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I am using command line to install apk on devices and emulators. There is only one device at one time, so I don't have to specify the device's name.

adb install file.apk

output:

Performing Streamed Install
Success

I check on the device (or emulator), but can't find the installed app. Could you please help?

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    "can't find the installed app" did you mean it's not shown on the launcher (as with any apps having no launcher activity), or in the Settings-Apps list? – Andrew T. Sep 12 at 11:04
  • my app has the launcher activity. "can't find the installed app on device" literally means I don't see the installed app on the device or emulator. – chipbk10 Sep 12 at 11:41
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    Check whether the package is listed in the output of adb shell pm list packages. If yes, the problem is with your app per se because the app is still installed. May be try directly launching an activity through adb in that case. If not, you would have to dig into logcat to see what goes on when the apk is getting installed. – Firelord Sep 12 at 12:42
  • Thanks @Firelord. Indeed, the package is in the list, but I don't see my app on the screen. Probably it's due to the app itself. I will try to run the app directly from adb. – chipbk10 Sep 12 at 12:57

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