Cool trick/glitch for using an older copy of an app.

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by mcdj, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    Pulse news reader got bought by LinkedIn. They updated the app and ruined it completely. I sync to the cloud so I couldn't get the old version back.

    Then I remembered I still had the old version on my iphone. Rather than transfer gigabytes worth of apps to iTunes just to grab one, I used iExplorer to copy the to my desktop.

    I then dragged the app to iTunes and synced it to my ipad. Oddly, the app had no icon in iTunes. I figured it wouldn't work but it did.

    As a byproduct, somehow the ipad doesn't think Pulse needs updating, or doesn't realize it's actually installed, because I no longer see the update for it in the App Store on the ipad. This means no annoying update badge and I can "update all" without fear of losing the old version of the app.

  2. lshirase macrumors regular

    Jan 7, 2008
    Did the same thing! Awesome, so glad I have the old Pulse back.

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