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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Meus Android, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. Meus Android

    Meus Android Newbie
    Thread Starter

    My Hero seems to have a hardware defect and I intend to get it replaced/repaired however the Apps are installed only on the Internal Memory (wtf) according to HTC and not the actual SD card.

    Few questions therefore?

    1. What is exactly stored on the SD card then other than photos, videos and media.

    2. I have paid for some Apps from the Marketplace. If I get a new phone, will I be able to redownload those Apps for free or will I have to pay?

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  2. kingvortex

    kingvortex Well-Known Member

    1. That's pretty much it.
    2. As long as you sign in on the new phone with the same Google account as you purchased the paid apps with, you will be able to redownload them for free my going to the 'My Downloads' section in the market, or by searching for them again.
    Hope that eases any fears you may have about having to pay twice for your apps;).
  3. Carl C

    Carl C Extreme Android User

    1) Photo's , Media and maybe some application data. Just take the old card out of your old phone and place it in the new one

    2) Yes , All paid apps can be re-downloaded free of charge. Just make sure you sign in using the same Google account that was on your previous model.

    Carl [​IMG]
  4. Meus Android

    Meus Android Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Ok, so whats the best way to effectively erase all content on the phone before I send it off?
  5. kingvortex

    kingvortex Well-Known Member

    Do you have to send the memory card as well? If so, just have a look on it via your PC and delete any personal pics etc you don't want anyone looking at, or format it via the phone-
    SD Card and phone storage
    Unmount SD card
    Format SD card
    Then you will probably want to reset your phone to factory defaults to remove contacts etc.(Make sure you have them backed up beforehand!!)-
    Factory Data Reset
  6. Hrochnick

    Hrochnick Well-Known Member

    You can also use ASTRO to back up (most of - some state 'private' and wont allow you) your apps to the SD card. then, when you have your new phone, once you've installed ASTRO again it should (I've not tried it yet) reinstall them all in one batch for you saving you quite a lot of time, I should think...
  7. asnatlas

    asnatlas Newbie

    Carl, where would I be able to find this information about the paid apps being "linked" to your google account and able to re-download them for free ?? I have tried searching the web along with the forum and your replay is about the only one I could find. I would like to see something more "official" on this subject that is from android/google.
  8. andbakk

    andbakk Newbie

    From Google.com:

    Retrieving previously purchased applications - Android Market Help
  9. asnatlas

    asnatlas Newbie

  10. vido.ardes

    vido.ardes Android Expert

    I can personally vouch for this working, I have wiped my phone several times, and my paid apps always show in the downloads section of the market. Free ones don't however, so make sure yopu make a note of any you want to re-download
  11. asnatlas

    asnatlas Newbie

    Thanks for your reply vido.ardes :)

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The HTC Hero release date was July 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 288GB RAM, MSM7200A processor, and 1350mAh battery.

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