Archived: Installing Adobe Reader APK File

This section provides a tutorial example on how to install the Adobe Reader APK file to the Android emulator using the 'adb' tool provided in the SDK package.

This tutorial was based on Android SDK R17 with Android 4.0.3 and left here as a reference.

Let's repeat the process to download and install another APK file of Adobe Reader

1. Run the Android emulator through the AVD Manager and wait for the emulator to be fully booted.

2. Go to and click "Download".

3. Click on "Adobe_Reader_9.0.2.apk" in the "Download" section and save the downloaded file to C:\download\Adobe_Reader_9.0.2.apk.

4. Install Adobe_Reader_9.0.2.apk to the Android emulator using the "adb" tool:

C:\local\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools>adb install \

216 KB/s (1839413 bytes in 8.278s)
        pkg: /data/local/tmp/Adobe_Reader_9.0.2.apk

5. Go to Android emulator and click the "Applications" icon. The "Adobe Reader" application is listed in the application list.

6. Click on "Adobe Reader" in the application list to run the application, and click "Agree" on the End User License Agreement. "Adobe Reader" will show up with "herong_book_Android.pdf" listed in the /mnt/sdcard/Download folder.

7. Click "herong_book_Android.pdf" to view the content. My PDF book will be displayed on the Android PDF Viewer:

Adobe Reader - Herong's Book
Adobe Reader - Herong's Book

Cool. "Adobe Reader" is official PDF Viewer. It is definitely better than "Android PDF Viewer" install earlier.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Installing JDK 1.8 on Windows System

 Installation of Android SDK R24 and Emulator

 Installing Apache Ant 1.9 on Windows System

 Developing First Android Application - HelloAndroid

 Android Application Package (APK) Files

 Android Debug Bridge (adb) Tool

 Android File Systems

 AboutAndroid - Application to Retrieve System Information Class and Activity Lifecycle

 View Objects and Layout Resource Files

 Using "adb logcat" Command for Debugging

 Build Process and Package File Content

 Building Your Own Web Browser

 Android Command Line Shell

 Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Mini Tablet

 USB Debugging Applications on Samsung Tablet

 Android Tablet - LG-V905R

 USB Debugging Applications on LG-V905R Tablet

 Android Phone - LG-P925g

 USB Debugging Applications on LG-P925g Phone

Archived Tutorials

 Archived: Downloading and Installing JDK 1.7

 Archived: Downloading and Installing Android SDK R17

 Archived: Running Android SDK Manager

 Archived: Installing Android Platform 4.0.3 and Libraries

 Archived: Verifying Android Platform Installation

 Archived: Creating Android Virtual Device (AVD)

 Archived: Launching Android Emulator in AVD Manager

 Archived: Android Emulator Built-in Applications

 Archived: Android Emulator Built-in Web Browser

 Archived: Downloading and Installing Apache Ant 1.8

 Archived: "HelloAndroid" - First Android Project

 Archived: Building the Debug Binary Package

 Archived: Installing the Debug Binary Package

 Archived: Running the Debug Binary Package

 Archived: Rebuild the Debug Binary Package

 Archived: Redefine Text in Resource Files

 Archived: Installing Android PDF Viewer APK File

 Archived: Copy PDF File to Android Emulator's File System

Archived: Installing Adobe Reader APK File

 Archived: "adb shell" - Remote Shell Interface

 Archived: "adb push" and "adb pull" Commands


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