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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by batvette, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. batvette

    batvette Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I should have seen this coming. As we all know apps have an auto update option, and many of us choose the "only on wi-fi" but you may want to change that to never update at all.
    One of the paid apps I bought about 6 months ago was called CHAOS, it was a helicopter type game. I went to start the game the other day, wouldn't boot at all. Went to their site, they did an update which did not include support for anything older than 2.3, and I contacted them and they ultimately said there was no legal way they could let me re-install the old version.
    But it's legal to rip me off. You would think they could make the update system smart enough to not update an app out of compatibility but I guess that's too difficult.
    So all my apps are now set to never update. You all might think about doing the same since most updates are for something trivial anyway.
    I didn't pay that much for the game of course but it's the point. I paid for it, it was on my machine and worked fine. They messed with it and broke it.

    Where's my binky?
     

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  2. gogomouse1

    gogomouse1 Well-Known Member

    So why not root and update your phone, so you can still keep playing the game?
     
  3. warrior12

    warrior12 Well-Known Member

    exactly. you could install cm9 and not have to worry about a lot of apps being pushed up.
     
  4. thangfish

    thangfish Android Expert

    FWIW, I keep auto update disabled by default. I never update an app without first checking what was fixed, added or removed and then check the reviews to see if it's broken. If an update sounds sketchy and I still want to try it, I backup the app so the update can be uninstalled and the backup restored.
     
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  5. jerrspud

    jerrspud Well-Known Member

    I have auto-update off and all background data off, to save battery. The only time I update is if something is not working or there is a new feature I want.
     
  6. ecarlson

    ecarlson Well-Known Member

    Exactly.

    I also regularly back up all my apps, using ES File Explorer, just in case I need to go back to an earlier version, or if an app disappears from the market and I need to reinstall it, perhaps on another device, or after resetting a device.

    At least one app I constantly use has disappeared from the market: "craigsnotifica", and I haven't found a comparable Craigslist notification app yet. I've tried a couple, but so far, they are all lame compared to "craigsnotifica". Good thing I have a backup. (If anyone knows of a good one, please let me know.)
     
  7. gogomouse1

    gogomouse1 Well-Known Member

    I wish I had made backups of all my apps.... Google decided to remove a certain app recently, and even though it still works for people that still have it installed, I had removed it temporarily while switching out SD cards, now it's not available on the Play Store.
     
  8. thangfish

    thangfish Android Expert

    Maybe one of us have it. You could side load it.
     
  9. gogomouse1

    gogomouse1 Well-Known Member


    Hmm, thanks, but I doubt any of you have the Fetlife app. ;)
     
  10. sandcrest

    sandcrest Member

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  11. thangfish

    thangfish Android Expert

  12. gogomouse1

    gogomouse1 Well-Known Member

    Thank you sandcrest.
     
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  13. batvette

    batvette Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    My phone is rooted (I need to delete the alog files so left it that way) and that was easy, however I explored the idea of installing CM7 and it's neither easy nor risk free enough for me to want to hassle with it. I mean how many times have I read a post where someone's done all these mods and bricked their phone? Lost count. So thanks for the tip but I'm in that group that figures the reason my phone still works after 2 years is because I haven't f***ed with it too much.
     
  14. thangfish

    thangfish Android Expert

    Actually, I can't remember anyone bricking their Triumph. Still waiting. It's basically considered to be unbrickable.
     
  15. jerrspud

    jerrspud Well-Known Member

    what the hell?
    "FetLife is a FREE Social Network for the BDSM & fetish community.

    Similar to Facebook and MySpace but run by kinksters like you and me. We think it is more fun that way. Don't you?"
    :laugh::thumb:
     
  16. batvette

    batvette Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    LOL, you aren't looking very hard. 2 from a thread on the first page of this board:


     
  17. thangfish

    thangfish Android Expert

    Oh but I am! One of my "things" is watching for a bricked Triumph.
    Neither of your examples are bricked. Both are common (user) errors around here, and easily recoverable.
     
  18. fofopuka

    fofopuka Lurker

    Is there a setting somewhere to globally set this for all apps? So far it seems like I have to go through each app one by one and set auto update to off.
     
  19. thangfish

    thangfish Android Expert

    yes.
    Open Play Store
    Tap your menu button
    Tap settings
    Second option from top
     
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  20. batvette

    batvette Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    LOL, let's just figure that my definition of the term "bricked" is as inaccurate as yours is of the term "easily recoverable".
     
  21. thangfish

    thangfish Android Expert

    :D Hah! Ok, that works I guess.
     
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