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Moving Apps to new phone

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Cadamus, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. Cadamus

    Cadamus Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Just a quick question before I start buying apps... If I purchase an app with my current phone, and then I upgrade to a different phone in a few months, is there a way to take the apps with me? I have searched and can't find anything definitive. The ideal thing is if Google is storing my application history with my Google account somewhere, but I don't see where it would be. Any help would be great. Thanks!

  2. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?

    All paid apps are tied to your Google account and once you buy an app you have access to it for life.

    So as soon as you sign in to your new phone with the same Google account you will be able to download all your apps.
  3. Cadamus

    Cadamus Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Awesome, thank you very much! Cad
  4. NigelP

    NigelP Newbie

    Just to resurrect an older thread as it's linked (in a way) to my question, the paid apps good to know its linked to your google account, so can easily download them again, but what about game data? Things like what level you're at, your score, and user info - that won't be linked will it to the google account, so when you launch it on the new handset, it won't know what level etc you're at? Would that be stored locally on the phone/SD card and can you move that? (specifically, I'm on HTC Desire now, and probably will upgrade to the HTC Desire HD when my contract pops up for renewal next month).
  5. lennyjew

    lennyjew Android Enthusiast

    Depending on how the dev programs it the data would either go to one of three places I would think

    1. the sd card
    2. on their servers
    3. the cache partition
    4.the data partition

    2 and 3 you wont be able to recover unless your phone is rooted.
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  6. NigelP

    NigelP Newbie

    Thank you for the reply, that was useful. I will see how I get on when I get round to the upgrade and take it from there. Much appreciated (least I have somewhere to start, and if I have no joy, it's not the end of the world). :)

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