How many times has this happened to you: you're getting ready to flash a new ROM, so you drop in on the SD Card, reboot into ClockworkMod Recovery, do a Nandroid backup, and proceed with the installation, only to realize that you forgot to backup your apps. That has happened to me more times than I care to count, and flashing a backup just to do a Titanium Backup is insanely tedious.

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I guess one dev felt the same way, because he created an app called AppExtactor that allows you to pull data directly from a Nandroid backup that was created with CWM (including 5). Not just apps, either -- it can also pull associated data, SMS, and MMS and put it all right where it belongs. It's like the love-child of ROM Manager and Titanium Backup.

The app is free in the Android Market, so hit the link and give it a go -- make sure to let us know how it works out for you.

[via Addictive Tips]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Claudio

    dammit i wanted to make an app like this lol no need to now this is great!

  • brendon

    Wow this is free?

    • Rohit R

      get it while it is still free haha

    • Bridget

      It's limited free...meaning you can use the app a set number of times (5 I think) and then you need to buy it..

  • IndyRoadie

    What a great idea.
    Bummer it only works with CWM Nandroids..

  • http://seancois.me/ Angelo

    Priceless! Thanks for posting about this.

    @Rohit R: I'm totally about to download it while it's available for free.

  • New_Guy

    This thing is pretty amazing!

  • S

    Hmm, , why not :)

  • Stefan K.

    Released just in time as I need such an app actually most then everything else! Great!!!

  • 5upermari0

    Which phone / theme was used for the screenshots? I'd like to have the same look on my HTC HD2 with CM7 :-)

  • theozH

    Which ROM is used for the screenshots? I want it on my S2 :)

  • awjones

    It's just the stock Droid X / Rooted Motorola ROM.

  • Maniac

    Darn I've been waiting for something like this for a long time.

  • John Russell

    Titanium Pro 5.0 offers the same functionality under the 'More' menu. Not sure if the free version also does.