"new" droid/apps gone-ish

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  1. speedyroo

    speedyroo Member

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    My original Droid went swimming...and I got a brand new one from insurance. That one was great until the touch-screen went - I couldn't unlock it (even after reading the suggestions on here about using the magnet - I unlocked it but the touch-aspect was completely DEAD). I went to VZW and they gave me a refurbished "like new" phone. Sigh. It seemed alright. Everything transferred over - my display, all my apps, everything. However when I made or received calls, it would freeze and I would have to remove the battery to unfreeze it. What a pain! Anyway VZW has since given me another "like new" refurbished phone. The tech that transferred things though did a deplorable job. He imported a gazillion contacts where I didn't even know they came from or what half of them even were. Then only the basic apps were there, none of my other apps. I asked him about the Droid Bionic and he said "the what??" :::smack forehead:: Anyway I installed one app - the Lookout Mobile and it did a scan and it said "scanned 78 apps" - but its definitely not showing 78 apps. I went into the manage apps and I couldn't find any of my old apps. I k now there were some on the SD card and they're not coming up there....but lookout says there were 78...so I am confused. Is there anyway to recover my old apps or do I have to download them all again?
     
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    Was the sd card moved? The data exported?
    Hit the market and old apps should reinstall.
     
  3. speedyroo

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    The SD card was switched from phone to phone. My pictures are still on the SD card.....so I don't know why nothing else is still on there. I tried taking it in and out again, no dice. I did open up the market and it didn't help. I went to "my apps" and it had the purchased apps that I had purchased but not the free apps.
     
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    AFAIK apps that you stored on your sdcard get erased when you change roms/phones. As for verizon techs a lot of them have no idea about what theyre selling. the reps in The store I bought my droid's dock in (which was an official verizon store) were amazed when I told them I rooted my phone and had no idea about it.

    As for the 78 apps lookout found they were most likely system apps that it found.
     
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    Yeah the techs definitely didn't know. I mean the one that helped me last week either had a clue or at least pretended to have a clue. But this one just seemed glazed over.

    Anyway - when I got things transferred over to the refurbished phone the first time, EVERYTHING transferred over perfectly fine. All apps, my background image - everything. I was really surprised. It was like I had my old phone but it wasn't. Oh well. I've already started downloading apps that I could remember as I can't figure out how to restore anything.