Get .apk files off the phones internal memory?Support


Last Updated: 2010-12-12 12:46:19
  1. d.knight99

    d.knight99 Well-Known Member

    Once I've downloaded an app from the market, Handcent for example, is there a way of getting the .apk off the phone and onto my computer?

    Cheers!

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  2. teppic74

    teppic74 Well-Known Member

    Yes, but you need the Android sdk tools (adb, specifically).
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  3. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    Back it up with Astro and then transfer it from your sd card to your PC
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  4. d.knight99

    d.knight99 Well-Known Member

    Ah yeah that makes sense, cheers Dan.

    Teppic, I have the android SDK tools but I can't actually figure out how to use them to access the phone? Any pointers?
  5. teppic74

    teppic74 Well-Known Member

    You need to run them at a command prompt (cmd.exe in Windows).
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  6. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    You have to open the command prompt at C:\Android-sdk-windows\tools then run adb shell
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  7. d.knight99

    d.knight99 Well-Known Member

    Thanks, got it working!
  8. sixtythree

    sixtythree Well-Known Member

    There is a dir on my phone >am< it has all the apk files that I have downloaded over time. can i reinstall from this dir back on my phone?
  9. ianb11

    ianb11 Well-Known Member

    How do you do that?
  10. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    In Astro...
    Menu>tools>application manager
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  11. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

    you uninstall astro for being a cheeky sod adding adds when it came out of beta

    you install estrongs file explorer and love how you can also use lan for transfering files in shares

    you also press menu and application manager
  12. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer


    yeah spose so. I used Astro in this exampl,e, as that's what I replied back then.

    Never used estrongs. Like astro as I know my way around it. Plus I block ads via hosts anyway, so dont get adds.

    I do hear estrong is good though and no extra module for network storage browsing.
  13. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

    i wont go back to astro

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