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  1. zackman2091

    zackman2091 Well-Known Member
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    I am taking my wifi only xoom to staples and then going to costco and purchasing one becuase of the return policy

    is there a way that i can back it up so that i dont have to reinstall all of the apps and other misc stuff that i have on it now
     

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  2. marctronixx

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    offload your personally stored music and video files to your computer.

    android market backs up your purchased apps. it does not remember your free apps, however it should not be hard to remember what apps you installed.

    you could also sync up with appbrain and let it remember your apps for redundancy.

    treat this just like your backing up an android handset if you are familiar with android handsets. this is the same. google remembers your contacts, etc...
     
  3. zackman2091

    zackman2091 Well-Known Member
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    Thanks for moving it I didn't know where to post

    But no know that it backs up pruched on the market and stuff but I was looking for an app as in mybackup pro or something along those lines to back up the actual app and where it was located ect on the screen
     
  4. bgrutter

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    You cannot actually run a backup unless you've rooted. Even then, I'm not sure how Honeycomb wfunctions when rooted.

    I would just sync with AppBrain and call it a day. It won't be too difficult get back up and running.
     
  5. papermonkey01

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    Astro has a backup feature for your apps. It will just back them up to the "virtual SD" card. I haven't tried a restore yet (will be once we get to send in for 4G), but it looks as simple as running the backup, then copying the entire "SD card" to your comp. After you get the new one, copy back, reinstall Astro and restore.
     
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  6. BiggestManEver

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    Eh? It sure does remember your free apps. When I got my Xoom and first logged in, it tried to download every app that I currently have on my Nexus One. No rooting, no special software, nothing.
     
  7. bgrutter

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    Actually, you're right. I'm not sure how I forgot that. I had to go through and delete a bunch of apps. I what list it builds from. I have a DInc and NC, both linked to the same Google account. It'd be nice to have discrete lists assigned to each within the same account. Then, you could go to the web-based App Market and pick which device you would like to install apps to.

    There's a GREAT idea, if I say so myself.
     
  8. Martimus

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    I suspect it does only if you only have one device connected to the market through that particular Gmail account.

    On my Gmail account, I have multiple devices connected. Each device locally maintains a list of what free apps are installed on it through the local Market client. On the market web site, however, it only provides a comprehensive list of what apps were installed. At present it doesn't differentiate between what was installed on each particular device.
     
  9. bgrutter

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    It's weird that it keeps a list of your devices (all three of mine are there and I just updated the names) but when you click on an app, it doesn't tell you which device the app is installed on. What purpose does the list of devices serve, currently? Maybe that's an update coming.
     

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