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[Q] How to transfer apps from Captivate to Atrix

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By panflute, Senior Member on 19th February 2011, 04:37 AM
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I am trying to figure out the best way to transfer apps from my rooted Captivate to the Atrix. Titanium backup would be the natural choice, but it only works on a rooted phone which the Atrix isn't, at least for now. I could go to the android web page and tell it to download each app separately. But I am wondering if there is a non rooted backup/restore app that will let me selectively backup/restore?? I say selectively because I do not want to restore those apps that require a rooted phone.

Then there is the question of the market place which saves your downloaded app list linked to your gmail account. I do not want market place to remember those apps I don't want on the Atrix. So the question is how do you instruct the market place to "forget" installed apps? The only way I know of would be to install ALL the apps via either a backup program or thru the web client, then de-install those from the phone I don't want which would then wipe them out from market place account so they will not keep re-appearing in my app list.

I should have my Atrix in my hands this Monday!
19th February 2011, 05:09 AM |#2  
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I would too like to know this. Thanks to anyone who knows the answer!
19th February 2011, 05:21 AM |#3  
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Try AppMonster.....there's a pro version as well
19th February 2011, 08:03 AM |#4  
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I would suggest App Brain personally...That's what I've been using during my time with my EVO.
19th February 2011, 08:15 AM |#5  
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App brain, a trackdog, and appbak

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19th February 2011, 08:19 AM |#6  
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Actually, AppBrain and all those "add-on Markets" won't work with the Atrix out of the box. AT&T disallowed sideloading and that counts apps like that.

On the plus side, the Atrix has already been rooted (read the first topic in the Dev section of the Atrix forum) it lets you do anything you want.
19th February 2011, 08:43 AM |#7  
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Check the Atrix dev sub forum - They have root!
19th February 2011, 04:34 PM |#8  
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OK looks like we are going to have our Atrix rooted and Titanium backup working but there is still the problem of the market links. There is some reference to market links in Titanium backup but not sure if that works to enable updates and there's still the issue of un-installed not wanted apps getting unregistered with market place. I had lost some apps and reinstalled with Titanium backup and I am not sure if I regained the market links or not. I am certainly not complaining and expect to spend many hours setting up the phone...thats part of the fun. Until a solution appears the best way to handle this may be to install the apps separately from the market place or via the web. I will try other programs others have suggested and post a solution here if found.
19th February 2011, 07:41 PM |#9  
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You can still sideload via ADB - so if you have the APK file it is simple to side load many.
19th February 2011, 08:38 PM |#10  
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How do you extract your own apk's? Been wondering this for a while now

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19th February 2011, 11:46 PM |#11  
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You can use adb to pull them off your phone...

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