Installing APK files on Android using ADB (and direct transfer)


Installing APK files on Android using ADB (and direct transfer)

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How to install Android APK package files to a device or emulator using ADB.exe.

The Android SDK is now part of Android Studio and available:

https://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html

…or directly copying files across. Included both methods.

It’s probably best to learn the ADB/command line process since ADB is such a useful tool. Assuming you don’t want any complicated paths or automation set up, it should be something you can jot down on a bit of paper for future reference. .

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15 comments on “Installing APK files on Android using ADB (and direct transfer)

THnak you very much! This is the only video explains clearly and simply . Other sites are not specific as this .

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help mine syas install failed missing library

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Is it possible to install custom ROM apps in stock ROM… Plz reply

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Welpp…
What do I do when it says "Failed to install (insertName).apk: Faulre [INSTALL_FAILED_NO_MATCHING_ABIS: Failed to extract native libraries, res =-113]?

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DUDE // U ARE A FUKING LEGEND OH MY GOD MAN THANK U SO MUCH so bascially i have a really powerful smart watch it can handle a web browser and even run games its a powerful smart watch AND I JUST INSTALL YOTUUBE APP THANK U OOOOOOOOOO MY GOD MAN SERIOUSLY

AWwww im sad =( that bitch of a watch says

won't run without google play services which are not supported by your device
FUK SAKE my life runied ;[ pretty pissed now

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how to install app as a system app with cmd

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This process is so complicated. Here's an app to make installing APK on your mobile device easier, it's called AirMore https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.airmore&hl=en

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adb install vfire.apk
adb server version (32) doesn't match this client (36); killing…
* daemon started successfully *
error: device unauthorized.
This adb server's $ADB_VENDOR_KEYS is not set
Try 'adb kill-server' if that seems wrong.
Otherwise check for a confirmation dialog on your device.
what do i do ????

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When I try to install the apk, an error appears: Failure [INTALL_FAILURE_OLDER_SDK]
This is just for an specific apk, since I managed to install others with your method. How can I solve this?

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can i install systemUI.apk via ADB?

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sir can i do it on windows 10

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Thank you very very much…Appreciated!

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I attempted to do this and got "error: no devices found" waiting for device even though my android is connected via USB. Do I need drivers? I thought I had downloaded and installed those already. Thanks for any help

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