I am trying to run this project in the emulator through Android Studio (4.1.1) on Ubuntu 18.04. Everything seems to be set up properly in Android Studio, I have a device called Pixel XL API 29 and the emulator starts up but it doesn't open the app and I can't find the app in all apps.

At first, I had a couple of issues with the emulator not starting up at all but I managed to fix those - something to do with kvm - had to change some user settings and then restart my laptop.

I've tried googling but no solution yet, mostly I find issues with installing apps from the Google Play Store.

Any ideas appreciated!

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    Did you install the app in emulator using adb install? What message it shows? Did you check apps list in Settings? Dec 21, 2020 at 12:12
  • If you don't want to make changes to the app I would recommend to you to just download the APK file from FDroid (there is a direct APK download link for each version of the FDroid app's page) and the install it using adb install.
    – Robert
    Dec 21, 2020 at 12:32
  • @Robert I need to make changes to the app. Irfan, I found it in the Settings app lists of apps, even managed to run it from there. Any idea why it won't run by default and I can't see it in the app list? Dec 21, 2020 at 14:03
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    Works for me without problems after I added a fake google-services.json to the project. Runs in emulator and app is directly opened.
    – Robert
    Dec 21, 2020 at 14:33
  • Very strange. I'll try it on my other computer. Dec 21, 2020 at 14:36


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