Move paid apps to new phone

by Neil » Wed, 30 Sep 2009 17:04:10 GMT


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 The sensor in my G1 has broken so I should take it back and get a
replacement.  But I don't know how to transfer my paid apps to the new
phone.  Will I just be able to download them again on the new phone?

And has anyone else had experience of the sensor breaking?  It's
rather annoying not having all those nice features like rotation and
compass that are needed for augmented reality.
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Move paid apps to new phone

by Jean-Baptiste Queru » Wed, 30 Sep 2009 19:34:36 GMT


 Market will let you re-download all your paid apps on your new phone,
as long as you sign in with the same account.

JBQ






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Move paid apps to new phone

by Tobias Eisentraeger » Wed, 30 Sep 2009 19:36:06 GMT


 Will it automatically redownload them or will I have to search for each and
every app by name?






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Move paid apps to new phone

by Jean-Baptiste Queru » Wed, 30 Sep 2009 19:52:52 GMT


 It won't re-download automatically. You'll either find them again in
"my downloads" or you'll have to search for them one by one (I don't
know the circumstances in which "My downloads" would list them or not
list them in that case). Better be safe than sorry and keep a list
handy.

Oh, BTW, I think you'll only be able to re-download the applications
that are still published on Market.

JBQ

On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 4:35 AM, Tobias Eisentraeger







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Move paid apps to new phone

by Neil » Wed, 30 Sep 2009 20:45:11 GMT


 Thank you for answering that. I can rest a bit easier knowing that if
I get rid of the phone I can still re-use the apps.

Neil




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Move paid apps to new phone

by Chi Kit Leung » Wed, 30 Sep 2009 21:05:02 GMT


 Be careful on paid apps, I think they are binded with your phone id.








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Move paid apps to new phone

by lbcoder » Wed, 30 Sep 2009 21:44:12 GMT


 If you want to be completely certain, root the thing and take a
nandroid backup. There is a one-click-root app that will work on your
phone. What you do is you run the one-click-root app, which gives you
the option to back up your existing recovery partition and install
cyanogen recovery 1.4, you then reboot into the new recovery mode,
take the nandroid backup (which writes a full system backup to the
sdcard), reboot back into normal, run the root program again, and
restore the backup of the recovery partition.





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Move paid apps to new phone

by L!TH!UM » Wed, 30 Sep 2009 22:41:43 GMT


 


Yikes!  So if there is a particular paid app that the user purchased,
but is no longer published on the Market, that user will not have
access to it anymore?


~L!TH
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Move paid apps to new phone

by Mark Murphy » Wed, 30 Sep 2009 22:47:10 GMT


 > Yikes!  So if there is a particular paid app that the user purchased,

That may be part of the tradeoff of the "lifestream" model that the
Android Market uses. On the plus side (for users), they get all updates
for free for as long as the developer publishes the app. On the minus
side, if the developer pulls publication of the app, you may lose access.

In a sense, it's a subscription delivery model without a subscription
pricing model. Personally, I think things would have made more sense if
they lined the two up (e.g., what you purchase on the Market is a one-year
subscription to the app and its updates).

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Move paid apps to new phone

by Jean-Baptiste Queru » Wed, 30 Sep 2009 22:50:51 GMT


 I'd like Market people to confirm, but I believe that this is the case.

JBQ







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Move paid apps to new phone

by lbcoder » Thu, 01 Oct 2009 01:33:50 GMT


 Not stopping the developer from publishing updates as new apps, then
the user would have to purchase again. They could even leave the old
version in there so that users could still download it if they change
devices.



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Move paid apps to new phone

by Disconnect » Thu, 01 Oct 2009 01:46:38 GMT


 Pixelpipe played fast and loose with this - first published it free,
then managed to do a paid upgrade (yes, it listed as an upgrade). Then
they changed it so the upgrade was free and there was a paid version,
and finally they just uploaded a completely broken "update" to the
free one with no functionality at all.

Fun stuff. (Google doesn't seem to care.)

And I have a couple of apps that have been pulled from market - I
thought part of the TOS for users was that your apps would always be
available for reinstall, even if the dev doesn't make them available
to new users?





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Move paid apps to new phone

by Hong » Thu, 01 Oct 2009 05:17:52 GMT


 Is there a Market group that we can discuss market-related issues?
Not for end users, but for developers.





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