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Question [Q] Backup .apk files that are stored on an HTC Desire HD (rooted)

I have searched this forum and have not found an answer. I would like to know how to backup the .apk files that are stored on the phone memory, not the SD card. I have used ASTRO file manager but cannot locate the .apk files. I have already used Titanium Backup Pro but I have found that the .apk files are backed up a .tar.gz files. What I want to do is backup the .apk files as .apk files for future resoration or transport to another Android device. I have searched the phone and cannot loacte where the downloaded .apk's are being stored. Could someone out there please help point me in the right direction.
 
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I have searched this forum and have not found an answer. I would like to know how to backup the .apk files that are stored on the phone memory, not the SD card. I have used ASTRO file manager but cannot locate the .apk files. I have already used Titanium Backup Pro but I have found that the .apk files are backed up a .tar.gz files. What I want to do is backup the .apk files as .apk files for future resoration or transport to another Android device. I have searched the phone and cannot loacte where the downloaded .apk's are being stored. Could someone out there please help point me in the right direction.
You have a couple of options. You can tell titanium backup not to use compression when backing up, or you can use 'Root Explorer' and navigate to /data/app where you will find all your user installed apps, be aware that the data for the apps, such as save games etc... is stored in /data/data.

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Talking Tahnsk for your help

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I tried turning compression off but titanium backup still created .tar files, not .apk files. Secon option of using root explorer worked just great.
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You can use Titanium backup, which will create compressed file, but you can decompress it on your PC and extract .apk file.

Method I use is with ASTRO. Go to menu-tools-backup programs, choose programs you want to backup and hit 'Backup' button. Then navigate to backup folder and there are your programs. But be aware, they will show market names whic are not always easy to determine which .apk is which program.
 
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I use appmonster as it backs up when you install from any source, using an old version 1.9.0 as they changed the way it puts file names, nopw it does via market, on prior it was a readable name

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I am using app saver, it works~
 
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A simple option would be to install appInstaller (the one by Gregory House) from the market.

It's a lightweight app which backs up apk files to a folder on your sd card named app saver.
 
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Noob here,

how can you locate or transfer a apk files? where are they exactly saved? how can you install/run them? what app should i use?

using a Huawei u8860 phone.

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Noob here,

how can you locate or transfer a apk files? where are they exactly saved? how can you install/run them? what app should i use?

using a Huawei u8860 phone.

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It all depends of the app...if is a system app or a market one. You have to use a file explorer such as file manager or ES explorer.

If the app you are looking for is a system on you need to be rooted.
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Try apk extractor in the market its free, its what I use.

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