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Is it possible to do android mobile test automation without an .apk file?

I am creating android mobile test automation using a local appium server and I want to be able to test an application that is currently downloaded on the android device. I do not have access to the apk file for this application but the app is already installed, I just need to be able to access it. What would I need to do to create automation without the apk file because TestComplete prompts you to enter the location of where the file is stored?

 

  • Have a look at these posts,

    https://community.smartbear.com/discussions/testcomplete-questions/tested-apps-folder-question-and-local-appium-server-android-mobile/237667

    https://community.smartbear.com/discussions/testcomplete-questions/start-appium-mobile-test-without-reinstalling-the-app/219657

    From what I understand, it seems like it is possible using the appPackage to call the main activity (assuming it's Android)

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  • rraghvani's avatar
    rraghvani
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    Have a look at these posts,

    https://community.smartbear.com/discussions/testcomplete-questions/tested-apps-folder-question-and-local-appium-server-android-mobile/237667

    https://community.smartbear.com/discussions/testcomplete-questions/start-appium-mobile-test-without-reinstalling-the-app/219657

    From what I understand, it seems like it is possible using the appPackage to call the main activity (assuming it's Android)