First post and I hope I am in the correct forum.
I have an iPad2 and do backups regularly using iTunes on my Mac computer.
I had an old version of the Google+ app on my ipad. Recently Google updated this app for the iPad (it originally was an iPhone app) and the IM chat feature I used daily was taken away. I had DL the newer version and didn't like it. I successfully (through a prior post found on here) put back the old app to my iPad. Things were great till it the App crashed one day and wouldn't open past the logo. I again did a reinstall no problem.
Since then I did a backup of my iPhone and it replaced the iPhone app over the old Google+ App in the iTunes library. I must have overlooked the sync both devices box! :-(
The App once more tonight crashed again and I deleted it from the iPad. I went to iTunes and didn't plug in and saw that in the update to my iPhone it had placed the newer version of Google+ in the library folder of iTunes.
I manually deleted the newer Google+app and had saved the old Google+ app to my desktop. I inserted the old app into the iTunes library folder after I manually deleted the new Google+ app. It's still in my trash.
I then did a backup and reverted to the Apps but noticed that the Google+ app was not showing on my iTunes library though I could see it if I right clicked another App and the old Google+ ipa file was showing on the library list.
I tried again to revert but iTunes now won't recognize my App in the iTunes library list?!
I need this App for the IM chat. I have family that I use this for when we can't communicate through video chat. Can someone please help me as I am very upset I did something wrong and now can not get the App back into my iPad.
I have copied the App to my desktop but like I said, I can't go back to a restore because the new backup wrote over it tonight and the old Google+ app is gone from that backup.
How can I have iTunes recognize my old Google+ App? Is there a way to get this App back on my iPad2?
Thank you to all who answer. Much appreicated.