Simulating SMS in an Android Emulator

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Incoming SMS as well as SMS related commands can be simulated in an emulator using command line  terminal. Follow the steps to simulate SMS in emulator.

  • Start the emulator.
  • Open command line console and type “telnet“. Telnet client helps to connect to a remote server or a system.
  • Connect the localhost using telnet by typing the following command “o localhost 5554” . The default port in which the  emulator is operating is 5554.
  • Successful connection will display the following message in console “Android Console: type ‘help’ for a list of commands

  • The syntax for sending SMS is “sms send <NUMBER> <TEXT>
  • For example : sms send 12345 Hai

On successful execution of the command SMS alert can be seen in the emulator.

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