changing to new droid and apps not populating

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    I went and had to exchange my droid for the third time. I reset the phone to clear all my personal data off it. Activated the new phone and entered my gmail credentials. The email and contacts synched but nothing else did. Am I doing something wrong?
     
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    I can't answer your question, but I would think those who can would need to know what sort of data you wish to sync?
     
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    Bookmarks, applications, application settings, etc
     
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    I'm pretty sure Bookmarks are not saved.

    Free apps need to be re-downloaded. Paid apps should be saved in your Google Marketplace account and should auto-populate.

    I don't believe that app settings are saved either.
     
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    I guess I misunderstood...I thought that all the apps and such were backed up to your SD card and would sync to a new device. That sucks.
     
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    I agree. They SHOULD be.... Google is syncing your information anyway... why not the apps downloaded? Would be nice :)
     
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    I agree, as well.

    However, its easy enough to use Astro File Manager to backup your free apps.
     
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    Yes I know it isn't but that seems to be a "secret" feature of Astro File Manager. Everyone should download it just for that purpose if not anything else.
     
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    Secret? I guess I really didn't think they were that secretive about it. This is stated on the Astro File Manager page, in the Market.

    "Backup & restore multiple public applications"

    And it's clearly listed in the 'Tools' menu, when you open Astro.
     
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    No you misunderstood me. I mean it doesn't seem to be well known to people who own Droids that Astro has this feature.
     
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    Maybe. However a quick search of the Market for the keyword "backup" will help them find it. :)

    While I agree this should be a built-in feature of Android, a little research never hurt anyone.