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    How to move a paid-for app from my phone to my wife's phone.

    An app that I purchased on Play Store needs to be on my wife's phone instead of mine. The app is PdaNet/FoxFi which which enabled me to occasionally access the internet with my laptop through my phone.

    It worked perfectly for one day. The next day I inadvertently updated the operating system from "Ice Cream Sandwich" v4.0 to "Jelly Bean" v4.1. Then I learned that v4.1 prevents the app from running.

    So I want the app to be on the other phone, which still runs v4.0. I know that I can buy a second copy for the other phone, but is there a way to move the current one over?

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    The app purchase and phone is associated with your Google account. You could email PDAnet to see about a license transfer but I don't think you can do it through the Play Store.
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    Re: How to move a paid-for app from my phone to my wife's phone.

    Not sure what phone you have, but my wife uses pdanet/foxfi on her s3 with the latest jb update and it works fine for her.
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    Re: How to move a paid-for app from my phone to my wife's phone.

    Also, you may have to use it unsecured as I don't think it does work if she password protectes it.
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    -Switch numbers on the phones.

    -Then switch the Google accounts associated with the phones under Settings>Accounts.
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    Just add your google account to your wife's phone and disable everything that normally syncs with it. Then download it through your account.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skennelly View Post
    Not sure what phone you have, but my wife uses pdanet/foxfi on her s3 with the latest jb update and it works fine for her.
    My guess is that it works for her because she doesn't have Verizon as provider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jntdroid View Post
    Just add your google account to your wife's phone and disable everything that normally syncs with it. Then download it through your account.
    I will try that. It is too late at night now, but I will try it tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jntdroid View Post
    Just add your google account to your wife's phone and disable everything that normally syncs with it. Then download it through your account.
    That worked!

    I added my two Gmail accounts to my wife's phone. From Play Store, I got a list of my previous apps by clicking "myapps" and "All". It showed both my purchased apps and the free apps I had installed. The list even included the apps are installed on the Droid X that I lost!

    It showed each app's status on my current phone. It showed the price I had paid, and when I downloaded PdaNet and Key to my wife's phone I did not have to pay for the premium a second time.

    I also learned also that I could examine the record of my purchases and downloads with PC by logging in to my Gmail and then going to https://play.google.com/apps. In my case I had to handle each of my two Gmail accounts separately because I had some apps under each account.
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    Re: How to move a paid-for app from my phone to my wife's phone.

    Quote Originally Posted by StanH View Post
    My guess is that it works for her because she doesn't have Verizon as provider.
    We've had Verizon for over a decade.
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