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How do I start an Android app from shell? [answered]

asked 2018-06-11 19:57:25 +0300

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What is the command to start an installed Android app? Let us say for for an example process org.myapplication.

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answered 2018-06-11 20:43:47 +0300

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updated 2018-06-11 20:47:27 +0300

To get the best idea, have a look at an Android desktop file, found in /usr/share/applications/ - in this instance, we can try opening Whatsapp with the Exec command in the desktop file;

apkd-launcher "/data/app/com.whatsapp-2.apk" com.whatsapp/com.whatsapp.Main

whatsapp's desktop file contents;

[Desktop Entry]
Exec=apkd-launcher "/data/app/com.whatsapp-1.apk" com.whatsapp/com.whatsapp.Main
Icon=/var/lib/apkd/apkd_launcher_com_whatsapp-com_whatsapp_Main.png
Name=WhatsApp
Type=Application
Version=1.0
X-Nemo-Application-Type=no-invoker
X-Nemo-Single-Instance=no
X-apkd-apkfile=/data/app/com.whatsapp-1.apk
X-apkd-packageName=com.whatsapp
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