Restoring Apps after 2.1 ROM Upgrade

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    Ok, so i went from BB 2.0.1 to Simply Stunning 1.25GHz ROM today (Highly recommended) I did a nandroid backup first... SS loaded and had to wipe cache and data...

    Signed back on my existing google account expecting it to re-sync with my purchased apps (so i dont need to buy them again) It never did.. A member mentioned pulling my app data out of my existing nandroid backup... I found the app data in the data folder in both the nandroid backup and my phone (using root explorer)

    My question is which folders do i need to push? just 'app' or 'app-private' both? do i need anyother folders?

    Can i merge the 2 folders? or do I need to pull and push each apk separate?

    Still pretty new to this so some coaching would greatly help.

    Thanks.
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    How many apps are you looking to restore? You should try to list out the apk's in those folders that you'll need. You don't want to restore the entire /data as it has many other things besides apps. This especially applies because you're moving between 2.0.1 / 2.1.

    So you definitely want to copy each one individually. At least that has been my experience.
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    i only have about 4 paid apps

    HRB3D
    Temp Monitor
    Slimeball Speedway
    Robodefence

    Anything i can do about the items in HRB3D? is there another file that has my items saved? the ones i can re download easy enough... but id like to restore my acar profile... i had a lot of data saved in there keeping track of my MPG..
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    Also, would i need to push and sync using ADB? or can i manually move the apk using root explorer?
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    Not likely, app data isn't stored within the apk.
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    App data is typically stored in /data/app/*appname* ... in there you'll usually find a lib directory, sometimes a files directory, and usually a shared_prefs directory. That one is usually key. That's where Robodefence's files are kept, which hold your score, level, everything!
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    Nice, Ill play around with it.. I got temp monitor installed and running successfully so im heading in the right direction

    Thanks for all your help guys!
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    Got the apps running, however i cant get ExZeus running... it keeps giving me a 'security check failed' dialog...