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  1. bamaster

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    I'm moving off my Evo 4G on Sprint to the Thunderbolt on Verizon. I have my fair share of paid apps, such as MagicGem, WeatherBug Elite, AppAlarm Pro and MyBackup Pro. Can I reactivate on the Thunderbolt?

    I've never migrated between Android phone so any halp is appreciated, thanks!

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    just sign into your gmail acct and they should redownload automatically. However sometimes Ive had to download them manually
     
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    If they don't download automatically , just open the market and hit menu, my apps, it will show you all you've purchased and you can download from there
     
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    The Market app is user specific? I just thought it knew My Apps because they were locally installed/downloaded... as opposed to a user profile on Google or something. I know when I login to my Google account all my contacts will download because it's linked to my profile.

    :thinking:
     
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    Yeah you sign into the market when you sign into Google
     
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    Can I sync all my unpaid apps from the Android Market instead of installing them again one by one?
     
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    back em up using Astro File Manager (free) - download, open, hit menu, tools, then backup apps, then select which ones and backup the apk to your card... then install on new phone and repeat process, but this time install the apps ... done.
     
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    never realized astro had that.
     
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    I have Astro already and didn't even think about that... thanks!
     
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    I think this has already been said, but to clarify:

    Your PURCHASED apps should work on every phone that uses the same Google account. At one point, I had 5 Android devices active (two tablets, 2 phones, and a wifi-only phone), and the same paid apps worked on all of them.

    There are exceptions, though: an app developer can develop their own DRM which can act independently of Google's authentication. For example, the CoPilot GPS app locks itself down to one registered *device* per key. Fortunately, I can de-register the app on one device and activate it on another.
     
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