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  1. jim
    jim September 30, 2011 at 8:24 am .

    nice quick tip, thx

  2. faisal
    faisal November 1, 2011 at 5:55 am .

    thanks wow! now I will copy all paid apps and share with every one

    1. niksrule
      niksrule April 24, 2012 at 1:29 pm .

      Can you send them to me 🙂

  3. David Christensen
    David Christensen March 23, 2012 at 3:12 am .

    I am replacing a HTC senseation with a new one. I was able to get
    my apps. off the old phone to the SD card, installed File Export to the new phone and can’t find where the phone put the file but when I find the file how do I to transfer the apps. from SD to new phone. T-mobile tells me that the only way to do it is to reinstall each App. 1 by 1, yech!!!!
    Thank you

  4. MarkG
    MarkG May 27, 2012 at 4:48 am .

    How can I backup up all of my apps (100 plus!) in the event that I may need to perform a factory reset. Can I copy them to a PC or external drive for safekeeping?

  5. Ultimate Vendetta
    Ultimate Vendetta June 2, 2012 at 12:34 pm .

    Buy a app
    back up it
    delete the installed app
    you get your money back!
    install the backup file

    1. Virginia Ramunda
      Virginia Ramunda October 27, 2012 at 11:33 am .

      Not cool man, that’s how you destroy a bussiness and stop enjoying quality updates or new development. Remember that you are not deceiving Google but the programmers who worked to get some money to pay the bills.
      Be cool, be honest.

      1. Mememe
        Mememe October 30, 2012 at 3:11 am .

        That’s a dumb proposition. Any developer worth a penny will protect his or her app with a license so copying the APK file will get you nowhere. It’s the license that counts.

  6. Greg M
    Greg M June 8, 2012 at 10:06 pm .

    I’ve looking for a way to ask a question so i’ll try this way!!!
    I have a new 32 GB SD card, my tablet sees it but keeps telling me that I don’t have enough space. I can’t seem to put some games that is larger then 3 or 4 mb anything larger is says not enough space or
    theres a filter that won’t allow the download??? is there a way to use the space on my SD card to place these games or other apps??

  7. zemmeckis
    zemmeckis June 18, 2012 at 11:09 pm .

    will converting the app to .apk file keep my game data and use it again after I re-install?

  8. Himoverthere
    Himoverthere June 22, 2012 at 12:15 pm .

    Thanks for this tip – exactly what I was after to back up my apps.

  9. hitchhiker
    hitchhiker September 21, 2012 at 8:07 pm .

    I own two androids gadgetds:
    1. a Google Nexus S
    2. a Ainol Aurora II
    I own a paid version of Tunein Radio and I would install it on ainol aurora II. Unfortunatelly Google Play shows Tunein Radio as incompatible 🙁
    So I can’t download it by GPlay 🙁

    I followed the suggested steps and unfortunatelly it didn’t work.
    Worked for other apps, but not for Tunein Radio.
    Do you have any suggestion?

  10. Priyanshi
    Priyanshi October 11, 2012 at 9:18 am .

    Hey John! 😀
    Thank you so much for sharing this. It is much easier than the complicated processes listed all over the internet.

  11. Alex
    Alex November 23, 2012 at 8:38 am .

    Hey John!
    Great post! Very simple and easy way to get .apk file from installed application. Much better from everything, that I red all over the Internet.
    I’m also Android developer (mainly J2EE), and you can see a video of my game Flexible Tetris in YouTube here:



  12. Carl Smith
    Carl Smith December 28, 2012 at 7:41 pm .

    Cheers John

    Awesome tip, and just what I needed.

    I bought a tablet for my little girl for Xmas and it has a really bad app store, so thanks from me and Eve 🙂

    Now I just need to knock up a little web app for my phone, so she can download the APKs directly over wifi. You’ve given me a fantastic excuse to spend a weekend hacking.

    All the best.

  13. leb loner
    leb loner January 5, 2013 at 8:43 am .

    hi john if i want to save a game apk like gta, and the whole data so i can just restore without download it again; Mybackup pro will help?

    1. sultanOfSwing
      sultanOfSwing January 14, 2013 at 12:27 pm .

      I tried it with Plague Inc. and it didn’t restore my saved data, so be careful.

  14. sampu
    sampu January 25, 2013 at 10:49 am .

    Thank you John for your excellent guide. I followed your steps in copying a paid-app apk from my TF101G to a china-made Android mini pc, successfully. Really helpful.

  15. John
    John February 5, 2013 at 6:10 pm .

    Thanks for the helpful information. I was able to back the apps I wanted easily in minutes….keep up the good work…

  16. Demetris
    Demetris February 19, 2013 at 4:16 pm .


    is there any way to backup my applications with their settings? In other words can i restore my installed apps with their current configuration?

  17. Molly
    Molly April 13, 2013 at 11:35 am .

    I would like to back up some apps so I can safely delete them and save space on my sd card. Is this an ok plan?

  18. murtaza
    murtaza June 22, 2016 at 12:03 pm .

    you are awesoome….you really don’t know that you have saved 10 hours of my life by giving this simple tip . i have made a backup of 30 apk apps that could have consumed me hours…..

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