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Where in the file system are applications installed?

How can I view the .apk files of currenly installed apps on my android phone?

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marked as duplicate by Al E., Izzy, Flow, Zuul, Ryan Conrad Aug 24 '12 at 19:35

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-1: the question is ambiguous; do you mean to ask how to "open an .apk file" or "view installed .apk"? –  Lie Ryan Jan 8 '11 at 15:28

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Use a file manager to look in the following locations:

  1. /data/app
  2. /data/app-private
  3. /system/app/
  4. /sdcard/.android_secure (shows .asec files, not .apks)
    On Samsung phones: /sdcard/external_sd/.android_secure

You need to be rooted to view the first three.

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System apps are found in /system/app/.

The other apps you've installed are found in the /mnt/asec/ directory. See my answer to this question for details.

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There is a simple app that you can use (if you have root on your phone) MyBackUp root with this appliatiuon you can backup your *.apk files. this app back up your apk file onyour sd card/reware folder and from that folder you can copy all apk files to your computer once you are into sdk storage mode :)

There is another applicatuon Titanium Backup does sortof same job

The above both apps back apk and their data...

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The question isn't asking for a backup method. –  Matthew Read Aug 5 '11 at 17:13

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