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We are very excited to announce support for Android Debug Bridge (ADB) commands on emulators through Appium tests. ADB commands provide deeper access to the emulator and support new automated test scenarios. For example you can now inject images into the emulator photo library or initialize contacts using ADB commands in automated tests. Please refer to the following Appium documentation for more information and sample code.

This feature is only supported on Appium versions 1.7.2 and above. This feature is implemented by adding --relaxed-security flag to Appium sessions. However, note that there are no security concerns due this feature, each emulator test session is isolated and independent and emulators are destroyed after each test session.

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