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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Lagos, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Lagos

    Lagos Well-Known Member
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    Are you guys using Verizon backup assistant? I have mine setup, but I realized that there really seems no point in using it since everything gets backed up to your Google account anyway.

    What about backing up apps? I know that android 2.2 has a feature that will re-download all the apps from the official market place once you log into your account on a new phone/rom, but does that also go for paid applications? What about apps acquired though the Amazon App-store?
     

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    I'm not using it, and as soon as root is available, I'm removing it. I'm not sure about apps from the Amazon store, but I imagine they'd all be there waiting even if you had to manually re-download them. Anything that doesn't survive a data wipe, I'm comfortable adding back.

    If paid applications don't automatically download, they'll be waiting in the "My Apps" area of the Android Market when you log into your account.
     
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    You are both absolutely correct, this is another instance of Verizon bloatware. There is absolutely NO reason to have an app like this on a Google/Android phone.
     
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    Unless you are storing your contacts DIRECTLY to the phone rather than spring them to your Google account, there is no use for Verizon's Backup Assistant.
     
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    With go launcher you can hide your apps from the app drawer. kind of a nice feature to declutter your apps... Can't wait til root..
     

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