In search of a way to back up your apps. Back ups are necessary once you start to have a large number of apps on your Android device.
If you want to do a fresh install, it’ll take you a very long time to download and reinstall all the apps. So the only way to prevent that, is to back up your apps into APK files.
There are two ways you can do this. Most free apps that are available publicly are not protected, which means that you easily be backed up into APK files.
The files may then be stored anywhere you like – your SD card, transferred to your portable hard drive or to your desktop.
To do that, you can use ASTRO. Go to Menu, backup, and start backing up your apps.
A better way to do this, however, is to use Titanium backup root. This app, as the name suggests requires root access.
This is a more advanced app that is built specifically for backing up purposes. For instance, you can do scheduled backups of apps without closing any apps – something you can’t do with ASTRO.
Here is the direct download link.
(Note: Permission for hot linking is given on author’s site. This is the direct download link for the original APK file.)
Alternatively, you can download from Android Market.