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    Default If you load a new version of an App, how to back out to the old version, and Battery comment

    I constantly see new versions of Apps available for me to install on my phone. However, I almost always never update, especially if there are negative reviews of the app for my device (e.g. the latest version of Twitter there are complaints from some G-S3 owners).

    I would be more likely to try a new version of an app if I knew I could back out and re-install/re-load an old version of the app. Does anyone know if this is possible and how to do this?

    I'm running the stock version 4.3.

    On an unrelated note, I wish the overall community (AT&T, Google, etc.) would address the battery issues (drains) in a more helpful way for people to diagnose why there battery is draining quickly. My son has the new HTC One (from this summer) and I almost wish I had that as his batter lasts all day. I've had my phone a tad over a year now, with a SD card, and even with the new OS I have to recharge 1-3 times per day.

    Thanks.
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    Default Re: If you load a new version of an App, how to back out to the old version, and Battery comment

    If you are willing to root your device, there is an app on Google Play called 'Titanium Backup' that let's you revert to previous versions of apps, provided that you backed up that version.

    As for the battery issue, try going to settings > battery and it should say what is using the most power.

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    Default Re: If you load a new version of an App, how to back out to the old version, and Battery comment

    Quote Originally Posted by YouTube View Post
    If you are willing to root your device, there is an app on Google Play called 'Titanium Backup'
    Not sure about TB but with MyBackup Pro I didn't have to root to restore an app. All root adds is the ability to backup the apps internal data, ie settings etc, but many apps have their own backup function for that which works better anyway.

    To the OP, MBP and probably Titanium create folders clearly identified by date. Within that are the APK files one per app. The proper file can be restored by the backup app or you can just tap on the file to reinstall it using the standard install function.

    I'm up to about 8 apps that for one reason or another I don't want upgraded. Usually some "new feature" that totally breaks something I prefer/must have the old way. Some I know not to even attempt a new update--some I'll update to see if they "fixed" the problem. Nine out of ten times I have to back out the update.

    I really wish Google would add a "don't update this app" flag so I could use the update all function again. There are some apps that break the market link (makes Play Store think the app isn't installed) but so far none I've tried survives a reboot.
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    As far as the battery, have you asked for help here? If you provide some information for us to go on, we might be able to help. There are screens that will show you what is using battery, and third party apps that will show even more.
    PLEASE, when asking for help provide as much information as possible. We can't help unless we know what the symptoms are and what you did before they began.

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    Default Re: If you load a new version of an App, how to back out to the old version, and Battery comment

    Also check out Helium, formerly Carbon, for back up of apps & app data. Root not required.

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