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Adb shell commands

What is adb shell commands

Android Debug Bridge (adb) is a command-tool that allows you to explore a device. It provides access to a Unix shell that you can run multiple commands on a device.

In Kobiton, we allow users to run adb shell commands directly on our real devices from the manual session.

To read more about adb shell commands, refer to this document from Google Developers.

How to use adb shell commands on manual sessions in Kobiton

Step 1: Launch a manual session. Click on Adb Shell icon on the toolbar adb shell icon

Step 2: Input the adb shell command

The command will look like dumpsys battery instead of adb shell dumpsys battery

adb shell command

Step 3: Press Return (or Enter)

Unsupported commands

For public devices:

On public devices, Kobiton ONLY allow these 3 commands at the moment:

  • dumpsys display

  • dumpsys battery

  • pm list packages -3

For in-house devices:

Almost all adb shell commands are allowed, except some that may harm the devices or produce the live result. Some examples:

  • kobiton/i

  • logcat/i

  • monkey/i

  • top/i

  • com.domobile.applock/i

  • com.domobile.applockwatcher/i





  • com.manageengine.admp/i





  • monkey -p com.myAppPackage -v 10000 -s 100




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