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WARNING:This device's Andriod ID has changed.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by JumpinJupiter, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. JumpinJupiter

    JumpinJupiter Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Hello all. I backup up my apps from a previous MIUI install via Superbackup. I reinstalled everything and it seems to be okay except for the notfication I get when I open up Titianium Backup.

    It gives me the new Andriod ID and the Old Andriod ID and offers to install the Old one here is what it says

    "This normally happens after a device replacement or factory reset. The Andriod ID is the most common way for apps to identify the device. Any app that relies on it for secuiry/licensing purposes may stop working(or need to be reconfigured) unless you restore the previous ID now.

    what should I do?
     



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  2. TheBritton

    TheBritton Resident Galaxy Cat

    They just implemented this for people that want to keep their Android ID.
    For instance, whenever you do a full wipe Google Music will tell you to authorize the device again. Since soon, they will limit the device changes per year this won't be a problem if you can keep your ID

    Some developers use Android ID as a way to ensure that you are "you" in some way instead of asking for your hardware id numbers like IMEI or MEID. It's also the way Google recommends to developers for determining who is who for whatever reason. It normally gets reset every time you flash a new ROM or go back to stock.

    It shouldn't affect performance if you keep or change the ID.
     
  3. JumpinJupiter

    JumpinJupiter Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Thanks I just keep the new one because I was afraid it might make a conflict or something. by the way what really gets me is the "Any app that relies on it for secuiry/
    licensing purposes may stop working" Does it mean that Apps have some kind of Security Hole? Should I be worried? Thanks!
     
  4. TheBritton

    TheBritton Resident Galaxy Cat

    No it just means there are some paid apps that may limit the number of devices it can be loaded on and relies on the id to verify the device. It's not a security hole, more of a security feature.
     
  5. miediev

    miediev Android Enthusiast

    Some security apps keep track of that number to see if someone's been tampering with your phone software; trying to wipe it or reflash it, etc. I usually let it install the old one just so none of my apps fuss at me. I've never had any real problems either way; except I used to have the avast security app on my phone and if I didn't restore my old ID it would set off an alarm with a message box saying my phone had been stolen... A very loud alarm, and it would actually shout out that the phone had been stolen.
     
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