How to move a paid-for app from my phone to my wife's phone.

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    An app that I purchased on Play Store needs to be on my wife's phone instead of mine. The app is PdaNet/FoxFi which which enabled me to occasionally access the internet with my laptop through my phone.

    It worked perfectly for one day. The next day I inadvertently updated the operating system from "Ice Cream Sandwich" v4.0 to "Jelly Bean" v4.1. Then I learned that v4.1 prevents the app from running.

    So I want the app to be on the other phone, which still runs v4.0. I know that I can buy a second copy for the other phone, but is there a way to move the current one over?

    Droid RAZR Maxx HD
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    The app purchase and phone is associated with your Google account. You could email PDAnet to see about a license transfer but I don't think you can do it through the Play Store.
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    Not sure what phone you have, but my wife uses pdanet/foxfi on her s3 with the latest jb update and it works fine for her.
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    Also, you may have to use it unsecured as I don't think it does work if she password protectes it.
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    -Switch numbers on the phones.

    -Then switch the Google accounts associated with the phones under Settings>Accounts.
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    Just add your google account to your wife's phone and disable everything that normally syncs with it. Then download it through your account.
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    My guess is that it works for her because she doesn't have Verizon as provider.
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    I will try that. It is too late at night now, but I will try it tomorrow.
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    That worked! :biggrin:

    I added my two Gmail accounts to my wife's phone. From Play Store, I got a list of my previous apps by clicking "myapps" and "All". It showed both my purchased apps and the free apps I had installed. The list even included the apps are installed on the Droid X that I lost!

    It showed each app's status on my current phone. It showed the price I had paid, and when I downloaded PdaNet and Key to my wife's phone I did not have to pay for the premium a second time.

    I also learned also that I could examine the record of my purchases and downloads with PC by logging in to my Gmail and then going to https://play.google.com/apps. In my case I had to handle each of my two Gmail accounts separately because I had some apps under each account.
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    We've had Verizon for over a decade.
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    Glad the OP got his answer.

    skennelly: JB + FoxFi on motorola devices doesn't work. It seems to be working on Samsung devices but no luck on Moto devices.
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    Edited. I had posted before I saw the post above.
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