Delete apk files from sd?

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  1. Bob Dammit

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    Didn't see this question addressed when I searched. After installing apps from the sd card, (Mylock, etc) is it ok to delete or remove the .apk file from the sd card?
     
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    Yes you can, as you then can uninstall from applications.
     
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    interesting! and it wont remove the app from yur phone?
     
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    Thanks for the reply. I'm anal about keeping everything in order, and couldn't see wasting that space if it wasn't needed. :cool:
     
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    Good question Bob...

    So, if I understand this right, I can delete the Swype apk (for instance) and it's folder from the SD directory, now that Sywpe is installed?
     
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    The space gain is minimal at best...I'll leave the OS do it's job....
     
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    yes..anything you install is put into the /data/app folder on the phones memory
    you can create a backup folder on your sd card just too be safe incase you need then again later on or move them onto your cpu somewhere.
     
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    thanks backnblack i'll "mind" you ;) :D
     
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    I just keep all my apk's on my computer... delete after install on Droid, still have them if need be. Though it is a minimal gain...
     
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    Do you guys keep install files on your computer after you install a program you downloaded? This is the same thing. Once its installed you dont need to apk file.
     
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    Thats what I was hoping for, but didnt want to bring on a migraine trying to sort it out, if it crashed.
     
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