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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-28-2012
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: Telfort

Reinstall bought apps after resetting Playbook?

I've some problems with sideloaded apps... Smiley Sad


So I want to bring my playbook back to factory settings at the day of purchase.

I want a totaly clean Plabook.


But what about the apps I bought in Appworld? Do I have to buy them again or can I just reinstall them after resetting my playbook?

Posts: 248
Registered: ‎02-14-2012
My Device: PassPort, Z30
My Carrier: Bell

Re: Reinstall bought apps after resetting Playbook?

When you reconfigure your PB RIM APP Store should recognize your PB and remember which apps you have purchased and allow you to re-install them. When I did a security wipe on my PB I had to manually re-install all the apps I had side loaded. These I had not purchased through APP Store.
Posts: 863
Registered: ‎10-27-2010
My Device: Z30 / PlayBook 64GB
My Carrier: Virgin Mobile UK

Re: Reinstall bought apps after resetting Playbook?

Just to clarify. When you use your BlackBerryID - that keeps track of your installed apps.

As long as you use the same account, you will be able to easily reinstall your apps from AppWorld if you want to.

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Posts: 1,482
Registered: ‎04-19-2011
My Device: BlackBerry Z10 + Z30 + Playbook 64
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: Reinstall bought apps after resetting Playbook?

I wish you good luck with that, the last time that both my Playbook and my phone were forced to "update" or re-installed the OS, I had to buy all the programs again, they were all showing in the list as un-installed but I ahd to pay for them again, and the reason I was given is because the devices were not them same as the one that the programs were bought with, the funny thing is I never changed the device , the phone I have it for a little over a year now and the Playbook I got it on the day that it came to the market (2011/04/19)


Once again I wish you good luck

Using the Playbook and the Z10 and the Z30 and loving them

Posts: 236
Registered: ‎07-27-2012
My Device: BlaclBerry PlayBook 16gb, BlackBerry dev alpha
My Carrier: Airtel

Re: Reinstall bought apps after resetting Playbook?

Just reset your playbook. When it restarts login with same blackberry id which you had bought the apps