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Nandroid Restore, Apps Downloading From Market?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by SanityKills, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. SanityKills

    SanityKills Member
    Thread Starter

    Jun 15, 2010
    I am under the impression that Nandroid backup & restore completely wipes the system data and overwrites with a saved image of the Android OS with whatever was on the phone at the time of backup.

    So I created a backup to my SD Card, installed an app (ROM Manager)--couldn't get it to work so I uninstalled it. I then did a restore on my previously saved backup and right after booting up, I see a notification, open it, and catch ROM Manager downloading again to, eventually, install itself.

    How does the market, or my phone, know that this app was previously installed? Is it saved to my Google account somewhere? Is the data stored on my SD Card? My Nandroid backup that was created without the app being installed shouldn't have this information still on it should it?


  2. InstantKarma

    InstantKarma Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    Houston, Tejas
    That's not from a Nandroid restore. Most likely you selected 'Backup settings' when you first signed in; that will reinstall your apps after a wipe.

    You can uncheck it in Settings > Privacy if you want.

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