Applications Restore After Wipe

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  1. dieselpowered

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    So I performed a hard recent on my Droid and all the applications that we installed were restored after the hard reset...automatically? I do not have backups enabled, so I am not sure why this would happen...never has in the past. I am wondering if at one time I had backups enabled, do not think I did, however, if I did, where would that data have been stored and would I have access to it?

    Thanks!
     
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    Do you have a gmail account?
     
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    i heard google backs up, so that may be why
     
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    Yes if you select to have things backed up...which I did not do.

    With that said, lets say I did request it to be backed up...where would it be stored? Would I have access to it somewhere?
     
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    The market is directly tied to your Gmail account used to activate the phone, when you reactivated, the market makes your purchased downloads available again and they go in. Unpurchased ones you have to go get...
     
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    I wish they saved the list of free apps you downloaded as well. :)
     
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    Mine backed up all my apps including free ones.
     
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    You can back your apps up with Astro. I use My Backup Pro.
     
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    Yes, but after you restore with either Astro or MyBackup Pro, will you still get automatic updates to the apps?
     
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    Did you have to set up a setting somewhere?

    Because my DROID (replacement) didn't save any of the Free Apps I installed on my first DROID. I had to search and download those I remember. :mad:
     
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    I had to reset earlier this week myself. Once I had my gmail account info added, everything I had loaded from the app store reloaded automagically. This was for both paid and free apps.

    FYI - for apps like keyring and a few others, they even found their previous databases on the SD card. Going forward make sure you're backing up their DB.

    Worked great.
     
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