How do I export and import binary files between Android devices and Windows OS as well as syncing the files between the two?
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You can connect the device to the PC with a USB cable and access it via Explorer in the same way that you would a thumb drive. In addition, I like using Dropbox to sync files in a wireless fashion. I find this to be much easier and does not restrict movement of handset.
You mean Desktop Windows, right? If you are using Eclipse, you can pull/push files using the DDMS perspective.
You can also use the command line tools to accomplish the same. Have a look at android sdcard question.
Installing new apps can be done using
Same for downloading files:
Or you use a GUI for adb like DroidExplorer.
Via WLAN you can use a software that shares the Android file system via HTTP or FTP. For example if you use SwiFTP and change the shared folder from
A connection via ADB is also possible in case you have a rooted phone - eg. via adb wireless.