Support How can i get apps off of my droid and save them on to my computer as an APK file?

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  1. mxrider821

    mxrider821 Well-Known Member
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    i used to have the old droid and i bought the app "imusictao" and its now gone in the market place for some reason... so i was wondering how can i get it off my old droid to put it on my droid x? i know there is some way to get it off the phone as an APK file, there has to be an app or a method..



    so can someone please help me out and figure how to get the app off my old phone :D


    thanks in advance
     

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  2. Fabolous

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    It's located in /data/app

    I would just use:

    adb pull /data/app/whatever.apk

    But you might be able to use ASTRO to just copy it to you sdcard (not sure)
     
  3. mxrider821

    mxrider821 Well-Known Member
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    its not that easy unfortunately..

    theres no APK files on the phone when i plugged in in, i just checked right now. :thinking: what should i do
     
  4. SiXiam

    SiXiam Well-Known Member
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    Are you referring to the SD Card?

    The apps are in the internal storage of the device.

    You would use a command like this, if you rooted:

    cp /system/app/BackupAssistanceClient.apk /sdcard/BackupAssistanceClient.apk

    [Copy Source Destination]
     
  5. mxrider821

    mxrider821 Well-Known Member
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    im not rooted and the phone is not connected to any network so i cant D/L any apps either.. idk what else to do
     
  6. Fabolous

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    Yeah, you're not going to see them on your sd card, they're on the /system and /data partitions of your phone's internal memory.

    Since you downloaded it, it will be in /data/app

    You can use Terminal Emulator and do this:

    cd /data/app
    ls

    and it will list all your downloaded apps, scroll through until you find the one you're looking for.

    then cp /data/app/yourappname.apk /sdcard

    Then you'll have a copy on your sdcard to install on your X
     
  7. mxrider821

    mxrider821 Well-Known Member
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    i dont have "terminal emulator" i only have OI file Manager... the data folder is empty and theres no imusic in the app folder either :thinking:
     

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