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Author: Rachee Singh ('racheesingh')
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FormatLanguage: WikiFormat

Installing .apk Files onto an Emulator via the ADB

Problem

You have an application's .apk file, and want to installing it on the emulator to check out the application, or because an application you are developing requires it.

Solution

Use the command-line ADB to install the .apk on the running emulator; this can also be used to install an APK onto a connected Android phone).

Discussion

To install the .apk, follow the following steps:

'tools' directory, with adb has moved.txt :

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