[olug] Android phone backup question

Steve Madel sjmadel at gmail.com
Fri May 13 16:33:19 UTC 2011

I would recommend using either astro file manager or titaniam backup
to back up your apps.

On Friday, May 13, 2011, Dan Linder <dan at linder.org> wrote:
> I've finally entered the smart-phone era and recently got a Droid X.
> When I activated the phone, I tied it to my "dan at linder.org" account - a
> Google Apps hosted e-mail domain and things have worked fairly well.  I have
> been able to install apps via the on-phone Android and Amazon marketplace
> apps.
> Unfortunately, using a non "@gmail.com" e-mail address seems to have it's
> own set of problems.  For instance, when I use my computer to browse to the
> Android market place it won't let me login with the @linder.org account, and
> my gmail address isn't associated with a device...
> From what I read, I need to re-associate my phone with the
> @gmail.comaddress, but that requires a factory reset.  When I do that,
> I'll loose my
> purchased apps... :-(
> I am going to write the support lines for the purchased apps providers to
> see if they can move the app, but my main question is this:
> Is there a way to backup the apps on my droid, then re-install them after
> I've reset it?  Is the installation "apk" file stored on the phone somewhere
> that I can use, or is there more to the app installation process?
> Thanks in advance!
> Dan
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