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Had to delete original Gmail account & repurchase apps.

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by NYCbgall021, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. NYCbgall021

    NYCbgall021 New Member
    Thread Starter

    Aug 20, 2010
    Hi all,
    I need some serious wisdom from you smart people.
    I had to delete my original gmail that I used to set up my Droid last year. I factory reset the same phone and created a new Gmail account. Why do I have to buy my apps all over again if I am using the same phone, credit card etc.?
    Isn't there something that Google can do to verify it is still me and the same phone that I want to download my apps to?
    Has anyone been in a similar situation? Who can I contact?

    Any help is greatly appreciated.



  2. jwmacdon1231

    jwmacdon1231 Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Houston, TX
    That sucks. To be completely honest, I don't think you can do anything. The apps purchased from the market are specific to one particular google account. Just because it is the same phone does not mean anything. You could try contacting google checkout, and maybe they could credit back the money that you spent to the card you used. Other then that I'm not sure what else could be done. Sorry that happened.
  3. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member

    Feb 15, 2010
    FAS Admin
    I do not know your resons for changin the account, but if it was for the reason of your email address I would do the following:
    1. Set up your phone with the old account that has your bought apps.
    2. Set up the new GMail account to forward all of your emails to the old address so that you still receive them on the phone without any problems.
    Alternatively, yuo can set up two GMail accounts on the phone using the old one as the main one.

    If you tell us the reason for the change it may be easier to help eith a workaround.

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