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  • sajid.saiyed Calculating status...
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    May 4, 2012 10:10 AM (in response to BlueBomberRC83)

    This solved my problem.

    I tried everything else but eventually removing the sqlite file solved it.

     

    I had this app showing "Waiting" for a couple of days.

    I even tried downloading it on iTunes on my Macbook and sync the phone... still nothing.

     

    After I removed the SQlite file. It solved.

     

    Just to inform, the sqlite file may contain data stored for your games.

    I realised that all the historic data of the games was gone when I removed the Sqlite.

    Not sure if others have experienced the same.

     

    But thats not a big deal for me right now. The annoying app is gone......

  • chances14 Calculating status...
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    May 4, 2012 10:22 AM (in response to sajid.saiyed)

    I didn't have that problem when I deleted the sq file. Pretty sure that file doesn't hold any in game data.

  • VesperDEM Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 6, 2012 8:33 AM (in response to sajid.saiyed)

    @sajid.saiyed: There is absolutely no game data stored in the "downloads.28.sqlitedb file" file. It's just used to keep track of downloads taking place on your device.

     

    Application data is stored with the application in it's own folder. If you look in the Applications folder on your device, you will see a list of folders with numbers as their names. These folders are your installed applications folders. Each number is a "GUID" or Globally Unique IDentifier. Opening one of those folders will show that application's storage area. Included is the application folder (like on Mac OS) as well as a Documents and Library folder.

     

    Game data as well as documents (if the app were, say a text editor) would be stored in this folder structure, not in the "downloads.28.sqlitedb" file.

  • mightymilk Calculating status...
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    May 7, 2012 8:29 AM (in response to kurskiy74)

    Thanks to whoever posted the iExplorer fix, it corrected the problem immediately.  Got tired of waiting for Apple to patch this problem... glad I found this thread.

  • Theback Calculating status...
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    May 7, 2012 1:16 PM (in response to kurskiy74)

    Today apple released ios 5.1.1 and fixed it. So no more problems for anyone anymore

  • VesperDEM Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 7, 2012 2:09 PM (in response to Theback)

    You see guys, Apple actually does pay attention to these forums. They just don't post in them. Think about it, if they answered everyone who posted in these forums, they wouldn't have any time left over in their day to actually work on the fixes they do work on.

     

    There will still be folks out there with currupted sqlitedb files that will need to either follow the iExplorer fix or do a restore to fix the file, but at least the database won't get corrupted again.

  • Mac OS XP Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)
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    May 21, 2012 10:33 AM (in response to VesperDEM)

    So if they would have posted, "We're working on it guys, hold tight," it would have taken them even longer than 4 months to fix it?

     

    But I am glad there was a fix.

  • BlueBomberRC83 Calculating status...
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    May 21, 2012 11:30 AM (in response to Mac OS XP)

    I have a late 2008 unibody MacBook Pro that had a screen flicker issue that made integrated graphics painful to use. The issue crept up probably about a year (late 2009) after I got the notebook. Apple finally put in a fix through updated firmware this past February and never mentioned the issue until the fix. Soooo.. Apple is capable for going on for years without mentioning an issue, and then finally resolve it.

  • denosis Calculating status...
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    Jun 7, 2012 1:50 AM (in response to kurskiy74)

    hi there,

     

    i bought a app from my iPhon which is Phone Drive Pro version for free last week, but it doesnt seem to be on my purchased applications in AppStore. i have an iPad too and want to use this app, because it is not on my purchased applications i cant do that, i have to pay for it.

     

    i'm using the same account on both devices, so what am i missing?

     

    Thank you..

  • abowl0e Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 18, 2012 1:18 PM (in response to Theback)

    Hey I'm having this problem, and it's August 18th 2012.  I've been on 5.1.1 for a minute.  I don't know what is going on.

  • elpapichulo Calculating status...
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    Aug 21, 2012 1:42 AM (in response to Rob RS125R)

    Perfect solution! Top marks

  • abowl0e Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 21, 2012 9:22 PM (in response to elpapichulo)

    Unfortunatly this did not work for me or a few other Sprint users I know. 

     

    Thank you for sharing your experiences though.

  • VPARKY Calculating status...
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    Aug 23, 2012 12:08 PM (in response to kurskiy74)

    I had the same issue, wherein i could not install new apps or update existing apps. I logged out of my apple id, rebooted my iphone 4 (ios 5.0) and logged into apple store again. Now i can install and update apps.

  • SeaDigital Calculating status...
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    Oct 3, 2012 7:24 AM (in response to kurskiy74)

    I just purchased a brand new iPad3. Less than one week later I got to purcahse a game downloaded from the Apple Games store (If I purchased it through the developers site there is a 70% off coupon, but that won't work for games in the Apple store)  I click buy and get this error message:

     

    "ipad unable to purchase this item is for an app that was purchased by a different apple id/ to buy this item with this apple id, you must first purchase the app"

     

    I logged on to iTunes, updated billing info, saved, closed.

    I went to settings on the iPad, logged out the current Apple ID, powered down, powered up, logged on with my Apple ID, turned on auto update, turned off auto update.

     

    Went back to the game, clicked BUY.  Got the same error message.  

     

    So, now I'm stuck with this device that limits me to Apples proprietary store that doesn't work.  So, basically I have a camera with kaleidoscope that can make silly faces.

     

    ***! *** that!  Give me a fix.. I would have been better off buying a NON-APPLE laptop that allows me to play Flash, purchase games with 70% discount coupons and doesn't restrict me to their stupid iTunes, Apple store that doesn't even work!  This is a piece of crap if I can't download and purchase APPS/Games from the Apple store.

     

    Less than 1 week!  NOT HAPPY!

     

    I'm an IT!  I should be able to resolve a user ID, Password issue.. I'd rather install Linux!  F U Apple!  I can't even fix this?  BS!

     

    I was just about to purcahse one for my computer illterate mom.. NO WAY!  If I'm going nuts, she sure would!  Apple made a nice product and left the programming up to monkeys.  Did you farm that out to 3rd world countries or just hire monkeys from the zoo?

  • lowvoltagedrop Calculating status...
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    Nov 21, 2012 10:18 PM (in response to Mac OS XP)

    Need help! I have iphone 4s originally version iOS5 then was updated to iOS 6.0.1. My first question is if im going to press RESET ALL SETTINGS what will happen to my phone the OS version will not be downgraded?phone book will not be affected? some installed software applications on my phone will not be erased? My Second question is how to delete an existing apple ID? coz i have two existing apple ID in this phone then i want to delete those two then i want to create a new one. Thanks a lot!

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