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Samsung S2, Contacts & Phone icons have vanished from both screen bottom bar & from apps. These are not able to be uninstalled I gather so where are they hidding & how do I restore them?? I see online that this is a frequent issue but see no answer. A reset doesn't work. Cheers

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Terry, have you read the original post? It clearly says 'disappeared from both screen bottom bar AND from application'. Therefore the guy just not able to create shortcut from nowhere.
I'd suggest to nan-restore if you have a backup. If you don't then try:
-- make sure you're connected to Google and you have a backup account overt there with an option 'sync contacts' turned on.
-- back up your data
-- do a hard reset with formatting data/factory reset and wiping Dalvik and data cache
If that doesn't help re-flash your device with the last official ROM

Posted on Mar 30, 2015

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    Lindsay Curnow Mar 30, 2015

    As mentioned, reset didn't work.
    This has been mentioned too on stuff I have read about this problem online.
    I'm not tech enough to know what nan-restore is sorry.

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    Lindsay Curnow Mar 30, 2015

    As mentioned, reset didn't work.
    This has been mentioned too on stuff I have read about this problem online.
    I'm not tech enough to know what nan-restore is sorry.

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    Lindsay Curnow Mar 30, 2015

    Also "dalvik" & "help re-flash your device with the last official ROMre-flash your device with the last official ROM" ???? Wotz that?? Sorry it's double Dutch to me.
    Cheers

  • Vladimir Frolov Mar 30, 2015

    Oops! Sorry then for DIY insights - I didn't intend to harass you in any way. The best way for you then is to have your gadget serviced by techies - I am not sure how did you perform a factory reset not knowing about data/Dalvik cache..

  • Vladimir Frolov Mar 30, 2015

    For me it's obvious enough that cache memory is corrupted and is to be re-initialized.

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    Lindsay Curnow Mar 31, 2015

    Great. I'll get a "boy" to do that for me. Thanks so much.

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Samsung Galaxy S2: Phone/Contact Icons missing from screen desktop and App Drawer:

Hello.. just in case you don't know what the App Drawer is:
it is the box with all the dots at the bottom right side of your Galaxy S2:
Samsung S2, Contacts & Phone icons have vanished f - samsung-s2-contacts-phone-icons-kyzl0pi20tqzz121bvlihxv0-3-0_0.jpg so.. there are 2 solutions to this issue..

1. which is the most common problem.. even if you factory reset the phone, they are still invisible to you.. what is happening is that they are in fact on the phone but they are playing hide and go seek.. because you accidentally did something to cause this or for whatever reason it just happened (we going to say this because we don't like being blamed).. :)

to UNHIDE these, tap the App Drawer,
then on the S2 right next to the HOME button, (that Big button at bottom middle to go to the screen home page), there's a menu key button on left side of it..

After tapping the Menu Key:
select Show Hidden Applications
then select the apps you want to unhide
How To Hide Apps On The Samsung Galaxy S3

2. If your apps are not hidden,
most likely they were accidentally disabled.

Go to Settings>Applications>Disabled or Turned Off>select the apps and re-enable them



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Http://www.samsung.com/us/support/

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    Lindsay Curnow Mar 30, 2015

    Hi Thomas. Did you have an answer?
    I can't see anything. Thanks.

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Find answer in manual http://www.samsung.com/us/documentation/att/SGH-i777/virtual_guide/pubData/source/ATT_SGH-i777_GalaxyII_CMAS_English_UM_KK6_WC_120711_F1_web.pdf

page 31,Adding a shortcut from the Applications Menu 1. Press to activate the Home screen. 2. Navigate to the desired Home Page. 3. Tap to display your current applications. 4. Scroll through the list and locate your desired application. 5. Touch and hold the application icon. This creates an immediate shortcut of the selected icon and closes the Applications tab.

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