Restore App to Drawer?

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  1. Mr Fett

    Mr Fett New Member

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    I deleted an app from the "drawer", but I want it back. Anyone know how to do this?

    I'm not rooted and I'm running HTC sense but have Launcher Pro too. I've tried reinstalling the .apk, but since it's a system app it won't let me re-install.
     
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    Which app did you delete?
     
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    Flicker. I'm not very familiar with the Android OS and I don't know where apps are stored. I know that under System/apps there is a Flicker.apk and Flicker.odex, but that's not what "launches" the program is it? I wish it was as simple as Windows where you find the .exe and make a shortcut....end of story.
     
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    tweebee Incredible RS
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    How did you go about removing Flickr? It's a system app, and you're not rooted, you shouldn't be able to remove this app.
     
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    From the "drawer"(tapping the icon with a circled arrow up) if you hold down on an apps icon you are then given the option of moving to a trash bin.

    Flicker still shows up as an installed app under settings>applications>all apps, but I have no way of running the app.
     
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    tweebee Incredible RS
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    That's not how you would go about removing apps with LP, and it's still show under Applications, and thus still on your phone.

    So right now, if you open the app drawer, Flickr is not listed at all?
     
  7. Mr Fett

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    That is correct.
     
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    tweebee Incredible RS
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    Try this.

    Press the Search button (magnifying icon).
    Menu->Search Settings->Searchable items, then make sure Apps is checked.
    Then go back to the Search box and type in Flickr, and see if it shows up.
    If it does, select it and see if you can run it.
     
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    Nice suggestion, but it didn't show up.
     
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    tweebee Incredible RS
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    My only other suggestions left are...

    1) Since you are not rooted, do a factory reset. The app appears to still be on your phone, as it should. Not sure why it's not showing in app drawer or search though. I can't imagine LP behaving differently between rooted and nonrooted phones.

    2) To root and then flash on a ROM that would have it. This is a bigger step though. One you should do some homework on if you're not familiar with.
     
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    Yeah, I was suspecting that a factory reset was going to be the only option...besides root that is. Thanks for taking the time to try and help. Much appriciated.
     
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    Did you guy your Incredible through Verizon or from Craigslist? If you got it from Verizon as a Certified Used phone, then there might be a possiblility it is rooted and you just didn't know it.
     
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