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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jakec0687, May 31, 2010.

  1. jakec0687

    jakec0687 New Member
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    I would like to know where I can find APK files that I can download to my desktop. This is so I can download the apps on my backflilp :thinking:
     

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  2. Winters37

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    just do a google search with the app name followed by apk.
    so for example i wanted to download barcode scanner, i would google search "barcode scanner apk"
     
  3. james27007

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    One site that you can get apk files from is www.slideme.org it is a different market from Google and has plenty of apps that you can download to your desktop. If you have an installed app that you want the apk from; install Estrong, then use Estrong's backup feature to backup the app (a button that looks like a set of gears). The app will be copied to your storage card's download folder. Then just copy the apk file to your computer
     
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  4. IOWA

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    Your going to have to root your backflip before you can install outside of market.

    Tapatalk. Samsung Moment. Yep.
     
  5. marvin02

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  6. I'm so glad I don't have AT&T with my Backflip 'cause all I have to do to install non-market apps was check the Unknown Sources option in the Applications settings and it allows me to install non-market apps straight from my sdcard!
     
  7. maerlim

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    Yep, I installed PDAnet on my Wife's backflip last night using ADB. No root required.
     
  8. marvin02

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    PDANet and EasyTether will show up in the market if you remove the SIM from an AT&T Backflip and connect via WiFi. Some other apps that usually don't show up also.
     
  9. maerlim

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    Nice, thanks for that tip. :)
     
  10. moosefist

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    adb pull system/app/programname.apk
     
  11. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
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    Wouldn't it be /data/app unless your looking for stock apps?

    Tapatalk. Samsung Moment. Yep.
     
  12. croid

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    Hey James! I just wanted to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! You frickin' ROCK dude! The Estrong backup method works awesomely! I have a Chinese Superpad and a lot of the apps I want don't show up in the market. I was getting really frustrated not being able to run my favorite apps. I'm listening to Pandora right now on the Superpad thanks to you bro! I also installed ShipCombat Multiplayer with this method. I can attach my phone to the Superpad via USB and it sees the phone as an external drive so I can just install apps right off the phone! You are a life saver bro! Thanks again!


     

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