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    Is their a easy and free way to backup my applications, install a ROM such as BB, and then restore just my applications? IE I don't understand how people are regularly able to upgrade their ROM and not have to setup everything over and over. Help is appreciated. Thanks!
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    We do have to set everything up. Or at least I do...
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    I use astro
    menu button > tools > backup applications
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    ASTRO File Manager will backup your apps for free, as well as letting you manipulate the contents of the SD card like you can on the computer (ie, move, rename, delete files that you can't quite access otherwise)

    If you don't care about accessing the sdcard, app manager is does backup as well and is a bit more simply...
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    I've been using astro and mybackup pro, but is there a one click install all? Both of these ways you have to reinstall one by one. It gets annoying...
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    If you re-install from astro, I dont believe you will get market updates on your apps. I restored half of my apps through astro, and the rest I downloaded through the market just to test my theory.
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    Yeah...I don't really know...I've only flashed a rom once when I first went to Pete's BB 2.1firmware rom, so I can't remember. The updates don't uninstall my apps, but I DO have to retheme and setup my homescreens again.

    It gets to be a pain, especially when Pete makes nice little tweaks every day. lol....

    But, tbh...I kinda like it. Forces me to rethink my organization, so my Droid keeps getting better...
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    OK maybe then I am not understanding. If I went to 0.7 of Pete's ROM can I go to lets say 0.8 by upgrading without reinstalling
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    You can update by using update.zip with no data, app lose at all......
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    Yeah. nandroid install is only for the first time you install a completely different rom...ie if you went from DroidMod or Simply Stunning to Bugless Beast, or from the 2.0.1 version of BB to the 2.1 version.

    After you've done that, if you're staying with Bugless Beast, just run update.zip.
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    OK Awesome!!!! Thank you everyone for your assistance! Completely understand now!