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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MH75, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. MH75

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    Just a quick one.

    I'm getting a new Desire(Orange is swapping it with a new one) should I just do a factory reset on the old phone before I hand it over and what will happen to the apps that I have bought?

    Will they just be in my google account when I log in with the new phone or do I have to do something first?

    Thanks.
     

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    I was in a similar situation last night. T-Mobile are doing a doorstep exchange of my Desire today.

    I did a factory reset and formatted the SD card (to wipe my back up files) before packing it back up.

    Sorry, but I can't comment about the apps etc. I didn't install any before realising I needed to swap my handset.
     
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    It says when you uninstall apps, that you can re-install without any cost. That's what is said on some of my apps, but i've only installed free ones, but i'm presuming it's the same.
     
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    The apps you have bought are linked to your google account. So you can redownland those apps on any phone you use the same gmail account.

    I highly recommend hard resetting before handing the phone back.
     
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    Excellent info thanks.

    How do i perform a hard reset?
    Thanks.
     
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    To wipe the phone, Menu -> Settings -> Privacy -> Factory data reset.

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