Root successful! A question about apps now...


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  1. Nightfall

    Nightfall Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Not wanting to wait for the Froyo update, I went ahead and upgraded to Skyraider 2.5.2 with the 2.05 radio update. Everything went smooth as silk. I used mybackup pro to backup all my apps and data, which also went well.

    When I restored all my apps and data though, I got a lot of "Market link not available" when I restored. This means that the apps all restored, but they were not linked to the android market. The apps work fine on the phone without the link, but I wanted to have them auto update. If I go into the android market under downloads, I see all my purchased downloads, but not the free ones I have downloaded in the past.

    So, I started reinstalling the apps from the android market. This links the application back up to the android market. Free apps like Shazam which I was grandfathered in with free unlimited tags still work fine after this. It apparently just restablishes the link and updates it.

    I was curious if anyone else has hit this issue. Its really easily fixable, but it takes some time.

    Otherwise, I am happy to have rooted and now I am on Froyo. I don't think I will go back to the standard Verizon Incredible ROM though. I like the root apps entirely too much.
     

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  2. TheWhiteBandito

    TheWhiteBandito Well-Known Member

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    I've never used MyBackup Pro to do this. Now that you're rooted you should try Titanium Backup. It works only on rooted phones, but it is WELL worth it! It restores all the market links and all the apps+data. This means any settings or saved games you have had on the app, it will save and transport to the new phone. Totally worth the money!
     
  3. Nightfall

    Nightfall Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I will look at this. I assumed it was the backup, and maybe it was the app. I am trying out the free version now and may move to the paid version after I play with it a bit. Thank you!
     
  4. appleaj

    appleaj Well-Known Member

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    I did the same thing, except used Astro to back up my applications, and I had to go back into the market and "reinstall" all of the applications too so that updates would show up in my notifications.

    If you use Titanium, can you restore Market so that you don't need to do this? I didn't restore using Titanium because I heard you can screw things up if you restore previous versions of certain things.
     
  5. TheWhiteBandito

    TheWhiteBandito Well-Known Member

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    Yes, with Titanium you can restore Market links. The ONLY way you can screw things up with Titanium is if you backup System Data on an old ROM and then restore it on a different ROM. If you just do User Apps+Data, everything will work perfectly.
     

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