How to install Google Android application from PC

I am sure that probably most people alredy know on how to install apk file(s) (Google Android Application) but because i just want to make sure that i don’t forget this because i just received an android phone last week as a gift and because i don’t have internet access on my mobile phone due to mobile connectivity here is just way to expensive for me, the only way for me to install Android apps is by downloading it on PC and then install it using the Android SDK from PC. Anyway here’s the steps:

1. Download Android SDK and install / extract it somewhere on your hard drive (and optionally download the usb driver, although in my case i don’t need to install the USB driver because i’ve installed the driver from Samsung)

2. Add the tools directory in your Android SDK directory to your environment variables (PATH)

3. Open command prompt and change to the directory where your put the android application

4. Adjust application security setting on phone to allow non market application to be installed

5. Type this at the command prompt (as described at Android Debug Bridge section)

adb install appsname

and done …

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  1. Alok Jun 27, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    How can i install Google android system from mobile if my laptop is start and show android but not main menu .

  2. Alok Jun 27, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    How can i install Google android system from mobile if my laptop is not start automatic.

  3. ray Apr 28, 2012 at 3:01 AM

    HELLO reaper-x.
    would these instructions work for my chinese 8-inch tablet

    • Reaper-XReaper-X Apr 28, 2012 at 8:41 AM

      Hello Ray :)

      While personally i never tested it on tablet (because i don’t have one). But … if it’s an Android device, i think it’s going to work because it is the platform tool used for Android devices ( see )

  4. ankit Apr 14, 2012 at 12:28 AM

    i love androids application

  5. Javed Mar 25, 2012 at 5:05 PM

  6. Zylwee Jun 13, 2011 at 2:29 PM

    Hello, if you don’t have your usb cable, you still can mail your apk package in attachment, reading the email in gmail gives you the “install” button

  7. kyle Feb 13, 2011 at 11:49 PM

    An easy way to do this is with freeware Android Injector.

  8. Kiran Jan 3, 2011 at 8:57 PM

    I had tried above steps. I copied the downloaded .apk file into memory card(G:\>) and i navigated to G: drive ans executed above command. I got following error.
    “error: device not found”
    Please advice

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