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App Store now allows Older App Versions Download!
« on: September 17, 2013, 03:30:58 PM »
 As reported here:

http://www.cultofmac.com/245668/app-store-now-allows-luddites-to-download-older-app-versions-for-their-old-hardware/

App Store now allows to download older versions.

Here you can see a screenshot on 3G:
http://www.ispazio.net/434918/da-oggi-app-store-ci-permettera-di-installare-anche-versioni-precedenti-delle-applicazioni

But... On WD6 I cannot use this awesome feature. What about you?

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Re: App Store now allows Older App Versions Download!!!
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2013, 05:45:36 PM »
What a great news for 4.x users! but.. sadly all WD users cannot benefit from the new feature coz WD = 3.1.3 & it will be always :(
« Last Edit: September 17, 2013, 07:35:35 PM by n0s-speed »
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Re: App Store now allows Older App Versions Download!!!
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2013, 09:31:44 PM »
Yes, it works in my iphone 3G with IOS 4.1

But, for example, Instagram still not working. It says the same message as always: "your instagram version is out of date. Please download the last version in App Store".

At any rate, I can download many apps that before I couldn't.
Good news for me, and thanks (thanks..?) to Apple.

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Re: App Store now allows Older App Versions Download!!!
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2013, 09:35:17 PM »
But, for example, Instagram still not working. It says the same message as always: "your instagram version is out of date. Please download the last version in App Store".


Welcome to the forums :)

Yes, it would still say that because it is still the same case of broken API and so on.  Just because the appstore let you download the latest version doesn't mean it magically is up to date/supported by the developer (as they won't do that... ) :(

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Re: App Store now allows Older App Versions Download!!!
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2013, 09:48:37 PM »
This is great news for the eBook readers alone. It was shocking that you couldn't download a Kindle reader for iOS 4.2.1 from the App store. I hope that iBooks is fully working. Apple had crippled the iBookstore function long before they raised the hardware requirements.

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Re: App Store now allows Older App Versions Download!!!
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2013, 09:08:52 AM »
But is there a workaround for WD users?
For example let say I need Camera 3D Pro that was developed for 3.1.3 too (and it's missing in TimeMachine).
Since Whited00r AppMarket/AppStore doesn't support the feature, could it be possible to download the old version via iTunes and than synch with WD6 iPhone?
« Last Edit: September 18, 2013, 09:11:38 AM by woc »

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Re: App Store now allows Older App Versions Download!!!
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2013, 09:38:02 AM »
What about stock ios 3? Will it work on that?

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Re: App Store now allows Older App Versions Download!!!
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2013, 10:20:08 AM »
I just tried on my WD 3.1.3 phone and it doesn't work  :'(

Let's hope the community can make it work, because this is really great news from apple.

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Re: App Store now allows Older App Versions Download!!!
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2013, 10:35:34 AM »
ya but did someone try it on stock ios 3? because WD6 does not have the same "app store" app that stock ios has

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App Store now allows Older App Versions Download!!!
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2013, 12:19:22 PM »
ya but did someone try it on stock ios 3? because WD6 does not have the same "app store" app that stock ios has

What make you think like that? Open App Market and swipe to the right. There's a stock app store app. Tap it and there you go.

P.S. and I'm not even the WD user )

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Re: App Store now allows Older App Versions Download!!!
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2013, 12:37:38 PM »
Yes it does have app market, but I also think that it is not the same as stock one.
does the stock one launch browser and open iTunes store when u click install and bounce back to app store?
I never experience iOS3 before, so not very sure about this.

If stock iOS3 app store allow old version app to be downloaded, I think I'm going to restore the ipod :p though high chance to reinstall WD again if WD is faster. Have no complaint so far using WD6, while using it only for audio books. It last weeks for the battery to be totally depleted. Amazing.

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Re: App Store now allows Older App Versions Download!!!
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2013, 04:12:07 PM »
Dude have you read my post?:)  WD has a stock app store as well as the custom one.

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Re: App Store now allows Older App Versions Download!!!
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2013, 05:09:59 PM »
Dude have you read my post?:)  WD has a stock app store as well as the custom one.

There is something wrong with the whited00r appstore (or just 3.1.3 in general that has changed server side) where searching/opening things opens up safari, and then the appstore again.  Don't ask me why, it just does :(  Good bug report actually!  I will ask mattewre what he knows about this.

That being said, no, it doesn't seem to work on 3.1.3 for anyone :(

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Re: App Store now allows Older App Versions Download!!!
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2013, 05:11:29 PM »

There is something wrong with the whited00r appstore (or just 3.1.3 in general that has changed server side) where searching/opening things opens up safari, and then the appstore again.  Don't ask me why, it just does :(  Good bug report actually!  I will ask mattewre what he knows about this.

That being said, no, it doesn't seem to work on 3.1.3 for anyone :(

Umm... Works for me :/ just installed an app.

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Re: App Store now allows Older App Versions Download!!!
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2013, 05:18:04 PM »
Umm... Works for me :/ just installed an app.

On stock 3.1.3?  Then yes, it is an issue with whited00r (for some unknown reason that I may know and shall have to test soon).)