Android 101 – Part 2

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Now that the emulator is up and running, you need to get familiar with adb – the Android Debug Bridge – and start poking around at your device.

I found ADB back in the latest SDK, and used it to connect to my emulator. You can start a shell and poke around. I want to get networking up on the emulator– without connectivity this whole enterprise is pointless.

Find your device first:

$ adb devices
List of devices attached 
emulator-5554	device

Start a shell:

$ ~/work/android-sdk-mac_x86-1.0_r1/tools/adb -s emulator-5554 shell
# ls
sqlite_stmt_journals
cache
sdcard
etc
system
sys
sbin
proc
init.rc
init.goldfish.rc
init
default.prop
data
root
dev
# 

Reading Materials

I just ordered some Android books: Hello Android & Unlocking Android. They both have PDF versions available right now.

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