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  1. JollyGreenGiant

    JollyGreenGiant Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Does anyone know how to break a market link. I have a couple of apps that have changed from free to trial versions and would like to have them not show up as needing an update. I am rooted, and have SQLite and Root Explorer but I cannot find where that bit of info is stored. If someone could point me in the right direction, or if you know of an app to do this, that would be great. I know TB can backup/restore the market link so it should be possible to break it somehow. Thx.
     

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  2. djhughes

    djhughes New Member

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    Have you tried detached from market in Titanium backup?

    Not sure if that what you want
     
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  3. JollyGreenGiant

    JollyGreenGiant Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I can't believe I missed that. Thanks.
     
  4. nkk

    nkk Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps if you like the app so much you should buy the real thing and support the dev? Anyway, I think most apps have the trial status self contained, so even with a broken market link it will pop up and say your time is up. But honestly, why? Do you think the devs have nothing better to do with their time than make apps for people to try to steal/use past the trial period?

    -Nkk

    EDIT: If you are from a country that does not have purchased apps, then perhaps the above does not apply. If so, that sucks. Sorry. Try the Titanium backup thing.
     
  5. stearic

    stearic Well-Known Member

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    He could possibly mean he has an older version that is free, and doesn't care to update it to a version that is trial only. That is what he's talking about more then likely.
     
  6. JollyGreenGiant

    JollyGreenGiant Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have and will continue to support developers who produce a quality product that I find usefull. What I will not do is support developers who use underhanded tactics to make $$$

    The app Startup Manager from DownloadAndroid.Info was/is a free product. However with no warning the developer updated it to be a trial version of the product. Note, even today the market lists it as free and there is ZERO mention of it being a trial version. Since I always check the comments before I update an app, people were all ready complaining about it so I knew not to update and wanted to break the market link so I could update all without that app being updated.

    I have a feeling that the true reason the developer did this is because they are not in the US so, as I understand it, Google won't let them sell apps in the market so they came up with this. I wish Google would change their policy but I disagree with the methods and seemingly underhanded way they implemented this change. For this reason, I will continue to use the older version of the app as long as it functions and will not be giving them any of my money. Had they gone about this a different way, perhaps offering more functionality via a "donation" like Titanium they would have some of my money. At least be honest about your product in the description and tell people it is a trial.
     
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  7. NicksGarage

    NicksGarage Well-Known Member

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    If you use AppBrain, you can select to skip an update or never update an app again. You can still manually update them but they don't show up on the update list. Of course the regular market will still show them in the update list.

    For some apps that have an update, I'll read the comments and find that the new version has problems so I'll want to skip it. I've not had one go from free to trial, but have had them go from free to limited or add supported. A lot of people seem to think that developers shouldn't make money from apps. A lot of apps start out as a hobby thing or something that someone needed for themselves and then put out on the market. I've spent $51 on apps since I got the EVO in June and only returned a couple that didn't work out for me.
     
  8. stearic

    stearic Well-Known Member

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    I just checked out the developers page that you mentioned, and even on the front page in the description it says it's free and nothing about a trial, but if you go into the individual page for the program there is an option to "purchase" it. That seems to be fairly underhanded as you have previously stated.
     

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