Root Extracting an APK fom rooted Dinc

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by itisjustme, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. itisjustme

    itisjustme Well-Known Member
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    My Dinc is 2.2 rooted s-off. I have an app on the phone that I would like to extract it as an apk for future use. Can anyone offer me some instructions on getting this done?
     

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  2. Smabbage

    Smabbage Well-Known Member
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    Use Titanium Backup or Root Explorer. Both will cost a little green but they are well worth it.
     
  3. itisjustme

    itisjustme Well-Known Member
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    I do have both (paid versions) but will they actually extract the app as an apk?
     
  4. lafester

    lafester Well-Known Member
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    i use mybackup pro. when you do a backup it saves all the .apks in a backup folder.
    titanium might work the same way. not sure how root explorer would do it.
     
  5. JollyGreenGiant

    JollyGreenGiant Active Member
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    You can use Root Explorer to copy it to the sdcard and change the persmissions on it. Then copy it to your computer via the usb cable with the sdcard mounted.
     
  6. ACD168

    ACD168 Well-Known Member
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    to answer the OP original question though it can be done through adb.

    cd to tool of androidSDK folder.

    adb pull xxxxx.apk /system/app/xxxxx.apk

    for data

    adb pull xxxxx.apk /data/app/xxxxx.apk
     
  7. itisjustme

    itisjustme Well-Known Member
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    Thanks a bunch everyone, Much appreciated.
     
  8. lafester

    lafester Well-Known Member
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    I must be missing something. In system/app non of my installed .apks are there.
    I do see them in data/app but obviously this is just the data file.
     
  9. nkk

    nkk Well-Known Member
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    No. IIRC, system/app is all of the prebuilt system apps. These are apps you cannot uninstall. Apps like CityID or VZNavigator or HTC Email go here. data/app is for user installed apps. That is the apk you want.
     

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