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  1. xsabrewulf

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    I am new to android... I do have a few questions.

    I have a HTC desire 2.1

    1. I have recently installed a lot of applications (mostly Swype and a lot of keyboard replacements) when I uninstall apps do they completely remove? or are there traces left behind i.e. Windows type registries

    2. I want to upgrade to 2.2 when it's released in Oct. Should I uninstall all my apps before doing this? or do a factory restore?
     

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    hi there,

    1. yes once uninstalled they are gone :)
    2. I wouldnt go through the hassle of removing everything or doing a factory restore theres no need for it, unless you want to lose everything?

    i'm not sure if it the update wipes your phone as most large updates do, though if you want to backup your apps on your phone so they can be reinstalled once the update is done should you need to, search for ASTRO on the market, its free and an easy way to backup.

    That way should you need to restore your apps, you download ASTRO again(presuming all the apps have been wiped from your phone) and you can restore from there.
     
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    I recently updated my Desire to 2.2 and all of my apps and settings were retained. You need to have at least 25mb free internal memory and as above it's a good idea to back up your apps first.
     
  4. xsabrewulf

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    ah thanks for the help!

    i dont care about my apps too much, just want to backup my contacts phone numbers etc. do I need astro for that? to make a file and put it on my pc?
     
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    Backup your contacts w/ Google. It is easy and FREE!
     
  6. xsabrewulf

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    that would be awesome since i have a gmail account.

    how do I do it?
     
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    I have Astro file manager, but see no way to backup and restore. Is there also an Astro backup app?
     
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    go into astro, menu, tools then app manager/backup
     
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    As long as you're synced with your gmail account, the contacts should be synced too.

    I go into settings +> accounts and sync => gmail sync

    I then get to choose to sync contacts, gmail, picasa and calendar

    never lose a phone number again!
     

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