Common Android ADB commands


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1、 Basic operation

Install app

adb install -r xxx. Apk // overwrite the installation and keep the data and cache files
adb install -s xxx. Apk // install APK to SD card
adb install -f xxx. Apk // install APK into internal system memory
adb install -d xxx. Apk // install lower version apk
adb install -g xxx. Apk // allow all permissions in APK manifest

Get installation location

adb shell pm get-install-location

Uninstall app

adb uninstall <package>
ADB uninstall -k <package> // uninstall the app but keep the data and cache files

Restart the phone

adb reboot

Start ADB service

adb start-server

Shut down service

adb kill-server 

Enter shell environment

adb shell

2、 View device information

View the connected device and its corresponding serial number

adb devices

Check the phone CPU architecture (eg.armv7) and the number of cores

adb shell cat /proc/cpuinfo

View the detailed memory information of the system, including the kernel

adb shell cat /proc/meminfo

Get phone disk space

adb shell df

Get mobile system version

adb shell getprop

Get the MAC address of the machine:

adb shell  cat /sys/class/net/wlan0/address

View WiFi password

adb shell cat /data/misc/wifi/*.conf

3、 PM / am related

Clear applied data

adb shell pm clear <package>

View app path

adb shell pm path <package>

View package names for all installed apps

adb shell pm list packages -f

View the package name of the app with the “Google” field

adb shell pm list packages google

View package names of third-party apps

adb shell pm list packages -3

Start an activity of an application

adb shell am start -n packagename/packagename.activityname
For example: ADB shell am start -n com company. appname/ . SplashActivity -es url 
    //-Es indicates the parameter to be passed, where URL indicates the parameter name and link indicates the specific parameter value

Make a call

adb shell am start -a android.intent.action.CALL -d tel:10086

Open web site

adb shell am start -a android.intent.action.VIEW -d

4、 Process / service view

View process information

adb shell ps | grep xxx

View specified process status

adb shell ps -x [pid]

Periodically print out the process running queue, system switching, CPU time ratio, etc

adb shell vmstat

Memory usage of each process

adb shell procrank

Kill a process

adb shell kill [pid]

View background services information

adb shell service list

5、 Dumpsys series

View the dump service supported by the current mobile phone

adb shell dumpsys -l

Viewing package informationpackage information

adb shell dumpsys package
ADB shell dumpsys package packages | grep <package> // view an app resource path

View memory usage

adb shell dumpsys meminfo | grep xxx
ADB shell dumpsys meminfo <pid> // output the memory usage of the specified PID
ADB shell dumpsys meminfo --package <package> // output the memory usage of the specified package name
ADB shell top -m 6 // view the top 6 apps in memory

View the activity at the top of the stack, which can be used to obtain the package name and view the package name of other apps

adb shell dumpsys activity top

View rendering time

adb shell dumpsys gfxinfo <package> > /sdcard/fps.txt 
Fetch file: ADB pull /sdcard/fps txt /Users/admin/Downloads/1234. txt

View am status

adb shell dumpsys activity

Memory Use Over Time

adb shell dumpsys procstats

6、 File operation

Move files / folders

adb shell mv path/file newpath/file

New folder

adb shell mkdir path

new file

adb shell touch filename

Rename file / folder

adb shell rename path/filename newpath/newfilename

view file contents

adb shell cat file

Copy files from your phone to your PC

adb pull /data/anr/traces.txt /Users/admin/Downloads/1234.txt

Send files from your computer to your phone

adb push foo.txt /sdcard/foo.txt

7、 Log correlation

view log

adb logcat | grep xxx

Log output to file

adb logcat -d > ~/Desktop/logcat. Txt // saving to the desktop requires android permission. READ_ LOGS

Clear log cache

adb logcat -c

8、 Other

Connect to the specified IP, usually with WiFi debug

adb connect <device-ip-address>

Run monkey

ADB shell monkey -v -p <package> 500 // run 500 times


adb shell /system/bin/screencap -p /sdcard/screenshot.png
adb pull /sdcard/screenshot. png ./ Dowload/screenshot. Png (save to PC)

Adobe Captivate

adb shell screenrecord  --time-limit 30 /sdcard/demo.mp4
adb pull /sdcard/demo.mp4 ./Downloads/

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