Last Updated: March 20, 2017
· krmbzds

Launch Android app with adb

Often times you would have to know the activity name to launch an app from adb. With monkey command you can launch the app directly using:

adb shell monkey -p com.android.settings -c android.intent.category.LAUNCHER 1

Replace com.android.settings with the package name of the app you would like to launch.

You can use method to circumvent poorly implemented access control on devices that rely on disabling touch gestures and taking over the screen.

Happy hacking.

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All the latest apps nowadays using Adb launcher to launch any app. All the apps on Vshare app market (http://vshareappmarket.com) also using this technology.

8 months ago ·