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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by seannnnnnnnnn, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. seannnnnnnnnn

    seannnnnnnnnn Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Ok,
    I know with the 2.1 update it will erase your apps. and you have to re-download them. Will I have to pay for the ones I bought, again?

    Thanks,
    Seannnnnnnnnn
     


  2. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice

    No you will not have to purchase them again, they are purchased/stored through your gmail account (the one you used to set up the phone).

    They'll be in the market available for you to install again.
     
  3. seannnnnnnnnn

    seannnnnnnnnn Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Ok cool, thank you.

    This was the only thing keeping me from updating. was hesitant at first reading everybody's issues and what not too.
     
  4. tatonka_Hero

    tatonka_Hero Android Expert

    to elaborate for anyone else confused about this:

    As long as you use the same gmail account to set up the phone after a reset (from loading an update, or a factory reset, or any time your account info gets reset), your paid apps bought before the wipe WILL be available for free download through the market.

    Free apps previously downloaded will still be free, but there won't be a record that you had previously downloaded them (so write them down if you want to keep them after a wipe/reset)
     
  5. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice

    ^ The free ones will still be there the FIRST time you open the market, but ONLY the first time.


    Good clarification tatonka!
     
  6. Polo63119

    Polo63119 Member


    i had to puchase every app again... did not save mine after update
     
  7. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice

    If you used the same email address as you INITIALLY used to setup the phone, they will be there.
     
  8. tatonka_Hero

    tatonka_Hero Android Expert

    As Kelmar said, using the original email address you used to set up the phone (or the email address you used when you purchased those apps, as it's possible you changed the account on the phone at some time), the paid apps will be saved. They'll have to be re-downloaded, but you shouldn't have to pay for them.

    And again, other than the first time you open the market, the free apps downloaded before the wipe won't be saved in your download history
     

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