Is there a terminal command to go to the home screen?

I need to do this via ssh, so I cannot just push the "home" button, I need to send a command-line action..

am start -a android.intent.action.MAIN -c android.intent.category.HOME

More info about shell commands: an archived version of the AndroidWiki page


Actually you can just push the "home" button

adb shell input keyevent KEYCODE_HOME

Consider taking at look at the following link: http://developer.android.com/reference/android/view/KeyEvent.html

input keyevent KEYCODE_HOME

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    FYI, KEYCODE_HOME is 3. – frogatto Oct 3 '17 at 9:51

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