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3.0 App Icon Showing the Wrong Icon :solution

07-29-2009, 04:26 PM
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3.0 App Icon Showing the Wrong Icon :solution

Many people have been experiencing a common issue with the 3.0 firmware where a newly purchased app displays the wrong icon. For Example, you buy Star Hogs and install it, but the Sims 3 icon shows up instead of the Star Hogs icon.

I have developed a solution that has worked every time for me, and here is how it is done:

1.Uninstall the app

2.Reinstall the app from within the device via wifi or 3G

3.When the app starts to install, pause it by tapping the icon.

4.Force restart the device by holding the sleep and home buttons.

5.Resume the download;the app's icon should be a grayish box at this point

6. When it is finally installed you should have the proper icon

Hope this helps a lot of frustrated people!

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Last edited by Maythius; 08-13-2009 at 09:56 PM.
07-29-2009, 04:28 PM
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That's awesome! Thanks. I just wish I had read this on the SIIG thread before I started the MUCH LONGER fix someone else mentioned. Oh, well.

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07-29-2009, 04:55 PM
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Yeah this method works, hopefully 3.1 won't take too long to be released since I haven't experienced any icon problems in any of the beta versions of 3.1.

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07-29-2009, 05:43 PM
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I had the same prob.

But to fix it, i just deleted the apps with the wrong icon from my phone, and re installed them from iTunes. Works fine now.
07-29-2009, 07:34 PM
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I'm very curious when 3.1 comes out...

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07-29-2009, 07:57 PM
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I'm guessing the week before the iPod event.
07-29-2009, 08:49 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by stoksyXL View Post
I had the same prob.

But to fix it, i just deleted the apps with the wrong icon from my phone, and re installed them from iTunes. Works fine now.
Then you got lucky, because that doesn't always work my friend

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07-29-2009, 08:52 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by stoksyXL View Post
I had the same prob.

But to fix it, i just deleted the apps with the wrong icon from my phone, and re installed them from iTunes. Works fine now.
That won't work so well when every single app you have other than the default ones have the wrong icon, which is what happened to me almost immediately after i upgraded. I ended up restoring =/
08-04-2009, 05:35 PM
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Man, I really hope Apple fixes this problem... it seems like I always have this icon issue. Even though my method works, it's still a pain to do it.

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08-04-2009, 05:36 PM
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Lol what if it's cydia!?