ADB usage

Mimic text input to device

  • adb shell input text "insert%syour%stext%shere": %s means SPACE

Mimic event to device

Tap X, Y position

To find the exact X,Y position you want to Tap go to:

Settings > Developer Options > Check the option POINTER SLOCATION

  • adb shell input tap 500 1450:

Swipe X1 Y1 X2 Y2 [duration(ms)]

  • adb shell input swipe 100 500 100 1450 100

Long Press

  • adb shell input swipe 100 500 100 500 250

Quick command line tool for adb

  • adb devices: list all connected devices
  • adb connect IP_ADDR: connect to a device within the same LAN
  • adb disconnect: disconnect all connected devices
  • adb shell: goes into android shell
  • adb install app.apk: install app.apk into connected device, only if the package is not installed yet
  • adb uninstall the package name can be found in android shell’s /data/app, you will need su to grant the admin access
  • adb pull /system/priv-app/Launcher3: to download file from android device to local machine
  • adb push DIR_OF_LOCAL DIR_OF_ANDROID: to upload local file to android device

Install/Uninstall system app

if connected with cable

adb root
adb remount
adb shell
rm  -rf /system/priv-app/SuperSU # delete supersu for example

else connected wirelessly

adb shell
su    # will ask for permission, accept it
mount -o remount,rw /system  # unmount system
rm -rf /system/priv-app/Launcher3/

Local machine connect to emulator

I have a web server hosted in an android emulator, and I would like to access it from my local machine;

$ telnet localhost 5554
Connected to localhost.
Escape character is '^]'.
Android Console: Authentication required
Android Console: type 'auth <auth_token>' to authenticate
Android Console: you can find your <auth_token> in
auth DCbP4qqM4bsswhhh

Add port forwording rule, from :

redir add tcp:8080:8080

then you can access the emulator via the host and the port


1. Cannot resolve all classes

You can do “File” -> “Invalidate Caches…”, and select “Invalidate and Restart” option to fix this.

2. Restart Logcat

Sometimes android Logout will not working properly, showing nothing in the console, the most simple way to resolve this issue is to restart logcat(adb server);

adb kill-server && adb start-server

3. could not find DSO to load:


in app/build.gradle:

defaultConfig {
  applicationId "com.example.lipiao.myreactnativeapp"
  minSdkVersion 16
  targetSdkVersion 25
  versionCode 1
  versionName "1.0"
  ndk {
    abiFilters "armeabi-v7a","x86"
packagingOptions {
  exclude "lib/arm64-v8a/"