How can you get a list of intalled APKs

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    Trying like heck to find a specific APK on my Droid. "FeedR NewsReader"

    I would like to pull the apk out and get a smoked glass look added to the widget (getting some help from a fellow poster).

    Only thing is... I can't find it! :mad:

    I tried Adp pull for feedr.apk...and got nothing. "So" I thought "it is probably not called feedr.apk...I should go look to see what it is called...I am Brilliant!!!"

    Using Astro I went to the system/app folder...nothing screamed Feedr...then I looked in the SDcard folder...again ....nothing.

    I tried searching the root (using Astro) for *Feedr* and I got nothing. Then I tried "*.apk"...I got a list of apks but nothing that seems to indicate Feedr Newsreader.

    I feel like I am missing something here. There should be a way to get a pull of all the installed apks on your droid.

    anyone have any ideas?

    I am rooted...running Beast 7.4
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    "app list" in the market

    edit: thats probably not going to help now that i read your post
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    in the market or in settings>applications>manage application there you can unistall apps you dont want.
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    sorry...should have been more clear.

    I want to find out where a specific apk is on my droid (ie system/app/my.apk).

    I have FeedR...it is functioning...I see it on my Applications list in settings...and I see it when I look at my downloads in the market...

    Only I cannot figure out where the apk is and what it is actually called in order to 'Adb pull' it.
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    AH-HA

    It looks like the market apps are not really on your phone. To get the apk I had to use the back up tool in Astro. It pulled up my purchased apps and I created a backup of the APK on my sd card.

    Slowly but surely I am figuring this out. Android really is pretty amazing.
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    where is this said back up tool to get you to your paid apps?? i wiped the phone and now am back to factory reset
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    Install Astro File Manager from the Market (it is Free).
    Select "Tools" from the menu
    Then Select "Application Manager/Backup"

    All of your market apps will still be in the market...you should be able to reinstall them.
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    nope, I was able to open that tool before, and it was empty
    was hoping there was another way I d idn't know about
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    get rootexplorer, then navgate to the VERY TOP PARENT FOLDER (not/sdcard) its just "/" and once there look for the data folder, this is different than the one in /sdcard once the folder "/data" is found there should be another folder called "app-private" and another one somewhere under it, "app-private" holds paid .apks and the other one holds apks that were free
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