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    Quote Originally Posted by hookbill View Post
    It sounds like a whole bunch of nonsense. The only way you won't get the update is if you root your droid and delete a certain file (don't know what it is, I don't root). Don't even worry about it.
    OP is talking apps not the OS as I believe you are referring to renaming the otacerts file....

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    OK, let me try again.

    1. I buy MyBackup Pro to backup both my paid and free apps to the SD card.
    2. My phone dies and I get a replacement or I need to do a factory reset.
    3. I restore all of my apps from the SD card using MyBackup Pro.

    Now the question:

    Will I get automatic updates after I restore the apps from the SD card? If not, then it is useless for me to spend money on MyBackup Pro. I might as well just keep a list of all my free apps and reinstall them from the market.

    Edit: Never mind. It looks like 640k answered my question.
    Last edited by TheOldFart; 01-14-2010 at 08:02 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 640k View Post
    you can't guarantee that apps installed from the SD card that were once installed from the market, will generate update notifications.

    apps installed as an .apk from the SD card will NOT generate update notifications as the market has not recognized your app since you did not use their process.

    as long as you allow Google to backup your settings (home-settings-privacy-back up my settings), the market will automatically restore every app that you last had instsalled on your phone, should you ever need to replace your handset or do a factory restore..

    i've done this enough times to verify that this works without fail.
    Thank you for answering my question. I just checked and I have it set that way. I guess there is no point in buying MyBackup Pro.
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    if mybackup pro allows you to also save your settings, saved games, documents, etc., etc., it might be worth it. just because the app downloads and installs, doesn't mean that it's what it used to be.
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    from my personal experiences, only paid apps will be backed up and free ones will not..........spent time with vzw and moto on this because i was under the impression that any app from you download would be backed up since your history is attached to your gmail account.

    The Android market Hep even states "Note: Free applications are not saved to My Downloads after you remover them." i.e. get a new phone or do a factory reset.

    Correct me if I am wrong and help me because i was forced to install my apps from my backup from the sd and have just setttled for not getting updates for now until I have time to reinstall every free app again from the market.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gth5003 View Post
    from my personal experiences, only paid apps will be backed up and free ones will not..........spent time with vzw and moto on this because i was under the impression that any app from you download would be backed up since your history is attached to your gmail account.

    The Android market Hep even states "Note: Free applications are not saved to My Downloads after you remover them." i.e. get a new phone or do a factory reset.

    Correct me if I am wrong and help me because i was forced to install my apps from my backup from the sd and have just setttled for not getting updates for now until I have time to reinstall every free app again from the market.
    if you remove them, they will no longer be in your list. if you do a factory reset (which does not uninstall the apps) they will re-download based on what you already had installed.

    if you had paid apps that you DIDN'T install, those WON'T install.

    i have 50+ apps and am on my third DROID and have reset at least three times per DROID. every app is reinstalled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 640k View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by gth5003 View Post
    from my personal experiences, only paid apps will be backed up and free ones will not..........spent time with vzw and moto on this because i was under the impression that any app from you download would be backed up since your history is attached to your gmail account.

    The Android market Hep even states "Note: Free applications are not saved to My Downloads after you remover them." i.e. get a new phone or do a factory reset.

    Correct me if I am wrong and help me because i was forced to install my apps from my backup from the sd and have just setttled for not getting updates for now until I have time to reinstall every free app again from the market.
    if you remove them, they will no longer be in your list. if you do a factory reset (which does not uninstall the apps) they will re-download based on what you already had installed.

    if you had paid apps that you DIDN'T install, those WON'T install.

    i have 50+ apps and am on my third DROID and have reset at least three times per DROID. every app is reinstalled.
    After getting a new droid every time all your free apps you downloaded showed up after activating and putting in your gmail info? mine def didn't that is why i just used my backup. Seems hit and miss to me
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    it did. the timing on when you get the apps may vary, but i ALWAYS got my apps. and a solid wifi connection ALWAYS made them come faster.
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