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  1. NefariousAryq

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    Yes, that works *now* -- but not last week when I original wrote about it :). In between then and now, as I posted elsewhere in the thread, this has been fixed.
     

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    This issue is actually with some copy-protected flag set by the developers. It doesn't matter if its free or paid... if the flag is set, the program will not show in the market for the Eris or Hero. Some programs are back on the market because the developers changed this flag and re-posted the app. There is some side effect to this flag, but I dont understand what it entails. From what I understand, this is an HTC issue with the device ids of the phones.

    This flag is important in some fashion so some developers will not update their code as its not an issue with the app itself. Those apps will not be in the market until HTC fixes the bug.
     
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    Thanks so much for this post! Ran into this problem with Eris users not being able to see my app. Greatly appreciate the info!
     
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    Whats the option to make it be visible? It seemed like stuff wasn't compatible or it had to be approved in some way. What's the process for app submission? TIA
     
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    I know it is just a stupid app but I love it. I have furdiburb installed on my Eris. I can still play with it. But it no longer shows up in my downloads in app section. And when I search it isn't in the market. I can go to Androlib and it is there. I can scan the barcode and it finds it, but when I hit open browser it cannot be found. This is all after an update to the program. My husband has no problem with this app. It updated and he uses it and it shows up in the market with Moto Droid. Am so sad cuz my 'furdiburb' can't update!! LOL!!
     
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    doesnt help anything, scan the code and you get a not found.
     
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    Thanks Caddyman...that is the point I was trying to get across. But you can find it on the market with Moto Droid. SUCKS!!
     
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    The apps are not available for Android 1.5 and they have been taken off the market....
     
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    No that ain't it. I have it on my phone. They did an update and now it is gone. I think it is a permission thing. I have sent email to app developer.
     
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    My understanding is that paid apps disappear from the Market after there is an update to the device because the new software is not registered with google. This is because of the copy protection on the paid apps. Can anyone confirm this?

    I have several paid apps that I cannot update because I can't find them in the market.

    Now my own question. If I do a hard reset will these apps "appear" in the market again or am I out of luck getting them back if they are wiped from my phone?
     
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    My app isn't a paid app. It was there until the developer did an update on the 19th.
    And it is still a free app.
     
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    Odd, I haven't been able to find tv.com in the market for the last 4 or 5 days. I uninstalled it because I wasn't using it often and figured it wasn't worth the space. I was just about to post on here that I couldn't find it and figured I should double check, so I didn't look stupid, and it is there again. Very strange.
     
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    Just found furdiburb lite in the market too.
     
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    I know!! Just went to my downloads and it was there waiting to be updated!! So sad that it takes so little to make me happy...:(.. My life has been turned upside down in the last two weeks and little things help alot. This makes me feel much better....
     
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    It shows the Furdiburd was updated 15 hrs ago and tv.com was updated 153 hrs ago, so maybe the updates take time to reach the market on our phones.
     
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    Google must have fixed the market issue this afternoon -- this morning I was not able to find MobisleNotes nor Weatherbug Elite (as previously mentioned in the thread), but now both show up. With the reports of the other stuff showing back up this afternoon as well, its apparently fixed -- "for now".

    However, I am still not going to purchase anymore paid apps until Google reassures us that this wont happen again after the NEXT round of Eris software updates. And the next... and the next after that. Since its happened after both MR1 and MR2, I am not willing to spend any more money until reassured that I wont have to wait 2 weeks to re-download paid apps again if I am for some reason forced to reset my phone after the next update.

    Google: Fool me once, shame on you... Fool me twice, shame on me. *shrugs*
     
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    Yep, they finally fixed it. Now to download Pac Man...
     
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    Oh, you and your business apps. :p
     

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