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Icons disappear on all homescreens

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Livinlife, May 18, 2010.

  1. Livinlife

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    So, I've done the searching and nothing has solved my problem and the last time this was brought as far as I can tell was back in December.

    My issue is that there is no consistent time when this happens. Sometimes it happens as I unlock the homescreen, as I'm exiting out of an application, as I rotate the screen, and even as I'm shifting between home screens. It also happens randomly based off of my last reset. Since it started (about a month ago) it has happened as long as 3 days after my last reset and sometimes as soon as 20 minutes after.

    I've tried installing the Home++ application but that did not solve the problem either.

    Does anyone know of a setting or way to bring the icons back without having to reset the phone? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     

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    So this happens on the stock home screen and Home++?
     
  3. Livinlife

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    In another thread they had said (granted it was for version 2.0.1) that if you install Home++ and select the default home screen (I prefer that one) that the problem would not presist. I have done that and it is still happening.
     
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    I would uninstall Home++, and install Launcher Pro from the market (free home replacement). It should use less memory and I have heard no comments from anyone losing icons. It's also a very fast, smooth launcher, probably the best available at this point.
     
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    I have this with Launcher+ (I assume thats the issue) since 2.1. It was not an issue before 2.1.

    since 2.1, when I leave an app or go to any home screen, the home screen loads but no icons for maybe 2,3,4,5 seconds. no rhyme or reason, sometimes and sometimes not.
     
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    I had similar problems on my Droid. This was true with 2.0 as well as with 2.1. It happened infrequently enough that I haven't found a pattern as to when the home screen icons disappeared. Once they do, I can't figure out a way to get them back other than to power it off. Once re-booted, everything is back to normal.
     
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    Happens to me too. But, to avoid rebooting, I go into settings --> applications --> manage applications (hit menu button and select filter and choose "running" option) and select the Home application and kill it (force stop). This brings back the icons for me.
     
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    been trying to figure out how to get the icons back without rebooting for forever!
     
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    Happens to me very frequently. Noticed that it happens more often then not when I'm exiting from Maps or Slacker.

    Starting to get old really quick.
     
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    This happens to me as well. Happened infrequently on 2.0.1 but on 2.1 it happens nearly weekly. I've never found a pattern to it as well. I recently got a refurb phone to replace my old phone with bad headphone jack, and it does it as well. Doesn't seem to be device specific.

    Thanks I'll try this. I hate rebooting the phone.
     

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