07-02-2009, 02:58 PM
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| | Technical question re. installed apps
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Well, I am having about 50 apps (all pretty much standard, Handango/mobihand/appworld bought and downloaded) running on my 8900. Recently, when I tried to add certain apps, or upgrade (Viigo in particular), the app would not run, cause numerous errors (can't remember most of them that displayed, but, mostly "can't find" or "not allow" errors), and, in the case of Viigo, upgrading to the latest bricked my OS several times. As well, when going to "options" advanced" and "applications" to delete, the building of the apps would stall at a certain percentage (probably at the rogue app), unless I went to its icon, and deleted it.
Now, I always backup my apps to my laptop (using the switch device, and moving the app directory hack), and, when I install a new OS, I restore the 50 apps.
I realize one way to isolate the problem app, is to reinstall the apps from scratch, downloading one at a time - a very tedious task.
So, my question is, from a technical point of view, is there ANY difference, in file structure/movement on apps, in restoring it from the backup, or redownloading from scratch onto a new OS?
Last edited by jeffharris : 07-02-2009 at 03:00 PM.