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I have a Verizon Galaxy S3 SGH-I535 with the latest 4.3 installed. However the wireless and bluetooth stopped working so I have a new phone that I'm trying to move my apps over to. Problem is, one app that I LOVE no longer exists and is no longer in the Play store, so I can't reinstall it on my new phone.

Therefore is there a way to root my current SGH-I535, grab the .APK file, then unroot the phone back so I can send it to Samsung for a warranty repair?
 
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I have a Verizon Galaxy S3 SGH-I535 with the latest 4.3 installed. However the wireless and bluetooth stopped working so I have a new phone that I'm trying to move my apps over to. Problem is, one app that I LOVE no longer exists and is no longer in the Play store, so I can't reinstall it on my new phone.

Therefore is there a way to root my current SGH-I535, grab the .APK file, then unroot the phone back so I can send it to Samsung for a warranty repair?
Its not on the amazon store or aptoide? That's a lot of work for just one apk. Heck even a google search might find a download for you.
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I have a Verizon Galaxy S3 SGH-I535 with the latest 4.3 installed. However the wireless and bluetooth stopped working so I have a new phone that I'm trying to move my apps over to. Problem is, one app that I LOVE no longer exists and is no longer in the Play store, so I can't reinstall it on my new phone.

Therefore is there a way to root my current SGH-I535, grab the .APK file, then unroot the phone back so I can send it to Samsung for a warranty repair?
Try rooting with the safe-root tool - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...8&highlight=s3

Then install Titanium Backup, backup the apps and data to SD card, then restore to stock, then you have the APK on the SD card.
 
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Try rooting with the safe-root tool - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...8&highlight=s3

Then install Titanium Backup, backup the apps and data to SD card, then restore to stock, then you have the APK on the SD card.
I will try SafeRoot tonight and see if that solves the problem.
 
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I will try SafeRoot tonight and see if that solves the problem.
It would help if you told us what the app is

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Do U need Some apk (If so what apk) or
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It would help if you told us what the app is
Good point. The App is called Unread Gmail Widget by a company called Waxsoft, Inc. This was a paid app but it's no longer showing on the Google Play Store so I can't reinstall it. I've made MANY attempts to contact the developer of the app but all my emails go unanswered.

I've done more research and found that there is no way to extract a paid app's APK off the phone.

After I rooted the phone I went to the \data folder but I didn't see any APPS folder listed there. Is there another location where paid apps store their APK?
 
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Good point. The App is called Unread Gmail Widget by a company called Waxsoft, Inc. This was a paid app but it's no longer showing on the Google Play Store so I can't reinstall it. I've made MANY attempts to contact the developer of the app but all my emails go unanswered.

I've done more research and found that there is no way to extract a paid app's APK off the phone.

After I rooted the phone I went to the \data folder but I didn't see any APPS folder listed there. Is there another location where paid apps store their APK?
If you got the app from the store, and it's running Titanium Backup should be able to back it up for you, no problem. Where you able to get root on your phone yet?

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