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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tjreishus, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. tjreishus

    tjreishus Android Enthusiast
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    Im on the Rom manager 2.1. It's been working for days now and I backup my roms pretty much every day. Today I installed a new app Vlingo and my apps disappeared off my home screen. I restored from 2 days ago, but I'm getting the same thing. The apps load at first, but within 5 minutes, they go away. Then, if I apply some apps on the now empty screens, they will be on top of the old ones when I reboot. What the heck is going on?

    Has anyone seen this before?
     

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  2. shrink57

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    Could you somehow be switching to another homeapps? There are other ways to do this but this should be the easiest: Use "home switcher" (available for free in the market) to see what home apps you have installed, browse through (launch) them, and set a default (if that is the problem). Make sure you don't have widgets and icons loaded in the home apps you are not using.
     
  3. tjreishus

    tjreishus Android Enthusiast
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    I just looked into that, downloaded home switcher, but I only have one home. Never downloaded others on this version. It might be harder for me to figure this out now because I decided to start over. Wiped data and reinstalled 2.1
     
  4. shrink57

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    If anything the data wipe and reinstallation should solve it. I am still curious what was going on :thinking:
     
  5. CRPercodani

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    If that didn't fix it then I would also try formatting system in ROM manager.
     
  6. tjreishus

    tjreishus Android Enthusiast
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    OK, I don't know if this explains any of what was going on, but now I really don't know what happened. I couldn't take it not working anymore so I was going to reinstall with a wipe, just before I did that I tried one more thing. Keep in mind I had already restored twice, but I continued to have the same problem. The third time I tried a restore but unchecked restore boot, restore system, restore data, restore cache and restore SD-ext. I don't know why I tried this because it would seem by unchecking all these things, it would restore nothing at all. Anyway, I tried it and it worked. Everything works fine now. Unfortunately, I have no idea why. If someone else is capable of explaining it, that would be great.
     

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