4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 17, 2010 10:34 PM by ayobonus
ayobonus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
So last week, I downloaded the "Camera+" application from the App Store. I absolutely loved it. But then the next day I was rearranging apps in to folders and whatever and I accidentally deleted it, like a total moron. And I know you can redownload an app without being charged, but the only problem is, is that Camera+ is no longer available in the App Store.

Unfortunately, I did not get a chance to back up my phone when I purchased the app, so it's not on my computer. And that option is down the drain.

I also reported a problem on iTunes and someone got back to me saying to just redownload the app, so that didn't help me at all.

What I was wondering was if there was a way to recover a deleted app on the iPhone? Like somehow go search the files in the phone, and try and retrieve it.

Or my other theory was that if someone else out there had a legit copy of Camera+, they could try and send it to me. I know it's a long shot, but I was thinking that if I got the legit .ipa from someone who purchased the appllication, I can load it into iTunes, and since I DID purchase it, I would be able to use it. It might work, it might now. I really want to try it out though.

I really want the Camera+ app back. I loved it, and I can't believe that I deleted it. So if anyone could help me out with any kind of information, I'd greatly appreciate it.

Late 2009 MacPro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • KurtStu Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)
    I have this app too and I remember I had this same frustration when I went to download it again. It's listed as camera + but you actually have to search for it as Camera Plus or Camera Plus Pro. Try one of those two and you will find it in listing.
  • ayobonus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Yeah, everyone gets this confused lol. There used to be an app called "Camera+" but it got pulled out of the App Store last week. The other apps called "Camera Plus" and "Camera Plus Pro" are completely different apps. "Camera+" was listed just how it looks, and it was a completely different app.

    I had to clarify this to so many people lol.
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,370 points)
    What I was wondering was if there was a way to recover a deleted app on the iPhone? Like somehow go search the files in the phone, and try and retrieve it.


    In a word, no.

    Or my other theory was that if someone else out there had a legit copy of Camera+, they could try and send it to me. I know it's a long shot, but I was thinking that if I got the legit .ipa from someone who purchased the appllication, I can load it into iTunes, and since I DID purchase it, I would be able to use it. It might work, it might now. I really want to try it out though.


    Not possible. All 3rd party apps - paid and free apps include DRM protection which is tied to the iTunes account used to download the app. You would need to authorize your computer with the iTunes account used to download the app, and I seriously doubt someone is going to provide you their iTunes account and password.

    If there were a way around this, someone could purchase an app and send it to all their friends and/or family members with an iPhone.
  • ayobonus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Yeah, that's what I was thinking. ****, this stinks. The only reason why I thought this would work was because iTunes could trace back if I actually bought the app, which I did. But each app is tied into the account in which it was downloaded. I just thought that since I bought it, I could use another .ipa.

    I guess I'll just cross my fingers and hope that Camera+ makes it back into the App Store.