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Question about accounts and app installs

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    Question about accounts and app installs

    OK so My wife got our daughter a fire. I currently have an Atrix phone and Asus Transformer. The main purpose of the fire is for my daughter to read books. And since I am not that much of a reader my wife has our daughter using her account so they can read the same books (plus my daughter is not old enough to have her own account). At any rate since I already have several apps that I have gotten via free app of the day / purchase and the fire is much more than just a reader I am wondering if I can temporarily associate her fire with my account and put a couple of the apps that I already have on her device then switch back to associating her device with my wife's account so that the books they read are all there. This would not be that big of a deal except that the google market place is not availalbe (one of the main apps my daughter wants is on sale for $0.10) without rooting etc etc etc. My wife is against me doing that.

    So bottom line, once an app is installed locally is it always available regardless of the account that it was installed with?

    Thanks

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    It would be simpler to sideload: d/l and install the 10 cent app to your Atrix, back it up with Astro File Manager (into a tidy .apk), then send it to the Kindle via dropbox/email/etc. I haven't tried this, but I think the device gets wiped to factory settings when changing 'owners'...can anyone verify?

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    ALOHA and welcome to the forum. Yes u can sideload it but it won't let u use multiple accounts. U can rename multiple devices but its registered under one acct at a time.

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    I've got the same question but wonder if I put the apps that are in my Amazon account on the Fire, then changed the Amazon account it's registered on to my daughters account, would the apps still work?
    It's a Christmas present for my daughter that is currently registered in my account and I've got a bunch of Free App of the Day waiting to install on it.
    I'm not so much asking about side loading Android market apps, just wondering what happens to the Amazon ones once I switch accounts.
    Thank you

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    Last edited by mountainbikermark; 12-09-2011 at 07:14 AM.

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    Welcome to the site.

 

 

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