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    Is there anyway I can dump an apk from installed apps on android?
     
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    I'm not well versed in phones, but from I remember apk is an installable file.
     
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    Yeah ik but I'm trying to find a way of dumping them.
     
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    you mean dump an apk? you can "extract" an apk by just using 7zip since it's basically a glorified jar file
     
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    Yeah sorry I mean dump apk.
     
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    I am an Android user and an experienced with apk stuff but what do you mean ?

    Do you mean extract APK "file" from Android Phone ?
     
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    with this:

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    Yes I want to get the apk from installed apps.
     
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    Okay so I ended up using adb to backup my installed apps.Keep in mind you need to enable usb debugging in your android device.

    How to enable usb debugging here

    Next download adb here

    Extract the zip and open a command prompt in the directory with adb and plug in your device via usb.

    Type this code to get 3rd party packages path with the name so you can easily identify your APK:

    adb shell pm list packages -f -3

    the output will be

    package:/data/app/XX.XX.XX.apk=YY.YY.YY

    now pull that package using below code:

    adb pull /data/app/XX.XX.XX.apk

    The app you backed up will be in the directory you extracted the adb zip and named base.apk

    After you're done disable usb debugging in your android device.
     
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    So I dumped the apk of minecraft ver 1.16.1 but when I try to install it on another device I get error app not installed. Does anyone know a fix for this?
     
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    You'll have to use something that patches the signature checks in the package installer. Lucky Patcher can do this, and you'll need root in order to do it. LP can also properly dump APKs with a valid signature that can be installed on devices without needing to patch signature checks. I can't link to it since it's technically a warez tool, but just look for ChelpuS on Google. That's the developer's name, and the official site is the first result on Google.

    NB: Patching these checks poses a major security risk as it allows any APK to be installed over any other with the same package name. Only do this if you know what you're doing.
     
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    Well that sucks I was hoping to use something less sketchy without posing any security risk to my device.
     
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    I mean, it's not sketchy. It's just a very powerful tool that can lead to something bad if you aren't careful. You can always remove the patches when you get the APK installed. Though I recommend just using it to dump a proper APK. That way you don't have to patch the device you want to install it on or need root on it. You will need root to properly dump an APK, though, and this applies to any tool you try to use. Less "sketchy" alternatives would be Titanium or Migrate, but again, you need root, and Titanium isn't free, nor does it properly work on Android 10. I can't speak for Migrate since I've never used it, but it's from XDA so you should be able to trust it.
     
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    es file explorer
    long press on apk install
    if there's an obb you need to extract to android obb
     
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