Can't add Gems of War icon to Android home screen since 3.5

Platform, device version and operating system
Android Oreo on a Nokia 8

What you were expecting to happen, and what actually happened
Trying to drag the Gems of War icon to my Android home screen, it brings up “Launcher3 has stopped” or “Launcher3 keeps stopping” error.

This doesn’t happen with any other app icon, all of which I can add/remove/rearrange easily. I have tried clearing data from Launcher3, to no effect.

How often does this happen? When did it begin happening?
Since the 3.5 update.

Anyone else having this issue?

No sir.
Android Oreo S9+
Was able to add it to my home screen without an issue.

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Is this still happening for you? We’ve noticed the same reports but only from players with Pixel XL

My old icon told me the game was no longer installed. I deleted the icon and re-added, no issues since. That was on Nougat, Galaxy S8.

Yes, I still can’t move the icon around my home screen because it crashes Launcher3.

Reinstalling didn’t fix the problem but on reinstall, the new icon appeared in a tolerable position on my home screen so I haven’t been bothered trying to fix it further because reinstalling is a pain.

@lairedae, thanks but my old icon disappeared on downloading 3.5 so yours was a different problem.

This was fixed in 4.3.5 - maybe some version before that, but I hadn’t checked until now.