Installing Application to Tablet using "ant instald" Command

This section provides a tutorial example on how to install the debug package of my 'HelloAndroid' application to my LG-V905R tablet using the 'ant installd' command through the USB debugging interface.

I think I am ready try to install my own applications on my LG-V905R tablet and debug/test them.

Let's try to install the "HelloAndroid" debug package to my tablet first using the "ant installd" command. See previous tutorials on how to build the debug package.

You may need to shutdown the Android emulator to run "ant installd", because it can not support 2 connected Android devices.

C:\herong\HelloAndroid>\local\apache-ant-1.8.3\bin\ant installd

Unable to locate tools.jar. 
Expected to find it in C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\lib\tools.jar
Buildfile: C:\herong\HelloAndroid\build.xml

-set-mode-check:

-set-debug-files:

install:
     [echo] Installing C:\herong\HelloAndroid\bin\HelloAndr
oid-debug.apk onto default emulator or device...
     [exec]     pkg: /data/local/tmp/HelloAndroid-debug.apk
     [exec] Success
     [exec] 1125 KB/s (14980 bytes in 0.013s)

installd:

BUILD SUCCESSFUL
Total time: 3 seconds

Ok. We have an error here. The default Java environment on my Windows system is JRE 1.6, which does not have the tools.jar, which required by "ant"

I need to set the JAVA_HOME variable to point to the JDK environment, which contains the tools.jar file.

Go to the emulator Windows and close it. Then rerun the "ant installd" command:

C:\herong\HelloAndroid>set "JAVA_HOME=\Program Files\java\jdk1.7.0_03"

C:\herong\HelloAndroid>\local\apache-ant-1.8.3\bin\ant installd
Buildfile: C:\herong\HelloAndroid\build.xml

-set-mode-check:

-set-debug-files:

install:
     [echo] Installing C:\herong\HelloAndroid\bin\HelloAndr
oid-debug.apk onto default emulator or device...
     [exec]     pkg: /data/local/tmp/HelloAndroid-debug.apk
     [exec] 1218 KB/s (14980 bytes in 0.012s)
     [exec] Success

installd:

BUILD SUCCESSFUL
Total time: 2 seconds

It works this time! "ant installd" installed my debug package of "HelloAndroid" to my LG-V905R tablet through the USB debugging interface.

To verify, go to the tablet and tap on "Applications". You will see "HelloAndroid" listed and ready to run.

Last update: 2012.

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

 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

 Turning on USB Debugging on LG-V905R

 Viewing LG-V905R Android USB Device in Control Panel

 Running "adb" on LG-V905R USB Debugging Interface

Installing Application to Tablet using "ant instald" Command

 Installing Application to Tablet using "adb -d install" Command

 Installing "AboutAndroid" to LG-V905R Tablet

 Android Phone - LG-P925g

 USB Debugging Applications on LG-P925g Phone

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version