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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by miltk, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. miltk

    miltk Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    ,,,,and manually load it onto an android device. I would like to do this so that I that I always have a copy in case the app is no longer on the market.

    thx
     



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  2. brownchm

    brownchm Well-Known Member

    You could use an app like app2sd and back them up or Helium.
    I would really recommend rooting and using an app like titanium back-up to back up your apps.
     
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  3. jefboyardee

    jefboyardee Extreme Android User

    I use AppMonster Pro Backup Restore for that very purpose. Running in the background, it gets your permission, then creates and stores an APK file on your SD card. Then you mount your droid to your PC, find that folder and copy it to your PC.

    Later, if you need an app back on your droid, just do that in reverse order. Finally, to reload it, find the APK on the AppMonster folder, tap it, choose install, permit outside sources, that’s it.
     
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  4. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female

    I use two methods for backing up apps to my PC.

    1: Android Assistant (no root required): Manually backs up (batch or single) just the app in apk format to my internal SD. I can then copy the backup folder to my PC for safe keeping. Or, if I felt like paying extra I could use DropSync (you get one or two free and I'm already using those) to automate backups to my free DropBox account, which saves directly to my PC's hard drive.

    2: Titanium Backup Pro (rooted devices only): Automated backups of user apps and their settings to my DropBox account (which also resides on my PC's hard drive).
     
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  5. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    There's another use case as well as an app being withdrawn from the market: if an update makes the app worse you can revert to the older version if you have a backup :)
     
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  6. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

  7. jefboyardee

    jefboyardee Extreme Android User

    Yes, AppMonster keeps all old versions in their folders. I had a free app that, with each
     
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