backup/install android app from adb

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#then find the fullname of the app

$adb shell 'pm list packages' |grep i foo
package:com.bar.android.foo

#Then find the path to the app

$ adb shell pm path com.bar.android.foo
package:/data/app/com.bar.android.foo-asdfasdfasdfasdfasdfas==/base.apk

# then download the app

$ adb pull /data/app/com.bar.android.foo-asdfasdfasdfasdfasdfas==/base.apk

#then later or on another device restore the app

$ adb install -r base.apk

 

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