Save Application APKs?

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  1. Etv5002

    Etv5002 New Member

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    Hi all,
    I'm not sure if this is the right forum to post this in so sorry if it isn't!

    How do you go about saving the .apk file of paid applications that you download from the market? I know that google has a new licensing lock on applications that are downloaded so they will only work on your own personal gmail account. For backup reasons though, how would I go about saving those files? (also I'm not going to root my phone)
     
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    Abe21599 DF Super Moderator Rescue Squad

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    dont need to back them up. signing into the same gmail account will load them in downloads
     
  3. BayouFlyFisher

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    Yep, they are tied to your Gmail account and will available for download any time you are logged in.
     
  4. Etv5002

    Etv5002 New Member

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    I fully understand that. Just want to have my app .apk sitting in a file on my desktop. I've seen .apks of paid apps floating around the internet so I know it can be done.

    I'm planning on running the Android OS on my old laptop and I want to eventually run them on there but that won't connect to the internet and I definitely won't associate it with my gmail
     
  5. joeymoose

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    Download Astro file manager, open it, hit menu, tools, backup. It will create a backup of All your apps, paid and free. Then you will have a folder called backup on your sd card. Drag that folder to your laptop and enjoy!
     
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    Solved


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    Astro File Manager did the trick as stated above.
     
  7. smtom

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    MOST cool. Works like a champ! Thanks.

    Sent from my ADR6300 using DroidForums
     
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