04-26-2011 09:07 AM
Since last evening I have seen the icons for my apps randomly vanish. Angry Birds went first an has not returned. After that numerous apps would lose icons, then later they would be back but another app or 2 would lose theirs. It's only ever the new apps that were not pre-loaded but purchased.
Refresh (sync) does not get angry birds icon back, but occasionally corrects some of the others (not every time). It's very frustrating. I have archived and unarchived without success and restarted the device so many times I have lost count (with and without SD card in case that had something to do with it).
Is anyone else experiencing this, and has any one found a solution?
04-26-2011 09:34 AM
By missing App icons, do you mean that instead of the icon, you get the grey book cover? If so, that has happened with me on two of the apps I downloaded (Fliq Notes and Fliq Tasks). I have been unable to get the original App icons to reappear.
04-26-2011 09:38 AM
04-26-2011 09:39 AM
Mine came back after deregistering and erasing the NC. When I reregistered, every thing came back with the proper icons. It still didn't solve my web browser shutting down issue, but now I have icons.
04-26-2011 09:42 AM
Yup, gray boxes (covers) is what I get. I'd hate to go through the deregister and register process, but will if I have to (takes a while to re-download all of my purchases).
Since you did this have you retained all the icons since? Only I see random vanish/return behavior. So doing the deregistration may restore the covers/icons, but if it doesn't solve the problem I'll perhaps hold off.
04-26-2011 10:08 AM - edited 04-26-2011 10:09 AM
I shut mah NC down and restarted it and - viola! - iconz returnd!
(Deregistration seems extreme.)
04-26-2011 10:11 AM
04-26-2011 10:13 AM
I just tried powering down my NC . . . and turned it back on . . . no luck, still have two of my apps looking like a grey book image.
04-26-2011 10:23 AM
Same here. Long time nook color owner and know the often mistaken difference between sleep mode and shut-down. The shutdown does not resolve the issue. Angry Birds remains a gray block, and the other apps randomly lose & recover icons on refreshing.
Looks like reregistering is my only hope. Would still like to know if this resolves the issue permenantly though.
04-26-2011 10:32 AM
Yep, after about 24 hours, two apps, Angry Birds and Calculator, are now generic grey boxes. Restarting didn't help. Neither did archiving the app and redownloading.
04-26-2011 10:38 AM
Same problem here, with Angry Birds, Boingo, and Fliq Calendar. I've tried rebooting, archiving/unarchiving the apps, and syncing the apps. Eventually, the Fliq Calendar icon returned, but not the other two.
I know exactly when the icons disappeared: the first time I pushed the sync button in Apps menu, they went away.
04-26-2011 10:43 AM
My Angry Birds app icon went to the gray box last night after I had played awhile. However, I was able to tap the gray box and start the app again, so I will wait to hear more before taking any extreme measures. I've only loaded that and a couple of the kid's book apps, so I don't have much insight into how much this is happening.
04-26-2011 11:14 AM
04-26-2011 11:41 AM
Well I did the online discussion thing.... Their solution SO FAR is a reset..... I think I can live with the annoyance for a while as I'm sure theynwill have an utility or simpler solution in time. NO WAY do i want to reset upo emai;.passwords, etc etc. just to have prettier home page.......
Beside a reset will only be temporary, until they have a "fix" I suspect as I get more apps, it will happen again.....................
04-26-2011 11:49 AM
Yeah, I'm going to wait too. I want to FIX the problem not just recover lost icons only to lose them again if there is a glitch in the system somewhere.
04-26-2011 11:56 AM
i didn't read thru all the posts but powering off has been mentioned. i'll add that before you power off, move the "gray book" app out of the bottom row and let it float out in the main window and then power off/on. that seemed to work for me.
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04-26-2011 01:18 PM
Sadly it was already on the screen and not the bottom row. I have tried it on the home page, off the home page (apps screen only), and on the bottom of the home page. Nothing works. It even shows as gray (missing) on the details screen in the app store.