When performing security (or regular) tests on Android applications, we sometimes need to emulate or fake mobile data or actions; making/receiving calls, sending SMS or setting the exact geo-location are some commands that can be done, using the Emulator Console. Here are a few tricks that will help you through Android application testing using the emulator:
· First, connect to the emu, using telnet:
· To change geo-locations:
· To make a phone call to the emulator:
· To send an sms to the emulator:
· To scale the emulator window:
The Monkey is a command-line tool that runs on the emulator instance or on a device. When the Monkey runs, it generates pseudo-random events and sends them to the system.