6.2.7 Installing and running an Android application

Install and run an example application to test whether Android is running correctly.

Note:

Wait until the system reboot is complete, which can take several minutes, before carrying out this step.

Procedure

  1. Ensure the adb client is available.

    On Linux:

    export PATH=$PATH:/opt/android-sdk-linux/platform-tools/
    adb connect localhost:5212

    On Windows:

    set PATH=%PATH%;<installation_directory>\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools
    adb connect localhost:5212

    Note:

    adb port number 5212 on the localhost is used as an example. Replace it as required.
  2. Install an application, for example the Cube example.

    On Linux, for 32-bit Android:

    adb install <installation_directory>/GGA/examples/linux-armv7sfl/Cube.apk

    On Windows, for 32-bit Android:

    adb install <installation_directory>\GGA\examples\linux-armv7sfl\Cube.apk

    On Linux, for 64-bit Android:

    adb install <installation_directory>/GGA/examples/linux-armv8l_64/Cube.apk

    On Windows, for 64-bit Android:

    adb install <installation_directory>\GGA\examples\linux-armv8l_64\Cube.apk
  3. Run the Cube application. If Android is running, a spinning cube is displayed, as shown in the following screenshot:
    Figure 6-4 Mali cube


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