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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by druss2001, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. druss2001

    druss2001 Newbie
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    Without having to backup the entire data partition, is there a program that will backup 'private' applications. For example, I am using Astro File Manager. When I go to Application Manager/Backup, some programs are listed as private so I can't select them to backup.

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    Dave
     

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    You need to be rooted in order to save those apps. They reside in /data/app-private.
    I use Root Explorer to copy and paste them into ASTRO's backup folder on the sdcard.
     
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    I've been through several. The only one which proved worthy = AppControl. Tells you up front how many apps are loaded, then backs em ALL up, reflecting the number handled. The numbers always match, and I've been relying on it for a couple of months now.

    One caution: the uninstall does NOT always do a complete job, resulting in apps with greyed out "install" and "open" buttons in the market. Only 2 cures-- when the affected app is updated, or a complete wipe. Nonetheless, AppControl is so good otherwise that I continue to use it.
     
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