Replacement phone, what now!

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    Hi All,

    My old Droid X was acting up on me and I got a replacement X. My question now is how do I re-install my old apps?
    I'm pretty sure they're still on my SD card but I can't find them and when I go the the Market and re-install the app I don't have any of my old info stored on it. Can I pull my old info off the SD card and integrate it with the newly installed app?

    Thanks in advance.
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    After you activate your new phone, just go to the market and they will be downloading already!
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    Hey, I went to the Market and I didn't see anything downloading but I went to "Downloads" and was able to re-install my purchased apps but they didn't install on their own. Also, my "fee" apps I had to go find and install again. For example, ESPN Score Center, I have to add all my personal teams again. Or another app "Carango", it doesn't show any of my old inputs for my Vehicle.
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    Hmm, mine downloaded on their own. I mostly have paid apps though.
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    Free apps don't show up in my apps on new phones, despite what vrz/google/moto seems to think.
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    Yep, had to DL all mine over again too; no auto-dls. Titanium backup made the restoration a lot smoother, but it still took quite a while
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    I use appbrain to keep all my apps synced with the exceptions of the Amazon store, and that has its own sync once I get the app loaded. Much better than relying on market as it does not tend to save the free apps.

    That is a minor advantage for pruning unused apps though when you reinstall.
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    Yep, I'm starting to realize that. I guess I'll have to re-download all the free ones and input all my info on certain apps. That really blows.
    I also had a lot of info stored on my "Notepad" app that I'll have to redo aagain too. At least I e-mailed everything to myself that was important. Just a shame my Droid X went belly up on me. I do have my eye on the Incredible 2 (I think it's a world phone too) but none of the phones out there are really worth paying full price since I'm not due for a new phone for another year.
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    AppBrain saved me some trouble too; my last Titanium b'up was pretty old, but AppBrain showed all the apps I'd dl'd since that b'up. Accessing it online helped remind me which apps I still needed to DL after restoring the phone.

    I don't know if I could have gotten my phone as close to its previous state w/out AppBrain, root, & Titanium b'up
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