How to manually install an apk in emteria.OS

This tutorial will show you step-by-step how to manually install an apk in emteria.OS. Additionally, you can add an apk easily through a private repository, for this please read the following tutorial.

  1. On your computer, download and install Android Studio or SDK Platform Tools.
  2. Connect your device to the network,either via a network cable or via WiFi.

    Note: Make sure both your device and your computer are in the same network.

  3. On your device, open the Drawer.
    1. Open Emteria Settings
      emteria-settings-device-marked
    2. Under Connectivity options enable ADB over Ethernet.
      Note: remember the IP Address, as you will need it later.
      connectivity-options-device-marked
  4. On your computer, download the .apk that you need for your product or use-case.

    Note: For Android 11 (RPi4) make sure that architecture is arm64-v8a.

  5. Open command line (cmd) / terminal / shell.
  6. Enter the following command:
    adb connect <the IP address from above>
  7. The response to your command will be:
    connected to <the IP address from above>
  8. Enter the following command:
    adb install C:/path/to/apk/yourapp.apk
  9. The response to your command will be:
    Performing streamed install
    Success