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?
     
  3. dieselpowered

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    Sure do :)
     
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    i heard google backs up, so that may be why
     
  5. dieselpowered

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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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    Ok the point is that free apps are being installed after a handset wipe...this should not happen and never has until recently. Sometimes the purpose of a wipe is to get rid of something that is messing up things...so why install programs that the user may or may not want on the device?
     
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    If you're saying when you initially set up your phone you did NOT check the "Backup my data and apps", downloaded your free and paid apps and then went and did a hard-reset and afterwards it downloaded all the apps - then something is screwed up.

    When I hard-reset, I never check this option anymore. I used to, then downloaded an app that caused problems, hard-reset and then it downloaded it again. Genious. So I figured if I didn't want that to happen again, I'd simply uncheck this option before doing a hard-reset. I thought wrong because of the handful of times I did this, the damn problem-apps would still download. So now, it never gets checked.
     
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    If you know which apps you want removed, uninstall them, then do your factory reset. That's the way I handled it. I like the backup feature. If a car runs over my phone, all I have to do is sync my new one with google. All apps on mine are backed up, free and paid, as well as wallpaper. About a month ago I did a factory reset, formatted my sdcard, I was very surprised to see the same wallpaper. I just assumed that wouldn't be backed up.
     
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