Installing apps with ADB

Install all apk file in directory

Windows :

for %f in (C:\your_app_path\*.apk) do adb install "%f"

Linux :

for f in *.apk ; do adb install "$f" ; done

Install an app

Write the following command in your terminal:

adb install [-rtsdg] <file>

Note that you have to pass a file that is on your computer and not on your device.

If you append -r at the end, then any existing conflicting apks will be overwritten. Otherwise, the command will quit with an error.

-g will immediately grant all runtime permissions.

-d allows version code downgrade (only appliable on debuggable packages).

Use -s to install the application on the external SD card.

-t will allow to use test applications.

Uninstall an app

Write the following command in your terminal to uninstall an app with a provided package name:

adb uninstall <packagename>
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