I'm interested in a way to go from the package name (e.g. com.android.providers.telephony) to its common name (Phone).

I'd like to know if there's ADB/shell command (from the phone), or any system/preinstalled app.

I know that a bunch of apps reveal both once you could pin the app in it. – In Android 4.x (tried with 4.2.2) you can even use the system app manager to confirm the package name once you found and selected the app via the common name.

  • Robert, if you're still looking for this, my answer here might be interesting for you. In short: CM-based ROMS with Kitkat or later ship with aapt; and if yours does not, you can install it yourself (root required, though). Having that, a one-liner calling to ADB does the job for you. Details "over there" ;)
    – Izzy
    Jul 19, 2015 at 1:25
  • For users who are willing to use an app based solution for this: android.stackexchange.com/q/19865/96277
    – Firelord
    Feb 7, 2019 at 21:35

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If you haven't given up on Android apps yet, you can use Titanium Backup. It lets you search either by app name or package name.

Screenshot of Titanium Backup (click image for larger variant)

  • is there a way to get it to show the package name for an app?
    – endolith
    Aug 23, 2015 at 20:21

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