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Android installed app folder?

Discussion in 'Application Development' started by htartisan, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. htartisan

    htartisan Member
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    OK, this seems like a pretty simple question, but I can't seem to find an answer...

    When a 3rd party app is installed on an Android phone, what folder is the ".apk" file for that app placed in?

    I thought it would be in "\systems\app" (there the stock android apps are stored), but I looked in their, and it seems like only the apps that come with the phone are in there.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction?
     

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  2. pwabbit

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    \data\app
     
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  3. htartisan

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    There is a "\data" folder on my phone, but it is empty. There is no "app" folder inside it.
     
  4. htartisan

    htartisan Member
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    OK. Found the problem... "file explorer" app has to have root access (like "Root Explorer") to view contents of the "data" folder.

    Thanks.
     
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    Root is superuser access to your device giving you administrative control of the device
     

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