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Market Place Account?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by sun, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. sun

    sun Member
    Thread Starter

    Aug 6, 2009

    I have a question. I have never purchase an app from the market place but i've been thinking about it. The one thing that is on my mind is whether there is a central location that saves my purchased apps. The reason i ask is that i had to backup and move my data and apps from one phone to a replacement. I used a program called "mybackup". the program worked in a sense except that when i restored the apps to the new phone none of them were registered with the new phone on the apps store so i didn't get updates. I had to go to each app and select install which in a sense made the backup useless. So the question is two fold. Is there a way to have the market place re-install the apps that you have download and more importantly what about purchased apps. If i have to change phones is there a way to have my purchased apps remembered so that i dont have to re-purchase them? It seems like if google is so insistant on making the pc desktop obsolete that this is something that they would take care of in some form of cloud based application.



  2. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member

    Nov 3, 2008
    Washington DC, USA
    Google keeps track of the apps that you purchase. Therefore if you break or loose a phone your new phone only needs to be registered under the same email account to retrieve the paid apps at no additional cost.

    Also your free apps that you previously downloaded will be in your Download section and you can simply down load them again ...

    The only remaining issue is the settings for your apps ... those are not protected in the google cloud.

    MyBackup Pro can save settings ... better yet is rooted phones with Nandroid backup and restore features ... you get and exact image of your phone and in minutes your phone is back to the exact state it was at the time of the backup.... Now there is a REASON to ROOT !!
  3. RnMischele09

    RnMischele09 Member

    Aug 27, 2009
    I agree, the paid apps will still be there. The paid apps - um no so fast. I had to do a system reset and at first all my previously downloaded apps were there but as I started to re-download them, then my list was replaced with the apps I had re-downloaded and all my old apps were gone. I had to rack my brain to remember them and I lost a lot because they were games I downloaded to amuse my daughter and I don't remember them. Next time (if there is one) I'll make a list.
  4. vt6spd

    vt6spd Well-Known Member

    Oct 4, 2010
    Can't say or I would have to kill you.
    I just barely did this myself- well actually, I reset my phone completely and now the android market place doesnt work for me. I never had to attach a google account before. so, I signed in with my google name, and it tell me the process.gapps...bla bla bla force close... What do I do? I can't get any of my aps. They just sit in downloading mode with no action. please advise....
  5. AngryHatter

    AngryHatter Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2011
    QA Admin
    Don't you pay through google? If so, they have a record of the sale, as they do of my credit card. (Which means I have a record of it as well)

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