Is there any way execute the test case without "start application" as first?

Hi all,
I am trying to build a test case and test it.
But i have an issue about that executing the test case without starting application.
Because the .apk file can not be installed by katalon studio, only by adb manuallly or on google play.
I also notice the start application will initiate appium connect, so maybe i don’t start appium cause the test failed.

Does anyone know how to deal with it?


Hi @hoihoi000a,

If you already have the application installed on your device/simulator, you might be able to kick off a random apk file, but still test the app you want, like in this example:

Hope this helps,


Hello Chris,
It works like magic.
Thanks for helping.

Have a good day.


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