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  1. NunyaBidnez

    NunyaBidnez Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I am trying to back up all the apps on my nexus one and everything appears to go fine but for some reason it says that 0 files were downloaded. I followed the steps from Android Central which states that this is possible without having root access on my phone. Currently I am running Android 2.2.1 FRG83D and I am concerned that the latest software has prevented access to the system folders on my N1. I do not want to root my phone until the warranty expires, so if anyone knows how I can backup my apps without rooting, I'm open for suggestions.
     

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  2. Teknologic

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    What method are you using for it now? The easiest, most complete backup solution would ofc be Titanium Backup. But since you're not willing to root there are a number of other options.
    First off, I think google makes an automatic backup of your apps and settings if you allow it sync rights in the settings. So your apps and data will get restored after a wipe.
    But if you wanna go for it the manual way, then try Astro. It's a pretty complete file manager and includes the option to back up apps. But as long as you don't root, you'll never be able to back up all your app settings and saves etc. because those files are in a system folder that's inaccessible without root access.
    So when you restore your apps, they'll seem brand new.

    Good luck!
     
  3. NunyaBidnez

    NunyaBidnez Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks for the advice but I'm not trying to back up my app settings, I'm actually trying to download the APK files to my computer. There are instances when I don't want to update certain apps because I prefer to keep the old version and I would like to save the APK just in case I ever have to reset my phone to factory settings or change devices.
     
  4. Teknologic

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    Oh well in that case you're good with Astro. It'll back up the desired apps as .apk to a directory on your sd card, easy to transfer to pc :)
     
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    NunyaBidnez Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I tried the Astro file manager but it wouldn't give me access to the folder that contained all the apps I downloaded. I guess I'll just have to wait until my warranty expires so I can root my phone.
     
  6. Teknologic

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    Well that's odd, before rooting I backed up my apps like that all the time. I can't think of any other ways off the top of my head.. Maybe my backup pro or something like that.
     
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    NunyaBidnez Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Just found a great app in the Android market that allows users to back up the APK files to SD. The app is called "OnTheFly Backup Free"
     
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