By default, the BlackBerry KEY2 and BlackBerry KEY2 LE both use the BlackBerry Launcher. Personally, I couldn't imagine using Android without it. At the same time, I also get that it's not an excellent fit for everyone.

The good news is that it's easy to replace the BlackBerry Launcher with another launcher of your choice, whether that's stock Android or something else altogether. Here's what you need to do.

How to replace the BlackBerry Launcher on the BlackBerry KEY2 & KEY2 LE

  • Download and install a new launcher from the Google Play Store.
  • Open your device's settings menu by dragging down from the top of the screen and tapping on the gear icon. You can also find it in your device's apps list.
  • Tap on Apps and Notifications, then on Default Apps.
  • Tap on Home App.
  • You'll now see a list of the launcher apps you've installed on your device. Select the one you want to use and exit out of the menu.

Once the process has been completed, you'll likely have some customization options presented to you based on whichever launcher you chose to install. Set them up as you see fit and you're all set. Should you wish to return to using the BlackBerry Launcher, you can repeat the outlined steps.