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    Ok this is weird. I rebooted after a battery swap, and several apps on my phone are gone. All apps are installed on the phone, not the card. What the heck? One is a game I pretty much play daily, that's how I know it just happened. The shortcut is in the homescreen folder, but no icon. Perplexed....

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    Quote Originally Posted by vividrich View Post
    Ok this is weird. I rebooted after a battery swap, and several apps on my phone are gone. All apps are installed on the phone, not the card. What the heck? One is a game I pretty much play daily, that's how I know it just happened. The shortcut is in the homescreen folder, but no icon. Perplexed....

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    Custom battery, by any chance?
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    Nope, stock HTC vivid battery. Swap them out every other day or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vividrich View Post
    Nope, stock HTC vivid battery. Swap them out every other day or so.

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    By the sounds of it then, the dalvik-cache for the apps has been deleted. Hmm...reinstalling a missing app should restore it to the settings you had it set to with data intact.
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    Yup, reinstalling did the trick and the settings were there; the old shortcut worked also but there was no actual icon so I added a new shortcut. Nice that it keeps the data but a bit disturbing that it happens at all...
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    Quote Originally Posted by vividrich View Post
    Yup, reinstalling did the trick and the settings were there; the old shortcut worked also but there was no actual icon so I added a new shortcut. Nice that it keeps the data but a bit disturbing that it happens at all...
    Eh, maybe it's the ROM you have, maybe it "hiccupped", so to speak, and it just wiped the Dalvik-cache.
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    That's why it's disturbing, I'm stock At least the data stays so it's merely an annoyance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vividrich View Post
    That's why it's disturbing, I'm stock At least the data stays so it's merely an annoyance.

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    Hey, everything is fixed, so all is well.
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    I"ve been encountering this for a while myself. I have the Epic 4g Touch. I'm currently running Paranoid Android 2.54 but this would happen fairly regularly when I was on the rooted Stock ROM. It's a good thing I have TiB but it's really irritating that apps just disappear. I used the xda app earlier today and it got removed for some reason. I'm using the stock battery as well. What gives?
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    Dalvik cache is hiccuping. Simple way to put it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vividrich View Post
    Ok this is weird. I rebooted after a battery swap, and several apps on my phone are gone. All apps are installed on the phone, not the card. What the heck? One is a game I pretty much play daily, that's how I know it just happened. The shortcut is in the homescreen folder, but no icon. Perplexed....

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    I've had the same issue on my Toshiba Thrive for some time now. Pretty much since the update to ICS. Have not had time to investigate the issue yet, but thought it had something to do with having two separate Gmail accounts set up on it. Once the semester is over I'm going to investigate further.

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    SOB did it again, funny thing is it wiped out my Temple Run data, but left the apps intact. I had just fully upgraded all my power ups too. Several other apps were taken out but data preserved on all of them. #*#)*&!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vividrich View Post
    SOB did it again, funny thing is it wiped out my Temple Run data, but left the apps intact. I had just fully upgraded all my power ups too. Several other apps were taken out but data preserved on all of them. #*#)*&!!!!!

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    If you're stock, the wiping of Dalvik-cache at each shutdown could cause issues. If you're modded, that's odd.

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    Yup, stock. Highly annoying. I believe I read the the Rezound did the same thing but HTC released an update that eliminated that behavior. Easy enough to reinstall apps but losing the data is a bummer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vividrich View Post
    Yup, stock. Highly annoying. I believe I read the the Rezound did the same thing but HTC released an update that eliminated that behavior. Easy enough to reinstall apps but losing the data is a bummer.

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    Use a data backup app?

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    No, can you recommend a good one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vividrich View Post
    No, can you recommend a good one?

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    I hardly game on my Vivid, and there's one at stock on my TF300T, so I haven't had the need to look for one. But I will look in the Play Store for you, I'll report back.

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