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Wiping phone and sd card, recover apps?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Buckeye Boy, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. Buckeye Boy

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    i am wiping phone and sd card completely, when i re activate my phone will my apps be able to download automatically or do i have to download them one at a time?:thinking:
     

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    If you are running 2.2 it should automatically download your apps given you sign in with the same gmail account.
     
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    i think it only does that with purchased ones. i use appbrain. download it and sync it. then you'll be able to recover the apps you want
     
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    It should download free and paid apps. You just have to enable the sync/backup under:

    Settings > Privacy > Back up (and/or Auto-restore)

    Then when you sign in and it starts downloading do not interrupt the process by opening the market app. It could take over 10 mins to download and re-install everything. This should work on anything over android 2.0 IIRC.
     
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    2.2 uses a google backup transport that will redonload all appss you had before the wipe - paid and free.
     
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    I know I did this on my Droid 1 prior to 2.2 -- free and paid. But the feature may have been improved in 2.2
     

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