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deploying app to android phone without signing?

K. Tsang
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Hello all I'm new to Android development. I managed to get the "Hello Android" app working on the emulator. But how to deploy it to my phone for testing? Do I copy and paste that apk file? Do I have to generate the certificate and sign the app before I can deploy to my phone? Thanks.


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K. Tsang
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OK I figured it out. I signed it and copy the APK file to my sd card and run it on the phone and it will install it
James Dixon
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Instead of copying the apk file to the sdcard and installing from there you can also use adb from you machine. For more info have a look here:
adb info
and
How to install apk's using adb
K. Tsang
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Thanks James. The ADB (usb driver) surely make things easier for testing and deployment.
 
 
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