How to convert installed Android apps back to apk and upload to Google Drive?

Dr.Sunil Vaswani May 27, 2013

How to convert installed apps back to apk and upload to Google Drive? Is there an app which can do this? The Esfile explorer does convert app to apk.

  1. DrSunil Vaswani
    May 28, 2013 at 7:12 am

    Thanks to all respondents

    I have upvoted all answers till this message. I shall further ask counter-questions if I feel so


  2. Kannon Yamada
    May 28, 2013 at 5:39 am

    The end-all-be-all of file manipulators is AppWereRabbit. It's essentially a combination of all the major backup and file moving software. It does everything you want and a great deal more. It can also be setup to automatically backup your files as you install them.

    I wrote about it, along with a variety of other XDA apps here:

  3. DalSan M
    May 27, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    It would be a good read to know the options, which works best, especially for non-rooted phones. Not all apps will install from the extracted apk files, but many do. One thing to note is the legal/licensing issues that this may cause if used improperly (sharing with others instead of just backing them up).

  4. tutulb21
    May 27, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    There are lots of apps available in Play store that will help you to backup or get the apk of installed apps. You can use

    It is a very handy app for further info go to the above link.

  5. Degenerated S
    May 27, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    as suggested by chinmaya ..just back up the apps u'll get apk files

  6. Justin Pot
    May 27, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    This is great! I just might need to write this one up...

  7. Chinmay Sarupria
    May 27, 2013 at 11:35 am

    I don't know about uploading to Google Drive but for converting to apk i can help you:

    1) Download App Backup & Restore.

    2) Open the app. You will see a list of apps installed on your phone. There is a checkbox on the right of every app.

    3) Check the app you want to make backup of and hit green Backup button.

    4) Exit the app.

    5) Go to “My Files”(default File Manager) and navigate to App_Backup_Restore.

    6) There you will be able to see the apk’s of apps you have made backup of.

    • Degenerated S
      May 27, 2013 at 4:40 pm

      yeah ...this is the finest solution...

  8. ha14
    May 27, 2013 at 9:20 am

    Astro File Manager You can email, copy on the device, or save to Google Drive or Dropbox.

    you can try FolderSync Lite

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