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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by jflint, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. jflint

    jflint Member
    Thread Starter

    Is it possible to download a new version of an app with losing the old one by updating, and if it can be done, how?
     


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  2. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator

    Are you trying to update an app and lose the previous updates?

    If so you can uninstall the old version and install the new version fresh.

    Or are you trying to avoid updating an app? That is easy if you just go into the playstore and in the settings change the update apps to never auto update applications.
     
  3. jflint

    jflint Member
    Thread Starter

    It's complicated...what I want to do is have two concurrent versions of the app because each has features that I do and don't like.
     
  4. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
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    I'm not sure you can do that with one device, simply because the app(s) would use the same folder for app data. Even if you could get the app running twice, there would likely be conflicts and force closes as they fight each other over the app data.
     
  5. electricpete

    electricpete Android Expert

    App backup and restore will let you keep and old apk of the app...Do if you don't like the update you can go back. Doesn't work with paid apps unless the license key is separate.
     
  6. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary
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  7. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    That's not gonna happen. Smartphone technology is not at the "magic" stage as of yet...
     
  8. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    If nothing else you've won:
    The official Android Forums Thread Title of the Week Award, hands down. :thumbsupdroid:
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