Android and the mystery of the disappearing launcher icon.

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The mystery of the disappearing icon
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The issue

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Example:

<activity android:name=".MainActivity">
<intent-filter>
<action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />
<category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />
</intent-filter>
</activity>
<activity android:name=".OnBoardingActivity">
<intent-filter>
<action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />
<category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />
</intent-filter>
</activity>

The solution

<activity-alias android:name="[PREVIOUS_ACTIVITY_PATH]"
android:targetActivity="[NEW_ACTIVITY_PATH]">
<intent-filter>
<action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />
<category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />
</intent-filter>
</activity-alias>

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