Be careful when installing arbitrary Android packages from the Internet. Only do so if they are from a trustworthy source and have been independently audited. The example here downloads the open source F-Droid client for Android.
$ wget https://f-droid.org/FDroid.apk --2020-01-22 11:41:07-- https://f-droid.org/FDroid.apk Resolving f-droid.org (f-droid.org)... 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11 Connecting to f-droid.org (f-droid.org)|18.104.22.168|:443... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 7568874 (7.2M) [application/vnd.android.package-archive] Saving to: 'FDroid.apk' FDroid.apk 100%[=============================>] 7.22M 1.30MB/s in 7.2s 2020-01-22 11:41:16 (1024 KB/s) - 'FDroid.apk' saved [7568874/7568874]
Installation is then effected using the install command:
$ adb install FDroid.apk Success
Check the Android device to see that the application has indeed been installed.
If the app supports installation on the SD Card (the primary storage
can be prone to filling up) then the
-s option can be used.
-r option forces the re-installation or update of an
Not tested, but we can identify a particular package to uninstall:
$ adb uninstall au.com.bitbot.phonetowers $ adb shell 'pm list packages -f' | sed -e 's/.*=//' | sed 's/\r//g' | grep "com.foobar" | while read pkg; do adb uninstall $pkg; done;
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