When it comes to app development and testing on Android devices, ADB (Android Debug Bridge) is a powerful tool that can streamline various tasks. One such task is uninstalling and installing apps directly from the command line. In this article, we'll dive into the process of uninstalling and installing apps using ADB and demonstrate some practical examples in Kotlin.
To follow along with the examples, you'll need the following prerequisites:
To uninstall an app using ADB, you'll need the package name of the app. The package name uniquely identifies the app within the system. Here's how you can uninstall an app using ADB:
1adb shell pm list packages
1adb uninstall <package_name>
<package_name> with the actual package name of the app.
For example, to uninstall an app with the package name "com.example.myapp," you would run the following command:
1adb uninstall com.example.myapp
Installing an app using ADB is relatively straightforward. Here are the steps:
1adb install path/to/your/app.apk
path/to/your/app.apk with the actual path to the APK file on your computer.
For instance, if the APK file is located at "C:\Users\Username\Documents\app.apk," you would run the following command:
1adb install C:\Users\Username\Documents\app.apk
Using ADB to uninstall and install apps provides a convenient way to manage app installations during development and testing. By leveraging the power of command-line tools, developers can streamline their workflow and perform these tasks efficiently. Understanding how to use ADB for app management is a valuable skill for any Android developer.