How do you install an APK file in the Android emulator?
I download an APK file and I want to run it on an Android emulator but I don’t know how. Please help me. Thanks!
Steps (These apply for Linux. For other OS, visit here) –
- Copy the apk file to
- Open Terminal and navigate to platform-tools folder in android-sdk.
- Then Execute this command –
./adb install FileName.apk
- If the operation is successful (the result is displayed on the screen), then you will find your file in the launcher of your emulator.
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You need to install the APK on the emulator. You can do this with the
adb command line tool that is included in the Android SDK.
adb -e install -r yourapp.apk
Once you’ve done that you should be able to run the app.
-r flags might not be necessary. They just specify that you are using an emulator (if you also have a device connected) and that you want to replace the app if it already exists.
Start an Android Emulator (make sure that all supported APIs are included when you created the emulator, we needed to have the Google APIs for instance).
Then simply email yourself a link to the .apk file, and download it directly in the emulator, and click the downloaded file to install it.
Step-by-Step way to do this:
- Install Android SDK
- Start the emulator by going to $SDK_root/emulator.exe
- Go to command prompt and go to the directory $SDK_root/platform-tools (or else add the path to windows environment)
- Type in the command adb install
- Bingo. Your app should be up and running on the emulator