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LG Thrive questions

i have an lg thrive, my first smart phone, which i am really enjoying, with the exception of a couple of things that i would like explained. 

 

a few times, i have downloaded apps from "google play" ... both from the main screen of my phone & from the website.  i used these apps & they have worked as expected.  then suddenly, some of them disappear.  so, i pay the data fees used to download them again & reinstall ... again they work great, then i notice that some of them disappeared.  so, i download an app to backup apps, so i can reinstall, only to find that when i try to reinstall from this backup app, i get the message - "install blocked.  for security, your phone is set to block installation of applications not obtained from android market."   this is getting a bit old ...

 

any input, suggestions??  i am looking forward to hearing from you ... thank you, in advance.

i have an lg thrive, my first smart phone, which i am really enjoying, with the exception of a couple of things that i would like explained. 

 

a few times, i have downloaded apps from "google play" ... both from the main screen of my phone & from the website.  i used these apps & they have worked as expected.  then suddenly, some of them disappear.  so, i pay the data fees used to download them again & reinstall ... again they work great, then i notice that some of them disappeared.  so, i download an app to backup apps, so i can reinstall, only to find that when i try to reinstall from this backup app, i get the message - "install blocked.  for security, your phone is set to block installation of applications not obtained from android market."   this is getting a bit old ...

 

any input, suggestions??  i am looking forward to hearing from you ... thank you, in advance.

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Try going to Settings/Applications and check the option marked "Unknown Sources".  This is checked on mine, and I don't have the problems you are having.

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i have an lg thrive, my first smart phone, which i am really enjoying, with the exception of a couple of things that i would like explained. 

 

a few times, i have downloaded apps from "google play" ... both from the main screen of my phone & from the website.  i used these apps & they have worked as expected.  then suddenly, some of them disappear.  so, i pay the data fees used to download them again & reinstall ... again they work great, then i notice that some of them disappeared.  so, i download an app to backup apps, so i can reinstall, only to find that when i try to reinstall from this backup app, i get the message - "install blocked.  for security, your phone is set to block installation of applications not obtained from android market."   this is getting a bit old ...

 

any input, suggestions??  i am looking forward to hearing from you ... thank you, in advance.


I have lost apps that I had downloaded many times and always went through the same reinstall. I found another solution that takes less time. If you unseat the SD card and then reseat it, the lost apps reappear. It works for me. As far as the security issue using a backup app, I cannot answer. 


4moonglow wrote:

i have an lg thrive, my first smart phone, which i am really enjoying, with the exception of a couple of things that i would like explained. 

 

a few times, i have downloaded apps from "google play" ... both from the main screen of my phone & from the website.  i used these apps & they have worked as expected.  then suddenly, some of them disappear.  so, i pay the data fees used to download them again & reinstall ... again they work great, then i notice that some of them disappeared.  so, i download an app to backup apps, so i can reinstall, only to find that when i try to reinstall from this backup app, i get the message - "install blocked.  for security, your phone is set to block installation of applications not obtained from android market."   this is getting a bit old ...

 

any input, suggestions??  i am looking forward to hearing from you ... thank you, in advance.


I have lost apps that I had downloaded many times and always went through the same reinstall. I found another solution that takes less time. If you unseat the SD card and then reseat it, the lost apps reappear. It works for me. As far as the security issue using a backup app, I cannot answer. 

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Try going to Settings/Applications and check the option marked "Unknown Sources".  This is checked on mine, and I don't have the problems you are having.

Try going to Settings/Applications and check the option marked "Unknown Sources".  This is checked on mine, and I don't have the problems you are having.

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thank you, wdsnis.
thank you, wdsnis.

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thank you, CriGllsp.
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