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    Default Automatically Restore Apps After New Flash

    I used to have a DInc 2 and would regularly flash new ROMs so I have seen what I'm describing happen many times.

    Basically, whenever I would flash a new ROM and go through the setup of my Google account when I first booted the phone would start to automatically download all apps associated with my account. I always wondered why people used Titanium Backup because I never had to manually download all of my apps. Then, I would just use my backup of Nova Launcher after all apps had downloaded and my home screens would be exactly how I had them. The only thing that would be a pain is that I would have to re-sign into some apps.

    However, I haven't found that this process happens with my GNex that I purchased used. I flashed Jelly Belly (this is the first ROM I've flashed FWIW) and my apps were not automatically downloaded as I was used to. I had to go into the Play Store on the web and hit install on every app I wanted.

    Any idea if there is a way to get the process I had on my DInc2 to happe on the GNex? I looked through the settings and all I could find was an option to restore settings to apps, but nothing to automatically download all apps associated with the device.

    Is it because I have multiple devices associated with my account and the Play Store doesn't know which ones to download? I have a Revue, DInc2, Nexus 7, and then two GNex's (the first one I bought used had horrible screen burn in and was returned to seller). If that is the problem, is there a way to disassociate a device from my Play Store account? I looked through the options but all I could find was to hide the device from the list of devices to install to.
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    I am a noobie flasher, when I started with AOKP ICS gapps always automatically downloaded, when I jumped to JB ports they never did an automatic download and I have used both Jakeday JB and just switched to AOKP preview 4 both I had to manually download and use Nova and SMS backup. Would love to learn TiBu if it makes it easier, lol. Best of luck. JB for all GNx phones.

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    So maybe this is a JB problem? All of the AOKP roms I flashed were ICS so this is my first encounter with JB.

    Anyone have any idea how to remove devices from your Play Store account?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikec8785 View Post
    I used to have a DInc 2 and would regularly flash new ROMs so I have seen what I'm describing happen many times.

    Basically, whenever I would flash a new ROM and go through the setup of my Google account when I first booted the phone would start to automatically download all apps associated with my account. I always wondered why people used Titanium Backup because I never had to manually download all of my apps. Then, I would just use my backup of Nova Launcher after all apps had downloaded and my home screens would be exactly how I had them. The only thing that would be a pain is that I would have to re-sign into some apps.

    However, I haven't found that this process happens with my GNex that I purchased used. I flashed Jelly Belly (this is the first ROM I've flashed FWIW) and my apps were not automatically downloaded as I was used to. I had to go into the Play Store on the web and hit install on every app I wanted.

    Any idea if there is a way to get the process I had on my DInc2 to happe on the GNex? I looked through the settings and all I could find was an option to restore settings to apps, but nothing to automatically download all apps associated with the device.

    Is it because I have multiple devices associated with my account and the Play Store doesn't know which ones to download? I have a Revue, DInc2, Nexus 7, and then two GNex's (the first one I bought used had horrible screen burn in and was returned to seller). If that is the problem, is there a way to disassociate a device from my Play Store account? I looked through the options but all I could find was to hide the device from the list of devices to install to.
    I believe it is a known issue with jelly belly, at least it was when I was on it. I went to aokp preview and now cm10 and auto restore works. I couldn't get it to work on jelly belly. I thought they would have corrected that by now

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    Quote Originally Posted by hyminameisderek View Post
    I believe it is a known issue with jelly belly, at least it was when I was on it. I went to aokp preview and now cm10 and auto restore works. I couldn't get it to work on jelly belly. I thought they would have corrected that by now

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    So other custom ROMs have this feature enabled? I just went with Jelly Belly since AOKP is in preview right now and I wanted an AOSP ROM. I will switch to AOKP once there are some stable builds (unless they're stable now?).

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    I believe it is a JB issue.I always use TiBu as you mentioned. Its much faster than the auto download.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikec8785 View Post
    So other custom ROMs have this feature enabled? I just went with Jelly Belly since AOKP is in preview right now and I wanted an AOSP ROM. I will switch to AOKP once there are some stable builds (unless they're stable now?).

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    Both aokp and cm10 have restored my apps. Both are running pretty stable. If you check in settings for jelly belly under backup and restore you can see it went recognize the backup account. At least that was what I recall seeing

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    Quote Originally Posted by hyminameisderek View Post
    Both aokp and cm10 have restored my apps. Both are running pretty stable. If you check in settings for jelly belly under backup and restore you can see it went recognize the backup account. At least that was what I recall seeing

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    I flashed aokp preview 4 this morning and no auto download for me. Used the 7-14 gapps. Is there something I missed? Anyone have a tibu guide that easy to follow so it will help with the downloads.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Xanth269 View Post
    I flashed aokp preview 4 this morning and no auto download for me. Used the 7-14 gapps. Is there something I missed? Anyone have a tibu guide that easy to follow so it will help with the downloads.

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    Try this guide from 2defmouze:

    [HOW-TO] TiBu The Easy Way!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikec8785 View Post
    Basically, whenever I would flash a new ROM and go through the setup of my Google account when I first booted the phone would start to automatically download all apps associated with my account. I always wondered why people used Titanium Backup because I never had to manually download all of my apps.
    I use Titanium backup. it doesn't just restore the app, it also restores the saved app data. For example, redownloading Angry Birds using Google's automatic download means you have to start from level 1 all over again. By restoring from Titanium Backup, you can jump right back to whichever level you were at when you left off.
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    auto restore did not work for me with the 7/19 BB JB, but did work two days ago with Xenon HD JB. i'd guess it's rom-specific.
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    Google seems to claim that app data gets backed up to their servers now, what with the setting to enable it under the backup menu. Does that include things like progress in games? I don't think so, I've got all my stuff backed up with Datasync to dropbox, but it would be nice if it just backed up to Google automatically.
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    when I used the google IO port of JB I had no issues getting auto restore but when I started to try AOSP ROMs I had this issue. I say try to reflash and see if you can get it to trigger or flash a ICS rom and let it restore then flash a JB rom. maybe?
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    Not sure if this was pointed out but I believe it has to do with the Gapps. Team Vicious JB had the Gapps built in. Not sure which version but that version had auto restore. I just flash Aokp preview and that one you have to flash the Gapps seperately which is 723 and that one does not have auto restore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by imnotajedi View Post
    Not sure if this was pointed out but I believe it has to do with the Gapps. Team Vicious JB had the Gapps built in. Not sure which version but that version had auto restore. I just flash Aokp preview and that one you have to flash the Gapps seperately which is 723 and that one does not have auto restore.
    When I flashed the latest AOKP preview, I used the 7-26 signed gapps from goo.im and auto restore worked fine. Although I'm not sure I prefer auto restore to using mybackup pro (or TiBu).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty Hand View Post
    When I flashed the latest AOKP preview, I used the 7-26 signed gapps from goo.im and auto restore worked fine. Although I'm not sure I prefer auto restore to using mybackup pro (or TiBu).

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    I thought I was using the latest Gapps. I found that one afterwards and by afterwards I mean after I restored everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by imnotajedi View Post
    I thought I was using the latest Gapps. I found that one afterwards and by afterwards I mean after I restored everything.
    That's just part of what makes crack flashing fun. Now you can look forward to flashing your next rom to see if auto restore works with the latest gapps.

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    i have the same problem - with Vicious, Liquid and FNV....(thinking the Gapps explanation makes sense)
    i know how to use TiBu but have been hesitant to use it because i've heard restoring data can bring problems with it. i never restore system apps or data and am VERY selective on the app data i do restore.
    what are everyone's thoughts about corruption when doing a complete app/data restore on NON-system apps?
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    Default Got Automatical Restore to work After New Flash

    On Baked BB8 O was having the same problem. I flashed the ROM, flashed gapps and booted. Did the phone setup and then reinstalled BB8. Lo and behold, it began immediately downloading my apps. I can restore the data with Titanium, but it gives me a clean install of all my apps. :-)

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