Installing Application to Tablet using "adb -d install"

This section provides a tutorial example on how to install the debug package of my 'HelloAndroid' application to my Samsung tablet using the 'adb -d install' command through the USB debugging interface.

The Android SDK document also mentions another way to install application packages to the USB connected tablet device using the "adb -d install path/to/your/app.apk" command.

1. Go to Samsung tablet. Tap on "Applications", then "HelloAndroid". You will see "Hello, Android" displayed on the screen.

2. Tap on "Settings", then "Application manager". You will see "HelloAndroid" listed under "Downloaded" tab.

3. Tap on "HelloAndroid" and "Uninstall" to uninstall "HelloAndroid".

4. Go to Windows computer, try to install the "HelloAndroid" debug package to my tablet again using the "adb -d install" command.

   -d install bin\HelloAndroid-debug.apk

2089 KB/s (14980 bytes in 0.007s)
        pkg: /data/local/tmp/HelloAndroid-debug.apk

5. Go to the tablet again. You will see "HelloAndroid" is ready to run again.

6. You can uninstall "HelloAndroid" using the "adb -d uninstall" command:

   -d uninstall com.herongyang

Note that the "adb -d uninstall" command takes the Java class package name as the argument. "com.herongyang" is the package name for my "HelloAndroid" application.

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

 Samsung USB Driver for Mobile Phones

 Turning on USB Debugging on Samsung Galaxy Tab 3

 Running "adb" on USB Debugging Interface

 Installing Application to Tablet using "ant installd"

Installing Application to Tablet using "adb -d install"

 Installing "AboutAndroid" to 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


 Full Version in PDF/EPUB