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Old May 31st, 2010, 09:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question how to get APK files to my desktop

I would like to know where I can find APK files that I can download to my desktop. This is so I can download the apps on my backflilp

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just do a google search with the app name followed by apk.
so for example i wanted to download barcode scanner, i would google search "barcode scanner apk"
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One site that you can get apk files from is www.slideme.org it is a different market from Google and has plenty of apps that you can download to your desktop. If you have an installed app that you want the apk from; install Estrong, then use Estrong's backup feature to backup the app (a button that looks like a set of gears). The app will be copied to your storage card's download folder. Then just copy the apk file to your computer
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Your going to have to root your backflip before you can install outside of market.

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Your going to have to root your backflip before you can install outside of market.
Actually, you do not need root on the backflip to install non-market apps.

http://androidforums.com/motorola-backflip/51790-how-install-non-market-apps-via-adb-solved.html

I personally use Droid Explorer.
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I'm so glad I don't have AT&T with my Backflip 'cause all I have to do to install non-market apps was check the Unknown Sources option in the Applications settings and it allows me to install non-market apps straight from my sdcard!
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Yep, I installed PDAnet on my Wife's backflip last night using ADB. No root required.
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Yep, I installed PDAnet on my Wife's backflip last night using ADB. No root required.
PDANet and EasyTether will show up in the market if you remove the SIM from an AT&T Backflip and connect via WiFi. Some other apps that usually don't show up also.
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PDANet and EasyTether will show up in the market if you remove the SIM from an AT&T Backflip and connect via WiFi. Some other apps that usually don't show up also.
Nice, thanks for that tip.
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adb pull system/app/programname.apk
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Wouldn't it be /data/app unless your looking for stock apps?

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Hey James! I just wanted to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! You frickin' ROCK dude! The Estrong backup method works awesomely! I have a Chinese Superpad and a lot of the apps I want don't show up in the market. I was getting really frustrated not being able to run my favorite apps. I'm listening to Pandora right now on the Superpad thanks to you bro! I also installed ShipCombat Multiplayer with this method. I can attach my phone to the Superpad via USB and it sees the phone as an external drive so I can just install apps right off the phone! You are a life saver bro! Thanks again!


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One site that you can get apk files from is www.slideme.org it is a different market from Google and has plenty of apps that you can download to your desktop. If you have an installed app that you want the apk from; install Estrong, then use Estrong's backup feature to backup the app (a button that looks like a set of gears). The app will be copied to your storage card's download folder. Then just copy the apk file to your computer
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Well.... You can't download .apk files from market, You have to use alternative sites to download .apk files such as.... AppsApk.com or Cell11.com i hope you will get some good apps from here.
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