All my custom Tasker shortcut icons get changed to the default Tasker icon and all the shortcuts' names got renamed to "Tasker" after every reboot no matter how many times I got them changed.

I have a rooted S3 running on Android 4.3 TouchWiz.

What should I do to fix this?

Thanks in advance.


From what Google tells me, this appears to be a TouchWiz issue. Try a different launcher and see if that fixes it.

  • I found similar answers on Google too and was hoping that there could be a fix rather than using other launcher. At least now I can have peace of mind knowing that it is TouchWiz's problem. Thanks, Trebor.
    – user53846
    Feb 18 '14 at 19:18

Is Tasker installed on the SD card? I've seen that issue with other apps where some resources don't load. Try moving to internal storage.

  • I never thought of that before, elconejito. Tasker was in internal storage all the time but all my downloaded Tasker icons were in SD card, I moved all the icons into internal storage. I've tried a few reboots and the icons seem to have stopped reverting back to default. Thanks for the tips, elconejito! Really made my day.
    – user53846
    Feb 19 '14 at 3:06
  • My friend, it went back to the default icons again after 8 hours. Couldn't rule out what might have caused it.
    – user53846
    Feb 19 '14 at 11:22
  • Sad to hear that. Have you tried running a logcat app in the background? Then when your icons disappear you get the fun of digging through the logs to see what may have tripped it. Your on a rooted S3, have you tried any custom ROMs that still use touchwiz?
    – elconejito
    Feb 19 '14 at 12:22
  • I should prolly try to check out the logs. No, I haven't used any custom ROM for TouchWiz. Any suggestions other than CynogenMod? I've heard of AOKP-ish ROMs as well.
    – user53846
    Feb 19 '14 at 12:36
  • I don't know offhand of any Touchwiz ROMs (I'm an HTC or Nexus guy mostly). I would start over at XDA Forums and look in the area for your phone/carrier for ROMs with Touchwiz there should be several. If you want to go AOSP-ish, AOKP, OmniROM, Paranoid Android, Carbon, etc. But before you go the AOSP route I'd just use a custom launcher :)
    – elconejito
    Feb 20 '14 at 13:56

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