[Q] Auto-reinstall apps after hard reset (I know it's been asked, but please read)
My phone is slow as hell and I need to hard reset. I remember before, all my apps auto-downloaded afterwards. The settings were gone, but that's fine. I have tried several times (restoring from nandroid backup) and each time, nothing seems to happen despite leaving the phone on overnight. I have searched other threads and found the following:
- I need to have "back up my data" and "automatic restore" checked in Settings -> Privacy. Did that before hard reset.
- Found this answer: "if you go to the Play app and tap the 3 icons top right there is a setting so auto update the apps." Auto update doesn't appear to work, all it does is update apps you already have installed. After hard reset I only have about 15 basic apps, none of my old ones.
- Found this answer: "All your phone apps are collected together in your market library. Just go there ad push the apps once again to your phone (just half a minute job actually). Its a bit tricky because the install button for push is hidden." So where is the hidden button?
I don't want to use a third-party app like Titanium Backup. I'd prefer a clean re-install from Google, not apk. I think some of my apk files and settings were the problem in the first place.
I could just reinstall all of them manually, but I have a lot and Google Play mixes up the apps I had installed with all of the apps I uninstalled years ago. I can't tell the difference!