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Root What up with the "Restored Apps" in 2.2?

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  1. mihalich

    mihalich Well-Known Member
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    So, I download and installed Koush's Froyo Rom in ROM Manager. After I logged into my google account, and everything sync'd down, i got a message in the notification bar saying "35 apps restored" wtf? My apps didn't get restored when I went from DroidMod 1.0, wiped everything, and then went to CyanogenMod 5.0.7.1 with a full wipe of 2.1.

    Is this a new feature of 2.2?

    Joe
     

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  2. UBRocked

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    No, this is a function of your Google acct sync. Sometimes it just doesn't work or if you install something from the market before it has a chance to restore and interrupts the process. It can be a little finicky but it works well for the most part.
     
  3. johnlgalt

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    CM ROMs have that disabled by default - you have to run a command to enable automagic app synchronizing.
     
  4. G.Armour

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    You should be thankful! It's a feature of google, and it usually just restores partial apps, and alot of times it ain't that many. And also, I have seen quite a few people on here that are having problems with either restoring their apps like that, or problems with the market altogether with froyo so far.. So count ur blessings. :)

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  5. johnlgalt

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    Every time I have had a new / alternate ROM restore my apps, the only apps not restored have been those that were not installed from the Market in the first place.
     
  6. G.Armour

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    Not me, I'm always missing about half of em.. but maybe that's because they were installed from astro. Who knows

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  7. johnlgalt

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    G - if you didn't install them from Market, then the autorestore feature will not restore them. Even if they are market apps, until you get the install / update from Market, it is not going to register as a downloaded and installed app - at least that has been my experience.

    With 150+ apps installed, about 10 are not from Market - from SlideMe, from other sources, like the Swype beta, and thus those never get reinstalled - but I expect that.
     
  8. UBRocked

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    I agree with what you're saying...but it doesn't always work that way. There were 4 or 5 apps that didn't restore for me on my last install. Titanium didn't restore this past time (although it has previously). I have the paid version and after I downloaded and installed it...it worked fine, but it didn't do it on its own. BTW, this was after I received the notification that my apps had been restored.
     
  9. johnlgalt

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    Hmm, interesting. I am almost tempted to make a backup, then wipe everything and do a virgin install and see what happens....

    Also, for the protected apps blocking - doe it block them even if you already have the app installed?

    After all, I think ROM Manager premium is a protected app, and I have it installed, but it shows in market.
     
  10. riffdex

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    What are y'all saying? My Droid has NEVER restored my apps, in all the times I've flashed new ROMs. I was actually thinking about suggesting this to Google, because it seems like something the phone SHOULD be restoring :/
     
  11. johnlgalt

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    Mine has - in most ROMs, most notable excepting DyanogenMod ROMs.

    First time I saw it happen was with the AllDroid Community ROM ver 0.3 - this was back in ... Jan, Feb?
     

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