How to install an apk on the emulator in Android Studio?

Issue

How do you install an apk on the emulator in Android Studio from the terminal?

In Eclipse we did

/home/pcname/android-sdks/platform-tools/adb -s emulator-5554 install /home/pcname/Downloads/apkname.apk

Now how about in Android Studio?

Solution

EDIT: Even though this answer is marked as the correct answer (in 2013), currently, as answered by @user2511630 below, you can drag-n-drop apk files directly into the emulator to install them.


Original Answer:

You can install .apk files to emulator regardless of what you are using (Eclipse or Android Studio)

here’s what I always do: (For full beginners)

1- Run the emulator, and wait until it’s completely started.

2- Go to your sdk installation folder then go to platform-tools (you should see an executable called adb.exe)

3- create a new file and call it run.bat, edit the file with notepad and write CMD in it and save it.

4- copy your desired apk to the same folder

5- now open run.bat and write adb install "your_apk_file.apk"

6- wait until the installation is complete

7- voila your apk is installed to your emulator.

Note: to re-install the application if it already existe use adb install -r "your_apk_file.apk"

sorry for the detailed instruction as I said for full beginners

Hope this help.

Regards,

Tarek

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Answered By – Tarek K. Ajaj

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