(My) Droid Doesn't

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    I always read about how people do a factory reset of their phones and BAM! All their apps are there like it all never happened. When I do that, I get my contacts, and my *paid* apps, but not my free ones.

    What gives? This certainly isn't normal, is it?
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    Look in the download section of the market... they should be there. Definitely not a reason to say "droid doesnt"
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    go into settings>privacy>backup settings

    is that checked or unchecked?
    when checked it should be backing up all your crap on googles server or so I understand it. if your droid is checked and your apps still don't load after a factory reset then I duno

    -=Jason=-
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    No your DROID is not broken,from everything I have seen posted your contacts, paid apps,and google stuff will reinstall,but your free apps you have to go and reinstall yourself
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    Hm, I didn't know that. Good to know :)
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    All my free apps came back. I dont know what I did. :)
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    So... when I first got my droid (love it btw) I also got screen protectors in the pack of three... I messed up the first two and got the third one on for about a month before it got **** under it somehow... is the screen durable enough that it doesn't need it, or should I go ahead and buy more?
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    simple...the free apps give you one shot at downloading them...if you pass on that, you loose them forever,,as google isn't for wishers....
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    Most of my Apps are free (so I'm a mooch). They all come back, and I've done DOZENS of resets troubleshooting a GPS issue. Check your backup setting as previously stated.

    ?? That makes no sense whatsoever.
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    That is definitely a subject which has the forum divided. Many use them and many don't. I say if you do decide to get another one get a good one like Zagg rather than those horrible Verizon ones. They cost more, but are worth it.
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    so when you do a factory reset, all of your pics and videos and texts and such are still there?
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    Yeah, all of my apps come back after doing a data/cache wipe. Been installing a lot of different roms and haven't had a problem at all.
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    the factory reset only resets the phone and does nothing to your SD card where all your pics and video's are stored.
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    Anything that is saved on the SD card stays there. Otherwise everything else will be erased. Unless its synced (gmail etc...).
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    all apps downloaded (and paid for) from the market should be re-downloaded after a reset. Any apps downloaded outside of the market (warez sites) will not be re-downloaded (even if they are avail on the market)

    droid screen is made from something called gorilla glass. its very durable
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    I use Astro and backup my apps with that to my SD card.
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    Thanks. I took your advice and got more. It deffinately is worth it. Thanks for the input. :)
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    can you link me to a "HOW TO" I have astro but have no idea how I might go about doing that. btw I am not ROOTED I want to wait for the official 2.1 to be released

    -=Jason=-
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    Open Astro, hit menu, hit tools, hit application manager/backup. Pretty self explanatory from there.