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

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

  1. mcdj macrumors 604

    mcdj

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    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 pulse.app 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.

    YMMV.
     
  2. lshirase macrumors regular

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

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