Custom XML settings for Android Launcher 4.5

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I was in need of enabling the status bar and removing the home button in the Android launcher. This was especially true for us with elderly patients and research individuals.


There might be many reasons you need this. But this little snippet does a fantastic job:




<characteristic type=”” uuid=”568bc89d-1df8-4ce9-a041-e5a24acdb7ec”>

<parm name=”SkipCosuSetup” value=”True”/>



Information can be found here:


VMware Launcher on Android Enterprise – nuances – Arsen Bandurian: Technical Blog


So grateful for Arsen.


I hope this helps others as It took me a few Googles to get this one and I am excited.


Xavier Vasquez

Rush University

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