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  1. liamwalsh21's Avatar
    Anybody know where the .ipa file is stored on my iphone? Just bought modern combat 2 but itunes wont recognize my device so i want to ssh and drag it off before i restore.

    Thanks in advance
    2010-10-08 01:57 PM
  2. Simon's Avatar
    You can always download it again for free after the restore or even from itunes itself.
    2010-10-08 02:08 PM
  3. liamwalsh21's Avatar
    You sure? It says if you dont back up your apps on itunes you will have to purchase them again.
    2010-10-08 02:24 PM
  4. Simon's Avatar
    I am sure. When you go to purchase it again it will pop up with a message saying you have already purchased it and ask if you want to download it again for free. It is only music and movies that itunes charges again if you try to redownload.
    2010-10-08 02:51 PM
  5. Waleed786's Avatar
    U have to download from iTunes though, If u try to re-download from the iPhone after restore, it might charge u. Just download from iTunes then sync
    2010-10-08 03:32 PM
  6. Simon's Avatar
    You will not be charged again, even if you do it from the iphone itself.
    2010-10-08 03:34 PM
  7. Waleed786's Avatar
    Really? I was charged again. They told me it's for security reasons, otherwise I could just enter my account info on other peoples iPhones and give them my apps for free. That's why they only made it work through iTunes, because each iPhone syncs with only 1 computer.
    2010-10-08 03:36 PM
  8. Simon's Avatar
    As long as the phone is linked to your account itunes will not charge you again. You could enter your account info on other peoples phones and do it for free. But it would mean that they are linked to your account.
    2010-10-08 03:39 PM
  9. Waleed786's Avatar
    I don't understand. If my take my friends iPhone, go to settings, store, sign out, then sign into my account, download all my paid apps, then sign back out, it will work? I have tried that and it doesn't asks u to pay again
    2010-10-08 03:41 PM
  10. Simon's Avatar
    No that will not work because you are signing back out after. You would have to permanently link it to your account, so it would not be linked to his account anymore.
    Last edited by Simon; 2010-10-08 at 03:53 PM.
    2010-10-08 03:48 PM
  11. Waleed786's Avatar
    The apps don't install even before i sign out..I'm trying it on my brothers iPhone as we speak
    2010-10-08 03:51 PM
  12. Simon's Avatar
    What you are talking about is different than what the OP is. He is restoring his own phone on his own account. He will not have any issues downloading apps that he has purchased already on his iphone or in his itunes as both will be linked to his account.
    2010-10-08 03:55 PM
  13. Waleed786's Avatar
    So ur saying that only works if u restore from backup, if I set up as new phone it will not work correct? Because that would be the same as what I'm saying
    2010-10-08 03:58 PM
  14. Simon's Avatar
    It will still work if you setup as new. As soon as you sync to itunes and put in your account and password you will be linked to your account again, so you can download any apps that you purchased on that account for free. You are having trouble with your brothers one because his is probably linked to his account already.
    2010-10-08 04:01 PM
  15. Waleed786's Avatar
    Oh okay, so it only links to the account that u put in right after a restore? And the only way to link it to another account is to restore again? That makes sense..
    2010-10-08 04:12 PM
  16. Simon's Avatar
    You dont necessarily have to restore again. But you do have to unlink it from the current account, which could erase any apps that are already on there.
    2010-10-08 04:14 PM
  17. Waleed786's Avatar
    How do u unlink it?
    2010-10-08 04:23 PM
  18. Simon's Avatar
    Sync it to another itunes account will do it, you will probably get a warning about it erasing the stuff that is currently on it.
    2010-10-08 04:25 PM