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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by nacatomi, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. nacatomi

    nacatomi Well-Known Member
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    Hi All,
    this may have been covered before but have had a bit of a search but cant find the answer. I just want to know that if my GF also gets an android phone can any apps I buy also be installed on her phone like you can with certain fruit based phones?

    I know that is tied to your iTunes account but I set up her ipod my my account so can install any apps i purchase on hers too. But she will have to have to use her own gmail account for her phone so was wondering if anyone else is in the same boat.

    TIA
     

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  2. Casual Pete

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    The market is linked to your Gmail,so I don't think it's possible without her having to use your Gmail account.

    Maybe someone knows of a way.
     
  3. nacatomi

    nacatomi Well-Known Member
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    Ok thanks, I thought there would probably be a way ;)
    Was just hoping there would be an above board way of doing it as with ipods
     
  4. diS

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    You can use ASTRO to backup an app or game from your phone to your SD Card, then
    insert the SD card into your GF's phone and install the app or game onto her phone.

    Details:
    Open ASTRO on your phone.
    Hit the menu button and choose "Tools".
    Choose "Application Manager/Backup".

    You then get a list of apps and games that are installed onto your phone.
    Next you want to select the games you want to backup.
    Then hit the button "backup".

    You can then close ASTRO, turn off your phone and take out the SD Card.

    Insert the SD Card into your GF's phone.
    Open ASTRO and navigate to the folder "backups" -> "apps".

    Open the file and install :)


    Hope this helps you a bit more
     
  5. nacatomi

    nacatomi Well-Known Member
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    yeah that does help thanks.. Didnt think I would be able to do that with paid apps... Its the one single thing I do actually like about the Apple Appstore
     
  6. Casual Pete

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    I maybe wrong but I don't think using Astro will work.Paid apps must have to authenticate somehow,I'm guessing they use the market which would be linked to your account and therefore wouldn't authenticate if your gf was using her account.

    Someone feel free to correct me if I'm wrong,as I wouldn't mind knowing the answer myself.
     
  7. nacatomi

    nacatomi Well-Known Member
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    I thought might well be the case... Shame there's not a way to have a separate Google Checkout account while keeping the main phone account personal similar to Apple. But heres to hoping something like that gets added.
     
  8. diS

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    There is only 1 way to find out :)
    Try it :p
     
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