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MIUI 11 change launcher

Since MIUI updated to version 11, it restricts setting your default launcher. You can only set “verified launcher” as default. But its easy to bypass that.

how the restriction works:

Xiaomi created a custom activity for choosing the default launcher. If you did not download the launcher from a “trusted source”, a dialog tells you that you can not select it.


Luckily Xiaomi did not remove the normal activity. You can open it with the following command

am start -n com.android.permissioncontroller/com.android.packageinstaller.role.ui.HomeSettingsActivity --user 0