TIME SENSITIVE Question: Info needed on installing apps on new DroidSupport


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  1. jaszdrummer

    jaszdrummer New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Old Droid not working (can't sent text messages, one gmail account won't sync and certain apps not working properly). Went to Verizon store explained problems, was told getting new phone.

    Got new phone..., How do I move all apps from old phone to new phone without having to again download everything from market (can I use my computer)?

    FYI:
    - OS on home screen is LaunchPro.
    - Downloaded ASTRO app and backed up all apps to SD card (was told in store can't be done).
    - USB connected phone to computer, created folder on computer (Droid backup).
    - Copied all files from old phone into Droid backup folder on computer.
    - Compared files (backup folder files on computer to files on Droid) all there but 2 files.

    So..., Is it possible to move individually selected apps from computer backup folder unto new Droid phone?

    Time sensitive answer..., have until Monday for returning old phone to Verizon or get charged $500.00 for old phone.

    Any information would be most helpful.

    Respectfully,
    jaszdrummer@gamil.com
     

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  2. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

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    You should be on Android 2.2 so when you log into Google on the new phone all (or most) of your apps will restore, along with your contacts. You can then manually install the handful of apps that may not install automatically.

    You can also use MyBackupPro to back up sms/mms and call log to the SD card.
     
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  3. publicanimal

    publicanimal Well-Known Member

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    As The_Chief said, all apps should automatically restore. However, I would understand if you don't want to chance it.

    Check out the application App Brain, it's free. You can sync your apps to a profile on their website (appbrain.com) so if anything is missing after you switch, App Brain will fill in the blanks for you.

    EDIT: Also agree with The_Chief about using MyBackup to backup your data.
     
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  4. jaszdrummer

    jaszdrummer New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks, I've downloaded MyBackupPro, but apparently, their servers are down as I have tried several time to create an account. I guess I'll try again tomorrow morning for backup.
     
  5. jaszdrummer

    jaszdrummer New Member This Topic's Starter

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    I currently have the App Brain on my Droid, but did not realize it could do what you stated. I've scheduled a backup for tomorrow morning, if I understand how the app works. Once finished, I'll remove my sd card, wipe my phone and hope for the best on my new one.

    I guess by adding a 'new' list online of all new apps I can easily find those which don't make the switch and go from there. Also, I presume that all old apps still listed on the App Brain online marked for deletion will be deleted from the phone by tomorrow.

    Thanks for the advice.
     

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