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Root Install Apps after Flahing ROM

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by cboerger, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. cboerger

    cboerger Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Flashed my first ROM (Fresh). I have Apps on SD card but cant seem to get them back on phone. When I go to Manage Applications and click SD card there is nothing. Do I need to get Titan backup first? Or is there a way to pull all my old apps back onto phone? Thanks
     

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  2. Xtremedays

    Xtremedays Android Expert

    Congrats on flashing your first rom! You will be an addict in no time. ;)

    How did you get them to your sd card?
     
  3. akazabam

    akazabam Android Expert

    Welcome to the forums :). If you're going to manage applications, then apps on the sdcard, that means you're using normal froyo apps2sd. Apps2sd is not a complete solution. It only moves portions of the app to the card (various other threads around here discuss why). That being the case, when you wipe data, any part of the app left on the sdcard would be useless. It should just get removed with a data wipe, anyway. So, you'd have needed to backup these apps before flashing a ROM. You are correct in that you'd need to use titanium backup, or something like it, first. Did you make a nandroid backup before flashing Fresh? If so, make a nandroid backup of your current ROM, restore your previous backup, backup all your apps with titanium backup (even those on the sdcard), restore your nandroid backup of Fresh, then restore your apps using titanium backup. I recommend you restore only apps you know you need, restoring data only when necessary. You shouldn't restore all system data. Trust me, it can cause major problems.
     
  4. cboerger

    cboerger Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thanks guys. I rooted 2 days for wifi tether with no intentions of getting into flashing roms. Couple hours later of reading forum I couldnt resist and already addicted. I did make Nand backup - so Ill do what akazabam said. Really just want to get tasker back up and running without paying again. All others I can just get back from Market.
     
  5. akazabam

    akazabam Android Expert

    If you paid for it, just go to the market and redownload it. It remembers apps you've paid for based on your account. No need to back it up via titanium backup, then restore it.

    Funny you should mention tasker, by the way. I *highly* recommend you not backup and restore tasker with titanium backup. I spent a good part of a month trying to troubleshoot issues with tasker, only to find out it was being caused by restoring tasker and its data via titanium backup. Do yourself a favor, and do the following:

    1) Backup tasker with its own backup option.
    2) Flash new ROM.
    3) Install tasker from the market.
    4) Restore tasker settings with its built-in restore option.

    Trust me, you'll save yourself a headache. Other than that, though, you can save time by using titanium backup, just restore only what you need, and avoid restoring app data unless you need to. You might find here and there that an app doesn't respond well to being restored that way, much like with tasker.
     
  6. cboerger

    cboerger Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the feedback. Ya not only the cost but didn't want to have to recreate profiles. But didnt realize Tasker had ist own backup. Good stuff to know and sounds like it will save me much headache and time.
     
  7. akazabam

    akazabam Android Expert

    Yeah, it's a good idea to always check each app for a built-in backup/restore option. If an app has one, you should use it rather than saving data in titanium backup. Titanium is great, and restoring app data with it works *most* of the time, but it can be a real headache when it doesn't work right.
     
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