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Support Back up Apps from ASTRO File Manager?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by oalvarez, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. oalvarez

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    I need to know how to download my apps from ASTRO File Mgr.

    To make a long post short, my Hero would refuse to connect to the network. I called Sprint, I had to do a bunch of resets and what not.

    I ended up getting no where with them, fix the issue myself.

    Now I just need to know how to restore my apps! I really don't know how to use ASTRO. But I see that my apps are in their, when I re-downloaded Astro File Manager.

    Any help would be much appreciated.
     

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  2. eyebeam

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    Bummer. Open Astro > Menu > Tools > Application Manager/Backup > Hit the "Backed Up Apps" tab at the top > Check off any apps you want to and hit the "Install" button.

    Just so you know, these installs will not show up in "Market" > "My Downloads" and thus you wont be able to easily update them.
     
  3. oalvarez

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    Thanks, Do you know if the apps get automatically saved to the Astro is there a way I can saved them onto my Astro in case I ever have to do this again.
     
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    Glad I could help. I don't think they auto-save. To back them up, hit the "installed Apps" tab, check off the ones you want and hit the "Backup" button. This stores the backed-up .apk files in - Sd card > backups > apps.
     
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    I have all my apps backed up to the SD card with Astro, and they all show up as backed up. I have the Captivate, and when I try and install them from the SD to the phone memory, it says "For security, your phone is set to block installation of applications not sourced in Android Market". I went through all my security and any other settings, but could't find any way to change it. Anyone have any ideas?
     
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    Not sure if it's the same on your phone, but on the Hero, it's: Settings > Applications > Unknown Sources.
     
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