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Old December 29th, 2010, 08:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If I purchase paid apps will I be able to load them on to my next device? I have already replaced my device once but all the apps I had downloaded were free. I don't want to have to rebuy everything if it happens again.

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Old December 29th, 2010, 09:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The market saves everything you pay for, like a digital locker. So long as you log into the new phone with the same gmail address as the one you bought them under, they'll be there.
 
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my fascinate recently crashed, my screen went black and i got replaced with another fascinate, my question is, how can i download or look up the list of apps i downloaded on my old phone, since i cant remember of each one i had????
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Old January 4th, 2011, 08:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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See my post above yours. Just log back into the market and you should be fine.
 
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Old January 4th, 2011, 08:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i see a MARKET and a MARKET UPDATER, and i dont see CLEAR DATA, but CLEAR CACHE, and when i open the MARKET APP again, go to MY APPS, it still doesnt give me my old apps??? when u say log in to the market, is there a specific way to do that, or just opening the market logs me in??
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Old January 4th, 2011, 08:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Ignore my sig, that's for people who have a different set of problems with downloads. You should have already signed in with your gmail account when the phone booted up. Once you get past that, it should start downloading automatically, provided it was the same gmail account that you set up with the last Fascinate
 
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thats what i thought, but the apps just dont show???? ive read other posts using appbrain, but i still cant find an easy way to download my old apps, except by looking up one by one???
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Appbrain helps primarily in discovering apps, and you log onto it the first time with your gmail as your apps are linked to it. If you change which gmail your using when you get a new phone, they're gone (hence my question). Did you get your phone replaced at a Verizon store? Given that they didn't restore automatically (and I'm assuming you kept the same gmail), and don't show up, I'm not sure what else to suggest. In your shoes, I'd go back to the store and ask them what's up with it not working. You may also want to look at some of the backup options for future use (the better ones require root access though). I'd also try posting your question in the Fascinate forums in case I missed something by usinga Motorola device.
 
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If I think of anything else, I'll post back here.
 
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Old January 4th, 2011, 09:21 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Not that I think this will help, but were they ALL free apps?
 
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Apps should transfer, when I sold my Captivate and bought a Nexus 1, soon as I logged into my Gmail account and go to "my apps" it was all there, free and paid.
Remember it has to be the SAME Gmail account.LOL

Side note: Market has been glitchy for me lately, go to "my apps" and sometimes half or most of my apps are not listed. Sometimes thye come back on their own some times they all come back as soon as I download some other app.
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yes, i went through the verizon store, they mailed me a new phone, and i also used my same gmail acct, only my paid apps appeared, not my free ones???
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The market saves everything you pay for, like a digital locker. So long as you log into the new phone with the same gmail address as the one you bought them under, they'll be there.
I read someone on another thread going on about how he couldn't install camera 360 ultimate on his new phone... turns out that apparently the EULA states that the purchase extends only to that 1 particular phone you first download it to.

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You can enjoy free-update service for your lifetime whether you purchase it on GoogleMarke or buy it through Paypal. However, there is one kind tip for you: if you buy it through Paypal, you have to carefully save the User.Info under SDCard/Camera360/, because it is not only your voucher for having successfully purchased Camera 360, but also the key for using Camera 360 Pro. You need to pay again if you changed your phone because of the unique phone IMEI which Camera 360 had bound with.
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i dont have a problem with my purchased apps, but with the free ones, i just cant rememeber of every single one i had before???
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yes, i went through the verizon store, they mailed me a new phone, and i also used my same gmail acct, only my paid apps appeared, not my free ones???
When I hard reset my phone, the first time I went to the Market I saw all my apps, free and paid for under "My Apps". I clicked on all the ones I paid for and installed them and I clicked on most of my free ones and installed them.

However, I backed out of the Market and when I went back to "My Apps", the remaining free apps I hadn't installed yet were not there. I had to search for each one and install them.

So for me after hard resetting, the first time I went into the Market, I saw all my apps, free and paid, in "My Apps". If I back out and go back, any free ones I didn't install were not under "My Apps" any longer.

That is why I use an app called App Dragon to email a list of apps to myself. That way I don't have to try and remember all the apps, I can just refer to the email and search for them if need be.
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If your paid apps are there, then I believe you're out of luck with the freebies. I've seen other posts (closer to when my Droid was new in late '09) where people were testing the option to have their apps backed up to the market by doing as factory reset and watching the results. The paid apps were always there, but the freebies were hit or miss. Some people got them back, some didn't. The same hit or miss results applied to the auto download of apps right after the initial log in. I'll post the link if I can find it.
 
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http://androidforums.com/droid-how-tips/28663-great-surprise-following-hard-reset.html

I suspect this is the one I saw about a year ago, where others got the same result as you did with the market.
 
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I use App Dragon too, as well as App List, aTrackDog, & Listables! to generate listings of installed apps, which can be helpful.

App List Backup is another one I recently discovered that looks promising for automating re-installation of apps, following data wipe or phone replacement, which takes a long time when you have a lot of them, list in hand or no. Just have to remember to refresh periodically.

I haven't yet put it to the test. Market Reviews are favorable, with a decent number of downloads.

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if you install appbrain before you change phones go into appbrain and sync your apps then when you get the new phone download appbrain again and open,then login to your google account(it makes you so it can find your apps) then i logged into appbrain on the computer and copied all my apps from old phone to new phone folder then just sync'd new phone they were all on list to install. thats how i do it hope it helps.
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An update.... I just activated a new phone today. When I went into the Market, it only listed my paid apps. None of the free apps were there. But, I have my App Dragon listing, so I will just use that to search and download the free ones.
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Old January 6th, 2011, 09:18 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I accidentally factory reset my phone when I was trying to install a custom rom. It ended up only saving maybe half of my free apps, and 1 of my 2 paid apps. I had tasker which I paid for, and it was saved.
I lost my paid full version of PDA net (which I had so I could access secure sites while tethering) and it saved only the free version that I installed first before paying for the full version. I would have had to pay the $20 or so again to reinstall which I didn't bother because after rooting the phone I was able to install Barnacle which seems to work more reliably than PDAnet anyways. It's my only source of internet now.
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I use App Dragon too, as well as App List, aTrackDog, & Listables! to generate listings of installed apps, which can be helpful.

App List Backup is another one I recently discovered that looks promising for automating re-installation of apps, following data wipe or phone replacement, which takes a long time when you have a lot of them, list in hand or no. Just have to remember to refresh periodically.

I haven't yet put it to the test. Market Reviews are favorable, with a decent number of downloads.

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I went from a atrix to a galaxy s2. I cannot find on the market where to transfer my purchases. I read them below but see no link for it...any help would be great
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I went from a atrix to a galaxy s2. I cannot find on the market where to transfer my purchases. I read them below but see no link for it...any help would be great
Make sure that you are using the same gmail acct. you used on the Atrix. They should appear as "Purchased" in the market. Now if you are referring to Tegra 2 games, I heard those don't transfer over.
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See my post above yours. Just log back into the market and you should be fine.
I had to replace my phone. I have logged into the market using the same login. My apps did not follow me. I can log into my account on my computer, and it shows all the apps, but they are not on my phone. Why is this??
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I had to replace my phone. I have logged into the market using the same login. My apps did not follow me. I can log into my account on my computer, and it shows all the apps, but they are not on my phone. Why is this??
Apps will not automatically install themselves on your new phone. You have to manually install them.
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