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Change Android Home Screen Bookmarks Icon - AKA Webclips ?

OP BaLLZaCH

24th December 2014, 09:34 PM   |  #1  
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Hi all, it's been a LONG time since I was on Android and a part of this forum !


OK, so where are the home screen bookmarks saved ? How to edit them and change the icons and / or names ?
(I am speaking of a rooted device with full file system access. I do not want to use 3rd party or Play Store apps...)

***EDIT: Using the stock HTC Sense launcher, not NOVA or any other launcher...
***EDIT: ( In addition to just web apps, this could include any shortcut link or app on home screen / desktop ... )


I have searched for HOURS and can't figure out where the link(s) is /are saved.
With iOS there was a folder called WEBCLIPS and you could edit them there. (The Webclips / web apps / bookmark links)
Also in iOS you could edit under Applications for the apps. You can modify the names and icons as such.


There has to be an XML or file or something on Android that can be edited, right ?

I found searching that the saved web link can contain a <link = whatever.png> from the ORIGINAL web site,
(From here: https://www.mollerus.net/tom/blog/20...n_android.html )
But I can not figure out where they are saved afterwards to go back and edit.


EDIT: I have tried a few apps from the Play store just to see what they do, and if THEY can do it, it has to be possible manually. (Som e don't work correctly, or at all, but ShortCut to URL works except you can only choose from installed icons.

Anyone know or have any hints ?

Thank you !
Last edited by BaLLZaCH; 25th December 2014 at 03:17 PM.
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