Copy PDF File to Android Emulator's File System

This section provides a tutorial example on how to copy PDF files to the Android emulator's file system using the 'adb' tool provided in the SDK package.

To test the Android PDF Viewer, I need to copy PDF files into the emulator's file system. This can also be done with the "adb" command tool.

1. Run the Android emulator through the AVD Manager and wait for the emulator to be fully booted.

2. Copy a PDF file to the Android emulator using the "adb" tool:

C:\local\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools>adb push \ 
   \herong\herong_book_Android.pdf /sdcard/Download

908 KB/s (3356636 bytes in 3.606s)

3. Go to Android emulator and run "Android PDF Viewer" again.

4. Click the "Browse" icon next to the "PDF File" field. herong_book_Android.pdf is listed in the /sdcard/Download folder on the emulator.

5. Click "herong_book_Android.pdf" to select the PDF file and click the "Show" button. My PDF book will be displayed on the Android PDF Viewer:

Android PDF Viewer on Herong's Book - Android SDK R24
Android PDF Viewer on Herong's Book - Android SDK R24

Last update: 2015.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Installing JDK 1.8 on Windows System

 Installation of Android SDK R24 and Emulator

 Installing Apache Ant 1.9 on Windows System

 Developing First Android Application - HelloAndroid

Android Application Package (APK) Files

 What Is APK File Format?

 Android PDF Viewer APK File Contents

 Installing Android PDF Viewer APK File

Copy PDF File to Android Emulator's File System

 Installing Adobe Reader APK File

 Android Debug Bridge (adb) Tool

 Android File Systems

 Android 4.0.3 File Systems

 AboutAndroid - Application to Retrieve System Information

 android.app.Activity Class and Activity Lifecycle

 View Objects and Layout Resource Files

 Using "adb logcat" Command for Debugging

 Build Process and Package File Content

 Building Your Own Web Browser

 Android Command Line Shell

 Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Mini Tablet

 USB Debugging Applications on Samsung Tablet

 Android Tablet - LG-V905R

 USB Debugging Applications on LG-V905R Tablet

 Android Phone - LG-P925g

 USB Debugging Applications on LG-P925g Phone

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version