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Set the Default Homescreen on Your Samsung Galaxy S2's TouchWiz Interface





I've read many complaints about TouchWiz 4.0. One of them being that you cannot change the default homescreen.  I use LauncherPro so that isn't really a problem for me but for those of you still using TouchWiz 4.0 there is quite a simple solution.  You will have to Root your phone first though.

Once that is done, navigate to your Root folder with Root Explorer or equivalent, then to the System folder and locate the default.prop file and open it with the text editor, and add this line to it:
ro.csc.homescreen.defaultscreen=3
Please note that the number you enter is has to be one less than the homescreen you actually want as your default. In this example, it will actually be the 4th homescreen that is set as the default.

Reboot your phone and you should see the effects of your tinkering straight away.

 

Comments 

 
+4 #1 SFX 2011-07-04 09:15
what if i don't have that file there?
i tried creating it and adding that line, but still after reboot, no luck...
what else could i do to get this to work?
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0 #2 Jim 2011-10-26 21:43
Quoting SFX:
what if i don't have that file there?
i tried creating it and adding that line, but still after reboot, no luck...
what else could i do to get this to work?


Hi there, I thought the same thing, but in Root Explorer, if you look along the top there is a Mount R\W option. This will solve the problem if you are truely rooted.
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+1 #3 sfx 2011-10-26 22:25
oh yeah I have solved this long ago simply by switching to a different launcher that supports this ability.
I use Go Launcher personally, but there many others out there.
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0 #4 Saurabh 2011-12-28 12:18
Does this 'hack' affect warranty in anyway?
I use a Samsung Galaxy R.
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0 #5 tony g 2011-12-28 19:53
Quoting Saurabh:
Does this 'hack' affect warranty in anyway?
I use a Samsung Galaxy R.

Yes it does as rooting you device invaladates warranty.


I do believe if your austrailian your warranty is fine
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-7 #6 James W 2012-01-05 18:39
Just go on settings, display, screen display...
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