcut menu with access to parameters and the rare apps that sent a notification. The light sensor is still not working.
Last tests on my own, I uninstalled the latest apps I installed in case they were cause to a problem (Blokada and Cell Tower Info) rebooted again, but same symptoms. I didnt dare uninstall HGLauncher in case it would be able to start if I were able to select it?