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I want to get the apk file of an app downloaded from Google Play. How can I do this?

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

Install the app from Play Store and use Astro File Manager to backup apps. From backup directory, you can get APK files of the installed app.

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Thanks it works....! – Hero vs Zero May 7 '12 at 11:16

Another option, which works to get the APK of any installed app, is to get it from /data/app/ (or /system/app/) using a file browser or terminal, etc. You'll need root to do that on the device though; it's easier just to use Titanium Backup in that case.

Without root: From your PC you can use adb pull for some locations. Helium automates this.

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