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Old December 22nd, 2010, 05:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I want to format my phone and sd card. How do I save my legacy apps

As the title says, I want to wipe my phone and start over. However, I have a few good legacy apps. For example, I have the version of "Shazam" that lets me sample unlimited songs and the NFL app that lets me watch the Sunday "Redzone".

Can I easily back these original apps up so that I don't have to download the updated limited versions of these and other apps? I want to keep my old versions.

Not sure if it is the apps or the apk.

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Just as a word of warning for anyone that's going to post the old APK for either app. Don't. Shazam and (I believe) NFL Mobile charge for both services OP has mentioned above, thus by posting it your post will be labeled under piracy.
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There should be no need to back them up. I have flashed rom after rom, wiped data, formatted, etc and every time I dl Shazam from the market I always have the unlimited version (since I had it prior to their change) and same thing with NFL mobile.
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Really. So the app is tied to the phone?
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I'm pretty sure it's the phone or your google acct. All I can say is that from my experience, being rooted and a self-described flashaholic, I have yet to lose any data linked to paid or "legacy" apps. Wouldn't hurt to back-up just in case though. Astro has a back-up tool, which works easily and well for non-rooted devices (and it's free).

Back-up apps, format phone and sd, then reinstall via the market and you should be fine. If not, you always have the back-up that you can reinstall.
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