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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Android: How to install application on Emulator via command-line?

To install an Android application file (*.apk) on Emulator, follow these steps:

Step-1: Create a blank batch file.
Step-2: Open the file in editor.
Step-3: Copy the format:

$ [drive-name]:
$ cd "[actual-path-to-android-sdk-folder]\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools"
$ adb -e install -r "[actual-path-to-apk-file]"

Step-4: Paste it in the file.
Step-5: Replace the instruction-text inside square-bracket with the actual paths.
Step-6: Verify it, if it looks similar to the sample given below:

$ d:
$ cd "D:\Programs\android-sdk_r15-windows\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools"
$ adb -e install -r "D:\Workshop\Flash\ANDROID\test1\test1.apk"

Step-7: Save the file.

Now double-click the batch file to install the app in android emulator.

Note: This method can be used while development when the developer need to install the *.apk file again and again.

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