Originally Posted by meltwater
1st check to see if your ROM needs two icons or not, see this section in post 3:
FAQ: My ROM shows double tab icons when selected (typically applies to NRG ROMs)
Chances are you don't need the 2nd icon.
"2nd Deleting ManilaFull.xml will wreck Sense 2.5"...then you have a setup problem, this should NOT be the case.
ManilaFull.xml must be generated by sense when it initialises the first time, otherwise it will not reflect what is installed on the device. It must NOT be cooked in (as it will always be present in flash otherwise) and for sense to work correctly - i.e. allow you to add/change tabs, adjust icons, change language, change widgets etc your setup should be able to generate it and run (note this takes longer than normal the 1st time - 5 to 10 min depending on your device and sometimes in rare cases soft-reset and try again - although that is probably only true when you've are messing with the sense code directly.
I tried deleting 1F04C842_manila but it gives me unauthorized access. even if using TC, Resco, or File Explorer so I had to recook my ROM without that file. After flashing my Fuze (build 23658 with Sense 2.5.2019) it failed to start Sense. I disabled Sense and copied 1F04C842_manila file back to \Windows and deleted ManilaFull.xml then I enabled Sense in Today list but it failed to start Sense again.
So I disabled Sense in Today and deleted ManilaFull.xml and I installed B_L_Group_FixStartManila_2.5.cab and run BL and it properly started the Sense with that overlapping FB Icon again. But I still want to remove that overlapping FB icon so I had to disable Sense, deleted 1F04C842_manila and ManilaFull.xml and started BL and it started Sense now without that overlapped FB icon.
confusing part is, how did it do that? Because if I tried cooking my ROM without that file 1F04C842_manila fails to start Sense
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after decompiling BL_Group_FixStartManila.exe. I saw it tries to rewrite 26948339_manila hmmmm.... probably copying and reflashing that file will fix my problem