ALL of the shortcuts for the apps that I installed (not preinstalled ones on a ROM), all of them sudden got corrupt. They all show upd now with "Android Logo" icon and not the icon of the program. T-Mobile TV is installed on a ROM, so the icon for that is fine, but take an app "Movies", the icon for that is corrupt and instead of icon of this program, I have a little "android logo" icon. How do I restore all of messed up icons?

Reboot does not help. I tried SD card mount/unmount with no luck

  • Are these apps that you've moved to the SD card?
    – TomG
    Commented Feb 22, 2012 at 1:41
  • yes. They are..
    – user12363
    Commented Feb 22, 2012 at 3:10
  • If you remove one of the apps from the home screen and then add it back manually, does the correct icon show up?
    – P.T.
    Commented Feb 22, 2012 at 10:27

3 Answers 3


If you move an app to/from the sdcard, and you have icons on the home screen, you need to remove and re-add the icon to the home screen. when I have done this, I thought the icons removed themselves from the home screen automatically.

When you move it to/from the sdcard, it is a lot like uninstalling the application (without removing the user data) and re-installing it again in the new location.

  • I can not re-drag it on home screen. All of them (about 15) also disappeared from all-apps-overview
    – user12363
    Commented Feb 23, 2012 at 12:52
  • I was hoping for a refresh-all-icons.exe solution
    – user12363
    Commented Feb 23, 2012 at 12:52
  • if you can't even re-add them, then there is another issue. They are not installed correctly once they were moved to the sdcard. maybe they don't support running from the sdcard. Commented Feb 23, 2012 at 13:34

i have seen this one worked! you have to restart the launcher of the android.

I had this problem where all my apps stored on my SD card that had shortcuts stored within folders had the generic Android logo. This happened everytime I restarted my phone or unmounted then mounted my SD card. Right the fix......... go into settings/applications/manage applications/all and navigate to your launcher. I'm using a HTC desire hd so.my launcher is HTC sense. Some peeps may have installed a third party launcher. Anyways click force stop. Then press the home button. Your launcher should now restart. Your icon logos should now be back to normal and will be normal everytime you restart your phone.



the problem is sometimes fixed when I insert sim card. normaly I do not have sim card in my phone and then it goes back to corrupted when I remove it.

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