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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Rudie Del Rude, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. Rudie Del Rude

    Thread Starter

    Well first of all, this is my first post. Ive had an evo for about 4 months, and these forums have answered quite a few questions that ive had. Im pretty good with computers, im not technologically illiterate but this is all new to me.
    Anyway, i rooted my phone today, and i moved all the apps i could to my sd card, then backed everything up off my sd card to my computer while rooting it.

    Here come the questions.

    One thing i noticed is, in my download folder there are 3 "Download.apk" files, i only had one of these on the card before i backed everything up. I read somewhere you can open these with a file manager but i couldnt get it to open, i didnt try very hard honestly.
    What is this file and/or whats in it?

    Where can i find the apps i moved to my sd card?
    I would assume they would automatically appear, and since they didnt am i just going to have to delete them and redownload them?
     



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  2. frenchy714

    frenchy714 Android Expert

    In the "download" folder you'll find apps you downloaded from the market, photo's you downloaded from MMS messages, downloaded mp3 files. That's what I have in mine anyways :D.

    When you moved the apps, did you just place them in the root of your sd card?
     
  3. Rudie Del Rude

    Thread Starter

    i just used the application settings and hit "Move to sd card"
     
  4. An UrgeTo Dance

    An UrgeTo Dance The Hero of the Winds

    If you wiped your phone to root it will delete the apps on the SD card as well, the good new is from now on you will be able to back those up, the bad news is they are gone and need to be downloaded again and unfortunately all your data from those apps are lost.
     
  5. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Extreme Android User

    How did you root
    Did you wipe afterwards
    Moving apps to sd is not a form of back up though you can use the list to download them
    When you move an app in froyo it is moved to android secure on your sd card. You can not reinstall these...

    Need more info. Typically rooting doesn't wipe out your apps


    Oh...and those download.apk files are just random possibly incomplete downloads. Anything you dload like pics files etc go there.
     
  6. Rudie Del Rude

    Thread Starter

    I did the whole factory reset thing before rooting and again before installing cyanegon. I did make a backup list beforehand so I'm not completely out. So basically everything went well. Im falling in love with my evo all over again.
     
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