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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by shunail, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. shunail

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    I've recently Hard Reset (factory reset) my HTC Evo after backing up Applications using File Explorer App. Now, that these applications were restored from the backup, I can't see them in Market Download and therefore I don't receive any updates for them. Per say, I've Smart Keyboard Pro, and I know there's new updated version out but unless I buy the App again, I won't get it... How do you get updates on Applications like these and other??? :thinking:
     

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    Apps that were not installed from the Market will not show updates (I realize these were originally installed from the market, but their most recent install didn't come from there).
    If you reinstall the app from the Market you'll get notified of future updates.

    For future reference, I'd suggest looking into AppBrain. It keeps a list online of what's installed on your phone, and you can do your reinstalls from there - which actually takes you to the market.
     
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    You can reinstall paid apps, free of charge, on the phone even if you have done a hard reset. The paid apps are tied to your gmail account.
     
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    I tried, it asks me to BUY the app now...
     
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    Did you ever buy the app or did you just have a pirate copy of it?

    Are you using the same GMail account with your phone as before the hard reset?
     

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