A few minutes ago, we wrote an article about the Nokia Z Launcher, which was launched today.
One huge drawback to the app is, it is completely unusable on rooted Android phones.
But there is a simple workaround with which you can use the Nokia Launcher on your rooted phone. Here is how:
1. First, you need to download and install the Xposed Framework, which is a popular customization and tweaking tool amongst rooted users.
2. Reboot the device after installing the Framework.
3, Now this is the most important part. You will need to install a module called RootCloak. It allows you to hide the root status of your phone from selected apps. You can download it from the app’s repository, or from within the Xposed framework app’s download section.
4. Enable the RootCloak module within the Xposed Framework app and reboot.
5. Once rebooted, open the RootCloak app, and click on the + sign on the top right. Scroll down the list of your installed apps and select Z Launcher.
6. Exit the app, and navigate to Manage Apps on your Phone, and force close the Z Launcher.
7. Start Z Launcher again, and it should work now.
This was tested successfully on a rooted Moto G and a rooted Nexus 4.