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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by habilis, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. habilis

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    I am backing up my apps using Astro. I have noticed that a few apps do not have a check box for updating. They just say private. My question is how do I back up these private apps and where are the apk's hidden? If I can find the apk's I can copy them or move them once I have finished with them.
     

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    Most of those are usually paid apps done that way to keep down Piracy. The only way would be to root your phone and use Titanium Backup from Google Play.
     
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    All apks are in /data/app, somewhere you can only get to if you're rooted.

    In which case, you can backup with titanium backup.

    Private apks are paid apps, stored in play anyway


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    U can get them all. If you're rooted, check in /mnt/asec/ for the secure apps. That's how mine is on this HTC Evo 3D 4.0.3. If not, it will still be an apk, just look for them:

    busybox find / -name \*.apk
     

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