Drowned my droid

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gmermel, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. gmermel

    gmermel Well-Known Member
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    Failed to dry out so need a new one. I have my sd card and wonder (so I'll know what I'm in for when I get home):

    Does the sd card hold my broken phone's settings/apps? Or am I going to have to start from scratch?

    If I have to start all over, what happens with my paid apps when I go to reload them?
    Thanks.
     

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  2. square

    square Well-Known Member
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    apps are tied to your google account and should automatically redownload when you set up your new phone.
     
  3. aclos3

    aclos3 Active Member
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    I don't think the apps will automatically download after signing into the new phone, but when you open the market, you can press the menu button and then press "downloads." This should bring up a list of all of the apps you've paid for and all of the ones you had on your phone at the time it went down. Some apps seem to save data on the SD card and others will be totally fresh.
     
  4. ZBoater

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    I use an app called AppControl. Among many other things, it lets me backup all my apps to the SD card. There are many apps that do this, but this one I like a lot as it lets me manage my apps very effectively.
     
  5. gmermel

    gmermel Well-Known Member
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    Thanks for the replies. I got the phone. Contacts, favorites, music and pictures all loaded. I did have to redownload all my apps, but interestingly the ones I paid for showed up as "purchased" and downloaded without any issues.

    I'm definitely going to get that appcontrol. I don't intend to kill this phone, but backups are always important....
     
  6. Glad everything worked out

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