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The proper icon does not appear in the emulator as it appears in the res directory. Correct icon in res but not in emu
I did everything the video said but I do not know why it does not work in the emulator. I tried couple of times deleting the icon in the res directory and recopy from the downloaded icon folder but to no avail. The default icon android robot appears in the emulator. When I click on it the app works just fine but there is a disconnect with the icon appearing.
Seth Kroger56,407 Points
Did you put the launcher icon in the drawable-* instead of the mipmap-* directories? It's a fairly recent change with Android Studio/OS to have the launcher icons in the mipmap-* folders instead of drawable. Just move them to the corresponding mipmap folder and it should be fine.