1. tweedie's Avatar
    I've updated my 1020 to 8.1, making sure I backed up, and did a hard reset to its nice and clean. Restarted phone and proceeded to restore my settings/apps

    however, some apps I previously had doesn't appear to install. For example, Modern Combat 4 (in fact quiet a few other xbox games) according to "my apps" saying that its "no longer available" or not published, but yet, I can still see it in the store and I can "buy" it again?!

    Tried to buy it again hoping it would know that I had already purchased it, but seems to go through the motion as if I wish to purchased it.

    Even tried https://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/m...ry?signin=true to install it via webpage, but "app is no longer published"

    How can i restore all my apps back? Hope I haven't lost them!
    08-12-2014 05:27 AM
  2. David P2's Avatar
    I've updated my 1020 to 8.1, making sure I backed up, and did a hard reset to its nice and clean. Restarted phone and proceeded to restore my settings/apps

    however, some apps I previously had doesn't appear to install. For example, Modern Combat 4 (in fact quiet a few other xbox games) according to "my apps" saying that its "no longer available" or not published, but yet, I can still see it in the store and I can "buy" it again?!

    Tried to buy it again hoping it would know that I had already purchased it, but seems to go through the motion as if I wish to purchased it.

    Even tried https://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/m...ry?signin=true to install it via webpage, but "app is no longer published"

    How can i restore all my apps back? Hope I haven't lost them!
    If they're showing as 'no longer published' then you can't get them back unless they are republished again. And installing manually with the XAP file won't work - the store will recognise that the app/game you are trying to reinstall isn't published anymore, and refuse to continue.
    08-12-2014 05:30 AM
  3. tweedie's Avatar
    but it is published. it is in the stores and available to buy?!
    08-12-2014 06:17 AM
  4. David P2's Avatar
    but it is published. it is in the stores and available to buy?!
    I'd contact MS about it - something seems a bit screwey.
    08-12-2014 06:21 AM
  5. dfaris's Avatar
    Please let us know what they say.
    08-12-2014 11:42 AM
  6. tweedie's Avatar
    well, I got onto the online chat. Its a bit of a mystery to be honest.

    It transpired that 5 of my games (Brain Challenge, Assassin Creed, Lets Golf 2, Modern Combat 4 and Asphalt 7 Heat - all gamesoft) appears to be purchased according to my "purchased history", but on the commerce.microsoft.com site, it doesn't appear as a transaction of purchased.

    Not sure what happened, but it sounds like I had those games free since April upto now without paying for it!

    Perhaps those games were initially free and now has to pay for it. Or perhaps I got them on promotion. Thats the only explanation I can come up with.

    So looks like I lost my "free" games during the upgrade. Darn!
    belodion likes this.
    08-12-2014 01:26 PM

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