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The title says it all. Say I have an application, a game for instance. Which I wish to uninstall from my phone, and reinstall sometime in the future. However, I don't want my game save to be lost.

Is it possible to uninstall an app but to keep its data?

Thanks in advance.

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Eventually, simply uninstalling and reinstalling normally worked! Turns out data is saved this way or another.

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I'm pretty sure this isn't true for most apps. When you uninstall an app, everything in /data/data/<packagename> is thrown away. Maybe your app saved to a different location or has cloud saves. –  lunboks Aug 30 '13 at 15:32
    
@lunboks: Perhaps, but since it worked for me, I accepted it. It's clear that the better answer would be to use some sort of backup app, just in case, and it reflects by the answer with most votes :) –  Madara Uchiha Aug 30 '13 at 15:54

Try this program SD Maid.

Open program, go to AppControl tab and click the app you want. There is an option called, "Remove app but keep its data".

Edit:

I'm not sure but it might require root.

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+1. Will test. Thanks –  Madara Uchiha May 26 '12 at 16:22
    
As of February 2013, the latest version of SD Maid requires root to remove an app and keep its data. If your phone isn’t rooted, SD Maid can’t help with this. –  Rory O'Kane Feb 22 '13 at 21:58

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