I would like to mass install few apps at one time from a single FTP server - from Android phone, without using adb command.

The phone will be rooted and will have and the option to install non-Market apps turned on.

I know it is possible to install many apps using single adb command (http://www.androidsim.net/2011/06/how-to-18-mass-installing-multiple.html) but I would like to do this using an Android app that would download all the apps and install them. I am looking for a ready-made solution (app/code snippet) or a clues for implementing FTP connection.

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This is a way of programatically installing APKs

the code snippet you're looking for is:

Intent intent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW);
intent.setDataAndType(Uri.fromFile(new File(Environment.getExternalStorageDirectory() + "/download/" + "app.apk")),"application/vnd.android.package-archive");
  • Thanks, I've searched Android SE archives but didn't search SO archives.
    – syntagma
    Feb 27, 2012 at 16:54

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